Federal regulators are paying attention to the work electric cooperatives are doing in advancing smart grid technologies among their members. A report issued late last month by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission noted that co-ops remained national leaders in implementing advanced metering in 2012. “As in previous surveys, electric cooperatives have the largest penetration, nearly Continue reading →
Federal regulators are paying attention to the work electric cooperatives are doing in advancing smart grid technologies among their members. A report issued late last month by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission noted that co-ops remained national leaders in implementing advanced metering in 2012. via FERC Notes Co-op Smart Grid Growth » Electric Co-op Today.
With 2012 nearly behind us, leaders in the utilities industry are looking ahead to determine what the next decade of smart grid evolution will hold. Smart Grid News has been collecting the thoughts of several industry leaders, and uncovered a few trends that are widespread. via Outlining the keys to a successful smart grid.
The Savannah International Clean Energy Conference, November 11-13, 2012, is fast becoming the must attend event of the year. Make sure you are part of this conference and join industry leaders and key players within the clean technology space. www.savannahcleanenergy.com The Savannah International Clean Energy Conference will be a global gathering of the who’s who Continue reading →
Global solar-tech leaders gather at the 2nd Annual Solar Arabia Summit, Riyadh to facilitate Saudi Arabia’s National Energy Plan; Kingdom to invest $109bn in the solar energy sector. Given the dismal state of the almost saturated solar markets, Saudi Arabia’s growing interest in the solar industry is seen by many as a boost to the Continue reading →
The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) has presented its Demand Response and Smart Grid Leadership Awards. The winners are Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM), Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, and Dorothy Robyn, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations and Environment. These individuals are being recognized for their work Continue reading →
Broome Community College is officially in the wind business. College leaders on Wednesday unveiled the college’s 40-feet-tall wind turbine — “or upside down egg beater, however you prefer to refer to it,” said BCC President Kevin Drumm. Students from multiple departments will use the turbine as part of their studies — including engineering, art, business, Continue reading →
“This ends up being a net benefit of about $3,500 for every resident in the county,” she said. It’s important to remember that the original goal was for Smart Grid technology to reduce the impact of power outages in our community, Dwyer also said. Leaders estimate that the Smart Grid technology means 40 percent less Continue reading →
Ember’s chief executive officer Robert LeFort will join other energy industry leaders at Parks Associates’ Smart Energy Summit to discuss the growing interest in Connected Home systems and the inherent challenges in determining how the different wireless standards enabling self-monitoring and home control devices will interoperate. The conference is taking place February 28 – March Continue reading →
Government officials and private sector leaders on Friday joined Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Choi Kyu-Chong, Director of the Electricity Market and Smart Grid Division at the Republic of Korea Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), at the Hawaii State Capitol as the two leaders signed a letter of intent to pursue mutual interests in smart grid Continue reading →
Cleantech market watcher Pike Research has released an analysis of which companies matter in cybersecurity technologies for the smart grid. via 15 leaders in smart grid security | ZDNet.
Government and Smart Grid industry leaders from both India and the U.S. will gather at GridWeek Asia Jan. 16-18, 2012 in Mumbai, India to cover topics ranging from standards and interoperability to smart meters and consumer engagement in a content-rich agenda featuring keynote addresses, roundtable discussions, and breakout sessions. via International Smart Grid Leaders Gather Continue reading →
If the smart grid gets stalled in North America, it may be partly because utility executives are simply too busy with other issues. Electric power faces unprecedented uncertainty, warned industry leaders during the EUCG Fall Workshop in Indianapolis. EUCG, a global association of utility professionals, meets semiannually to discuss issues and share best practices. “The Continue reading →
The SWITCH Sustainable Energy Awards, presented October 21 at St. Lawrence College, shone a light on the region’s leaders and innovators in sustainable energy, many of whom turned that spotlight right back on the organization itself. “Whether you’re a winner today or not, or a nominee or not, is really immaterial,” said John Gerretsen, MPP Continue reading →
The nation’s electricity industry is in for an overhaul. Power lines spread across the country are finally moving into the digital age with smart grids that provide instant information on energy consumption. The hope is that people can finally deal with the impending climate crisis by using less energy. So smart grid leaders are creating Continue reading →