25. June 2016 · Comments Off on Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s: The IoT and Smart Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Electricity is the lifeblood of our digital world. Access to reliable, safe and renewable energy can impact entire economies and there is extensive research showing the substantial economic losses caused by power outages. This is one of the key reasons why smart grid technology is being deployed by power utilities around the world—improve energy security and grid reliability and keep our digital world running.    Smart Grids are also giving us a glimpse into the much talked about Internet of Things (IoT). Power utilities are demonstrating the critical role of resilient communication networks that enable millions of devices to talk with one another. IoT is often defined as connecting any object with an IP address and some intelligence to any other object over the communications network.

Source: Dotting the I’s and Crossing the T’s: The IoT and Smart Grid – Electric Light & Power

08. April 2016 · Comments Off on Hawaiian Electric says smartgrid for Oahu, Maui, Big Island to cost $340M · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Hawaiian Electric Co. is proposing to install smart grid technology for more than 455,000 customers on Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, Lanai and Molokai that will cost about $340 million to implement, the Honolulu-based utility said this week.The project includes installing a wireless communication network, smart meters and technology that will upgrade the existing electric grid to more automated and energy efficient.

Source: Hawaiian Electric says smartgrid for Oahu, Maui, Big Island to cost $340M – Pacific Business News

12. January 2016 · Comments Off on Forget Smart Meters, Here’s Some Smart Grid Technology That’s Changing How We Use Energy · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Talk of smart grid technology often revolves around how homeowners can reduce their utility bills by implementing smart meters on their homes. But focusing on such technology limits the understanding of how true technological innovations are transforming, and protecting, smart grids across the world. For instance, fuel cell technology in India is changing how the country uses back up generators and, as a result, how it will keep tens of thousands of cellular towers running amid the country’s pervasive blackouts.

Source: Forget Smart Meters, Here’s Some Smart Grid Technology That’s Changing How We Use Energy — The Motley Fool

20. November 2015 · Comments Off on Silver Spring introduces IoT router for utilities and cities · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

US smart grid technology and networking company Silver Spring Networks has unveiled its new IoT Edge Router, created to make the deployment of devices and IoT networks by utilities and cities simpler and more secure.A Silver Spring release states that the router allows utility companies and cities to securely and cost-effectively integrate a wide array of devices and applications into their existing Silver Spring IoT networks.The IoT router provides ‘plug and play’ capabilities for new and legacy smart city devices to be used in applications such as smart street light and smart grid systems.

Source: Silver Spring introduces IoT router for utilities and cities | Metering.com

12. November 2015 · Comments Off on Smart energy for smart cities technology revenues to reach US$20.9 billion in 2024 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

City leaders today are assuming a more proactive role in creating energy policies by developing comprehensive energy efficiency and carbon reduction goals to mitigate and adapt to climate change. This has resulted in ambitious energy projects supported by innovations in smart grid technology, demand management, alternative and renewable generation, and distributed energy resources (DER). According to a new report from Navigant Research, global smart energy for smart cities technology revenues are expected to grow from US$7.3 billion in 2015 to US$20.9 billion in 2024.

Source: Smart energy for smart cities technology revenues to reach US$20.9 billion in 2024