Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has successfully completed the first-ever demonstration of securing control data for electric grids using quantum cryptography, which provides a means of detecting and destroying a force trying to intercept or attack grid communications. The demonstration was performed in the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) project at the Continue reading →
Who knew something called quantum cryptography could play a role in protecting the grid from cyber thugs? A team at Los Alamos National Lab says they’ve demonstrated the concept successfully. Scroll down for more on that, plus updates on smart grid demos focused on integrating renewables, assessing transactive control systems and bringing smart grid technologies Continue reading →
Smart grid technologies are going online across some California neighborhoods as Southern California Edison (SCE) demonstrates smart grid solutions in the real world. From automation and communications in the substation and across power lines to smart meters, smart appliances, rooftop solar and plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in homes, GE (NYSE: GE) is working with SCE Continue reading →
Southern California Edison (SCE) is planning a demonstration project, scheduled to launch on June 30, 2013, that will include electric-distribution infrastructure, substations, residential homes, cyber security networks, battery energy storage systems, and EV charging stations at the University of California, Irvine. Doug Kim, Southern California Edison’s director of Advanced Technology, says, “We’re moving the smart Continue reading →
DistribuTECH opens today in San Diego, and NTS-AT is exhibiting in booth #3341. Stop by and say “Hi!” to Smitty, Ray or Spiro. They’ll be happy to talk with you about Smart Grid and ZigBee testing and certification, as well as provide a demonstration of NTS-AT’s ZigBee Smart Energy test harness (SETest). We hope to see you!
The Central Lincoln People’s Utility District, a leading Oregon electric utility, has signed an agreement with Landis+Gyr to deploy a voltage management solution designed to deliver improved grid-side energy efficiency. The agreement establishes a demonstration project with Central Lincoln using EDGESM CVR software, from DVI, in conjunction with Landis+Gyr’s Gridstream® RF advanced metering network to Continue reading →
The Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project on October 24 began a two-year period of collecting energy-use data from its 11 participating utilities. The approximately $178 million project is a public-private demonstration, co-funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Energy Department. It will involve more than 60,000 metered customers and is the Continue reading →
While speaking at a Maui economic Development Board presentation, University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood called the Maui Smart Grid Project an example of a demonstration project that can spur innovation and produce both immediate and long-term economic and scientific benefits. via UH President Praises Maui Smart Grid Project.
Utilities have a long and successful track record of using technology demonstration pilots to better understand new innovations, test their ability to solve problems, provide increased or new benefits, and gauge customer and stakeholder interest. In a changing business environment, however, expanding into more customer-centric pilots would greatly help utilities position themselves to protect and Continue reading →
During Management World Americas 2012 (#MWA12), Ed Hicks from BT, provides RCR Wireless News with a demonstration of BT’s Smart Grid and Global Threat Assessment interoperability lab.
Earlier this week DNV KEMA released results of its study looking into continental differences in smart grid demonstration projects. Two things stood out for us: Europeans see the smart grid as the precursor to the “energy transition” – the transition to a carbon-neutral world. By contrast, in the U.S. we have been more motivated by “customer Continue reading →
A project designed to make electric grids more reliable and efficient, and showcased last week at the University of Washington is one of 11 projects across five Northwest states that comprise the Pacific Northwest smart grid demonstration project, a public-private demonstration launched in February 2010. Sponsored by the Department of Energy’s office of electricity delivery Continue reading →
Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest municipal utility, has selected Itron and Cisco technologies for its smart grid demonstration project. The project, supported by U.S. Department of Energy ARRA funding, will provide the city with the ability to evaluate technology and program Continue reading →
A smart-grid demonstration project announced this week in Switzerland will test how companies can manage industrial power demand to optimize their use of renewable energy. The test involves three massive freezer warehouses owned by Migros, the country’s largest retailer and supermarket chain. The buildings, which cover an area roughly equivalent to 30 football fields, are maintained Continue reading →
A project designed to make the region’s and nation’s electric grid more reliable and efficient will be showcased during an event at the University of Washington where students will be able to view how they are using energy in real time. The project is one of 11 projects across five Northwest states that comprise the Continue reading →
Most people who pay their own energy bills know that power is expensive. But where it’s coming from and how much it costs is often more mysterious. That could change if technology that’s part of a demonstration project at the University of Washington catches on. It’s co funded by the US Department of Energy. The Continue reading →
smart grid project that has been under development for over a year, created by a collaboration of Japanese and U.S. companies, is now live in New Mexico. The demonstration project promises to help solve some thorny problems with adding more renewable energy into the power grid. via Japan-U.S. smart grid project now live in New Continue reading →
Japan-based Kyocera has announced the start of operations of international smart-grid demonstration project in Los Alamos, New Mexico, US. The New Mexico state government, the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan, the Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory have collaborated for this project. via Kyocera announces Continue reading →
A few miles outside of Austin, TX you’ll find Pecan Street Inc’s Mueller smart grid demonstration project, a collaborative research initiative from The University of Texas, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Environmental Defense Fund. Here, residents are testing various forms of integrated clean energy solutions and electric vehicles are a big part of this pioneering Continue reading →
The many smart grid technology areas – each consisting of sets of individual technologies – span the entire grid, from generation through transmission and distribution to various types of electricity consumers. Some of the technologies are actively being deployed and are considered mature in both their development and application, while others require further development and demonstration. Continue reading →