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ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Smart meters about to take center stage in Europe’s electrical grids

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

After several false starts, 2017 could be the year when smart meters finally run wild across Europe. That’s when Germany — the last holdout among major industrialized nations in the European Union — is set to begin pushing out a ramped-up rollout of smart meters in a phased-in process that now has the support of […]

Europe leads in solar tech, but not smart grids 

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Suppliers already know the business potential of the solar energy system market. But a major conference in Germany last week demonstrated how European researchers are putting the region in a leading position in the development of photovoltaics, the core technology for solar power.The message is that investment in R&D can be used by the industry […]

Smart grid pilot: LADWP hires Brillio to execute grid automation

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

In the US, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has signed up technology consultancy Brillio to execute a smart grid pilot programme.The Los Angeles city utility said this week it plans to develop an advanced smart grid infrastructure to generate better insights into energy consumption patterns and help LADWP streamline demand generation and distributed […]

New Braunfels Utilities Selects Multi-App Network for Smart Grid

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Silver Spring Networks has been selected by New Braunfels Utilities to deploy its multi-application network across the city for a comprehensive Dynamic Metering Infrastructure program supporting both electricity and water services. The...Show More Summary

$8 Billion in smart grids investments. What difference did It make? 

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

In prior articles, I wrote about the vulnerability of the nation’s electrical grid. After all, the picture of the U.S. energy infrastructure is far from rosy. An analysis of the electricity outage data reported via DOE’s Electric Disturbance Events Annual Summaries yields the trends shown in Figure 1 [1]. Outages in the U.S. are on […]

Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) Announces Annual Conference to be Held in New Orleans, Louisiana

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP), a member-led consortium that securely accelerates and advances Grid Modernization through interoperability, today announced that they are holding their Annual Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana...Show More Summary

Saving the best for last: ComEd awaits biggest smart grid payoff 

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

There are more than 1.4 million smart meters installed in northern Illinois and customers with them can leverage smart meter-enabled tools and pricing programs to help them manage their energy usage and save money on electric bills. Source: Saving the best for last: ComEd awaits biggest smart grid payoff – SmartGridNews

Smart Grid Networking and Communications: Public and Private, Wired and Wireless Networks for Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Distribution Automation, and Substation Automation

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

If smart grid technology is the path to a greener, more efficient, and reliable power system, then communications technologies can be thought of as the highway that will lead the industry there. And where the road was once narrow, unpaved, and reached only critical substations, today it is being widened and extended to reach all […]

Super-sized smart grid innovation: Con Edison’s solar power play

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Con Edison has come up with a smart grid innovation that lets customers install super-sized photovoltaic arrays and continue to receive reliable service — and has been name a Solar Power Player for it. The Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA), which helps utilities integrate solar into their energy portfolios, has named Con Edison a winner […]

Smart grid communication market worth US$29bn by 2023 

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Global revenue from smart grid communication technology is expected to grow to US$29 billion between 2014 and 2023, according to a new report released by Navigant Research.Analysing the global market for smart grid communication and networking technology, the report finds the demands upon communication networks is growing and changing rapidly. Show More Summary

Universal Controller Reference Design for Smart Grid 

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Smart Energy Instruments has announced the first Smart Grid Universal Controller reference design. OEMs can now build a single Intelligent Electronic Design (IED) with multiple functions that delivers precision and accuracy to measure...Show More Summary

An Industry First, Distributed Energy Storage System Dispatches Electricity to California Grid

2 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Marking a US power industry first, a “smart” network of distributed energy storage systems installed on-site on utility-customer premises successfully bid into and supplied electricity to California’s power grid via the California Independent...Show More Summary

Latest report on the US smart grid equipment industry research for 2015 just published 

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

The report focuses on US major leading industry players providing information such as company profiles, product picture and specification, capacity, production, price, cost, revenue and contact information. Upstream raw materials and equipment and downstream demand analysis is also carried out. Show More Summary

Utilities, power grids get smarter

This week’s Smart City roundup features a new infrastru […]

Deja vu: Smart investments go beyond smart grid 

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Some utilities are experiencing a sense of déjà vu, as Site Selection Magazine announces its list of the Top 10 utility economic development teams in the United States for 2015. The list, released annually by the publication, recognizes utilities’ efforts in economic development and includes analysis of corporate end-user project activity and submitted materials from […]

Two-fer: Silver Spring nabs award…again

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

For the second year in a row, Silver Spring Networks has been named as the Frost & Sullivan New Zealand Smart Grid Solutions Company of the Year. Silver Spring’s IPv6 critical infrastructure networking platform was recognized for helping energy retailers, distribution companies and Metering Services Providers (MSP) in New Zealand’s disaggregated market to provide more […]

Batteries for the Smart Grid: Controlling Advanced Chemistry

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Concepts behind the smart grid are growing to tackle an electric power grid system that has changed very little in the 130 years or so of its existence. There is ample room for modernization efforts, to say the least. An updated grid would better be able to take advantage of smart metering and manage data […]

Smart Utility Rates Could Slash Grid Investment Costs and Monthly Bills

Homeowners could save up to 40 percent on their electricity bills and utilities could slash billions of costs every year in grid upgrades if demand-flexible rate plans were widely available, according to a new study from Rocky Mountain Institute. read more

White House Announces Plans To Boost Renewable Energy Use

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) - The White House on Monday expanded its push for greater renewable energy adoption, announcing fresh financial incentives for solar panels, smart grid technology and other alternative energies for homeowners...Show More Summary

Proposed Facility Smart Grid Standard Open for Public Review 

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

A proposed standard from ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) to create smart facilities supporting smart grids is open for public review until Oct. 6, 2015. ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201P, Facility Smart Grid...Show More Summary

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