01. February 2016 · Comments Off on The Supreme Court Saves the Smart Grid, But More Battles Loom · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In a surprising 6-2 decision, the Supreme Court upheld a controversial energy conservation rule from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the agency that regulates interstate electricity sales.The rule was one of those arcane pieces of federal policy so complex that even attorneys arguing for and against had difficulty explaining it. Yet this particular decision by the court is one of the most important in the energy world for many years – not because it upheld a particular FERC rule but because the decision seems to tip the balance of power on electricity policy toward the federal government and away from the states.

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07. January 2016 · Comments Off on CES 2016: AT&T to Reveal Smart Cities Plans · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

A presentation will show how objects like traffic lights and parking spots can be turned into tools.AT&T announced it will deliver a presentation on energy conservation at CES 2016. Next week AT&T will reveal how it will work with cities for their purpose.AT&T will turn everyday objects like traffic lights and parking spots into tools. The tools will aid to manage congestion and conserve energy. The presentation will be part of the AT&T’s broader plan to diversify.

Source: CES 2016: AT&T to Reveal Smart Cities Plans – I4U News

09. August 2015 · Comments Off on Smart Utility Systems Addresses Drought Crisis Through Silicon Valley Water Energy Innovation Center And Smart H2O Mobile App · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart Utility Systems (SUS), an award-winning provider of SaaS technology solutions for utilities, today announced two important milestones in its commitment to solving today’s most critical water and energy conservation challenges, with the inauguration of its Water & Energy Innovation Center in Santa Clara and the launch of its new Smart H2O mobile app.

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18. February 2015 · Comments Off on Green Button Alliance launched to help consumers save money, conserve energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Green Button Initiative, an effort to connect utility customers with tools and information they can use to reduce power bills and contribute to energy conservation, received a boost this week with the formation of the Green Button Alliance (GBA).

via Green Button Alliance launched to help consumers save money, conserve energy – FierceEnergy.

21. January 2015 · Comments Off on National Grid launches smart-grid program in Worcester · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Electric utility National Grid has launched a pilot program in Worcester that helps customers better track their power usage and ultimately save money.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that the so-called “smart grid” program launched this week promotes energy conservation by charging customers more when electrical power use spikes and less when demand dips.

via National Grid launches smart-grid program in Worcester | Boston Herald.