You may be fascinated by thermostats that seem to intuit your favorite temperature or front doors that automatically lock and unlock themselves but hesitated to buy them because you fear the potential cost. But smart-home technology doesn’t have to break the bank. There are several home upgrades that you can make yourself. Here are a few
The IoT is growing at an incredible rate, and although the predictions currently coming out are probably a bit optimistic, the growth of the industry is undeniable. Tech leader Ericsson this week announced a series of innovations designed to help folks move ahead with adoption of IoT solutions.Even though cellular networks already cover 90 percent of the globe’s populated areas, a number of roadblocks to mass-market adoption of IoT still exist, as far as Ericsson can tell. The company is addressing these challenges with a new suite of software upgrades and ecosystem advances, which according to a release will accelerate the uptake of IoT.
Nest Labs unveiled its revamped product lineup at a Wednesday press event in San Francisco, complete with a new (and previously leaked) home security camera called the Nest Cam, a home insurance deal on offer for its improved Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector, and software upgrades for its flagship smart thermostat product.
Focused on interoperability as an enabler for the future, this eBrief illustrates how utilities can leverage flexible technology platforms as the foundation for their system upgrades. From assessing current systems, to selecting software that emphasizes open protocols, eBrief #1 in the series helps utilities create a future-friendly foundation for their initiatives.
Hundreds of thousands of businesses and residents throughout Illinois have benefitted from increased power system reliability in recent years, which ComEd credits to the expansion of the smart grid and infrastructure upgrades, including storm response enhancements.Chicago skyline. Credit: A McMurray/Wikimedia CommonsAlthough 2013 was the best year in the company’s history, based on performance and number of customer interruptions, 2014 comes in a close second, according to the utility.
Astonishing figures show that the total cost of renewable energy infrastructure in Europe to the end of 2012 came to over €600 billion, excluding additional fees for grid connections and upgrades.
And this enormous sum is one and a half times the cost of twice bailing out the Greek economy, which came to €320 billion and the Irish economy with a €70 billion loan, the Irish Energy Blog has calculated.
Whether you have just recently moved into a new home or if you have been considering upgrades for safety and for property value purposes, consider the option of home automation. There are a few reasons to consider home automation regardless of the size of your home, how much you travel as well as where you are located.
Duke Energy Indiana has filed a plan with Indiana state utility regulators to modernize its electric grid, which provides power to more than 800,000 homes and businesses in the state.
The seven-year, $1.9 billion plan uses a combination of advanced technology and infrastructure upgrades to improve service to its customers and provide them with better information about their energy use.
Innovative utilities, such as Orlando Utilities Commission, Rappahannock Electric Cooperative and We Energies, have just completed upgrades of or deployed Oracle solutions to enhance customer service and improve operational efficiency.
PSE&G cleared to spend $1.2 billion, must wait until upgrades are in place before it can recoup the money
The state’s efforts to harden the power grid in the wake of Hurricane Sandy took a big step forward yesterday with a settlement that would allow Public Service Electric & Gas to spend up to $1.2 billion to prevent widespread outages in future storms.