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  • Powering Renewable Programs: The Utility Perspective

    When considering how to build out a renewable energy portfolio, there are a lot of factors and many points of view to consider. For purposes of this narrative, we will take the point of view of the electric utility itself. Your electricity providers are quite familiar with the concept of a “smart grid.” According to the Department of Energy (DOE), a smart grid “generally refers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • White Paper: Energy Superhighway Will Be Crucial to Successful Delivery and Management of Energy Services

    Rrecent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway. Over the last decade, with the advent of smart grid technology, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Community Wind Power for Renewable Income

    CONSIDERING its incredible history and environmental benefits, wind power is one of the most underutilized sources of renewable energy. Stretching back as early as 200 BC, communities have been harvesting the wind for power. However, the scale and popularity of wind power is only now starting to reach critical mass as concerns of climate change rise and energy usage continues to soar. While ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Benefits of mobile on the rise for energy and utilities companies

    More and more, here in the Intelex Energy and Utilities team, we’re seeing a strong need for mobile access in all areas of the Energy-Utilities community. Energy is generated and delivered in a variety of ways throughout the world and reaches out far from centralized stations and hubs. Therefore, the need to have mobile access on a residential, commercial and/or corporate level is becoming ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How Green Tariffs Can Benefit Utilities and Consumers

    The challenges facing the electricity sector in the U.S. have been widely discussed in the last year—issues ranging from evolving pollution controls to slow growth in demand. In particular, many utilities see the rise of small-scale, distributed solar power as a threat to their ...

  • Why smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity

    Power companies that take initiative now can position themselves for a bright future in tomorrow’s clean energy economy The growth of distributed energy generation, particularly in the form of solar energy, leaves the aging, monopolistic electric utility system a daunting choice: Come out swinging in defense of the status quo or boldly jump into the cockpit, put on the ...


    By Ensia

  • Your electric meter: A villain or hero?

    Before energy became a hot topic, no one cared about the electric meter.  It was the box on the house we all ignored except the guy from the utility who dodged the barking dogs to take a reading from it once in awhile. It is a sign of our times that this box now inspires enough emotion for people to take to the streets. Protesters gathered outside the California Public Utilities Commission ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Exclusive Interview with Steven Frère, Senior Technology Communications Specialist at Eandis, Belgium

    Exclusive Interview with Steven Frère, Senior Technology Communications Specialist at Eandis, Belgium. We all recognise the value that smart grid and meter data can have, but what new challenges does this abundance of data ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Project profile - Mettawee Community School - arsenic treatment West Pawlet, Vermont

    Background In the summer of 2004, AdEdge Technologies, Inc. was selected by the Mettawee Community School to supply and install an arsenic treatment system for treating water serving the school and facilities. The elementary school site is located on the west side of the state near the New York border. This was the first system utilizing Granular Ferric Oxide (GFO) adsorption technology ...

  • How to grow a solar energy garden

    Getting energy from the sun is a great idea. However, installing solar panels house-by-house is slow, costly and cumbersome, and downright inefficient if the goal is to bring solar to the masses. This problem troubled Paul Spencer after he built his own uber-efficient, custom solar home near Aspen, Colorado in 2004.  The engineer and serial entrepreneur wondered how he could replicate his ...

  • District heating points way forward for energy prepayment revolution

    Ofgem, which has called energy prepayment the option of 'last resort', has announced a price cap for customers until the roll-out of smart meters in 2020. But smart metering is already being widely used in the district heating sector, where it is revolutionising prepayment and reducing energy bills. Customer friendly smart meters are fast making prepayment the first choice option for thousands of ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Exclusive Interview with Andreas Umbach, President & CEO, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland

    Exclusive Interview with Andreas Umbach, President & CEO, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland. Landis+Gyr is Platinum Sponsor of European Utility Week 2013. Smart Grid developments are happening at quite a pace within Europe and the ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Smarter grids, appliances, and consumers

    More and more utilities are beginning to realize that building large power plants just to handle peak daily and seasonal demand is a very costly way of managing an electricity system. Existing electricity grids are typically a patchwork of local grids that are simultaneously inefficient, wasteful, and dysfunctional in that they often are unable, for example, to move electricity surpluses to areas ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Smart Grids – The Governmental Approach

    Scott Blake Harris is the General Council for the US Department of Energy, and has recently spoken out at the NGU US summit (hosted by GDS International).   He was nominated in the position by President Barack Obama in March 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate in May 2009.  He focused his address on the $4 billion investment into smart grids and renewables across ...


    By GDS International

  • Micro-component survey of residential water consumption in Hanoi

    Daily total water consumption per capita has been used as a basic unit for the future planning of water supply for domestic use. However, for innovative water utilization designs that consider various scenarios, including the effects of policy direction and global warming, and more strategic and efficient water use, it is absolutely essential to consider water usage divided by residential ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Is green energy our new plastics industry?

    If The Graduate were written today, Mr. McGuire’s career tip to Benjamin probably would have been “green,” rather than “plastics.” But it’s likely Benjamin would have responded in the same quizzical way: “Just how do you mean that, sir?” It was difficult to envision the vast number of new products, businesses and careers that would emerge from the plastics industry following World War II. The ...


    By Energy Efficiency Markets

  • Project profile - quail ridge prescott, AZ arsenic treatment system

    Background The Quail Ridge Community owns and operates the Quail Ridge Community water system located near Prescott, AZ. The water system is served by two wells that provide drinking water for the community’s residents at a maximum of 160 gallons per minute (gpm) with an approximate arsenic concentration of 13 parts per billion (ppb). After a successful pilot, the site was able to ...

  • Shepherd Neame selects eSight for energy monitoring and targeting at their Faversham brewery

    The Shepherd Neame family have been brewing since 1698 with brewing on site long before. The company’s commercial expertise is enhanced by 21st century production and distribution facilities. In addition, Shepherd Neame has some 370 pubs across the South East. The Requirement At Shepherd Neame, heritage and traditional values go hand-in-hand with state-of-the-art technology ...


    By eSight Energy

  • InfoWorks WS aids Hunter Water’s model aspirations

    Specialist water and wastewater services provider Hunter Water Corporation purchased InfoWorks WS in 2009 to enable advanced real-time modeling of its water networks. Its experience of building complex models from basics has been extremely positive, with the process being made considerably easier than anticipated by the solution’s powerful data import, inferencing and operational tools. ...


    By Innovyze

  • Versatility is the key with the Blue-White hybrid ultra-sonic flowmeter, “sonic-pro”, at the Key West WWTP

    The Florida Keys have long been known for its exotic islands, pristine snorkeling, artistic charm, and a magnificent coral reef. This natural beauty attracts millions of tourists every year. Needless to say, maintaining the quality of the sea water surrounding the keys is essential to the allure and economic viability of the area. The Key West Southernmost Wastewater Treatment Plant was ...


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