China has outpaced the US for the first time in terms of smart grid investment, according to new research. Data from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) reveals that China spent $4.3bn on smart grid projects in 2013, with a large part of that going on the installation of 62 million meters, bringing its total of Continue reading ?
The network of charging stations for electric vehicles is becoming more tightly meshed. In Germany, the ratio of electric cars to charging stations is currently two to one and utility companies are pushing forward expansion of charging opportunities, especially in cities and metropolitan areas. Show More Summary
London trials new ‘smart’ system for EV charging Mar 03, 2014 Priyanka Shrestha Smart Data 0 A new system to hook up electric vehicles (EVs) with smart grid technologies is to be trialled in London. The five-month project will look at cutting the impact of electric cars on the existing grid infrastructure and overcoming any Continue reading ?
Hard-pressed consumers could miss out on benefits delivered by revolutionary energy smart grids unless they are clearly publicised and explained, a ground-breaking new study has said. The pioneering report, produced by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC), explores the emerging role of smart grids in the UK. It presents a vision of the near future Continue reading ?
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today a new way of delivering its smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions with Itron TOTAL. The new offering takes Itron’s existing industry-leading capabilities in metering,...Show More Summary
Smart cities are anticipated to create huge business opportunities across different industries, with a total market value of $1.57 trillion by 2020, according to Frost & Sullivan. The firm notes that a smart city concept in this context...Show More Summary
Four years ago, the Cooperative Research Network (CRN), the research arm of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), won a $33.9 million matching research grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to deploy more than 250,000 smart grid components at 23 cooperatives in twelve states. Show More Summary
To realize the potential of smart city and effective energy consumption, the Smart Grid EXPO was recently held in Tokyo. Some 120 companies from 10 countries introduced their technology at the event. U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy made a speech to declare the establishment of smart society in the United States. Fujitsu has already Continue reading ?
Silver Spring Networks, which works on smart grid technologies, has launched its SilverLink Sensor Network, making streams of data available to utility companies, sensor network operators and consumers. The software allows users to consume data from smart grids, with information coming from sources such as smart meters and other devices. Show More Summary
Itron has introduced a new solution to help simplify smart grid and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solutions deployment. Dubbed Itron TOTAL, the multi-commodity offering packages the company’s capabilities in metering, communications,...Show More Summary
To continue providing its customers with the most reliable service possible, especially as a changing climate increases the number and severity of extreme weather events, National Grid made a $462 million investment to enhance the resiliency, efficiency and safety of its Massachusetts infrastructure in 2013. Show More Summary
A report by the UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) explores the emerging role of smart grids in the UK and presents a vision of the near future where energy use is monitored in real time, home appliances are automated, and Britain is powered by a network of community run energy schemes. The research shows that Continue reading ?
The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has approved the OpenADR 2.0b Profile Specification as a Publicly Available Specification (PAS) as a basis for a new commission standard to be developed, validating the global importance of the OpenADR smart grid specification. via OpenADR smart grid specification approved – FierceSmartGrid.
The marriage of electric car and smart grid technologies is being trialled in London as developers look to reduce the impact of electric vehicles on existing grid infrastructure. London’s electricity distributor, UK Power Networks, announced...Show More Summary
Itron has been awarded a contract to supply its OpenWay smart grid solution for Salzburg’s Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) pilot project. The solution includes IPv6-based architecture designed jointly by Itron and Cisco, which addresses the technical and business requirements of utilities in many European countries. Show More Summary
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that it has signed a contract to deliver its OpenWay smart grid solution in Salzburg, Austria. Salzburg AG, energy supplier for 260,000 customers in the province of Salzburg, will utilize the solution for an Continue reading ?
After years of predictions that China will take the lead from the United States on smart grid investment, it appears that the moment has arrived. That’s according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which reported Tuesday that China invested $4.3 billion on smart grid in 2013, far outpacing U.S. spending of $3.6 billion in the same Continue reading ?
During the recent smart grid frenzy, smart thermostats (also known as programmable communicating thermostats or PCTs) developed in popularity alongside announcements of ambitious smart meter rollouts and demand response (DR) programs. Show More Summary
Chicago-based S&C Electric Co., a smart grid and energy storage integration provider, says that its PureWave storage management system in Field, British Columbia, is helping reduce the length and frequency of power outages in the community. via Renew Grid: Content / FYI / S&C Energy Storage System Minimizes Power Outages In Remote Canadian Community.
Urban environments are becoming more and more attractive worldwide. Spurred by the growing modernization and industrialization of rural areas, the United Nations is predicting more than 75 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2050. Show More Summary