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Researchers launch smart grid epicenter at NMSU

Professor Enrico Pontelli has received a $5 million, five-year grant from the National Science Foundation’s Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) to launch research that will focus on intelligent technologies for smart grids and develop a broad culture of smart grids at New Mexico State University. Show More Summary

The GE-Alstom Merger: Where Does it Fit Into the Soft Grid?

General Electric’s proposed $13 billion takeover of Alstom (also called an "alliance") could create a supergroup of smart grid technology, if the marriage goes well. But like any giant corporate merger, there will be overlapping areas of expertise that need to be integrated or otherwise addressed. read more

Duke Energy Indiana Ready To Implement Smart Grid Technology

Duke Energy Indiana has filed a plan with Indiana state utility regulators to modernize its electric grid, which provides power to more than 800,000 homes and businesses in the state. The seven-year, $1.9 billion plan uses a combination of advanced technology and infrastructure upgrades to improve service to its customers and provide them with better Continue reading ?

Smart grid wins: a global look at projects and developments

As always, a lot going on in the smart grid sector lately. Read on for a sampling of projects ranging from outage management and transmission to smart water and solar. And don’t miss the awards for Silver Spring Networks and AutoGrid Systems. via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins: a global look at projects and developments.

Will US Utilities Offer an Electricity Triple Play?

Recent reports released by UBS, the largest private bank in the world, and Citi Research, a division of Citigroup, offer compelling investment guidance based on Smart Grid innovation trends that have been described in many previous articles from the Smart Grid Library. read more

Hawaiian Electric to Retool with Solar, Smart Grid and Energy Storage

Hawaiian Electric's strategic 2030 plan sets a 65 percent target for renewable electricity generation, including nearly tripling distributed solar PV and cutting customers' electricity bills by 20 percent.

State of the smart grid: Solving the storage and transmission problem for clean energy

Renewable energy, though extraordinarily reliable, cost-effective, and important to the future, is inherently intermittent. Storing and transmitting solar and wind power is the key to scaling the clean energy movement and effecting real changes in the amount of greenhouse gas emissions the world produces. Show More Summary

Silver Spring Networks Wins Frost & Sullivan Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year Award

Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE:SSNI – News) today announced that it was recognized with the Frost & Sullivan 2014 New Zealand Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year award. In New Zealand’s retailer led, disaggregated market, Silver...Show More Summary

Enel Teams with University on Smart Grid Engineering Course

Enel Distribuzione and the Polytechnic University of Milan are collaborating on a post-graduate degree in electrical engineering that focuses on smart grids. The goal aim is to provide specialist training program that supplement traditional courses for electrical engineers. Show More Summary

Echelon Ditches the Smart Grid to Focus on the Internet of Things

As the smart meter market has hit the doldrums, we’ve seen a number of grid networking players start to look for opportunities in the “internet of things,” or IOT for short -- a broad term that can include everything from smart street lights and building controls to IT-enabled industrial equipment and medical devices. read more

Future of utilities: New England may opt for “outcomes-based” regulations

The Northeast’s electric power system is at an inflection point. Distributed energy resources such as rooftop solar, smart buildings and electric vehicles are creating new opportunities but also new demands on the grid. At the same time, ratepayers and policymakers are calling for a more resilient system. Show More Summary

Smart Grid Service Revenue To Reach $11.2 Billion By 2023

Smart grid as a service (SGaaS) solutions allow utilities with financial constraints to spread the cost of their projects out over a period of several years, and according to new research from Navigant Research will see strong growth over the next 10 years. Show More Summary

Spending on Smart Grid Technologies Will Total Nearly $600 Billion from 2014 Through 2023

The fundamental technology for infusing intelligence into the power grid has been in existence for years – more than a decade, in some cases. Today, the market for smart grid technologies is evolving rapidly as the need for a more responsive, automated, and efficient power grid rises worldwide. According to a new report from Navigant Continue reading ?

Smart Grid Combines Batteries, Fuel Cells And Compost

There are lots of components to the Smart Grid, in which intelligent power technologies combine to provide electricity where we want it, but without the waste associated with the current utility system. But how do they fit together? Making a more efficient grid that cuts overall energy use involves several things – and tech comes Continue reading ?

How a Text-Powered Smart Grid Solution Is Improving Water Distribution in India

It all started with trying to answer the simple question: "When will I get my water next?" For many people, especially in parts of Europe and North America, the answer is as simple as, "When I turn on my tap." But for three billion others around the world, the answer is much more complicated. The reason is a little thing called intermittent supply. Show More Summary

Smart Grid Sensor Market ‘Steadily Climbing’ Toward $47B

The market for all types of sensors used in smart grid applications will grow from $26.4 billion this year to $36.5 billion in 2019 and nearly $46.8 billion by 2021, according to a new report from NanoMarkets. As the company explains, smart grids promise to solve many problems in managing today’s electric grid infrastructure by Continue reading ?

Huawei Gathers ICT and Power Industry Experts to Explore Better Connected Smart Grids

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, hosted its second Global Power Industry Summit in Brisbane, Australia from August 21 to 22, 2014. Themed “Innovative ICT Empowers Better Connected...Show More Summary

This week’s smart grid (and smart water) wins: projects, milestones and a merger

Apparently it’s been a good week in the smart grid and related sectors. Read our selection of smart grid wins to learn about some of the companies that make the grid modernization initiative possible (and smart water too). via Smart Grid: This week’s smart grid (and smart water) wins: projects, milestones and a merger.

Smart grid without a smart meter – GRID20/20 and DVI’s combined solution

Smart grid companies GRID20/20 and Dominion Voltage (DVI) are partnering to target optimisation solutions to utilities not using smart meters as well as smart energy customers. DVI, a provider of energy efficiency demand response and...Show More Summary

Smart Grid Spending Expected To Total Nearly $600 Billion By 2023

Following on from news earlier this week, which saw Navigant Research predict investment in microgrids to reach $31 billion in the Asia Pacific region by 2023, the same company has released another report investigating smart grid technologies, and predict that market spending will total $600 billion from 2014 through 2023. Show More Summary

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