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Smart Grid Summits and Zpryme Announce Gas Utility Summit

Smart Grid Summits (SGS) and Zpryme today announced that they have agreed to form a strategic partnership to launch the Gas Utility Summit, a joint venture which is designed to serve the North American Gas Utility market. SGS and Zpryme will each own 50% of the new company. The 2015 Gas Utility Summit (GUS) will Continue reading ?

Great Progress on Smart Grid and Smart City Predictions for 2020

How much can actually change in a year? When it comes to Smart Grid and Smart City topics, the answer is quite simply that quite a lot can change. Here’s a progress report on my ten predictions about Smart Grid and Smart Cities activity by 2020. read more

SMART INVERTERS: THE SECRET TO INTEGRATING DISTRIBUTED ENERGY ONTO THE GRID?

Smart inverters: The secret to integrating distributed energy onto the grid?; Utilities and research teams are taking distributed energy solutions to the wires." Herman K. Trabish: June 4, 2014 (Utility Dive) New advanced inverter technology...Show More Summary

Making the power grid “smarter and better"

2 weeks agoTechnology : Tech Talk

High demand for electrical power is putting strain on the grid and leaving us at risk of blackouts, but new technologies such as smart grids and microgrids offer promise for the future. Heba Kanso reports.

Volt(Tron) T-Shirt

The Defender of the Universe is now the defender of the Grid on this Volt(Tron) T-Shirt. Artist DJKopet combines an eye-catching image with a smart play on words in an image that combines Voltron and Tron, mirroring the classic pose of the Tron movie poster. The lightning arcing across Voltron as the green lion joins […]

Connecting Your Business: From Smart Grid to ‘Grid of Things’

Using the smart grid as a springboard, PG&E envisions a "Grid of Things" that enables electricity consumers to interact with their utility.

Smart Grid: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond

Electric utilities are facing upheaval on a number of fronts: Deregulation is a global trend, even as distributed generation (DG) cuts into the utility’s core business of selling electricity to businesses and consumers. The proliferation...Show More Summary

Smart grid wins: a new DR company, new projects and more

This week’s smart grid wins collection of projects and developments is a brief but varied look at several elements of the smart grid sector. It includes domestic and international projects as well as a report on global corporate funding for the solar industry. via Smart Grid: Smart grid wins: a new DR company, new projects Continue reading ?

Mainstreaming The Smart Grid

The October anniversary of Hurricane Sandy — which knocked out power in over 8,100,000 homes in 17 states and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history — has served as an opportunity to reflect on how we view our power grid. The practice is important. Stephen Lacey provided some of the best analysis of what caused the storm and how utilities are Continue reading ?

Electrovaya Receives $1.3 Million Grant For Multiple Energy Storage Systems In Canada

Canadian lithium-ion battery manufacturer Electrovaya announced that it received a $1.3-million grant from the Ontario Ministry of Energy’s Smart Grid Fund to deliver multiple Intelligent Energy Storage Systems (IESS). According to the...Show More Summary

Colorado lab tests ‘smart home’ to talk to grid

Bryan Hannegan is picturing the home of the future. In his imagination, it’s not in outer space, or shaped like a giant geodesic dome. This home talks to itself, and to what’s around it. “The dishwasher could talk to the electric vehicle in the garage, it could talk to the solar PV system on the Continue reading ?

Ontario Approves New Smart Grid Projects

The Canadian province of Ontario has announced the approval of 17 new energy projects through its Smart Grid Fund program, which will invest almost $24 million on the initiatives. The projects include energy storage, to allow stored energy to balance system needs; electric vehicle integration to assist with electric vehicle (EV) adoption; ‘behind the meter’ Continue reading ?

SMART GRID TRENDS

Smart Grid: 10 Trends to Watch in 2015 and Beyond 4Q 2014 (Navigant Research) "Electric utilities are facing upheaval on a number of fronts: Deregulation is a global trend…The proliferation of DG installations, along with electric vehicles...Show More Summary

Be smart – test with NTS-AT

The future is smart. Smart energy. Smart homes. Smart cities. Smart cars. Smart devices. Smart grid. Smart water. Smart power. At NTS-AT, we’re smart too. We test a wide variety of smart products to make sure that when you ship your smart product, you look smart too. We can help with verifying compatibility/interoperability of your Continue reading ?

Study finds majority of rural cooperatives are adopting smart grid technology

A survey of 77 U.S. rural electric cooperatives finds nearly all rural electric utilities have some sort of smart grid effort in place. The 2014 Rural Smart Grid Survey Report, sponsored by Honeywell, Zpryme and Rural Smart Grid Summit (RSGS) analizes trends, challenges and opportunities for the smart grid technology in rural areas. The report Continue reading ?

Smart Grid Interest Continues To Spread Among U.S. Rural Utilities

Nearly all U.S. rural electric utilities surveyed in a recent poll have some sort of smart grid effort in place, according to the 2014 Rural Smart Grid Survey Report, which was produced by Zpryme and sponsored by Honeywell. (And considering all the funds the U.S. Department of Agriculture has pumped into smart grid work over Continue reading ?

Partnering to Meet the Challenges and Opportunities in Building Smart Cities

By: Mae Kowalke, TMCnet Contributor As populations increasingly migrate from rural to urban areas, power utilities face new economic challenges and opportunities around creating and maintaining adaptive grid communications network infrastructure. The...Show More Summary

Newsroom : Ontario Supports Leading Edge Smart Grid Projects

Ontario is building a smarter electricity grid by supporting 17 new energy projects through its Smart Grid Fund program. The province will provide almost $24 million, supporting about $54 million in total electricity sector investment, expecting to create more than 350 jobs. This round of funding will support advanced energy technology projects in the areas Continue reading ?

Mainstreaming The Smart Grid

3 weeks agoTechnology : TechCrunch

The October anniversary of Hurricane Sandy — which knocked out power in over 8,100,000 homes in 17 states and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history — has served as an opportunity to reflect on how we view our power grid....Show More Summary

T & T host forum to discuss Critical Infrastructure And Cyber Security Risks

At the “Public Forum on Development of Trinidad & Tobago’s Smart Grid” on 6th Nov 2014, Dr. Sanjay Bahadoorsingh, (Lecturer, UWI) who has  been working on a research project with T&TEC on SmartGrid technologies, updated the audience on the challenges and opportunities of same. Smartgrid shifts the paradigm from unidirectional flow of electricity to a bidirectional […]

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