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

15. June 2016 · Comments Off on Smart grid key to a clean energy future for everyone · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

More information so you can control and stabilize your electric bills. Faster restoration of power outages. More cost-efficient production and delivery of electricity to our homes, schools and businesses. More renewable energy. This is what Maui Electric Co. is proposing through our smart grid project that will upgrade and further modernize the existing electrical systems on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.To help address the misleading May 10 Viewpoint, a smart grid computerizes the electrical system through a protected, private wireless communication network – not the open internet – and safe smart meters.

Source: Smart grid key to a clean energy future for everyone – Mauinews.com | News, Sports, Jobs, Visitor”s Information – The Maui News

08. May 2016 · Comments Off on Wireless already playing key roles as the smart grid market matures · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The smart grid promises to help create a more efficient, cleaner world with more agile networks that suffer fewer power outages and shorter restoration times. And mobile will play an increasingly larger role, from providing basic cellular connectivity to proprietary networks designed specifically for the IoT to wireless sensors that can glean staggering amounts of data.

Source: Wireless already playing key roles as the smart grid market matures – FierceWireless

12. August 2015 · Comments Off on Modernizing New York’s Energy Infrastructure · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Policymakers across the country are wrestling with the economic impact of aging energy infrastructure. America’s energy grid lags behind other developed nations, and according to the U.S. Department of Energy, “power quality issues are estimated to cost American business more than $100 billion on average every year.”In New York, the state’s electric grid is in dire need of repair. Estimates are that it will take $30 billion over the next ten years to maintain the state’s existing electric system – and that’s just to cover currently projected energy demands. If we don’t invest in much-needed capital improvements, blackouts and power outages will occur with increasing frequency.

Source: Modernizing New York’s Energy Infrastructure | Intelligent Utility

09. August 2015 · Comments Off on Ahead of the game: Ameren grid getting smarter · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Ameren Illinois is working to keep up with a three-year-old grid modernization act in the state. The utility said their customers have been experiencing fewer and shorter power outages due to the upgrades — and saving customers $48 million each year.

Source: Ahead of the game: Ameren grid getting smarter – SmartGridNews