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More PV to grid: Fronius wins Smart Grids Pioneer award, receives sustainability certification

PV inverter maker Fronius International GmbH (Wels, Austria) has been awarded the title of “Smart Grids Pioneer 2014” for its research project “morePV2grid”. Fronius has also recently completed the audit of the environmental management system in accordance with ISO 14001. Show More Summary

A quick global look at smart grid wins

This week’s smart grid wins roundup offers a varied selection of projects, partnerships and a helping hand from the World Bank to upgrade electricity transmission for Vietnam’s key economic development areas. via Smart Grid: A quick global look at smart grid wins.

What the Green Revolution in Electronics Means for the Smart Grid

One of the oft-flogged analogies about the Smart Grid is that building it is like assembling a plane in flight. The challenges start with trying to overlay new technologies on top of older infrastructure, choosing winners and losers in competing standards, and melding together diverse equipment. read more

2 Smart Grid Takeover Targets

By Lou Basenese: Forget inventing new technology. When large companies desperately need to innovate to stay alive, they're buying new tech instead! This mentality is on full display in one corner of the market right now. We've seen over...Show More Summary

Navy Region Southwest transitioning to smart grid

Not counting military construction and special projects, the majority of Navy Region Southwest Commander’s funds spent in a year is on utilities including water and electricity. “We need to get that under control,” said Rear Adm. Patrick...Show More Summary

GM Joins National Smart Grid Consortium

Electric cars are just one part to cleaner transportation equation, as where the electricity comes from, and how efficiently it is used, is just as important as the EV itself. GM is joining a consortium of eight automakers and 15 electricity utilities to help integrate its OnStar-enabled Smart Grid program. The first goal of this Continue reading ?

Making digital smarter with unified smart grid communications

The utilities industry is undergoing a massive digital transformation as it introduces powerful, innovative technologies such as smart grids. By the year 2020, billions of intelligent devices will be connected to the energy smart grid — from street lamps and home appliances to electric vehicles, solar panels and wind turbines. Show More Summary

Nivis Announces Cloud NOC to Manage Internet of Things (IoT)

Nivis, a global leader in Smart Grid and Industrial Wireless networking, Tuesday announced the availability of the Cloud Network Operations Center (NOC) for Internet of Things (IoT) management. The solution which is a core componentShow More Summary

Siemens To Provide Electric Retailer With Demand Response Solution

Siemens Smart Grid has signed a contract with retail utility Direct Energy to provide a demand response management system (DRMS). Direct Energy will roll out the Siemens solution to manage its existing load commitments in multiple independent system operator (ISO) regions, including PJM, ISO-NE, ERCOT and NYISO. via Renew Grid: Content / Projects & Contracts Continue reading ?

German, U.S. Home Energy Storage Incentives Offer Divergent Visions for the Smart Grid

Previously, I’ve written about the potential for a future smart grid, where homes with solar panels and batteries intelligently interconnect to form a cleaner, more-robust distributed power system. While we’re still far from a full-fledged smart grid, recent years have seen wider deployment of distributed energy storage. Show More Summary

Munis and coops: Your 7 biggest smart grid screw-ups (IOUs — you could learn something too)

The Smart Grid Research Consortium (SGRC) today published a research report that cautions electric cooperatives and municipal utilities about pitfalls in achieving expected returns on smart grid investments.   The report identifies seven...Show More Summary

Smart grids could drive open data movement

The open data movement in Australia may get a boost if the ‘Smart Grid, Smart City’ project goes ahead, following a successful trial between 2010 and 2013. This is the view of Smart Grid Australia president Judy Anderson, who believes new data sets created from the project could provide huge opportunities for open data across Continue reading ?

Sharp Launches Smart Energy Storage For Buildings

Solar Love. Energy storage systems are a boon for generators, especially renewable energy generators, as they can regulate their energy supply while maintaining grid discipline. But energy storage systems can be of great advantage to large consumers such as industrial units and commercial buildings to keep their power bills in control. Show More Summary

Nanogrids: The Ultimate Solution for Creating Energy-Aware Buildings?

A building is often only as intelligent as the electrical distribution network it connects with. That’s why smart buildings are often seen as an extension of the smart grid. Meters, building controls, intelligent lighting and HVAC systems, distributed energy systems and the software layered on top are indeed valuable for controlling localized energy use within Continue reading ?

How big data is about to ignite smart grids worldwide

As individuals, we’re often asked to look at what we can do in our daily lives to reduce our impact on the environment. Whether it’s cycling to work, unplugging appliances when they’re not in use or turning the water off while brushing our teeth, it is true that small changes really do make a difference. Continue reading ?

OpenADR Alliance, ISGF partner on India’s smart grid

The OpenADR Alliance and the India Smart Grid Forum (ISGF) have formed a public private partnership to accelerate the development of smart grid technologies in the Indian power sector. The two organizations will work together to facilitate the adoption of Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) in India, helping utilities in the country better maintain grid Continue reading ?

Getting Electric Vehicles to Talk with the Grid

Electric vehicles could provide smart grid services that have been handled by conventional power plants. Automakers and utility groups took a step forward last week in an effort to systematize the communication between a charging plug-in electric vehicle, or PEV, and grid operators. “A key aspect of the platform’s benefits will be giving customers flexibility Continue reading ?

Who’s Got the Most Smart Grid Patents?

The smart grid industry has seen its fair share of mergers and acquisitions — more than $30 billion of it over the past two years, to be exact. Much of this activity is driven by the desire for new technology, whether it’s in core areas like transmission gear, distribution automation and smart meters, communications, sensors Continue reading ?

Schneider eyes smart city project

Schneider Electric which is doing multiple smart grid projects in India like making individual electrical equipment smart to enabling the city electricity distribution with state-of-the art Advance Distribution Automation System sees sizable business opportunities from the proposed 100 smart cities announced by the government in the budget. Show More Summary

What can North America’s top smart grid teach us?

Utilities today face a rapidly evolving market. Challenges — aging infrastructure, growing distributed energy, renewable energy portfolio standards — stand to disrupt the traditional utility business model. However, many utilities see these challenges as an opportunity. Show More Summary

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