30. November 2015 · Comments Off on SGIP bags federal funds of US$2.1m for grid modernisation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the US, the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) this week announced it has secured federal funding of US$2.1 million for grid modernisation projects.The non-profit organisation confirmed the US Department of Commerce had selected it for the Grid Interoperability Standards Cooperative Agreement Programme.

Source: SGIP bags federal funds of US$2.1m for grid modernisation | Metering.com

15. October 2015 · Comments Off on Homeland Security Today: Universities, Utility Research Protecting Nation’s Power Grid From Cyber Attacks · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Cybersecurity researchers from four universities and one utility company are working together as part of a Department of Energy (DoE) Center for Securing Electric Energy Delivery Systems (SEEDS) to help safeguard the nation’s power utilities from cyber attacks. The $12.2 million DoE funded initiative is augmented by $3.1 million in matching funds from the research participants. The team is led by faculty from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and includes faculty from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Carnegie Mellon University Lehigh University, researchers from Florida International University’s (FIU) College of Engineering and Computing and the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation.

Source: Homeland Security Today: Universities, Utility Research Protecting Nation’s Power Grid From Cyber Attacks

28. July 2015 · Comments Off on Solar Habitat for all: Pacific Gas and Electric bringing sun to new homeowners · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is adding solar to their grid, and doing so in many ways. The company announced a $1 million commitment to install rooftop solar on 79 homes in the Habitat for Humanity program. The funds will benefit 18 different Habitat for Humanity local affiliates throughout Northern and Central California, from the Mendocino Coast to Merced.

Source: Solar Habitat for all: Pacific Gas and Electric bringing sun to new homeowners – FierceEnergy

24. June 2015 · Comments Off on Mayors Step Up for Opportunity to Win $2 Million Grant Through PG&E Energy Challenge · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Today, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo joined Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) new energy-saving pledge to encourage energy efficiency in their cities, with a chance to earn up to $2 million in funds for local businesses to reinvest in sustainability programs.Sponsored by PG&E, Step Up and Power Down is a community initiative inspiring local companies to adopt behavioral changes in the workplace.

Source: Mayors Step Up for Opportunity to Win $2 Million Grant Through PG&E Energy Challenge – MarketWatch

27. April 2015 · Comments Off on Oomi smart home gear improves security, comfort, and entertainment · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

You might recognize the Oomi name from a story we did on the gear back in January of this year. I’m not sure what happened on that first crowd-sourced funding campaign for the gear, presumably it didn’t raise the funds it needed. The Oomi product is back now and it offers the same promise of making your home smarter with an easy to deploy system.Smart homes used to require a computer and complex controllers, but Oomi can be set up in three steps that make the deployment of the system easy.

Source: Oomi smart home gear improves security, comfort, and entertainment – SlashGear