17. January 2016 · Comments Off on DHS calls on Silicon Valley to help secure the IoT · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Department of Homeland Security wants Silicon Valley’s help defending the nation from cyber threats and issued the first call for help: securing the Internet of Things.Using the more flexible Other Transaction Solicitation funding method, DHS released the first request for proposals in its Silicon Valley Office Innovation Program asking vendors to chime in on new ideas to secure the ever-expanding list of devices and appliances connected to the Internet and the critical systems they’re being connected to.

Source: DHS calls on Silicon Valley to help secure the IoT

04. December 2015 · Comments Off on IoT Meets 40,000 Streetlights · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

What would you build if you could get access to 40,000 streetlights? The City of San Jose is about to find out. Initial proposals are due November 30 for upgrading with LEDs streetlights in this northern California city of 1.1 million residents. It sounds like a dream project for the Internet of Things, especially given its location in the heart of Silicon Valley. Indeed on August 26, 40 representatives of lighting, telecommunications, technology, energy and other companies attended an initial conference on the city’s request for proposals issued August 3. But there’s a catch: You have to create your own return-on-investment for the project.

Source: IoT Meets 40,000 Streetlights | EE Times

24. December 2014 · Comments Off on PG&E Tests Battery Storage · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Continuing to lead the transition from fossil fuels to renewables, California in October 2013 enacted AB2514, legislation that requires the state’s investor-owned utilities to acquire 1.325 gigawatts of energy storage capacity by 2020.

Earlier this month, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison issued their first request for proposals for energy storage assets that will help meet projected long-term local capacity requirements.

via PG&E Tests Battery Storage.

25. June 2014 · Comments Off on Department of Energy Smart Grid Innovation Search · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Greentech Media’s Grid Edge Live 2014 conference is just around the corner, and that means we’re on the lookout for news on the distributed, intelligent energy integration front. Here’s a new Department of Energy project that fits the bill, right down to the acronym — and winning proposals will have a crack at the world’s most advanced real-world grid testing facility to prove their approach.

DOE’s Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation, or INTEGRATE, proposal is targeting more than $6.5 million in matching grants. Would-be partners have until next week to submit proposals that lay out the feasibility and cost of delivering their solution to the renewable-grid integration puzzle.

via Department of Energy Smart Grid Innovation Search | The Energy Collective.

28. April 2014 · Comments Off on A battle is looming over renewable energy, and fossil fuel interests are losing · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In state capitals across the country, legislators are debating proposals to roll back environmental rules, prodded by industry and advocacy groups eager to curtail regulations aimed at curbing greenhouse gases.

The measures, which have been introduced in about 18 states, lie at the heart of an effort to expand to the state level the battle over fossil fuel and renewable energy. The new rules would trim or abolish climate mandates — including those that require utilities to use solar and wind energy, as well as proposed Environmental Protection Agency rules that would reduce carbon emissions from power plants.

via A battle is looming over renewable energy, and fossil fuel interests are losing – The Washington Post.