Global Smart Grid Tech Revenue Slated For Solid Growth

Renew Grid - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 01:00
The past two years have seen accelerating technological advancements and shifting priorities among utility industry stakeholders, according to a report from Navigant Research. The benefits [...]

A cheaper, practical battery solution for renewables in remote locations?

SmartGridNews - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:15
Startup Aquion Energy has introduced a new battery energy storage solution designed for use with renewables in remote locations. It is said to have a life cycle comparable to other long-lasting battery systems, with the added appeal of being relatively inexpensive.

Beijing takes its large electric substations underground

SmartGridNews - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 21:07
Beijing has solved the problem of large power substations getting in the way of development. How? By installing them underground. It is certainly an idea worth considering as cities become more densely populated.

2014 smart grid progress report is out: find out where YOUR state ranks

SmartGridNews - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 20:58
The GridWise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center have announced their state-by-state smart grid progress rankings for 2014. The index evaluates states on how much they have done to upgrade their electric systems with smart grid technologies. Click for details and the top ranked states.

FEMP Launches New Training Search Tool

DOE RSS - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 17:58
November 18, 2014FEMP Launches New Training Search Tool

FEMP recently launched the FEMP Training Search, a Web tool that lists free training opportunities to help agencies meet Federal energy, water, and sustainability laws and requirements.

Introducing Delta Energy & Communications, Helping Utilities Effectively Manage Massive Volumes of Operational Data

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 13:31
...Delta Energy & Communications team has an unmatched track record of helping utilities meet the 21 st century challenges of the smart grid. It is extremely rare to find a company that has both the track record and technology to be immensely ...

Energy Department Announces New Minorities in Energy Industry Partner Network

DOE RSS - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:35
November 18, 2014Energy Department Announces New Minorities in Energy Industry Partner Network

WASHINGTON – At a forum marking the first anniversary of its Minorities in Energy Initiative (MIE), the Energy Department today announced the launch of its new Industry Partners Network.

PrismTech Recognized as "Needle Mover" in Building the Internet of Things

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 09:31
...Data Distribution Service (DDS) open standard, Vortex is optimally suited for IoT systems such as those targeted for smart cities, smart grids, transportation, healthcare and industrial automation environments. Vortex builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for device-to ...

FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse Case Study

DOE RSS - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 17:32
November 17, 2014FEMP Publishes Aspinall Courthouse Case Study

This case study documents the effort of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to take the unprecedented step of renovating a historic Federal building to accomplish twin goals of net zero energy use and faithful historic preservation.

Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters

DOE RSS - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:42
November 17, 2014Interior Offers First Right-of-Way for Renewable Energy Transmission in Federal Waters

As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Acting Director Walter Cruickshank today announced that BOEM has offered a right-of-way (ROW) grant to Deepwater Wind Block Island Transmission System, LLC (Deepwater Wind) for the Block Island Transmission System (BITS).

Energy Department Launches Mobile App for Energy Emergencies

DOE RSS - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 15:03
November 17, 2014Energy Department Launches Mobile App for Energy Emergencies

Today, the Department of Energy launched a mobile app called Lantern Live that helps consumers quickly find and share critical information about nearby gas stations and power outages during energy emergencies. The app builds on the Obama Administration’s commitment to improve national energy preparedness in the face of extreme weather and other events that can result in power disruptions.

New Report Ranks U.S. States On Smart Grid Efforts

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:38
The GridWise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center have released the 2014 Grid Modernization Index (GMI), which evaluates and ranks states based on their [...]

Nitero Wins Fierce Innovation Award

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:31
...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; FierceTelecom ...

BPA Taps AutoGrid Systems For Demand Response

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 14:15
The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) has selected AutoGrid Systems' Demand Response Optimization and Management System (DROMS) application to implement and manage DR demonstrations across its [...]

Electrovaya Providing Energy Storage Systems To Canadian Utilities

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:51
Electrovaya Inc. has received a $1.3 million grant award to deliver multiple intelligent energy storage systems (IESS) at various locations with Canadian utilities Toronto Hydro [...]

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Names Sharon Allan New President And CEO

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:43
The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-funded organization focused on accelerating smart grid interoperability, has named Sharon Allan its new president and CEO. According [...]

Revenue from Smart Grid Technologies is Expected to Reach $70.2 Billion Annually by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 13:31
...Revenue from Smart Grid Technologies is Expected to Reach $70.2 Billion Annually by 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research TMCNet: Revenue from Smart Grid ...

Indian Prime Minister Urges More Global Clean Energy R&D

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:39

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is urging G20 nations to establish a global virtual centre dedicated to clean energy research and development. Modi says, “Let us increase the collective research and development efforts and collaboration and ensure dissemination to all countries, stated Modi. For this, a global virtual centre for clean energy research and development…

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Arizona Commission Determines Smart Meters Safe and Noninvasive

SmartMeters.com - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 06:01

A study conducted by the Arizona Department of Health Services concludes that smart meters pose no health hazard. The Arizona Corporation Commission called for the year-long review in response to some customers’ concern about the safety of smart meters’ pulsed transmissions. Smart meters transmit usage information via radio waves directly to the utility at regular…

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Texas Wind Power Sets Another Record

Renew Grid - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 01:00
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) says that wind-powered generation recently set another record - albeit by 5 MW. According to ERCOT, the record [...]
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