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Japan to lead Asia-Pacific in smart grid development

Japan has made clear its plans to boost energy efficiency and power generation from renewable sources. Part of this plan is increased smart grid deployment, which, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData, will drive the country to become one of Asia-Pacific’s top smart grid markets in terms of development. In the early 2000s, Japan, […]

If you stick an “E” in DR, what do you have? 

Many in the DR and smart grid community have worked hard to give demand response a standing equal to traditional energy efficiency, and to have the words “demand response” be the third thing that falls off the lips of policymakers and others when they are talking about efficiency and renewable energy.The good news is that […]

Demand For Smart Inverters Increasing With Distributed Energy Growth

Grid operators are requiring solar plants to provide more support services to the grid, deploying evolving technologies such as smart inverters. Bruce Barney, writing for Solar Oregon, provides this excellent perspective on the impact...Show More Summary

Tesla's Powerwall Home Battery Wants to Make Fossil Fuels Obsolete — Design News

Elon Musk announced Tesla Energy yesterday, and the first product is Powerwall. This 3 foot by 4 foot battery system is connected to the internet to create smart microgrids that can be used for backup or even go off the grid completely. Show More Summary

Investment in smart grid, storage sectors soars 

The smart grid sector raised $185 million in the first quarter, a dramatic increase from $59 million it received from 13 investment deals in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to a new report by Mercom Capital.French smart metering wireless connectivity solutions provider SIGFOX nabbed the largest first-quarter VC investment with $115 million.SIGFOXInvestment in the […]

USDA increases commitment to rural electrification and smart grids

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding for six electric infrastructure projects in rural areas. Of those six, three of the projects will be located in North Carolina and will use solar energy for rural customers. Source: USDA increases commitment to rural electrification and smart grids – SmartGridNews

HuaweiVoice: Transforming Smart Grids For A Better Connected Future

Smart grids now shape the technical and management transformation of our global electric power industry only twelve years after the concept was first introduced to the world.

How a smart grid project is pushing Northwest utilities to innovate

The largest smart grid project in the country is winding down, its participants just beginning to sift through five years of lessons learned, but one thing has become very clear: It’s all about the data.The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration kicked off in 2010 with an impressive array of stats: five states involved, 60,000 metered […]

Silver Spring Networks Selected for Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE) Smart Grid Program in Mexico City

Silver Spring Networks SSNI, -0.68% today announced its selection for the Comisión Federal de Electricidad’s (CFE) ‘Reducción de Pérdidas de Energía en Distribución’ (Loss Reduction Projects on Distribution) smart grid project in Mexico City’s Central District. Show More Summary

The Schneider Electric Smart Grid (SESG) Laboratory

Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Energy has officially unveiled the Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory (SESG Lab) at Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy...Show More Summary

Japan’s $21 Million Microgrid Investment Boosting Renewable Sector, says GlobalData 

Japan’s increased focus on smart grid deployment, as part of its plans to boost energy efficiency and power generation from renewable sources, will drive the country to become one of Asia-Pacific’s top markets in smart grid development, says research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’s latest report states that Japan was among the first countries […]

IEEE: Digital economy requires rigorous grid

Smart Grid News Editor-in-Chief Barbara Vergetis Lundin recently caught up with IEEE’s Wanda Reder to get her insights on the power and energy sector, as well as IEEE’s role in its ongoing development. An IEEE Fellow, Reder is the Chief Strategy Officer at S&C Electric Company in Chicago and served as President of the IEEE […]

Could New York’s smart grid R&D lab reshape U.S. energy resilience?

New York state learned a big lesson after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to more than 8 million residents and did billions of dollars in economic damage to the New York City metropolitan region: The city and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas (PDF). With that lesson […]

Implementation of Smart Grids Could Generate €3.5 Billion for the Netherlands

The implementation of smart energy grids in the consumer market is worth between 1 and 3.5 billion euros, according to a recent study carried out in PowerMatching City, a pilot project in which a smart energy grid has been implemented in practice. In order to find practical answers to the problems that the transition to […]

How CenterPoint’s Integrated Smart Grid Is Paying Off

Back in 2009, Texas utility CenterPoint Energy landed a $200 million Department of Energy stimulus grant to carry out a $750 million smart grid project, one of the biggest in the country. It started with 2.3 million smart meters capable of detecting power outages and helping field crews and customers know how quickly they could […]

CenterPoint Energy continues to lead the nation in comprehensive smart grid technology

More than five years after receiving a $200 million federal Smart Grid Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the acceleration of smart meter deployment and Intelligent Grid (IG) implementation, CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) continues to lead the nation in electric grid optimization. The company was one of only six utilities awarded the […]

QUICK NEWS, April 14: WHAT MADE TEXAS A WIND POWER; SMART GRID PROTECT BIZ TO DOUBLE TO $9.7BIL

PLUG-IN CARS ON THE VERGE Electric Car Batteries Just Hit A Key Price Point Joe Romm, April 13, 2015 (ClimateProgress) “…By the end of 2014, more than 700,000 total plug-in vehicles had been sold worldwide (plug-in hybrids and pure battery electrics), up from about 400,000 at the end of 2013. Show More Summary

Collaboration Yields Most Advanced Microgrid In North America

Originally published on Solar Love. The most advanced microgrid in North America is the result of a collaboration between Texas utility company Oncor; S&C Electric Company, a leader in smart grid technology; and Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management. Show More Summary

New York’s ‘smart grid’ research could influence other areas

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

New York State learned a big lesson after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power to more than 8 million residents and did billions of dollars in economic damage to the New York City metropolitan region: The city and its utility infrastructure are highly vulnerable to climate change-influenced extreme weather and rising seas. With that lesson in […]

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