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ComEd's plan to boost smart grid would hit customers' wallets, critics say

Commonwealth Edison on Thursday unveiled a plan that it billed as an expansion of ongoing efforts to overhaul the power grid and invest in renewable energy but that critics said would result in customers paying more to the electricity giant.

Smart Grid: Schneider test bed project opens in Ontario university

In Canada, the new Schneider Electric Smart Grid laboratory at Ryerson University’s Centre for Urban Energy in Toronto, was officially opened this week.  A collaboration between the Ministry of Energy, Schneider Electric and RyersonShow More Summary

Fathers of Smart Grid, Lithium Battery, Ethernet – Joining Us?

Smart Grid, Lithium-ion Battery, and Ethernet all share a deep connection in uniting the communities around us. Like the technologies, the forerunner of each share a passion of influencing ideas and invention to inspire the world. via...Show More Summary

Not another bloody trial of batteries, solar and energy efficiency!

ARENA will fund WA utility Synergy to do yet another trial involving batteries, solar PV, energy efficiency and smart meters with developer Lend Lease. It could cut the cost of connecting new homes to the grid by thousands, but may also be the very definition of insanity.

Utilities missing out on advantages of microgrids

Although most utilities view microgrids as a threat, a small but growing number view utility distribution microgrids (UDM, a microgrid they own and operate) as the next logical extension of their efforts to deploy smart grid technology, Navigant Research has found. Show More Summary

More Smart Meters Mean High Growth Rates in the Global Smart Grid Data Analytics Market

The latest report by TechNavio highlights the increased installation of smart energy meters. Power utilities worldwide are making huge investments to change the way data is transmitted and collected from consumers through different communication networks. Show More Summary

What Energy Harvesting Means to Smart Grid and M2M Sectors

New terms and jargon sometimes appear over time. “Sustainable” is one example. From a shorthand description of smart, long term practices applied to fisheries and agriculture, the term, and its conceptual basis, is now migrating into electronic component power technologies and designs. read more

Smart grid delivers more than reliable power (think investment capital and jobs)

When EPB embarked on its smart grid upgrade, the utility may or may not have anticipated the benefits that were to come beyond more reliable, cheaper electric service and ultra-fast Internet for the 169,000-plus residences and businesses in its service area. Show More Summary

Intel Unveils New Smart Grid Solution

Intel Security and Wind River have introduced a new technology platform that has the potential to secure both legacy and new capabilities within the electric power grid. The solution, called the Intel Security Critical Infrastructure...Show More Summary

Anti-Smart Meter Bill Introduced In Missouri

(Image Vancover 24) The privacy battle between American citizens and utility companies over the Obama administration’s Smart Grid has now reached the Show-Me-State. The Bell News reports that an Anti-Smart Meter bill, which will allow consumers to opt out of … Continue reading ?

Azure Machine Learning helping the smart grid become smarter

We just published a new case study where partner eSmart Systems helps Utilities keep the lights on with an automated energy management system based on Microsoft cloud services, including Azure Machine Learning (ML). What does this mean...Show More Summary

Regulation holding back multimillion smart grid deals in LatAm, says Ericsson

The utilities sector offers the largest business opportunity in Latin America for applying smart technologies. However, the lack of regulation and timeframes for making infrastructure smarter is slowing adoption, Jo Arne Lindstad, VP of Ericsson’s industry and society division for Latin America, told BNamericas. Show More Summary

Hawaiian Electric Receives National Smart Grid Award

The Electrical Power Research Institute, an independent non-profit national organization that works to improve electric service to utility customers, has honored the Hawaiian Electric Companies for their efforts in applying research and development. Show More Summary

C3 Energy CEO: 10 Smart Engineers Could Bring Down the Grid ‘in 4 Days’

Democrats, Republicans and energy industry leaders agree that the electrical grid is the most important engineering achievement of the 20th century. Where there’s some confusion is around how to ensure a more secure, reliable and advanced electricity system for the 21st century. Show More Summary

We Need Smart Money: How Energy Access Investors Need to Develop Value Beyond Capital Using In-House Entrepreneurs

Beyond the Grid investors can learn from Silicon Valley VC's about building "smart money". In order to realize full investment potential and maximize shareholder returns, beyond the grid investment funds need to deliver value above and beyond money. Show More Summary

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

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