DTE Energy Teams Up With Ford Motor Co. To Build Large Solar Project

Renew Grid - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 15:30
Detroit-based DTE Energy is building a 1 MW solar canopy and carport project at Ford Motor Co.'s headquarters in Dearborn, Mich. The project will provide [...]

Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:04
August 14, 2014Energy Department Invests More Than $55 Million to Advance Efficient Vehicle Technologies

As part of the Obama Administration’s efforts to reduce dependence on foreign oil and transition to a clean energy economy, the Energy Department today announced more than $55 million for 31 new projects to accelerate research and development of critical vehicle technologies that will improve fuel efficiency and reduce costs.

Maryland Health Center Adopts BGE Heat and Power Program

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:08

The University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health is adopting Baltimore Gas and Electric’s (BGE) combined heat and power program to better manage energy at the medical campus in Bel Air, Maryland. Upper Chesapeake Health is the first recipient of installation incentives from BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program, receiving $1.5 million in incentives. BGE chief executive…

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Elster, Atmel Introduce New Smart Meter Technologies

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:08

Elster has introduced a new version of its REXUniversal meter designed to enhance the product line’s interoperability and interchangeability with other smart grid vendors. According to Elster, “This version incorporates point-to-point cellular communications technology which greatly expands the number of rural and remote residential utility customers who can be served by smart meters and modern…

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Texas Low-Income Families Not Getting Full Smart Meter Benefits

SmartMeters.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:07

According to currently available data, Texas has invested more than $2.5 billion installing smart meters across the state since 2007. But a report by the Texas Tribune claims the state has not helped low-income customers take full advantage of the new metering technology. It is estimated Texas utilities have deployed more than seven million smart…

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Market Worth $20.03 Billion by 2019 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:30
...service level. Other factors that are responsible for increase in rollouts of AMI-enabled meters are development and outset of smart grid technologies, increasing regional trends of housing, and emergence of energy management. MarketsandMarkets believes that the need for deploying smart ...

Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 09:07
August 14, 2014Request for Information for Distributed Wind Energy Systems

The Energy Department’s Wind Program is seeking feedback from the wind industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders regarding the Energy Department’s new perspective on Distributed Wind R&D.

TELKONET INC - 10-Q - Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 08:31
...efficiency providers, we intend to position our Company as a leading provider of energy management solutions. Telkonet's Series 5 Smart Grid networking technology allows commercial, industrial and consumer users to connect intelligent devices to a communications network using the existing ...

INFRAX SYSTEMS, INC. - 10-Q/A - Management's Discussion and Analysis or Plan of Operation

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 07:46
...Smart Devices (Smart Meters), and 3) Asset management, Grid Optimization and Security, all in an integrated state-of-the-art Smart Grid solution that truly provides our customers with end to end grid management capability. We believe our Secure Integrated Platform ...

Spark Digital launches new cloud platform; offers keys to the Internet of Things Spark Digital launches new cloud platform

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 05:21
...Machine-to-Machine (M2M) remote monitoring and service, as well as in emerging Internet of Things applications, including smart cities, smart grid, agriculture, and transportation. For more information, please visit our website at www.thingworx.com and our blog at www ...

Mocana Introduces NorthStar Secure Connectivity Solution for Apache Web Servers [Professional Services Close - Up]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 01:18
...developers to provide secured data transport for switches, routers, access points and modems, as well as medical equipment, industrial sensors, smart grid devices, camcorders and many other embedded devices that comprise the Internet of Things. Mocana NorthStar is available now for ...

DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, and More

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 18:06
August 13, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Integrating Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies, a Site Selection Tool for Utility-Scale PV, 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. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

7 cutting edge resiliency technologies (New York is investigating them now)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:16
While superstorm Sandy is long gone, its harsh lessons remain fresh for the states affected by the devastation. New York recently funded seven research projects, most of them related to technologies for grid resilience, outage mitigation and improved energy efficiency, including microgrids.

Smart meter fire fears spreading to other parts of Canada

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 17:04
Canadian utility SaskPower was ordered to replace all smart meters it installed after eight minor fires were linked to the meters, despite protests from the meter maker that their devices did not cause them. And lawmakers in Ontario want Toronto Hydro and Hydro One to remove smart meters they deployed. Click for story details and let us know what you think about those decisions.

The utility of the future? To start with, it shouldn’t have a grid, experts say

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:53
Ready for another twist in the discussion about what the utility of the future should or could be like? Jon Wellinghoff, former FERC chairman, and James Tong, strategy VP at Clean Power Finance, recommend taking grid operations out of utilities’ hands. Read on to find out why they believe it would significantly benefit the public, and how it could benefit utilities as well.

Smart Grid Events and Smart Grid Conferences

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:30
Industry events and conferences can help you stay on top of industry trends and technologies and make important contacts. Our calendar is loaded with upcoming events, with links for further details. And be sure to jump to page 2, where you can see the conferences Smart Grid News Chief Analyst Jesse Berst will be attending.

Con Edison Prevents Thousands Of Outages With Post-Sandy Improvements

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:29
New York-based utility Con Edison says that its post-Sandy storm-hardening improvements have spared customers 20,000 outages so far this year, including 5,000 of them in [...]

Green Mountain Power Starts Work On Solar-Powered Microgrid

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:29
Vermont-based utility Green Mountain Power (GMP) has begun construction on the Stafford Hill Solar Farm, a federally funded microgrid project powered by solar and featuring [...]

NXP Video-Secure Connections for a Smarter World

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:29
...energy efficient processing to permitting secure data exchange and supporting smart, fast, wireless charging of devices. Cyber Security: Cloud services, smart grids, industrial automation, medical equipment. As more and more devices are being virtually connected to each other the demand for ...

June 2014 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries and Transcripts Now Available

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:17
August 13, 2014June 2014 Electricity Advisory Committee Meeting Summaries and Transcripts Now Available

The meeting summaries and transcripts for the Electricity Advisory Committee (EAC) meeting held on June 16-17, 2014, are now available. The EAC provides advice to the U.S. Department of Energy in implementing the Energy Policy Act of 2005, executing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, and modernizing the nation's electricity delivery infrastructure.

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