21. June 2017 · Comments Off on Tompkins begins shift to smart grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the coming years, area residents’ electricity and natural gas use will no longer be measured by the constant whirring of a dial, spinning away hard earned dollars in the blink of an eye, a macabre slot machine that never, ever hits. The process will now be digital.

Source: Tompkins begins shift to smart grid | | ithaca.com

27. January 2016 · Comments Off on Consumers Energy Modernizes Gas Distribution System with Itron Solutions and Services  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), a world-leading technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced today that Consumers Energy, provider of natural gas and electricity to 6.6 million Michigan residents, has expanded its contract to include modernization of the company’s gas distribution system by using communicating digital meter technology. The contract builds upon Itron’s existing work with Consumers Energy to help modernize the utility’s electric system with Itron’s OpenWay® smart grid solution using cellular communications. Itron’s smart grid and smart gas solutions are key components of Consumers Energy’s Smart Energy program, which aims to improve customer service and energy service reliability.

Source: Consumers Energy Modernizes Gas Distribution System with Itron Solutions and Services | Business Wire

25. November 2015 · Comments Off on Apples-to-apples: The potential of energy storage to displace natural gas · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Those considering energy storage can now compare the cost effectiveness of each technology on an apples-to-apples basis. An in-depth study from investment bank Lazard in conjunction with Enovation Partners, Levelized Cost of Storage Analysis, compares the costs of energy storage technologies for particular applications to conventional alternatives.Modeled on Lazard’s levelized cost of energy (LCOE), the LCOS study analyzes the costs associated with a variety of the leading energy storage technologies and their applications.

Source: Apples-to-apples: The potential of energy storage to displace natural gas – SmartGridNews

07. October 2015 · Comments Off on GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed  · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

The Internet of Things is up and running for the ExxonMobil liquefied natural gas plant near Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea. The $19 billion project, with its myriad pipelines, valves, compressors, chillers, and equipment gauges that deal with extreme temperatures and pressures, presents an extreme challenge in operating reliably and efficiently.

Source: GE CEO: IoT Boosts Safety, Efficiency, Speed – InformationWeek

14. May 2015 · Comments Off on Microgrid helps power largest office building in Kansas · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Black & Veatch has commissioned a new microgrid system that provides power to its world headquarters using a range of renewables and natural gas. The microgrid, which can produce up to 1,300 megawatt hours of power annually — combines natural gas, rooftop solar, geothermal and battery storage.

Source: Microgrid helps power largest office building in Kansas – FierceEnergy