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As electric vehicles become more common, the need for a network of recharging stations is becoming an imperative, says Kent Rathwell. Rathwell is president and founder of Sun Country Highway, which is leading the charge to have that infrastructure put in place across Canada. “Our goal is to electrify 90 per cent of Canada’s highways Continue reading ?
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI), a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced that its Gen4 networking technology was honored with a Smart Grid 2012 Product of the Year award from TMCNet and Crossfire Media. Show More Summary
Bosch, a German manufacturer of automobile components, has said that it is optimistic that electric vehicles will be offered with a minimum of 180 miles of range per charge by 2020. via Bosch Sees 180-Mile EVs As ‘Minimum’ By 2020.
Utilities, smart grid pundits, industry suppliers and regulators across the U.S. are interested in the performance metrics proposed by Commonwealth Edison in its 2013 smart grid progress report filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission April 1 (Case 13-0285). Show More Summary
That lonely and idle Maytag repairman could be getting some company in Florida. Last year alone, service personnel at Florida Power & Light (FPL) sat tight more than 42,000 times as smart grid technology identified and solved power outages, many of them caused by problems inside of a home instead of by a fault on Continue reading ?
High-speed broadband is the key to optimizing energy usage, said Graham Richard, CEO of Advanced Energy Economy, at Thursday keynote speak at the annual Better Buildings Summit sponsored by the United States Department of Energy. Richard, the former mayor of Ft. Show More Summary
For electric vehicle owners in British Columbia, Tim Hortons is now fueling road trips in more ways than one. The company has announced the expansion of their electric vehicle charging station pilot launched earlier this year in Oakville, ON, by unveiling six new charging stations at restaurants throughout B.C. via Tim Hortons expands electric vehicle Continue reading ?
Electric vehicles are slowly catching on. Now, if only car charging stations could keep up. About 200,000 EVs, including plug-in hybrids, travel the world’s roads these days—almost half of them in the U.S. The best-selling model on the market, the Nissan Leaf, has a range of about 75 miles. via Electric Car Owners Face Confusion at Continue reading ?
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, a driving force behind the Obama administration’s efforts to green the electric grid, is resigning. Wellinghoff told Greenwire Wednesday he’ll stay in his post until President Obama taps a replacement and secures Senate confirmation. Show More Summary
The market for smart grid sensors in North America is expected to grow dramatically during the next two years, according to a new study published by IMS Research, now part of IHS Inc. The report, titled “The North American Market for Smart Grid Sensors – 2013,” shows a major change is occurring in the feeder Continue reading ?
We’ve got a lot of smart grid wins this week from a broad range of smart grid technologies and services, from outage management to paying your power bill with a smartphone. via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins: the latest roundup of impressive and varied projects.
THE VICTORIAN Government’s Electric Vehicle Trial has achieved the world’s first use of a smart grid to manage electric car charging. As part of the Victorian Government’s Electric Vehicle Trial, DiUS Computing delivered a demand management demonstration project using Victoria’s Smart Grid. via Smart grid integration allows cost-efficient EV charging | Electronics News.
A powerful collaboration of researchers, manufacturers and economic development officials are embarking on a groundbreaking demonstration project for smart grid, net zero energy buildings called the GridSTAR Center — a Smart Energy Campus initiative at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia. Show More Summary
The North American power grid is the culmination of all of the regional power networks transporting electricity from generating plants to end users. With increasing demands for transmission over longer distances since grid deregulation in 1992, the old infrastructure is failing. Show More Summary
The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC) in a report said that it has made several moves to grid modernization efforts throughout the state over the first half of 2013, following Hurricane Sandy. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) has installed 38 of 39 phasor measurement units throughout the state as part of Continue reading ?
Portland General Electric has new batteries in Salem. But they are not the average AAs used to power a flashlight; the 1,440 lithium-ion batteries will be used as part of a pilot project trying to make the country’s electric system smarter and more efficient. PGE opened the new Salem Smart Power Center on 22nd Street Continue reading ?
Burbank Water and Power thought it might be leaking a little too much energy. So the California-based municipal utility wanted to assess the situation. First, it had to capture the data so that its 45,000 customers could have some hard facts from which to make responsible decisions. What to do? It rolled out the “smart Continue reading ?
Advances in system integration architecture, standards and technology aren’t just for electric. Water services also share similar information management and business process automation needs as their electric counterparts. Although Smart...Show More Summary
Cities around the world have a new ally in the fight to achieve prosperity and sustainability. More than a dozen top technology firms — including some of the world’s largest — have formed the Smart Cities Council to provide cities with tools and best practices. Operating under the banner “Livability, Workability, Sustainability,” the Council has Continue reading ?
In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, New York-based Con Edison has announced plans to invest $1 billion on storm protection measures over the next four years in New York City and Westchester County. In addition to steps such as burying power lines and fortifying critical equipment in flood-prone areas, the utility’s plans include the following Continue reading ?