oneM2M's Candidate Specifications on M2M/IoT Communications Now Open for Comments

Smart - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 06:28
...manufacturers, component suppliers, and telecommunications service providers. oneM2M specifications provide a framework to support applications and services such as the smart grid, connected car, home automation, public safety, and health. oneM2M Partner standards development organizations are: * ARIB (Japan) * ATIS (U.S ...

Mocana Unveils NorthStar Secure Connectivity Solution for Apache Web Servers [Health & Beauty Close - Up]

Smart - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:57
...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 ...

Survalent Technology Commissions a New Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) for Badger Power Marketing Authority (BPMA) and Shawano Municipal Utilities, Wiscons

Smart - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00
...Wiscons (PR Web Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Mississauga, ON (PRWEB) August 08, 2014 Survalent Technology, the most trusted provider of smart grid solutions for the control room, announced today that it has commissioned a new Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) for ...

EPRI Announces Three New Board Members

Renew Grid - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 00:00
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) has appointed three new members to its board of directors: Steve Lennon, a group executive for sustainability at Eskom [...]

Should you be considering a dual-fuel energy efficiency approach?

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:38
ACEEE is talking up the benefits of electric and natural gas utility dual-fuel energy efficiency programs, but they’re not ignoring the challenges and concerns such an undertaking can present. Read the story for a status update and for access to profiles of 16 successful dual-fuel programs.

Another European country takes a step back from smart meters

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:32
French regulators have decided the country’s goal of supplying 95% of electricity customers with smart meters by 2020 was “too ambitious” and want to scale it back. Click for more on the story and on the overall status of the EU smart meter initiative.

Munis and coops: Your 7 biggest smart grid screw-ups (IOUs -- you could learn something too)

SmartGridNews - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 17:21
Electric cooperatives and municipal utilities need to be vigilant about pitfalls that could interfere with the returns they expect from smart grid investments. A report from the Smart Grid Research Consortium identifies seven problem areas that are increasingly causing disappointing returns (along with recommendations for how to ensure that doesn’t happen).

EnerNOC Reports Results for Second Quarter of 2014

Smart - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 16:39
...bill data on EnerNOC's EIS platform empowers better energy management decisions across global enterprises. The Company received a 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year award from The Company software was recognized as an example of ...

OE Releases 2014 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (August 2014)

DOE RSS - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 15:16
August 7, 2014OE Releases 2014 Issue 2 of Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (August 2014)

The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) has released Volume 3, Issue 2 of the Energy Emergency Preparedness Quarterly (EEPQ), designed to briefly highlight a few of the energy preparedness activities that occur each quarter.

Silver Spring Networks Expands EDMI Partnership - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

Silver Spring Networks is expanding its relationship with smart meter solutions provider EDMI to provide smart city and smart energy solutions in Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and Southeast Asia. This deal follows a successful deployment with the Singapore Power Group. Through the collaboration, which was formally announced at the Asian Utility Week conference, Silver Spring…

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Automakers Seeking Smart Services Opportunities - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

A new study from Navigant Research suggests that the automotive industry is likely to see revenue from sales of conventional vehicles remain flat as vehicle sales in developed countries slow down. Some experts cite the ongoing lagging global economy while others point out that thanks to technology cars are better built and lasting longer. The…

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Iran Investing in Wind, Solar Renewable Energy - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

With the world actively pursuing renewable energy resources to reduce dependency on fossil fuels, there is a growing interest across the Middle East in renewable energy and Iran is the latest oil-rich country that seems to be adopting an if-you-can’t-beat, join-‘em strategy. The Iranian energy ministry has created an agenda designed to improve the country’s…

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Siemens Supplies Direct Energy with Demand Response System - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:16

Siemens Smart Grid has contracted to install a demand response management system (DRMS) that will help Direct Energy manage their existing load commitments in multiple independent system operators (ISOs) regions, including PJM, ISO-NE, ERCOT, and NYISO. The technology enables the ISOs to more effectively manage power demand requirements, particularly at peak usage times. Demand response…

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St. Lucie School District Uses Energy Storage to Save Up to $5 Million in Utility Costs

Smart - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:08 systems, CALMAC's proven technology lowers cooling costs, supports sustainable energy and enables LEED certification. IceBank systems strengthen the smart grid storing critical energy sources - including renewables like wind power - for later use. Our IceBank tanks are installed at over ...

TI's C2000 F281x microcontrollers celebrate 12 years of leadership, offering integrated features ideal for a broad range of motor control applications

Smart - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 04:27
...made them customer favorites in a diverse range of applications, including drives and automation, automotive, aerospace, digital power, solar and smart grid technology. Twelve years after launch, TI has shipped tens of millions of C2000 F281x MCUs to customers around the ...

United States : CLP Power Tests Next Generation Itron Technology as Part of Its Smart Metering Pilot [TendersInfo (India)]

Smart - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 22:27
...retail company in Hong Kong, will test Itron s new Adaptive Communications Technology, running on CLP Power s installed OpenWay smart grid platform and network. Itron s latest technology provides flexible communications, computing power and intelligence at the edge of the ...

The 5 things utilities need to know about smart cities

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:19
Power utilities have a major role in the development and success of a smart city, although the exact nature of the connection between the two can be complex. We thought you would be interested in a collection of articles that address where and how utilities fit into the smart city equation.

Want money for microgrids? Try tapping disaster relief. (New Jersey did it.)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:11
Microgrids can be a practical solution to enhance grid resiliency against threats to the grid, whether they come from superstorms or cyberattacks. The downside? They’re expensive and they don’t have much of a track record. New Jersey, however, has come up with an answer to the cost question others may want to consider.

Silver Spring Networks Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

Smart - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 17:08
...included in backlog may not result in billings or revenue; adverse publicity about, or consumer or political opposition to, the smart grid; security breaches involving smart grid products or services; the ability to integrate technology into third-party devices and Silver ...

Why Home Depot could soon be in charge of the power industry

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 16:55
The upheaval in the U.S. power industry and what the outcome could be seem to have become the hot topic of conversation among energy professionals. And those conversations continue to lean toward the “utility death spiral” along with distributed generation. Click to read about what industry leaders and top publications are saying right now.
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