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  • National Grid Selects Itron and Cisco’s Smart Grid Solution for Pilot Program

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) announced today that National Grid, a supplier of electricity to approximately 3.4 million customers in the Northeast, has selected Itron’s smart grid solution which uses Cisco’s multi-application communications network for the utility’s 10,000 meter Smart Grid Pilot Program in Worcester, Mass. This project adds to the ...


    By Itron Inc

  • Smart grid cyber security market

    As governments and utilities invest in smart grid deployments, the need for robust security measures has become increasingly apparent. Reports that would-be saboteurs have attempted to disrupt the security of the electrical power supply in the United States have added to the urgency for cyber security for the emerging smart grid. Among other motivators, one key condition for smart grid funding ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Building a continental renewable super grid

    As the planet warms and the economy cools, renewable resources are emerging as a realistic means to solve both problems in a timely fashion. Advocates of renewable energy want trillions of dollars spent in the coming decades on a continental-scale smart grid that will slash global greenhouse gas emissions and turn society toward a prosperous and ecological future. How can we build such a grid? ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

  • Telvent Recognized for Smart Grid Success

    Telvent GIT, S.A., a leading real-time IT solutions and information provider for a sustainable world, announced today that it received the Smart Metering Service Provider Award at the Smart Metering UK & Europe Summit 2012. The award recognizes Telvent's substantial contributions to utility providers, benefitting both the utilities and their customers. The award also acknowledges Telvent's ...


  • Smart Grid Technologies Continue to Spread

    New Worldwatch Institute report examines global investments and installation of smart grid technologiesWashington, D.C.—Driven by increasing shares of renewable energy in the electricity generation mix and by the need to update aging grid infrastructure, global investment in “smart grid” technologies rose 7 percent in ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Fronius USA Solar Electronics Division Launches the IG Plus Advanced Inverter, an Engineering First in PV Inverter Technology for Smart Grid Integration

     Fronius USA Solar Electronics Division, a leader in energy conversion technologies, today announced the launch of its IG Plus Advanced Inverter, a true engineering innovation in PV inverter technology. Fronius created the IG Plus Advanced Inverter with arc-fault protection and advanced features for smart grid ...


    By Fronius

  • Energy Department Releases Grid Energy Storage Report

    As part of the Obama Administration’s commitment to a cleaner, more secure energy future, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz  released the Energy Department’s Grid Energy Storage report to the members of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee. The report was commissioned at the request of Senator Ron Wyden, Committee Chairman. The report identifies the benefits of grid ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • EUR 100m to ACEA for Rome’s power grid

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the multi-utility ACEA today initialled a EUR 100m loan for the planned investments on Rome’s power grid. This loan is the first tranche of the EUR 200m financing operation approved in June by the EIB in support of ACEA’s four-year energy sector plan (2008-2011), which will cost over EUR 400m. The project, which is in line with the EIB’s lending criteria in ...

  • Great Britain’s smart grid to revolutionise energy sector

    The Smart Grid Forum’s Vision and Routemap sets out how smart technologies will deliver cost-saving efficiencies, give consumers greater control over their energy use, support jobs and growth, increase energy security and enable integration of low carbon technologies. The Smart Grid Forum has previously shown how combining smart grid and conventional technologies have the potential to ...

  • E.ON to Participate in European Smart Grid Project InterFlex

    E.ON is part of the European smart grid project InterFlex that aims to explore new ways of using various forms of flexibilities to optimize electric power systems on a local scale. The project, which started on January 1st, 2017, will run for three years. During this time, 20 project partners will investigate the interactions between flexibilities provided by energy market players and the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Grid Project Saves Money and Energy in Texas

    Summers in Austin, Texas are hot. Temperatures rise to an average of 97 degrees Fahrenheit daily, causing residents to swelter and energy bills to soar. However, one Recovery Act-funded project is helping find a way to turn down the heat on electricity bills. The ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • First Tesla Grid-Scale Powerpacks Installed in Europe

    Camborne Energy Storage, a UK-based developer of large-scale energy storage projects, has announced it is installing the first grid-scale Tesla Powerpacks in Europe. With the recent arrival of the batteries to a site in Somerset, Camborne is co-locating them with a ground mounted solar PV site. The combined solar and battery ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a ...

  • Ontario Funds 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Victron Energy Helps Customers to be Less Grid Dependen

    Victron Energy, a leading Dutch power solutions provider, is introducing and showcasing five new products at Intersolar. All products are particularly suited for off-grid, energy storage and back-up. The products on show include: EasySolar, an integrated smart total power solution, new BlueSolar models, the latest ultrafast MPPT charge controllers, ECOmulti, a simple wall mounted energy storage ...


    By Victron Energy B.V.

  • Grid 21, Partners Search for Biggest Energy Saver

    Grid 21, a new non-profit organization committed to engaging electricity customers in using a new generation of tools and technologies to better manage their electricity consumption, is partnering with Texas-based utilities Oncor and CenterPoint Energy, as well as San Diego Gas & Electric in California to launch the Biggest Energy Saversm Campaign. In addition to ...


    By General Electric

  • Pike Research Launches Smart Grid IT Advisory Service

    Today Pike Research announced the launch of its new Smart Grid IT Advisory Service, a subscription-based information tool that provides market intelligence and strategy insights ...


  • BigBelly Solar Unveils Smart Grid for Waste & RecyclingTM

    BigBelly Solar today announced the launch of its next-generation intelligent waste & recycling collection system, the Smart Grid for Waste & RecyclingTM. The system features new and expanded capabilities at each layer: From any web browser, a new management console provides unprecedented visibility and ...


    By Bigbelly Solar Inc.

  • Burns & McDonnell Dedicates New Smart Grid Laboratory

    Burns & McDonnell has significantly expanded and upgraded its Smart Grid Laboratory as a result of a move into a new larger testing and development facility equipped with more than $1 million in state-of-the-art diagnostics and testing equipment. The new facility was formally dedicated during a Jan. 27 open house for employee-owners and clients. The new testing facility is now open and ...


    By Burns & McDonnell

  • IBM Continues to Advance Smart Grid Developments in Korea

    In conjunction with the semi-annual Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition (GIUNC) meeting, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced its collaboration with Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO), on the building of the Total Operations Center at the Jeju Smart Grid ...


    By IBM Corporation

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