Siemens is already a giant in smart grid hardware. Although it has flagship custom software installations, it has been a laggard in cloud-based solutions and other “packaged” offerings. Now it wants to add its name to the list of software titans. via Smart Grid: Siemens jumps on the software bandwagon.
Last month, we explained how C3 Energy, the well-connected Silicon Valley startup, wants to apply its big data aggregation and analytics software to the smart grid, along with a list of its first few utility industry-focused applications. We also covered how the startup, founded by software billionaire Tom Siebel and armed with more than $100 Continue reading →
Whole system modelling and simulation of a V2G enabled power network facilitated through both the integration of a digitally controlled µController based bi-directional charger with embedded GPRS communications and the development of a V2G management/simulation software package. via Vehicle To Grid (V2G) Implementation for Integrated Bi-Directional Chargers | University of Southampton.
Viridity Energy, an up-and-coming demand response provider that’s raised more than $40 million over the last few years, is out with a new software package designed to give building owners more flexibility in how they reduce onsite demand. The web-based software is an upgrade to its existing offering called VPower that monitors equipment, energy management Continue reading →
Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new software tool called the Energy Zones (EZ) Mapping Tool that will help EISPC members identify geographic areas suitable for the development of clean energy resources, which are renewables, natural gas, coal carbon storage and nuclear. Certain forms of energy storage Continue reading →
Clevest has joined the eMeter Alliance Program as an Integrated Meter Data Management Technology and Developer partner. The two companies will collectively develop and sell integrated software solutions to manage smart grid systems for utilities globally. As a member of the eMeter Alliance Program, Clevest will have access to the technology and support needed to Continue reading →
The Smart Data Concentrator Evaluation Module (EVM) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is based on TI’s Sitara AM335x ARM Cortex-A8 processors. The TMDSDC-EVMAM335x EVM includes advanced hardware and software that reduce development time by up to nine months while still supporting connectivity to more than 1,000 smart meters. The EVM expands the functionality of designs Continue reading →
With the North American metering market now in slow growth mode, manufacturers have turned their attention from hardware to software. More specifically, to selling software that wrings more value from their smart meters. Some of that software is “utility facing,” as documented in our distribution automation and analytics channels. And some of it is “customer facing,” Continue reading →
A donation from Overland Park-based FishNet Security will enable researchers in Kansas State University’s Smart Grid Laboratory to study ways to improve electrical systems. FishNet Security, North America’s largest information security provider, will donate, integrate and manage software-defined networking equipment at the university’s Burns & McDonnell Smart Grid Laboratory. As a result of the gift, Continue reading →
FishNet Security, North America’s largest information security provider, announced today it will donate, integrate and manage software-defined networking (SDN) equipment at a new Smart Grid Lab at Kansas State University. The lab will be one of the first such facilities in the world to test the ways that SDN technology can be used to more Continue reading →
Behold the electric sector software supply chain. It includes: The code that comes with the systems you procure: IT, OT, mobile, Smart Meters, etc. The code that your developers buy or borrow and use as part of their software development lifecycle (SDLC) via The Smart Grid Security Blog: DoD Software Assurance for Electric Sector Security?.
We all expect great value from modernizing the grid. Yet the same functionality that lets us remotely manage assets also makes those assets ever more vulnerable to cyber attack. The old concepts of cyber protection—piling up bigger and thicker walls of hardware and software seeking 100% deterrence—have proven ineffective against attacks by legions of trained Continue reading →
Historically, utilities have been slow to adopt enterprise-level field technician software. There are many reasons for this, but it is largely because the available applications did not fully meet utility needs. The complexity of utility fieldwork-a combination of maintenance, replacement, installation, scheduled appointments and emergencies-has exceeded most software applications’ capacity. The need for productivity-increasing software Continue reading →
GridPoint, Inc., an established leader in smart energy solutions, today announced its SaaS-based network management platform, GridPoint Energy Manager, has been enhanced to include industry tailored software algorithms for retail, restaurant, grocery, pharmacy, and convenience store market sectors. Each solution includes a mix of hardware, software, and services, designed to maximize energy and operational savings Continue reading →
Technology from Christchurch-based smart energy software company Cortexo is influencing how Meridian customers use their energy. The Smart Energy Portal was introduced in June, which expanded on the Energy Report launched last year. Consumers already demonstrated their desire for more information when they far exceeded Meridians uptake expectations of the Daily Email Report, so the Continue reading →
Wired Magazine and blogger KrebsOnSecurity claim Telvent’s network was breached this month. The attackers installed malicious software and also accessed project files for Telvent’s OASyS SCADA system. One of the ways the infamous Stuxnet virus spread was to infect project files in a similar system made by Siemens. via Smart Grid: Think a cyber-attack can’t Continue reading →
The challenges of creating a working smart grid will continue to evolve, making the adaptability of the state’s utilities a top priority in the coming years, according to Doug Kim, the director of advanced technology for Southern California Edison. A speaker at General Electric Energy’s Annual Americas Smart Grid Software Summit held Tuesday morning at Continue reading →
Electric vehicle charging software and hardware specialist POD Point (http://www.pod-point.com) has announced its expansion into Scandinavian territories through a series of strategic partnerships with energy and electricity supply companies and automotive manufacturers. Partnerships with utility company Nord-Trøndelag Elektrisitetsverk AS (NTE), electrical supply company Proxll AS, and Nissan dealerships across the Nordic countries, mean POD Point is now Continue reading →
Leading cellular smart grid software organisation, Grid Net, have announced that they are extending their software platform, and have added a range of new features that support 3G public cellular smart grid deployments. Available immediately, the Grid Net Platform, v2.7, adds performance and features to utilities and telecom carriers. The Grid Net platform is a Continue reading →