University of Canterbury (UC) researchers have produced a white paper on smart grids that reviews the challenges facing the transmission and distribution industries and how modern digital technology can be used in future. UC’s Dr Allan Miller, who is heading the research team, says the term smart grid is used extensively today, even though there Continue reading ?
While alternative energy can be good for the environment, the power grid must adapt to the transition to environmentally friendly energy sources and become a “smart” grid to handle the variability of a diverse renewable energy portfolio. via LeadingGREEN | How the Power Grid Is Adapting to Alternate Energy | LeadingGREEN.ca.
Smart grid expenditure in South America will cumulatively reach $49.8 billion by 2023, allocated across the five segments of advanced metering infrastructure, distribution automation, wide area measurement, home energy management, and information technology, according to a new study from Northeast Group, LLC. Show More Summary
Do you have a solar system at the home? An electric car in your drive way? Smart phones, tablets, game consoles and other electronics proliferating in your home?
Yes, it’s definitely possible to cut charging costs in half. Just ask the Australian government and you’ll get proof of that. In Australia, as part of the Victorian Government’s Electric Vehicle Trial and under the more specific umbrella of Victoria’s Smart Grid, charging costs were slashed by half. via Australian Smart Grid Project Shows How Continue reading ?
Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI), a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced that it will extend its smart grid partnership with Dominion Virginia Power to support the installation...Show More Summary
Ericsson has been awarded a 2012 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award for its Smart Grid Communications Management solution. Sponsored by SmartGrid.TMCnet.com, a TMC and Crossfire Media website, the Smart Grid Product of the Year Award recognizes those products that have contributed to the advancement of smart grid technologies and reflect the diverse range Continue reading ?
Echelon Corporation (Nasdaq: ELON), the world’s leading control networking platform provider, announced that it has added new products to its Grid Modernization portfolio designed specifically for delta-wired distribution networks. Echelon...Show More Summary
Unison Networks is deploying the fourth generation of Silver Spring Networks eBridge distribution automation (DA) mesh radios in the New Zealand municipalities of Taupo, Rotorua, and Hawke’s Bay as part of establishing the company’s Smart Grid. via Unison Deploys Smart Grid Communications.
Global shipments of volt/VAR optimization (VVO) control electronics used in smart electricity grids will double during the next five years, according to a new report from IMS Research, now part of IHS. Despite a slowdown in some areas of smart grid spending after the boom years of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Continue reading ?
ChargeIQ demonstration in Australia allowed participants to respond to peak and off-peak costs with the result at cut their charging costs in half, while reducing the strain on the power grid. via Smart Grid Tech Can Cut Electric Car Charging Cost in Half – EVWORLD.COM.
Berlin-based microgrid vendor Younicos recently deployed a 1.2 MW “battery park” in Berlin for the Swedish utility Vattenfall. The project uses both sodium sulphur and lithium ion batteries, according to Peter Asmus of Navigant Research. In 2014, the firms will launch a second project, a standalone 5 MW/5 MWh battery park in Germany for WEMAG, Continue reading ?
Smart Grid Technology Market Will Reach $73 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2020, Forecasts Navigant Research BOULDER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Although the market for smart grid technologies is already established, representing more than...Show More Summary
Fresh on the heels of Hurricane Sandy’s destruction last year, East Coast utilities are girding their grids for future storms, including a 2013 hurricane season that’s shaping up to be a tough one, according to the latest forecasts. That spending includes billions of dollars for concrete, steel and other hard asset repairs and retrofits, like Continue reading ?
Siemens is already a giant in the hardware that makes up the smart grid, from the wind-powered and natural-gas-fired turbines that create electricity, all the way down through the transmission and distribution grid to the building systems that consume it. Now it wants its name added to the list of smart grid software giants as Continue reading ?
The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) just released a white paper that should be read by every utility regulator and state legislator interested in encouraging renewable generation sources into the grid. The Integrated Distribution...Show More Summary
Portland General Electric (PGE) has opened its new Salem Smart Power Center, an 8,000-square-foot, 5 MW energy storage facility in Salem, Ore., that offers an inside view of a fully functional smart grid project to demonstrate how the...Show More Summary
A123 Energy Solutions has announced the first commissioning of its Long Duration (LD) grid storage solution for the Maui Electric Company (MECO). The installation can provide one MW for up to an hour and increase electric grid operational efficiency, stability, and power quality. The storage system was packaged in a 20-foot container and shipped to Continue reading ?
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is putting out the word that companies can now bid on some of the $10 million available for “smart grid” projects that would improve the efficiency and reliability of the state’s electric power infrastructure. Smart grid technology covers a broad array of 21st Century measures such as remote control and sensing, as Continue reading ?
Saudi Arabia AEC, ICT Europe, and Enel have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote local smart grid implementation within Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf Cooperation countries (GCC)—Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, and Oman. The collaboration is a result of Saudi Arabia’s plan to embrace smart grid technology. via Saudi Arabia Continue reading ?