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How ‘Demand Flexibility’ Could Boost Renewables and Save Texas Billions

‘Demand flexibility' is Rocky Mountain Institute’s term for the capability of water heaters, air conditioners, plug-in electric vehicles, and other loads to provide a massive set of benefits to the grid, if they’re smart enough to handle...Show More Summary

ORIGINAL REPORTING: Hawaii’s new community renewables plan and its first-ever TOU rates

Smart sharing: Sun-saturated Hawaii debates first TOU community solar proposal; Crediting community solar users depending on time of day could open new markets for storage and help optimize the grid, PUC staff says Herman K. Trabish,...Show More Summary

Audi Smart Energy Network pilot has EVs assisting the grid - Roadshow

last monthVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Instead of taxing a local grid, Audi's cars could help bolster it.

Audi tests smart energy grid in new trial

Audi is conducting a trial of what the automaker calls a “virtual power plant.” It's a system where thousands of individual energy sources, typically homes with solar panels, can be connected so that energy can flow where it's needed. In the trial, households with solar panels and battery storage systems located in Audi's home of...

Smart buildings that can manage our electricity needs

Researchers at EPFL have developed a system that can be installed in a building to collect data on people's energy usage. The aim is then to send this data directly to a smart electric grid that will allocate resources optimally.

Pioneering smart grid technology solves decades old problematic power grid phenomenon

Picture a teeter-totter gently rocking back and forth, one side going up while the other goes down. When electricity travels long distances, it starts to behave in a similar fashion: the standard frequency of 60 cycles per second increases...Show More Summary

Pioneering smart grid technology solves decades old problematic power grid phenomenon

(DOE/Sandia National Laboratories) Sandia National Laboratories and Montana Tech University have demonstrated an R&D 100 award-winning control system that smooths out inter-area oscillations using new smart grid technology in the western power grid. Show More Summary

Navigant Research Expects 5G Communications Technology to Enhance Grid Networking Options

by Angela Guess A new press release reports, “A new report from Navigant Research examines the 5G technology standard and its use cases, focusing on smart grid applications and possible business model opportunities. 5G communications...Show More Summary

Enel To Ramp Up Spending On EV Charging Stations, Smart Grids, & “Connected” Homes

The Europe-based energy giant Enel will be ramping up spending on plug-in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, fiber optic networks, smart grids, and tech to support connected/smart home appliances, a company spokesperson has revealed

Zyl is a photo management app with a few AI-powered tricks

Meet Zyl, a smart photo app to view, manage and share all your photos. Formerly called Comet, the French startup is now using deep learning to go beyond the endless grid of photos and replace the default Photos app on your phone. While...Show More Summary

Smart grid tech tested to balance Swedish solar, wind and battery system

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

E.ON has implemented a solar, wind and battery storage microgrid for a Swedish village.The southern village of Simris, which features 140 households, now gets its power from 500 kW of wind power, 440 kW of solar PV panels and an 800 kW battery. Source: Smart grid tech tested to balance Swedish solar, wind and battery […]

Battery storage, smart grid and energy efficiency investment tops $1bn

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Investment in the battery energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors has topped $1bn in the first nine months of this year, new analysis has found.In its quarterly global funding and M&A report for the three sectors, released this week, clean energy consultancy Mercom Capital found that the $1.23bn raised by battery storage, smart […]

How a smart grid can empower a smart city

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

As smart cities continue to depart the realm of fiction and instead become a staple of life in the 21st century, eager entrepreneurs and aspirational scientist alike are increasingly turning to smart grids to power these cities of the future. Designing the infrastructure which enables smart cities is anything but easy, however, and many people […]

RTI Advances Management of Smart Grid IoT Devices with $1M of Department of Energy Funding

3 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity company, today announced it was awarded $1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to advance continuing smart grid research and development, utilizing the Data Distribution Service™ (DDS) standard. Show More Summary

Alfen Launches First-Ever Smart Grid with Ability to Self-Heal

4 months agoUtilities / Energy : Smart Grid

Renewable energy solutions are on the rise, particularly in the realm of efficiency and storage advancements, making emissions-free electricity more accessible and affordable for all. One drawback, however, is the pressure intermittent renewable energy puts on electrical grids, but Dutch energy expert Alfen may have found the answer. Show More Summary

Want to build smart cities instead of dating apps? Come to NYC

New York State’s power grid is built to accommodate only a few hours of the highest short-term load of the year. More than 90% of the time, that oversized capacity sits idle—costing... To view the full story, click the title link.

New smart grid solution heals itself amid central grid outages

Renewable energy may offer emissions-free electricity, but it isn't always easy for electrical grids to integrate that energy. Dutch company Alfen is launching their answer to the dilemma. The Cellular Smart Grid Platform (CSGriP) allows a central grid to be divided into smaller cells that can operate independently, if necessary, and even self-heal.[...]

Groupe Renault Adds New Renault Energy Services Unit

Renault's new Energy Service Division will focus on developing smart grid systems and second use programs for electric car batteries. Groupe Renault Adds New Renault Energy Services Unit was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Network Bytes: HFN, Telia, Optic Zoo

A few expansions and upgrades worth noting: Hudson Fiber Network has unveiled a "smart grid" of bandwidth crisscrossing northern New Jersey. They've built out connections between nine key data centers and a selection of enterprise buildings in Clifton, Nutley, and Carlstadt, enabling a mileage insensitive cross connect platform. Telia is adding some... [visit site […]

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