Date: 14 April 2015
Smart Grid News
Smart Grid News Editor-in-Chief Barbara Vergetis Lundin recently interviewed IEEE Fellow Wanda Reder to get her insights on the power and energy sector, as well as IEEE's role in its ongoing development. In this Q&A, Reder shares her thoughts on the following topics, to name a few: IEEE's role in the evolution of the power and energy market, specific changes or transitions happening in the sector and IEEE’s role in ensuring an educated workforce to support future growth and development.
Date: 2 April 2015
As part of Intelligent Utility’s women-in-energy series, Wanda Reder, chief strategy officer at S&C Electric Company and board member of both the IEEE and IEEE Foundation, contributed her outlook on how to bring the power industry the best workforce possible. As she looks for ways to “power up” the next generation of industry workers, Reder describes the need to examine what younger workers want, what mid-career workers need and how the industry should be planning to balance both, along with the aging workforce. The article gives a glimpse into what organizations need to be planning for this generational workforce shift on a strategic level.
As part of the Administration’s effort to cut energy waste in the nation’s buildings, the Energy Department will acknowledge the city of Fort Worth today for its leadership in advancing energy efficiency.
Delta Nurtures Higher Productivity and Energy Efficiency with its Smart Solutions for Automation and Energy Management Showcased at Hannover Messe 2015
Smart Grid Protective Relay Revenue is Expected to Reach $9.7 Billion Annually by 2024, According to Navigant Research
Date: February 2015
As an honor society, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu promotes and encourages the work of outstanding students, educators and members. To promote this work, IEEE-Eta Kappa Nu publishes a digital magazine called THE BRIDGE.
In the February 2015 edition, THE BRIDGE's theme is "Smart Grid and Renewable Energy." As a result, many of the feature articles in the magazine describe developments in the electric power infrastructure, the role of information technology, and new workforce needs.
Graduate students and early career professionals can gain hands-on field research experience in areas related to carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) by participating in the Research Experience in Carbon Sequestration (RECS) program.
AutoGrid has released the third version of its energy data platform (EDP). The solution, which includes applications for customer engagement, grid operation, and revenue assurance, provides a real-time assessment of a utility’s energy assets through expanded core tools, platform services, analytics, big data, and data science capabilities. The upgrades were designed to improve customer engagement,…
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Long Beach, California, is using technology to help conserve water. With California in the throes of a choking drought—the worst to hit central and certain southern parts of the state in more than one thousand years according to historians—the beach city is identifying residents who waste water through smart meters. The Long Beach water department…
Five years after receiving a $150 million federal grant from the US Department of Energy for smart meter deployment and $50 million toward smart grid implementation, CenterPoint Energy has installed more than 2.3 million smart meters throughout the utility’s five thousand square-mile service territory. Kenny Mercado, CenterPoint Energy’s senior vice president of electric operations notes,…
Silver Spring Networks is collaborating with EVESA to deploy a citywide network in Paris that connects above- and below-ground cabinet-based controllers for street and traffic lights. Scott Lang, Silver Spring Networks chairman, president, and chief executive officer, says, “With more than two million citizens and 16 million annual visitors, modernizing the public lighting infrastructure for…
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Cincinnati - The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award of an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract to IEI-PEC, JV, of Lincoln, Nebraska. IEI-PEC, JV is a small-disadvantaged business under the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program. The contract will have a maximum value of $4 Million over five years. Firm-fixed-price and time and material task orders will be issued from the basic contract.
On April 7, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized four Pennsylvania manufacturing plants owned by Curtiss-Wright, General Dynamics, Land O’Lakes, and Mack Trucks for their leadership in energy management by earning certification to Superior Energy Performance®.
The Energy Department today announced $7 million in funding for the research and development of innovative technologies for low-impact hydropower systems. This funding will help advance hydropower drivetrains, which transfer rotational energy from turbines to generators, and structural foundations that will minimize environmental impacts and reduce the lifetime costs associated with operating and maintaining new hydropower projects.