19. June 2017 · Comments Off on Honeywell providing three utilities with smart grid services · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Honeywell will provide three power providers in the United States with managed smart grid services that offer a simpler way to manage technical smart grid networks, and enable improved electricity service and reliability for their customers. The Honeywell subscription services offer an alternative for smaller utilities, which typically have fewer IT resources, that choose not to own and manage their own advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) software. Managing AMI software is a resource-intensive task that many smaller utilities often struggle to accommodate.

Source: Honeywell providing three utilities with smart grid services – Electric Light & Power

29. June 2016 · Comments Off on Record Enrollment in ComEd’s Smart Meter-Enabled Savings Program · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

When it gets hot this summer, nearly 160,000 ComEd customers enrolled in Peak Time Savings Program can power down to save cash

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The beginning of June marks the start of summer savings for ComEd customers who signed up for the smart meter-enabled Peak Time Savings program. This year nearly 160,000 ComEd customers are taking advantage of Peak Time Savings – record enrollment since the program began in 2014 – and from June 1 through September 30, program participants who voluntarily reduce energy usage during the Peak Time Savings hours will earn credits that appear in the form of dollars off on their next electric bill.

During the summer of 2016, ComEd will announce Peak Time Savings Hours on days when electricity is most in demand. Peak Time Savings Hours will typically occur for a few hours between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. on three to five days during the summer. There is no penalty for not participating and customers can still participate in future Peak Time Savings Hours.

More than 52,000 customers saved $385,000 in just a few short hours last summer by reducing their electricity usage during high electric demand periods. ComEd is the first utility in the Midwest to offer this program to customers whose homes have been fitted with a smart meter.

“The Peak Time Savings program is another way our smart meter technology is bringing value to our customers,” said Val Jensen, senior vice president of Customer Operations, ComEd. “Smart meters are at the heart of what we believe will become the electricity network of the future and we will continue to use smart grid technology as a platform to explore innovative solutions to provide customers with reliable electric service and more options on managing their electricity use and costs.”

Source: Record Enrollment in ComEd’s Smart Meter-Enabled Savings Program | Business Wire

29. June 2016 · Comments Off on National Grid adopts IoT-centric approach to energy management · Categories: Blog, News · Tags: ,

National Grid is launching its ConnectedSolutions platform, allowing customers to connect and manage their smart thermostats and other home devices to improve energy savings and comfort while allowing National Grid to alleviate peak load demand.

The energy platform will allow customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island to conveniently reduce energy use in the summer, when energy demand is high, reducing energy use during periods of peak demand (reducing regional energy costs), protecting the environment by lowering emissions, and supporting state and local energy initiatives.

Source: National Grid adopts IoT-centric approach to energy management – SmartGridNews

22. June 2016 · Comments Off on Energy Providers of Southern California Launch Conservation Initiative · Categories: Blog, News · Tags: , ,

Unveiled last week by the joint coalition of Southern California utilities and CA Public Utilities Commission, the Conserve Energy SoCal initiative seeks to help southern California residents conserve energy, save money, and reduce the risk of shortages of natural gas and electricity.

In addition to educating consumers on energy conservation, participants will also receive alerts on social media and through a mobile application during peak periods. The post below went out on Monday as temperatures in the region soared.

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09. June 2016 · Comments Off on Duke Energy Microgrid Tests Game-Changing Communications System · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A Duke Energy microgrid test bed is striving to crack one of the biggest challenges facing utilities today: the need to seamlessly integrate distributed resources and allow for real-time communication between the resources and utilities. In North Carolina’s Gaston County, at the Mount Holly test bed, Duke is experimenting with ‘Open Field Message Bus Technology,’ a standards-based system that could reduce the complexity and costs of integrating distributed resources. This could be a game changer for the ind

Source: Duke Energy Microgrid Tests Game-Changing Communications System