29. February 2016 · Comments Off on Installing a Smart Grid in the US for Reliable Electricity · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The numerous issues with US infrastructure are nothing new, but an often overlooked component is the electrical grid. Currently, the grid suffers from inefficiencies and high costs, but smart technologies could solve these problems.On the other hand, making the grid smarter could also make it more vulnerable to cyber attacks.This is not a problem with a simple solution.

Source: Installing a Smart Grid in the US for Reliable Electricity > ENGINEERING.com

29. December 2015 · Comments Off on GE Global Research awarded grant for ‘smart grid’ technology  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

General Electric Co.’s Global Research division located near Schenectady, New York, has received a $3.9 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop electrical grid improvements.The grant comes from the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy agency as part of its new Network Optimized Distributed Energy Systems program.

Source: GE Global Research awarded grant for ‘smart grid’ technology – Albany Business Review

30. October 2015 · Comments Off on New electricity meters are smart — but are they trusted? · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The smart grid: It’s the power-system modernization effort that U.S. utilities are building to meet the country’s growing demands for electricity. But it’s not confined to power plants and substations–if you have a smart meter, a key piece of smart grid technology already is attached to your house.That means that Americans’ willingness to accept those meters, and use the features they provide, serves an important role in developing a more reliable, secure electrical grid.

Source: New electricity meters are smart — but are they trusted?

17. August 2015 · Comments Off on Sacramento Municipal Utility District wins grant from Department of Energy for smart-grid technology · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has won a $600,000 matching grant from the Department of Energy to install technology that could protect the grid from hackers and other perils.Along with $600,000 from SMUD’s general fund, the utility will spend $1.2 million to improve the electrical grid’s resilience during disasters and protect it from cyberattacks.

Source: Sacramento Municipal Utility District wins grant from Department of Energy for smart-grid technology – Sacramento Business Journal

04. August 2015 · Comments Off on BMW, PG&E Team Up To Offer Incentives to i3 Owners Who Delay Charging · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As more and more people make the switch to plug-in cars, city planners and utility companies alike are facing new challenges to ensure that mass-electric car adoption doesn’t translate to an overloaded electrical grid as everyone tries to charge their car at the end of their work day.

Source: BMW, PG&E Team Up To Offer Incentives to i3 Owners Who Delay Charging | Transport Evolved