renewgridmagazine.com / en-us Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:00:01 -0400 Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:00:01 -0400 editors@renewgridmagazine.com publisher@renewgridmagazine.com Copyright 2014, All Rights Reserved, Zackin Publications Inc. Baltimore Gas And Electric Says Customers Cashed In On Demand Response Event Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. (BGE) says its customers have seen first-hand the benefits of smart meters with the overwhelming success of the first Energy [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11202 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:07:10 -0400 EIA: U.S. Hydropower Generation Now Routinely Exceeded By Wind, Solar And Other Renewables According to the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA), April marked the eighth consecutive month that the nation's total monthly non-hydro renewable generation exceeded hydropower generation. [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11200 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:07:04 -0400 GRID20/20 And Dominion Voltage Team Up On Grid Optimization GRID20/20 Inc., a distribution transformer monitoring provider, and Dominion Voltage Inc. (DVI), a grid optimization solutions provider, says they have teamed up to bring grid [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11201 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 11:05:47 -0400 SaskPower Ordered To Remove All 105,000 Sensus Smart Meters The Saskatchewan government has ordered SaskPower to remove all of the Sensus smart meters it has installed across the Canadian province. The announcement comes after [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11199 Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:22:35 -0400 EPRI, Utilities, Automakers Partner On Smart Grid Integration With EVs The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), eight automakers and 15 utilities are working to develop and demonstrate an open platform that would integrate plug-in electric [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11195 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:52:55 -0400 Schneider Electric Unveils Intelligent Loop Automation Solution Schneider Electric has launched its Intelligent Loop Automation solution. The company says the solution is composed of a certified set of architectures and configurations to [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11196 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:52:40 -0400 ABB Commissions Replacement HVDC Link In Texas ABB has commissioned a high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link for American Electric Power that replaces the 30-year-old Oklaunion HVDC back-to-back converter station in Texas. The company [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11194 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:02:44 -0400 Sensus Smart Meters Tied To More Overheating Incidents And Fires Story Update: Shortly after this article was posted, the Saskatchewan government announced it was ordering SaskPower to remove all of the Sensus smart meters the [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11198 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 New York Provides Funds For Seven Smart Grid Projects Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, D-N.Y., recently announced that $3.3 million has been awarded to seven research teams to develop smart grid technologies that add resiliency [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11191 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:58 -0400 Elster Introduces New Version Of REXUniversal Meter Elster Solutions has released a new version of its REXUniversal meter that incorporates point-to-point cellular communications technology. According to the company, the version further enhances [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11193 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:33:49 -0400 Austin Energy, ecobee Continue Smart Thermostat Partnership For the second year in a row, Texas-based utility Austin Energy is taking steps to help conserve energy while summer demands are high through its [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11192 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:19:11 -0400 Illinois Smart Grid Education Fund Announces New Grants The Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF) has announced its second cohort of grantees and a new funding opportunity for community partners to help [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11190 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:22:37 -0400 Ontario Grid Operator Announces Energy Storage Projects Ontario's grid operator, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), has announced new energy storage projects meant to help increase grid reliability and efficiency, as well [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11188 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:35:30 -0400 Report Benchmarks U.S. Electric Utility Clean Energy Deployment Many U.S. electric utilities are deploying lower-carbon fuel sources, with state policies a key driver in that performance. So says a new report co-produced by [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11189 Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Smart Grid VC Funding Comes In At $81 Million During The Second Quarter Venture capital (VC) funding into smart grid companies came in at $81 million in 13 deals during the second quarter of this year (Q2'14), according [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11186 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:40:29 -0400 Landis+Gyr Updates Command Center Software For Gridstream System Landis+Gyr has released version 6.2 of its Command Center operating software for the Gridstream advanced metering and grid management system. The company says the latest [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11185 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:19:15 -0400 Waterfall, Schneider Electric Join Forces On Cybersecurity Waterfall Security Solutions and Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management, have entered a partnership to bring what they call "stronger than firewall" cybersecurity technologies [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11184 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 SaskPower Halts Smart Meter Installations Following Fires Canadian utility SaskPower has halted its smart meter rollout as it investigates recent fires associated with the meters. As part of a smart grid project, [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11187 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 Report: U.S. Still Lags Way Behind Other Nations On Energy Efficiency The U.S. is lagging behind most of the world's other major economies regarding energy efficiency, ranking 13th out of 16, according to the latest report [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11183 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:56:47 -0400 Renewables Make Up Over 50% Of New U.S. Power In First Half Of 2014 Renewables provided 55.7% of new installed U.S. electrical generating capacity during the first half of this year (1,965 MW of the 3,529 MW total installed), [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11181 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:19:33 -0400 Black & Veatch Selects Bob Welch To Help Expand Smart Grid Services Bob Welch has joined Black & Veatch as vice president of the operational technologies and analytics practice for the company's management consulting business. Welch will [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11182 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:19:22 -0400 JCP&L Boosts Grid Reliability With $15 Million Substation Expansion Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) has completed a $15 million transmission substation expansion project in Eatontown, N.J., to enhance customer service reliability and help [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11179 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:26:30 -0400 Tantalus Names Dermot O'Leary Chief Operating Officer Tantalus, a smart grid communications and applications company, has announced that it has appointed Dermot O'Leary chief operating officer (COO). At Tantalus, Dermot will be [...] /e107_plugins/content/content.php?content.11180 Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400