20. June 2017 · Comments Off on City moving forward with ‘smart grid’  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s coming almost two years later than expected, but Elizabeth City is moving forward with implementing a new $3.75 million “smart grid” system for its electrical and water systems. The city will spend $2.25 million from its electrical fund and $1.5 million from its water-sewer fund for new smart meters, more electrical load management switches and other components, City Manager Rich Olson and Assistant City Manager Angela Cole reported to City Council Monday. Council approved pursuing the project more than two years ago, endorsing a downtown pilot project before committing to the costly, citywide project.

Source: City moving forward with ‘smart grid’ – Daily Advance

15. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart grid key to a clean energy future for everyone · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

More information so you can control and stabilize your electric bills. Faster restoration of power outages. More cost-efficient production and delivery of electricity to our homes, schools and businesses. More renewable energy. This is what Maui Electric Co. is proposing through our smart grid project that will upgrade and further modernize the existing electrical systems on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.To help address the misleading May 10 Viewpoint, a smart grid computerizes the electrical system through a protected, private wireless communication network – not the open internet – and safe smart meters.

Source: Smart grid key to a clean energy future for everyone – Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor”s Information – The Maui News

19. February 2016 · Comments Off on ‘Smart’ pavements a mainstream option after Pavegen slashes price · Categories: News · Tags: ,

The cost of “smart” paving tiles that generate electrical power from human footfall will drop below £600/sq m this year, bringing them closer in line with high-end landscaping options for the first time, their inventor has claimed.Pavegen tiles generate about 7W of power from every footstep and store it in a battery to power street lighting or other streetside uses.The tech start-up became a crowdfunding success story last year when it won more than £750,000 of investment in just two days, through the website Crowdcube, then went on to attract more than £2m.

Source: Construction Manager – News

09. November 2015 · Comments Off on Switching on intelligent energy tracking at the CNET Smart Home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If you’ve ever gotten slammed by an electric bill that was shockingly high, you know it’s an unpleasant experience. A litany of what-ifs and whys flash through your head: Was the air conditioner running too long? Are we using the toaster oven too much? Perhaps that old fridge in the garage is the culprit?Thankfully, digital technology trades wild guessing for fact-based data. Welcome to the era of smart energy monitors, which track home power consumption in real time and are capable of pinpointing what appliances are power hogs and which are power misers. And in a place like the CNET Smart Home — which is packed with tons of high-tech gear — keeping tabs on electrical use isn’t just a good idea, it’s critical for a stable test environment and spotting any power usage problems before they happen.

Source: Switching on intelligent energy tracking at the CNET Smart Home – CNET

10. October 2015 · Comments Off on ABB makes home automation lower cost and easier than ever  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

End-users and electrical installers alike are on the hunt of a high quality home automation solution that is easy to design, install and commission. Crucially, it must also be easy to operate and it must, of course, be affordable.Recognising this requirement, at the 100% Design show, held in London’s Olympia last week, ABB launched its innovative entry-level, affordable yet sophisticated home automation system during a seminar entitled ‘free@home – Making home automation easier than ever’. This new and important ABB-free@home home automation solution is aimed at electrical installers who currently have no access to the smart home or building automation world.

Source: ABB makes home automation lower cost and easier than ever | Voltimum UK