Germany’s well-publicized and much criticized (and praised) aggressive renewable energy program has primarily been viewed from the top down. The talk generally has been about the country’s electric infrastructure and government mandates and subsidies. Show More Summary
Smarter Grid Solutions specialises in Active Network Management – the technology that enables the integration of distributed and renewable energy resources, and manages their behaviour using real-time, autonomous and deterministic control. Show More Summary
Trilliant, a global smart grid communications leader, today announced the launch of its new Smart Energy Access Layer, otherwise known as SEAL. SEAL is a new way of integrating disparate IT systems and processes for Smart Metering and Smart Grid, allowing many operational systems access to smart energy data and grid device activity. Additionally, SEAL Continue reading ?
By now you probably have heard about the “Internet of Things” and its potential to change how we live, play and work. Granted, it has become the most hyped buzz word replacing the Smart Grid and Big Data in my view. It’s kind of like vampires being out and zombies being in when it comes to TV shows and movies. Show More Summary
We’ve said it before. The commitment to the smart grid initiative in the U.S. has been primarily about providing customers and utilities with information that can provide a variety of benefits, from more efficient operations for utilities to opportunities for cost savings and better managing energy use for customers. Ever since Korea began testing smart Continue reading ?
Wirepas is partnering with Aidon, which provides smart meter solutions and smart grid applications, to advance the Internet of things (IoT). The collaboration comes not long after Wirepas launched Pino, the only fully automatic and distributed multi-hop mesh IoT network in the market. Show More Summary
If you want to know how your customers feel about the smart grid and what motivates them in terms of buy in, you need look no further than the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s (SGCC) most recent report, which indicates that the internal and external motivators for different groups vary significantly between those customers that feel Continue reading ?
There’s a lot of variety in the world of smart grid projects this week, not to mention some interesting partnerships. Read the summaries and click the links for more details. via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins: the latest smart grid projects and developments.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced $1.4 billion more in loan guarantees to help improve the delivery of electric power to rural communities in 21 states. The investment includes $106 million for smart grid technologies and $3 million for renewable energy programs and systems. via Renew Grid: Content / Up Front / USDA Continue reading ?
When it comes to their energy use, consumers aren’t all the same. The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has released a report, Motivations and Emotions of Engaged Consumers, that identifies different types of consumers based on their level of interest in managing their energy use and other characteristics. via Smart Grid: What motivates consumers to Continue reading ?
Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive “smart city” laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. via Researchers build “smart city” to test the smart grid.
Combined heat and power (CHP) technologies are sometimes overlooked as important assets that can be deployed in Smart Grids and microgrids in North America. Also known as cogeneration, it is defined in the Smart Grid Dictionary as the production of electricity and useful thermal energy from a single fuel source, typically located at or near the Continue reading ?
Why do we care about consumer engagement? Aside from fulfilling a promise often made to consumers—and regulators—as part of utility smart grid deployment plans, a 2013 Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) study (Smart Grid Economic...Show More Summary
Addressing the critical national need for a reliable and secure electric power grid, Washington State University researchers are building the most comprehensive “smart city” laboratory in the U.S. to test smart grid technologies. Scientists have received a $500,000 grant from the M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust to build a city of the future in WSU’s engineering Continue reading ?
The smart meters being delivered to Illinois homes under the state’s 2011 smart grid law could potentially spark significant energy savings – relieving burden on the grid and on power supplies and saving money for residents. But that’s only if people use the information provided by smart meters to modify their habits, by shifting when Continue reading ?
The US Department of Energy (DOE), Oak Ridge National Laboratory and EPB announced the beginning of a partnership that will use Chattanooga’s smart grid as a living laboratory for testing new energy technologies. Under the new agreement with EPB and DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory will apply its technical expertise in such areas as data Continue reading ?
A new agreement joins technology development with the country’s fully-automated smart electric grid. Energy experts met at EPB Headquarters in Chattanooga to discuss energy developments for the near future. The new partnership goes into effect today. It joins E-P-B with the U-S Department of Energy and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. EPB Board Chairman Joe Continue reading ?
Rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries, smart thermostats, home automation. All are sources of energy, capacity, and reliability for the power grid. So say the engineers who’ve built them -- and so say the customers buying them. Now if only the regulators would move as fast as the engineers and customers. read more
“Smart grid investment over the next decade will shift from North America and Europe to emerging market nations,” said Ben Gardner, Northeast Group president. “Southeast Asian countries are just beginning on the path of modernizing their electric infrastructure. Show More Summary
MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global smart grid networking market to grow from $7.12 billion in 2014 to $11.61 billion by 2019, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 10.3%. In terms of regions, NA is expected to be the biggest market in terms of market size, whereas MEA and LA are expected to experience increased Continue reading ?