Smart water meter market to almost double in a few years

SmartGridNews - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:49
While the U.S. is leading in the adoption of smart water meters now, the real growth is in Europe where France is the fastest growing market, analysts say. Read about this and more market news in this week’s smart grid market roundup.

The multi-state approach for Clean Power Plan compliance sounds good, but is it?

SmartGridNews - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 20:43
While many stakeholders and observers approve of the multi-state strategy to meet the requirements of EPA’s Clean Power Plan, states could find themselves with several high hurdles to clear. While states that work together have an extra year to develop their plans, officials from many states say that is still not enough time.

Silver Spring Networks’ New Smart City Platform

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 17:09

Silver Spring Networks has unveiled the next gen of its IPv6-based smart city networking platform, which enables operators to deploy multiple applications atop a single, standards-based network. Brandon Davito, Silver Spring Networks’ vice president of smart lighting and cities, notes, “Our secure, reliable, and globally proven IPv6 smart city platform gives cities and critical infrastructure…

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Texas A&M University at Qatar Opens Smart Grid Center

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:00

Texas A&M University at Qatar had opened the Smart Grid Center extension that is designed to make smart grid a reality in Qatar and elsewhere. The center is intended to train engineering students and professionals in energy-related concepts and technologies in Qatar as well as integrating electricity, information, and communication infrastructures to produce power more…

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British Gas Smart Meters Challenge Shows Savings

SmartMeters.com - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:11

Results from the British Gas National Smart Meter Challenge shows that during the 10 weeks of the experiment, participants used 6 percent less gas and 7 percent less electricity than comparable homes without smart meters, simply by being more aware of their energy use. Prorated to 52, that would mean the average consumer would save £66…

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CG Building Smart Meter Production Facility In France

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:04
India-based CG has announced it will be opening a new facility in Grenoble, France, to produce, test and calibrate over 2 million ZIV smart meters [...]

Aclara Introduces New Consumer Engagement Platform

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:42
Aclara Technologies has introduced a new consumer engagement platform. The company says the scalable platform empowers utility partners to integrate data from multiple sources and [...]

DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Overview of Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program, and More

DOE RSS - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:34
November 19, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Economic Impacts of Offshore Wind, Overview of Energy Efficiency Conservation Loan Program, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce.

Delta Unveils Platform To Help Utilities Manage Big Data

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 14:32
Delta Energy & Communications has launched its new Intelligent Distribution Analytic Platform (DEC-iDAP), a solution that the company says allows utilities to perform analysis of [...]

Hodi Technologies Selects Greenvity's Turnkey IoT Solution for Next-Generation Smart LED Lighting Products

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:31
...IoT Solution for Next-Generation Smart LED Lighting Products MILPITAS, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Hodi Technologies , a premier LED lighting and smart-grid system company in China, has selected Greenvity Communications' Internet of Things (IoT) turnkey solutions for multiple Hodi smart lighting ...

Mocana Sponsors HITEC 100 Awards Gala at Upcoming Summit

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 09:31
...Mocana builds on deep expertise securing everything from medical devices to defense electronics, from point-of-sale terminals to the smart grid to home automation. The Mocana Atlas platform transforms enterprise connectivity with the tap-and-go simplicity of the Mocana ...

Global Smart Grid Tech Revenue Slated For Solid Growth

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:00
The past two years have seen accelerating technological advancements and shifting priorities among utility industry stakeholders, according to a report from Navigant Research. The benefits [...]

A cheaper, practical battery solution for renewables in remote locations?

SmartGridNews - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:15
Startup Aquion Energy has introduced a new battery energy storage solution designed for use with renewables in remote locations. It is said to have a life cycle comparable to other long-lasting battery systems, with the added appeal of being relatively inexpensive.

Beijing takes its large electric substations underground

SmartGridNews - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:07
Beijing has solved the problem of large power substations getting in the way of development. How? By installing them underground. It is certainly an idea worth considering as cities become more densely populated.

2014 smart grid progress report is out: find out where YOUR state ranks

SmartGridNews - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:58
The GridWise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center have announced their state-by-state smart grid progress rankings for 2014. The index evaluates states on how much they have done to upgrade their electric systems with smart grid technologies. Click for details and the top ranked states.

FEMP Launches New Training Search Tool

DOE RSS - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:58
November 18, 2014FEMP Launches New Training Search Tool

FEMP recently launched the FEMP Training Search, a Web tool that lists free training opportunities to help agencies meet Federal energy, water, and sustainability laws and requirements.

Introducing Delta Energy & Communications, Helping Utilities Effectively Manage Massive Volumes of Operational Data

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:31
...Delta Energy & Communications team has an unmatched track record of helping utilities meet the 21 st century challenges of the smart grid. It is extremely rare to find a company that has both the track record and technology to be immensely ...

Energy Department Announces New Minorities in Energy Industry Partner Network

DOE RSS - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:35
November 18, 2014Energy Department Announces New Minorities in Energy Industry Partner Network

WASHINGTON – At a forum marking the first anniversary of its Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE), the Energy Department today announced the launch of its new Industry Partners Network.

PrismTech Recognized as "Needle Mover" in Building the Internet of Things

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:31
...Data Distribution Service (DDS) open standard, Vortex is optimally suited for IoT systems such as those targeted for smart cities, smart grids, transportation, healthcare and industrial automation environments. Vortex builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for device-to ...

FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse Case Study

DOE RSS - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:32
November 17, 2014FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse Case Study

This case study documents the effort of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to take the unprecedented step of renovating a historic Federal building to accomplish twin goals of net zero energy use and faithful historic preservation.

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