30. March 2016 · Comments Off on EVCA: Pacific Gas and Electric proposal could use a makeover  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA), a coalition of electric vehicle charging organizations and companies, is coming down hard on Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for a recently submitted proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). According to EVCA, the $654 million proposal to build 25,100 electric vehicle charging stations in PG&E territory asks for too broad a control over EV charging that will cost ratepayers, inhibit innovation, and limit customer choice. The CPUC has shut down the proposal.

Source: EVCA: Pacific Gas and Electric proposal could use a makeover – SmartGridNews

15. September 2014 · Comments Off on Sony joins Qualcomm’s AllJoyn platform as smart home race heats up · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Sony has announced it is joining Qualcomm’s AllSeen Alliance, a coalition of technology and consumer companies utilising the open-source AllJoyn home automation platform.

The firm announced the move at its IFA conference in Berlin this week, and joins a host of other companies that have signed up to the platform.

via Sony joins Qualcomm’s AllJoyn platform as smart home race heats up | ITProPortal.com.

15. April 2014 · Comments Off on Utilities: Here’s a proven consumer engagement tool you can tap into · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Power Over Energy, founded and managed by Silver Spring Networks, is an energy literacy social media campaign focused on educating, empowering, and motivating consumers to make smarter decisions about how we all use electricity.

Backed by a diverse coalition including the US Department of Energy; Edison Foundation’s Institute of Innovation, Electricity, Efficiency; Environmental Defence Fund; Clean Coalition; Global Green; GridWise Alliance; Silicon Valley Leadership Group; Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative and Sustainable Silicon Valley, the pilot phase was launched in early 2013 to test consumer interest in learning more about energy. 

via Smart Grid: Utilities: Here’s a proven consumer engagement tool you can tap into.

18. December 2013 · Comments Off on Smart Cities Council Opens Chapter in India · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart Cities Council, an industry coalition to advance smart city development and innovation, announced today that they are opening a new regional chapter in India. The Council’s membership of leading businesses in areas such as smart energy, water and transportation demonstrates that collaboration can create real solutions for the growing urban challenges of today.

“The Smart Cities Council provides cities with the resources to assess their ability to innovate. Our Partners and Advisors across the globe will help set priorities and begin implementation for city development”

India is the first regional chapter of the Global Smart Cities Council. A forum held today in Bangalore – Cities of the Future: Smart and Sustainable – marked the launch of the collaboration.

via Smart Cities Council Opens Chapter in India | Business Wire.

26. February 2013 · Comments Off on Implications of the FERC BPA wind ruling · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

When the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) made the decision to limit spillover at its dams and force wind energy providers to curtail generation during an oversupply event in spring 2011, it may have unwittingly opened a different type of floodgate. A petition filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) by a coalition of five wind power companies has led the BPA to have to rethink its generation curtailment policies and contemplate increasing overall transparency in order to facilitate post-event analysis and ensure that transmission services are provided to all entities in a comparable fashion.

via Implications of the FERC BPA wind ruling – FierceEnergy.