2012 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Electric Utility Industry Mark Gabriel, May 2013 (Black & Veatch) Executive Summary Everything Changes While Staying Relatively the Same In the 12 months since the last Black &Veatch electric utility...Show More Summary
U.S. EMISSIONS DROP AS ELECTRICITY OUTPUT RISES Groups credit natural gas, renewables with steep emissions cuts in power sector Dan Lowry, May 15, 2013 (SNL) “U.S. power plant emissions from the nation's largest generators continuedShow More Summary
Egypt’s Iskraemeco hopes Elsewedy’s contacts will help it face the charge as utilities prepare to roll out new meter technologies. Sub-Saharan Africa lags far behind developed regions in access to electricity, but the market for electricity meters is growing fast as national utility companies seek to deploy prepayment and smart meters. Show More Summary
The town of Wigton in Cumbria is proud to announce it has completed the first stage of an initiative to become a ‘Smart Energy Community’. The initiative was launched by the town’s Member of Parliament, Rory Stewart, as part of a town celebration day on 11th May, 2013. Wigton has a vision to trial and Continue reading ?
Adidas missed its goal to verify supplier data last year, according to the company’s 2012 Sustainability Progress Report. The verification is a necessary step towards Adidas’s targeted 10-15 percent cut in relative energy consumption at core suppliers by 2015. The sportswear maker says it could not fully verify the data in 2012, meaning it could not [...]
Reconstructing nuclear confidence in a post-Fukushima world is a long and painful process. Russian experience in this field can offer some interesting solutions to decision-makers.
Never-fail military microgrids are breaking new ground in distributed energy management. Now one of them is getting connected to the grid at large. That’s the news from Fort Bliss, Texas, where the U.S. Army and Lockheed Martin cut the symbolic ribbon Thursday on the first Department of Defense grid-tied microgrid. The project, started in 2010, Continue reading ?
The information-technology industry should take the lead in adopting and promoting efficient energy use for the benefit of future generations, said Eddie Desouza, head of business operations for power distribution unit (PDU) vendor Enlogic. Desouza said he believed the IT industry had a role to play, on the basis that it touched every area of Continue reading ?
The free online mapping tool enables users to identify potential clean energy resource areas within the Eastern Transmission Interconnection. It covers eight energy resources: biomass, clean coal, geothermal, nuclear, solar, storage, waterand wind. via Smart Grid: New mapping tool shows best spots to develop renewables.
In our PowerTech2013 paper Simulating the Smart Grid we propose a meta-model for a complete view onto the Smart Grid. Power systems face increased complexitiy because of developments leading to more interdependencies between the power system components. via The Smart Grid: Simulating the Smart Grid.
Comverge, Inc., the leading provider of Intelligent Energy Management solutions for Residential and Commercial & Industrial (C&I) customers, today announced that its dynamic pricing solution, Comverge SmartPrice™, has been named a 2012 “Smart Grid Product of the Year” by Crossfire Media and TMC. Show More Summary
Southern California Edison (SCE) is using SAS® Analytics to improve its forecasting efficiency by integrating and analyzing data as part of an effort to strengthen its energy operations and address smart grid challenges and opportunities. SCE reports, “With the increase of wind and solar resources and a high penetration of smart meters in the California Continue reading ?
U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states to provide reliable, affordable electricity for rural residents, according to a recent press release. Vilsack made...Show More Summary
Just a post today to say “Thank You” to all of our followers. This week, NTS-AT Smart Grid Blog & News will pass a milestone - 10,000 blog posts since our inception in May 2009. Almost simultaneously we’re about to pass 5,000 followers on Twitter, and just a few months ago we passed a quarter million Continue reading ?
IBM is set to showcase its involvement in energy conservation and community-building projects in Chale, Isle of Wight, as part of the Be The Start sustainability campaign. The month-long environmental awareness drive is jointly organised...Show More Summary
It’s time we stopped wasting time with brain dead energy saving mantras and got on with the real task of building a clean energy infrastructure so we can use far, far more electricity.
It isn’t about “Green GDP” or “green accounting.” It’s honest accounting. Every ton of coal, every barrel of oil causes more in external damages than it adds value to GDP. Properly measured GDP ought to reflect that fact.
The recent growth in U.S. production has helped reduce the price of Brent crude, a leading global benchmark, by about $25 a barrel. That’s big, because the cost of crude oil is the single biggest factor in the price of gasoline.
Discussions about electric cars obsessively focus on range. There’s endless hand-wringing about why EVs can’t go as far as gas cars, what it would cost to make that happen, and how current range limits kill the market even before it’s off the ground. But maybe we’re looking at the case for electric cars with binoculars Continue reading ?
NEI VP Richard Myers About a week ago, the Tampa Bay Times published an analysis by Ivan Penn claiming that ratepayers in Florida would be better served if Duke Energy built a natural gas plant in place of a proposed nuclear energy facility in Levy County. Show More Summary