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Schneider Electric Smart Grid Lab at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy officially open, available for testing and training

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

Can China Create a Demand Response Industry From Scratch?

China may be the world’s biggest emerging market for renewable energy and smart grid technology. But to date, it has lagged behind North America and Europe on implementing another important technology to manage its electric grid: demand response. But that’s starting to change. read more

How Utilities Can Build Expertise with the Five V's of Data

There’s been a significant amount of hype about the Smart Grid’s four Vs of data – volume, velocity, variety, and veracity. But there’s a missing element to these discussions, and that’s the fifth V – the value of data. In the Age of the Prosumer, the value of data has profound implications for the utility sector. read more

Wi-Fi air conditioners enable a solar-powered smart energy grid

Heater air conditioners are considered the evil vampire of the grid. But they already have the internet smarts to make them the smart grid and solar's best asset - while reducing energy consumption and making your home more comforta...

BGE, CPower, Tetra Tech, General Microgrids, Innovari, OhmConnect, and DVI join the Association for DR & Smart Grid

Seven more leaders in demand response and smart grid have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), the national DR and smart grid organization. They come aboard as ADS prepares for the upcoming National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid (www.demandresponsetownmeeting.com). Show More Summary

Aidon wins the largest smart metering contract in Northern Europe

Hafslund Nett, Norway’s power grid operator, has selected Aidon to supply and imple-ment an Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution for its 700 000 customers in the region of Oslo and 33 surrounding municipalities. The contract was signed today. Show More Summary

Central America & Caribbean to Invest in Smart Grid Infrastructure

According to a new report by the Northeast Group LLC of 11 Central America & Caribbean countries, the region will invest $3.3bn in smart grid infrastructure between 2015 and 2025. This investment will target T&D losses of 20% across the region as well as high electricity prices averaging 19.8 cents per kWh. Show More Summary

$3.3 billion to be spent on smart grid infrastructure

Central America and the Caribbean have plans to invest $3.3 billion in smart grid infrastructure over the next decade.  This is part of a plan to lower the high cost of electricity in the region by using more renewable energy and tackling high non-technical losses. Show More Summary

The Model City of Mannheim Project Runs on a Smart Grid

Know how the U.S. power grid works? Anyone who remembers the 2003 blackout, when 50 million people lost power from Michigan to New York, might vaguely recall that it’s made up of three interconnections: eastern, western, and Texas. They...Show More Summary

Smart grid experts discuss hurdles to future of the grid

Nearly two-thirds of broadband customers in the United States are willing to pay for a smart energy management service, but a lack of information and knowledge is hindering progress, according to Parks Associates. The group delivered their results during their Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer in Austin, Texas. Show More Summary

What is Prosumer Value to Utilities?

The Age of the Prosumer presents challenges for utilities used to thinking of their customers in terms of kilowatthours consumed. The Smart Grid is responsible for these challenges, borne out of technology, policy, and capital innovations. These innovations trigger many disruptions to the utility business model. read more

Scotland Unveils New Smart Grid Initiative

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Scotland will benefit from an initiative intended to boost smart grid research and development that provides access to power network testing facilities. The University of Strathclyde’s Power...Show More Summary

IEEE: Smart grid progress on several fronts

Professor Saifur Rahman, is an IEEE Life Fellow, the founding director of the Advanced Research Institute at Virginia Tech and conference chair for the upcoming IEEE Innovative Smart Grid Technologies (ISGT) conference in Washington, D.C., and Smart Grid News Editor-in-Chief Barbara L. Show More Summary

Flexible electronics make cities smarter

This week’s Smart City roundup features how flexible sensors can help the Internet of Things gain momentum, why Singapore doesn’t use the term ‘smart city’ and a different kind of power grid in Germany.  . Flexible sensors help the Internet … Continue reading ?

Ultra-Capacitors Support Irish Smart Grid Test Bed

Freqcon has installed an energy storage system for Ireland’s Tallaght smart grid test bed. The solution is integrated with Maxwell’s ultra-capacitors and lithium-ion batteries that are designed to support grid stability in residential and industrial settings. Show More Summary

Smart City’ knows who needs power, and when

In 1882 on Pearl Street, New York City, Thomas Edison opened the world’s first commercial electric grid, lighting up local homes and businesses with cables connected to his power station. Fast forward to the present day and although technology has changed immeasurably, the way we power our cities hasn’t. Show More Summary

Energy self-sufficient residential area thanks to hybrid collectors

Until 2018, overall 4,000 living and working spaces of the Swiss district “Suurstoffi” are scheduled to be independent from the electricity grid. This is thanks to a smart energy concept using photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, heat pumps and geothermal energy. Show More Summary

Columbia University partners with ConEd to test smart grid technology

Engineering students from Columbia University’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science are learning firsthand how smart grid technology can affect energy usage on a daily basis. Students from the school partnered with...Show More Summary

Large-scale smart grid pilots launching in India

With electricity theft costs at well over $16 billion a year, India is looking to smart grid technology for help. A report by Northeast Group, LLC forecasted spending on smart grid infrastructure in the country at $21.6 billion between 2015 and 2025 — on top of the billions that the Indian government has already spent. Show More Summary

Microgrid Investments Are Advancing Smart Grid 2.0: What Internet of Things Investors Need to Know

The future grid will look very different than today's grid, and its first test may come in countries you wouldn't think of as energy powerhouses.

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