25. January 2016 · Comments Off on DOE awards $18 million for solar-plus-storage projects · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Solar plus storage got a big boost this week with $18 million in SunShot Initiative grants from the Department of Energy.While SunShot is striding briskly toward its goal of getting the cost of installed rooftop solar down to $1 per watt or 6 cents per kilowatt hour, the DOE is taking it one step farther now. Its new SHINES program, short for Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV, has a price target of 14 cents per kilowatt hour. That’s for fully integrated solar and storage solutions.

Source: DOE awards $18 million for solar-plus-storage projects

19. August 2015 · Comments Off on Resilience grant: SMUD embarks on latest smart grid endeavor · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

The Department of Energy (DOE), through the work of Congresswoman Doris O. Matsui, has awarded The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has received $600,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to install smart grid technologies that will make the SMUD grid more adaptable to adversity.

Source: Resilience grant: SMUD embarks on latest smart grid endeavor – SmartGridNews

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

17. April 2015 · Comments Off on CenterPoint Energy continues to lead the nation in comprehensive smart grid technology · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

More than five years after receiving a $200 million federal Smart Grid Investment Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for the acceleration of smart meter deployment and Intelligent Grid (IG) implementation, CenterPoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) continues to lead the nation in electric grid optimization. The company was one of only six utilities awarded the maximum grant amount by the DOE in 2009, with $150 million used toward smart meter deployment and the remaining $50 million toward implementation of the IG system.

“Through these advancements in smart grid technology, made possible in part by the Department of Energy, we have seen significant improvement in reliability, are able to provide better service to customers and improve air quality in our community,” said Kenny Mercado, senior vice president of Electric Operations for CenterPoint Energy. “This is a large step forward for CenterPoint Energy and will provide the basis for long-term advancements in how we operate our system.”

via CenterPoint Energy continues to lead the nation in comprehensive smart grid technology — HOUSTON, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —.

20. March 2015 · Comments Off on Scotland launches fund to better utilize geothermal · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Scotland is undertaking numerous projects to utilize energy available within the country, and a commitment to geothermal energy is the latest in their sights. Fergus Ewing, Scotland’s Minister for Energy, Enterprise and Tourism, is looking to explore Scotland’s geothermal capacity, and has launched a fund for help meet the needs of local communities. The department is providing £250,000 for the project (or a little more than $375,000).

via Scotland launches fund to better utilize geothermal – FierceEnergy.