New Study Claims The Energy Industry Is 'Up For Grabs'

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 13:53
Almost 30% of Americans would leave their utility if they could, according to Shelton Group's 10th annual Energy Pulse study. And of those, 64% would [...]

C3 Energy Welcomes Chief Innovation Officer

Smart - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 12:26
...C3 Energy C3 Energy is a SaaS and PaaS enterprise application software company that harnesses the power of big data, smart grid analytics, social networking, machine learning, and cloud computing to improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of power generation and ...

New Online Tool Creates One-Stop Shop for Federal Program Opportunities That Support Tribal Energy Development

DOE RSS - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 10:03
December 3, 2014New Online Tool Creates One-Stop Shop for Federal Program Opportunities That Support Tribal Energy Development

The White House Council on Native American Affairs Energy Subgroup launched a new online tool that provides a centralized repository of federal funding and technical assistance programs that can support energy project development for Tribes and Alaska Native villages and corporations.

Keith O'Neal Joins Nexant to Lead Reliability, Compliance and Critical Infrastructure Protection Services for Utilities

Smart - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 09:56
...process." About Nexant Nexant is a global software and services company that helps utilities navigate a changing landscape and enable smart grid, clean energy and demand management initiatives. Nexant solutions help utilities embrace a customer-centric model that aligns strategic planning ...

EPA Racks Up Over 1.6 Million Comments On Carbon Pollution Plan

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:00
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) received over 1.6 million comments on its proposed Clean Power Plan before the agency's Dec. 1 deadline. In June, [...]

Ameren Missouri Commissions 5.7 MW Solar Project

Renew Grid - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 01:00
Ameren Missouri has announced that the utility's 5.7 MW O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center is now online and providing electricity to the grid in Missouri. The [...]

Scotland recommits to wave energy after demise of pioneering Pelamis Wave Power

SmartGridNews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:52
Pelamis Wave Power, the Scottish company that attracted so much optimism and attention with its pioneering wave energy harnessing technology, put up a good fight but has fallen victim to structural and design weaknesses in its system and lack of funding -- and has gone “into administration,” a status similar to Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Ontario embarks on Round 2 of ambitious smart grid upgrade

SmartGridNews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:45
Ontario, Canada’s most populous province, is taking on a major smart grid upgrade that includes 17 separate projects. The elements of the “Round 2” initiative include a broad range of smart grid technologies and services, from energy storage to microgrids and data analytics.

‘Tis the season… to cut energy efficiency programs?

SmartGridNews - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 20:39
Florida regulators all but wiped out the state’s energy efficiency goals last week, a move sought by utilities that contended the efficiency requirements were not cost effective. The Public Service Commission also voted to end solar rebates by end of year 2015.

DOE Announces Webinars on the Buildings of the Future Research Project, O&M Best Practices for Small PV Systems, and More

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 18:31
December 2, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on the Buildings of the Future Research Project, O&M Best Practices for Small PV Systems, 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.

EnerNOC Buys Customer Engagement Software Provider Pulse Energy

Renew Grid - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:39
EnerNOC Inc., a Boston-based provider of energy intelligence software, has acquired Pulse Energy, a British Columbia-based provider of customer engagement software for the utility industry. [...]

Hawaiian Electric Seeks Demand Response Partners

Renew Grid - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 15:18
The Hawaiian Electric Companies (HECO) is looking for information on private companies that can join in promoting demand response programs. HECO is inviting interested companies [...]

Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Lower Costs, Increase Performance of Solar Energy Systems

DOE RSS - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 14:46
December 2, 2014Energy Department Announces $9 Million to Lower Costs, Increase Performance of Solar Energy Systems

Supporting the Administration’s effort to make solar energy more affordable and accessible for all Americans, the Energy Department today announced more than $9 million in funding for breakthrough research and development projects that will advance the reliability and durability of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies.

Fierce Innovation Awards: Telecom Edition Announces Winners, Avvasi Receives Top Recognition

Smart - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:57
...of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries. Current publications include: Energy : FierceEnergy; FierceSmartGrid; Smart Grid News Healthcare : FierceEMR; FierceHealthcare; FierceHealthFinance; FierceHealthIT; FierceHealthPayer; FierceHealthPayerAnti-Fraud; FierceMedicalImaging; FierceMobileHealthcare; FiercePracticeManagement; Hospital Impact Telecom : FierceWireless; FierceCable; FierceDeveloper; FierceOnlineVideo ...

DOE Issues 81st Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:17
December 1, 2014DOE Issues 81st Lessons Learned Quarterly Report

This issue features tools to help NEPA practitioners perform NEPA reviews, including discussions of:  what works and doesn't work in the scoping process, MapWarper, the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's Environmental Questionnaire for funding proposals, and a sustainability rating system.  Also featured are thoughts on NEPA quality, training and schedules from the Deputy General Counsel for Environment and Compliance.  Articles include:

Fuel Cells Market Exceeds $1.3 Billion in Worldwide Sales

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 18:14
December 1, 2014Fuel Cells Market Exceeds $1.3 Billion in Worldwide Sales

The market for fuel cells is growing, exceeding $1.3 billion in worldwide sales during 2013, according to the recently released "Business Case for Fuel Cells" report from the Fuel Cell Technologies Office.

Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Advance Hydropower Manufacturing

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 17:09
December 1, 2014Energy Department Announces $4.4 Million to Advance Hydropower Manufacturing

The Energy Department today announced a total of $4.4 million for two projects in Michigan and Pennsylvania to support the use of advanced materials and manufacturing techniques in the development of new “low-head” hydropower technologies.

Itron Teams Up With Brazilian Utility On Smart Grid Project

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:48
Itron Inc. has signed a contract with Brazilian utility AES Eletropaulo to supply its OpenWay Riva solution for a smart grid project in the city [...]

Fraunhofer ISE Launches New Spin-Off Company, Enit Systems

Renew Grid - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 16:25
The Germany-based Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) has announced Enit Energy IT Systems GmbH, a new spin-off company that it says can help [...]

Webinar December 2: Materials Genome Initiative

DOE RSS - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 14:51
December 1, 2014Webinar December 2: Materials Genome Initiative

The Energy Department will present a live webinar entitled "Materials Genome Initiative" on Tuesday, December 2, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

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