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Texas A&M University at Qatar Opens Smart Grid Center

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 16:00

Texas A&M University at Qatar had opened the Smart Grid Center extension that is designed to make smart grid a reality in Qatar and elsewhere. The center is intended to train engineering students and professionals in energy-related concepts and technologies in Qatar as well as integrating electricity, information, and communication infrastructures to produce power more…

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British Gas Smart Meters Challenge Shows Savings

Wed, 11/19/2014 - 15:11

Results from the British Gas National Smart Meter Challenge shows that during the 10 weeks of the experiment, participants used 6 percent less gas and 7 percent less electricity than comparable homes without smart meters, simply by being more aware of their energy use. Prorated to 52, that would mean the average consumer would save £66…

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Indian Prime Minister Urges More Global Clean Energy R&D

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

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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C3 Chairman Discussion Cybersecurity

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 15:46

In his keynote address at the recent Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) annual industry workshop, C3 Energy chairman and chief executive officer Tom Siebel discussed the need to provide utilities advanced diagnostics and predictive tools to identify, monitor, and reduce the risks of grid cybersecurity threats. Siebel noted: “The real-time integration of…

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Elster Provides SaaS to Manage Power Meters

Fri, 11/14/2014 - 04:09

Supermarket chain ASDA, which is owned by Walmart, has signed a five-year contract with Elster EnergyICT to deliver EnactoTM 9.3, the latest version of the energy monitoring management platform. ASDA will use the solution, delivered as software as a service (SaaS), to manage more than 10,000 meters in more than 660 sites across the UK.…

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