04. July 2017 · Comments Off on Utilities need to plan for a 100% renewable energy future, even if it never happens · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Utilities are not like most businesses. They place 30-year wagers on the way we will generate and consume electricity to ensure there’s a reliable supply far into the future. Multibillion-dollar investments build long-lived things like transmission lines, coal boilers, and nuclear reactors.

Source: Utilities need to plan for a 100% renewable energy future, even if it never happens — Quartz

25. June 2017 · Comments Off on Survey: What Electricity Customers Really Want · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Electricity customers have more choice in how they consume and manage their energy today than at any time before, and the number of options available continues to multiply. But what is it customers want? What types of products and services are they being drawn to? And are they following through with a purchase? That’s what the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s (SGCC) latest Consumer Pulse and Market Segmentation Study seeks to shed light on. It examines how customers interact with electricity providers a

Source: Survey: What Electricity Customers Really Want | Greentech Media

21. June 2017 · Comments Off on Tompkins begins shift to smart grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the coming years, area residents’ electricity and natural gas use will no longer be measured by the constant whirring of a dial, spinning away hard earned dollars in the blink of an eye, a macabre slot machine that never, ever hits. The process will now be digital.

Source: Tompkins begins shift to smart grid | | ithaca.com

30. June 2016 · Comments Off on Makani’s energy kite is a smarter wind turbine · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Kites aren’t just for kids anymore. Just ask Makani Power, which is developing a smart energy kite that can generate up to 50 percent more electricity than a conventional wind turbine.The company has been part of Google X since 2013, working to come up with a new, more efficient way to transform wind into energy.To do that, Makani has built a craft that actually looks more like a drone but is tethered to the ground like a kite. It has four main components: the kite, the tether, a ground station, and a computer.

Source: Makani’s energy kite is a smarter wind turbine | CIO

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