Why should Black Americans subsidize "largely white, male" net metering users, asks ASU professor

SmartGridNews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 17:05
While net metering does help popularize green technologies, it does so “on the backs of our nation’s poor,” says Arizona State University professor Matthew C. Whitaker. While the fairness of net metering has been questioned before, he adds a somewhat different dimension to the rooftop solar discussion.

Why nanogrids may be bigger than microgrids (in some places it's true already)

SmartGridNews - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 16:58
Nanogrids don’t get a lot of attention even though they are “big business” compared to microgrids, according to current research. In addition, they could have a significant impact on the future of microgrids and our electric grids. Read the story to learn why.

Siemens New Mobile-Web App Enables Utilities to Maximize Customer Engagement While Increasing Operational Efficiency

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 15:09
...Web App Enables Utilities to Maximize Customer Engagement While Increasing Operational Efficiency FOSTER CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Siemens ( News - Alert ) Smart Grid today announced the release of Energy Engage Mobile, the company's first mobile-web application that brings energy consumption ...

DOE Seeks Expression of Interest for Carlsbad Technical Support Services

DOE RSS - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:00
July 10, 2014DOE Seeks Expression of Interest for Carlsbad Technical Support Services

Cincinnati – The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Environmental Management Consolidated Business Center (EMCBC) today issued a Sources Sought Synopsis/Expression of Interest seeking small business concerns with the capabilities to provide Technical Support Services to the DOE Carlsbad Field Office (CBFO) in Carlsbad, New Mexico.

Grand View Research: Global Smart Homes Market is Expected to Reach USD 47.61 Billion by 2020: Grand View Research, Inc

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 07:38
...population, which comprises a majority of end-users of this technology, is also expected to boost market growth. Introduction of smart grids, increased personal income in developing economies, assistance of power line communication, and growth of consumer electronics industry are factors ...

Cisco Addresses European Youth Unemployment and ICT Skills Gap by Delivering on Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs Pledge

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 03:31
...Internet of Everything (IoE) curriculum giving electricians the Internet Protocol (IP) skills to service the millions of potential new intelligent Smart Grid devices, such as the estimated 240 million meters to be exchanged by 2020 in Europe. The introduction of the ...

Con Ed will pay customers $150 million to save $1.1 billion

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:39
At a time when flat or falling demand for electric power has been a cause for concern among many, it may be surprising to note that some utilities want to encourage customers to use less. Click to find out why Con Ed wants to give customers incentives to reduce their power consumption.

2014 IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting to Explore Charting Course to a New Energy Future

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:39
...for experts to share information and best practices related to cyber and physical security, natural disaster preparedness, grid operations and smart grid projects.     The theme of the meeting is "Charting the Course to a New Energy Future." The IEEE PES General ...

Three more reasons Google is serious about disrupting the grid

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:30
Google has sparked a lot of discussion and speculation about its plans for the electric grid, specifically how and why it would want to take control of the grid. Read the story for three reasons the Internet giant is indeed serious about it.

Want resiliency? Here's how to get it. (New Jersey has already started)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 16:15
How to cope with a future of distributed generation has been a major worry for electric utilities. But guest author Michael Panfil explains there could be big benefits in terms of improved grid resiliency. If utilities want to take advantage of the opportunities a distributed future presents, they need to step up and get in the game. Or someone else will.

PowerSouth Taps OATI For Demand Response System

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:50
OATI has signed a contract with PowerSouth Energy Cooperative, an Alabama-based generation and transmission provider serving 20 distribution members, to implement a comprehensive solution to [...]

Utilities Are Beginning To Deploy DVCAs Across The Power Grid, Report Finds

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:50
As electricity loads become more variable and intermittent sources become a larger portion of the energy supply, the power grid will need to become more [...]

Elster Announces General Availability Of Upgraded Smart Grid Solution

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 14:12
Elster Solutions has announced the general availability of version 9.1 of its EnergyAxis advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution. The company says this release completes the [...]

PLMA Announces Women In Demand Response Interest Group

Renew Grid - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 13:53
The Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) has announced that Elody Samuelson of Consumers Energy in Michigan, Heather Manypenny of the New Hampshire Electric Cooperative, and [...]

NREL Releases Report on Policy Options to Advance Geothermal Exploration

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:13
July 9, 2014NREL Releases Report on Policy Options to Advance Geothermal Exploration

A new DOE report, published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, highlights findings from a review of five policy mechanisms that have been successfully applied to hydrothermal exploration activities around the globe – loan guarantees, drilling failure insurance, lending support, grants, and government-led exploration – and their applicability to the U.S. geothermal market.

Avista Receives Grant for Smart Grid Battery Storage Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:09
...Avista Receives Grant for Smart Grid Battery Storage Research TMCNet: Avista Receives Grant for Smart Grid Battery Storage Research [July 09, 2014] Avista Receives Grant ...

Smart Move [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:38
...09, 2014] Smart Move [Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates)] (Utilities Middle East (United Arab Emirates) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Smart grid technology may have taken a while to make its mark in the Middle East but that could all be ...

gold and silver SHOVEL AWARDS [Area Development Site and Facility Planning]

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 11:14
...equipment manufacturing. The state is also working hard to accelerate the growth of knowledge-based industries such as aerospace, biotechnology, smart-grid technologies, and software development. Agriculture and food processing are key drivers of the state economy. Nearly 50,000 people ...

Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program Project Summaries Available

DOE RSS - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:48
July 9, 2014Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program Project Summaries Available

On March 6, 2014, the Academic-Industry Collaboration (AIC) - Synchrophasor Engineering Education Program hosted an information exchange webinar that included presentation from each of seven projects that received awards totalling approximately $1.4 million to help colleges and universities better prepare the electricity industry workforce of the future. The agenda and project summaries from the information exchange are available to download.

Zhone Technologies Partners with Fujitsu in Creating a Fiber Optic Network for Kit Carson Electric Cooperative

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 09:09
...over the next two years. In addition to video, voice and data, the fiber network will also enable "Smart Grid" technologies like Substation Automation (SA) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) technology. "As the network systems integrator, we're thrilled to have ...

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