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  • Report from North America`s Electricity System Operators Examines Impact of Emerging Technologies

    A report from an affiliation of independent electric grid operators concludes that the future of the North American power grid depends on effectively adding renewables to the grid, the accuracy and availability of data from "behind-the-meter" resources and coordinating these distributed energy resources at the grid operator level to preserve reliability. The report, "Emerging Technologies: How ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ProMinent at the HANNOVER MESSE 2017

    From 24 to 28 April once again the HANNOVER MESSE is the linchpin for seven leading trade fairs – Industrial Automation, Motion, Drive & Automation, digital Factory, Energy ComVac, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. ProMinent will be attending and presenting a new metering system and hydraulic and peristaltic pumps at the PUMP PLAZA in hall 15 on stand G43. On the PUMP ...

  • Vectren Announces $500 Million Plan For Energy Grid Modernization

    Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren) announced on Feb. 22 a robust electric infrastructure improvement strategy the company intends to undertake over the next seven years to modernize its electric grid that delivers power to more than 144,000 southwestern Indiana homes and businesses.  The electric system improvements include upgrades to portions of Vectren's network of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Electricity Meters: Europe Emerges as Key Regional Market

    Regulation-fueled rollouts of smart electricity meters are driven by the potential to reduce non-technical losses for electricity utilities, improve billing accuracy, and effectively integrate renewable energy with smart meters. With these rollouts, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are emerging as key regional smart electricity meter markets ahead of North America, while Asia-Pacific ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ProMinent at the HANNOVER MESSE 2017

    From 24 to 28 April once again the HANNOVER MESSE is the linchpin for seven leading trade fairs – Industrial Automation, Motion, Drive & Automation, digital Factory, Energy ComVac, Industrial Supply and Research & Technology. ProMinent will be attending and presenting a new metering system and hydraulic and peristaltic pumps at the PUMP PLAZA in hall 15 on stand G43. On the PUMP ...

  • Western lawmakers vow to increase state renewable energy portfolios

    With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and limit greenhouse gas emissions. With President Donald Trump vows to revitalize America’s fossil fuel industry, Western lawmakers are making good on promises to increase their reliance on renewable energy and ...

  • New Zealand can play leading role in smart energy systems, says new IEA report

    New Zealand has long been a global leader in developing effective energy markets, renewable energy and establishing robust policies for electricity security, linked to its unique natural resource base and geography. Over the past decade, New Zealand's growing energy needs have outpaced improvements in energy efficiency, mainly because of the country's expanding economy and growing ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Landis+Gyr`s Smart Meters to Power Ambitious Project in Spain

    Spanish energy company Iberdrola has signed an order for the supply of more than 700,000 smart meters from Landis+Gyr, which was also chosen to provide a total of 1.5 million devices over the past six years. The newly ordered smart meters are of the latest generation and will be installed within the scope of the final phase of the STAR mass rollout, starting in 2017. By December 2018, IBERDROLA ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Richard Smith joins Inprova Energy as Director of Business Strategy

    Former Mitie director Richard Smith has been appointed Director of Business Strategy at independent energy consultancy Inprova Energy.   He joins Inprova from Mitie Technical Facilities Management, where he was Energy and Controls Director, responsible for driving energy management across the FM sector. Previously, he was Head of Multi-Site Development at Dalkia Technical ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • ComEd Launches New Anonymous Energy Data Product

    The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has given the green light to a proposal by ComEd that allows companies and researchers access to anonymous energy usage data in order to enable the development of new products and services that will add value to Illinois energy consumers. ComEd is one of the first utilities to offer such a program, which has the potential to spur new offerings from smart ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Greensmith Energy Software Selected by Oncor to Enhance Existing Microgrid

    Greensmith Energy recently announced that Oncor Electric Delivery has selected Greensmith as the software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas, Texas. Oncor's advanced microgrid consists of: a carport PV array, ground mount PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit. The software upgrade and installation is considered a milestone for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) recently announced that they were awarded a $3.24 million grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the use of advanced energy storage technologies to integrate high penetrations of solar energy into the electric grid in Texas. The project is a collaboration among leading-edge companies in the energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • American Electric Power Ohio`s Plan To Expand Advanced Energy Delivery System Approved

    AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, received approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to implement its gridSMART Phase 2 Plan. The plan includes the installation of 894,000 smart meters in 31 communities throughout Ohio over the next four years. In addition to smart meters, AEP Ohio will expand the use of automated equipment on its distribution system to reduce restoration ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Frost & Sullivan: Asia Pacific To Assume Global Leadership For Clean Energy In 2017, Even Though High Growth In Smart Energy Will Remain Elusive

    Despite the global uncertainty brought about by recent events such as Brexit and policy direction of the incoming Trump administration, the outlook for energy and environment markets in 2017 is largely viewed to be balanced with a slight positive inclination. This follows a period of downward revisions to the economic growth forecasts and volatility in financial and commodities markets globally, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Home of Tomorrow Demonstrates Energy Efficiency

    Recent EnerGuide testing has shown the Home of Tomorrow, one of two homes that make up the Wilden Living Lab project, to be 52 per cent more energy efficient than a standard home constructed to today's building code. The pioneering initiative is collaborative three-year learning and research project by University of British Columbia Okanagan, Wilden developer Blenk Development Corp., AuthenTech ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Seminar shows how to make district heating pay for both operators and residents

    How local authorities and housing associations can achieve financial viability for district heating schemes, while ensuring fair pricing for residents, will be addressed at a free breakfast seminar in central London on Wednesday 25 January. The seminar is being hosted by Switch2 Energy, Winckworth Sherwood and The Carbon Trust, who will discuss software tools, cost modelling, metering options and ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Switch2 Energy achieves triple for international management standards

    These international standards have been integrated with the company's existing ISO 9001:2015 quality management system to mark a triple achievement. The company was supported through the process by FPA Consulting, and LRQA, which recommended Switch2 for the double certification following a five-day audit process. Kirsty Lambert, Managing Director, Switch2, said: ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • UD kicks off 2017 with move into water market

    UD Group has marked its entry into the water utilities market with the announcement of a landmark deal with Water Plus, the UK’s largest business water retailer. Water Plus was founded in 2016 as the result of a merger between United Utilities and Severn Trent’s B2B divisions. Water Plus will provide a variety of services including billing, meter reading, account management, water ...

  • Archimedes screws largest in diameter

    At the quayside of Landustrie Sneek BV two large hydropower screw turbines, with a total weight of 64 tons, were boarded. Both Archimedes screws head for North Yorkshire, England. With a diameter of 4.5 meters, these are the largest screws manufactured by Landustrie so far and therefore too large for regular transport by road. On location in England the hydropower screws are installed in an ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • Ormat Enters the Growing Energy Storage and Demand Response Markets by Acquiring the Business of Viridity Energy

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (“Ormat”) (NYSE: ORA) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the business and assets of Viridity Energy, Inc. (“Viridity”), a privately held Philadelphia-based company with nearly a decade of expertise and leadership in demand response, energy management and storage. The acquisition, which is ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

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