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  • The Smart Grid at GLOBE 2012

    "Smart grid" technology will deliver more efficient and reliable power, although some consumers face rising costs to replace aging electric grid infrastructure, industry experts told the GLOBE 2012 business and environment conference. A "small minority" of consumers also still have concerns about privacy issues and potential health impacts of smart grid technology, they told a GLOBE ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Smart Grids on the Verizon

    The European Union recently announced concern that more than 55% of its energy still comes from outside of its jurisdiction. Therefore new legislations have been passed to force large utilities to promote to their customers a more frugal approach to energy usage, backed by massive investment in the renewable sector. The end goal is to reduce the energy reliance outside the EU.   Owing to ...


    By GDS International

  • Wanted: GOLD for smart grid

    As John McDonald tells it, smart grid needs GOLD. And he's not talking money. GOLD stands for Graduates of the Last Decade, the technology savvy, risk-taking engineers and technicians who may be among the greatest benefactors of the new smart grid movement. While most recent college graduates face dismal employment prospects, for the GOLD kids, the job market is, well, golden. 'I've never seen ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Smart Grid Consumer Survey

     Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Smart Grid Consumer Survey  ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Smart grid renewables integration

    Smart grid technologies are often portrayed as being vital to the efforts to increase renewable energy production, yet this aspect of the smart grid is the least developed. Massive amounts of new transmission lines will be necessary to access the best large-scale wind and solar resources, however the biggest buzz is about smart grid technologies at the distribution level. These tools include ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • IEA press conference on smart grids

    The development of smart grids – which the IEA defines as an electricity network that uses digital and other advanced technologies to monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users – is essential if the global community is to achieve shared goals for energy security, economic development and climate ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • 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

  • Smart Grid Equipment Industry in China

    ReportsnReports.com adds "China Smart Grid Equipment Industry Report, 2012-2013" new market research report to its store. According to the investment program of the 12th Five –Year Plan for Grid Intelligence Construction of State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), segments of communication information, electricity consumption and substation hold the largest portions of investments, ...


  • 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 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

  • The Impact of the Smart Grid on Connected Homes

    The smart grid promises to interconnect the reviving North American building market, beginning in the commercial building sector as government mandates drive energy efficiency standards.  However, this trend is reaching the residential market following the introduction of smart meters and other technologies that provide better communication between the utility and end-user.  Despite the ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • The Impact of the Smart Grid on Connected Homes

    The smart grid promises to interconnect the reviving North American building market, beginning in the commercial building sector as government mandates drive energy efficiency standards. However, this trend is reaching the residential market following the introduction of smart meters and other technologies that provide better communication between the utility and end-user. Despite the onset of ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • President Obama announces US$3.4bn to spur smart electric grids

    President Obama announced the largest single electric grid modernization investment in U.S. history on October 27, with DOE tapping $3.4 billion in American Reinvestment and Recovery Act funds for 100 projects. The funds will be matched by $4.7 billion in private investments. According to the president, the smart grid projects will help build a 'clean energy superhighway,' with a goal of ...

  • Recent Report: Australia - Smart Grids - Key to the transformation of the Electricity Industry

    For decades the electricity market has been a stable and rather boring one. The basic business model remained steady-as-you-go and developments in the market were largely dictated by government policies, which were basically aimed at keeping energy prices down and ensuring the reliability and safety of the network. The privatisation of the industry in some parts of the country during the ...


  • eMotorWerks and Nayax Partner to Deliver Smart-Grid Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

    Recognizing the need for affordable, smart-grid enabled charging options with flexible payment methods for EV charging, eMotorWerks has teamed with EV Meter, a subsidiary of Nayax, for the development of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IEA press conference “technology roadmap: smart grids”

    The development of smart grids – which the IEA defines as an electricity network that uses digital and other advanced technologies to monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users – is essential if the global community is to achieve shared goals for energy security, economic development and climate ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Smart grid technology is essential to our economic future

    From the dawn of the 20th Century, electricity and the means to transmit it has had a profound impact on our economy, society and quality of life. While our electricity grid has expanded and become more sophisticated to meet the demands of our growing population and rapidly advancing technologies, the infrastructure holding it together is aging, under stress and in need of modernization. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • Time for Africa to harness smart grid technologies

    Sub-Saharan Africa can improve access to electricity services by adapting 'Smart Grid' technologies to suit the region's pressing needs, say energy experts led by Morgan Bazilian, special advisor to the director-general of UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). At least 585 million people lack access to electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa and this is set to increase to 652 million by 2030 ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • USTDA Advances Smart Grid Development In Vietnam

    September 22, 2016 -- The U.S. Trade and Development Agency this week provided technical assistance to Electricity of Vietnam Central Power Corporation (EVNCPC), a state-owned electric power utility, to help them modernize their enterprise architecture for smart grid ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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