Minnesota PUC Directs Xcel To Pursue 100 MW Solar Project

Renew Grid - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:10
The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has ruled that Xcel Energy must incorporate Geronimo Energy's proposal for a utility-scale distributed generation (DG) solar project in [...]

Honeywell, Texas Utility Expand Automated Demand Response Program

Renew Grid - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:10
Honeywell will supply automated demand response technology and services to San Antonio-based municipal utility CPS Energy under a two-year program. According to Honeywell, the program [...]

RES Americas Debuts Energy Storage System

Renew Grid - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:10
Broomfield, Colo.-based Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. (RES Americas) has announced the operation of its first energy storage system. RES Americas says it conceived, developed [...]

Hitachi, Demansys Launch Energy Storage Demonstration Project

Renew Grid - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:09
Hitachi America Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based electronics company Hitachi Ltd., and Connecticut-based smart grid services provider Demansys Energy LLC have reached an [...]

ABB To Supply Medium-Voltage Power Products For Italian Smart Grid Project

Renew Grid - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 15:09
Power and automation technology group ABB has won an order from Italian utility Azienda Comunale Elettricita e Acque to supply medium-voltage products that will help [...]

Batteries from Brine

DOE RSS - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 14:59
March 31, 2014Batteries from Brine

Low-temp geothermal technologies are meeting a growing demand for strategic materials in clean manufacturing.

TELKONET INC - 10-K - MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS OF FINANCIAL CONDITION AND RESULTS OF OPERATIONS.

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 08:31
...the sale and installation of HSIA products, and approximately $0.15 million attributable to the sale of Telkonet Series 5 Smart Grid products. The increase in product revenue can be attributed to management's commitment of resources to sales and marketing ...

Hitachi and Demansys Energy LLC Agree to Launch Demonstration of 'CrystEna'*1 Energy Storage System; First pilot installation of CrystEna planned outside of Philadelphia

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 06:32
...meet the requirements of various customers.' Jeff Lines, Demansys CEO said, 'At its core, Demansys is committed to enhancing the smart grid and creating value for its stakeholders. We are proud to partner with Hitachi on the CrystEna project and incorporate ...

Catch up on what’s new in smart grid projects and business

SmartGridNews - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:30
From a smart grid research grant for New Mexico State University to projects for ABB and Siemens in Italy and Egypt, it’s been a busy week in the smart grid sector. Also, read about the Schneider Electric-Microsoft partnership and an integrated energy marketplace from Accenture and Southwest Power Pool.

Five best practices to engage customers for residential demand response (from a DR pioneer)

SmartGridNews - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:19
When residential demand response programs were first launched, the conventional thinking was the most important issue was technology. Turns out, as most of us learned, the toughest part is customer engagement. Comverge CEO R. Blake Young shares five key areas for driving high customer engagement and participation in DR programs.

The future of utilities – death spiral or reinvention? Leaders weigh in

SmartGridNews - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 17:10
The conversation around the “utility death spiral” is depressing of course. But readers should take a look at some articulate and very well-conceived views from industry observers about options for the industry’s future. As you will see, some see disaster while others see a possible renaissance, a reinvention.

Wind Generation Output In Texas Tops 10 GW, Breaks Record

Renew Grid - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:01
March winds brought a new wind power record to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) region Wednesday evening, March 26, when instantaneous output reached [...]

Study: California Could Cash In On Wyoming Wind Power

Renew Grid - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:01
Californians would benefit and save money - up to $1 billion in annual generation costs - if a new direct current transmission line connected the [...]

Oklahoma Utility Has 234 MW Of Wind Power Coming Its Way

Renew Grid - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 15:00
TradeWind Energy Inc. has entered into 20-year power purchase agreements with the Grand River Dam Authority (GRDA) for two Oklahoma wind farms totaling 234 MW. [...]

SunShot Summit to be Featured in May 7th #SolarChat

DOE RSS - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 14:39
March 28, 2014SunShot Summit to be Featured in May 7th #SolarChat

Did you know that more than half of all solar cell efficiency records have been directly funded by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)?

Only three years into the Department’s decade-long SunShot Initiative, the solar industry is already more than 60% of the way to achieving SunShot’s aggressive cost targets –$0.06 per kilowatt hour (kWh) for utility-scale PV solar electricity by 2020. Today, solar-generated electricity is now cost-competitive with traditional energy sources in several states, and costs continue to fall. So what’s next?

A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Administration's Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions

DOE RSS - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:28
March 28, 2014A Statement from U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz on the Administration's Strategy to Cut Methane Emissions

“The Interagency Methane Strategy is a critical part of the President’s Climate Action Plan and the Department of Energy will play an integral, active part of these efforts. The Department is already engaged in several efforts to help reduce methane emissions from energy systems, in the U.S. and internationally. 

Hitachi and Demansys Energy LLC Agree to Launch Demonstration of 'CrystEna'*1 Energy Storage System

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 08:37
...meet the requirements of various customers.' Jeff Lines, Demansys CEO said, 'At its core, Demansys is committed to enhancing the smart grid and creating value for its stakeholders. We are proud to partner with Hitachi on the CrystEna project and incorporate ...

SunPower Sells More Than 70 Megawatts in Concentrator Cell Packages for Two Projects in Inner Mongolia, China

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 06:44
...the semiconductor energy-efficiency sector and monocrystalline silicon used in the new energy sector. These products are widely applied in smart grid transmission, new-energy vehicles, high-speed railways, inverters for wind power, integrated circuits, consumer electronics, aerospace, photovoltaic power, and ...

PG&E Surpasses 20% Renewable Energy Milestone

Renew Grid - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 00:00
California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) says it delivered 22.5% of its power from eligible renewable resources in 2013 and is on track to [...]

Hitachi and Demansys Energy LLC Agree to Launch Demonstration of "CrystEna" Energy Storage System: First pilot installation of CrystEna planned outside of Philadelphia

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 23:30
...meet the requirements of various customers."Jeff Lines, Demansys CEO said, "At its core, Demansys is committed to enhancing the smart grid and creating value for its stakeholders. We are proud to partner with Hitachi on the CrystEna project and incorporate ...
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