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  • 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

  • GridBright to Leverage ARPA-E GRID DATA Repository to Support Integration of Solar

    GridBright, Inc. recently announced that it is part of three of the thirteen projects selected for award negotiations by the DOE SunShot Initiative ENERGISE; a $30M program to support integration of solar energy into the nation's electric grid, while diversifying the nation's electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid. The three projects represent ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Utilidata and National Grid Announce Reforming the Energy Vision Project

    Utilidata announce a partnership in Clifton Park, NY with National Grid intended to deliver energy savings to electric customers in the town as part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demand Reduction Demonstration Project. National Grid will install Utilidata's Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) technology - AdaptiVolt - on the electric system in Clifton Park, enabling the utility to capture ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Tacoma Public Utilities Adopts OSI Technology for an Advanced Energy Management System

    Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by Tacoma Public Utilities (mytpu.org) to supply a state-of-the-art Energy Management System (EMS) based on OSI's monarch (Multi-platform Open Network ARCHitecture) platform. This will replace Tacoma's legacy ABB system. A publicly owned utility, Tacoma Power provides electricity to Tacoma, Washington and the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • European Commission: Europe's Energy Transition Is Well Underway

    The Second Report on the State of the Energy Union shows that the modernization of the European Union economy and the transition to a low-carbon era are happening. In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, energy efficiency and renewable energy, Europe is on track to reach its 2020 targets. To further drive this process, the Commission recently (2/1) announced a new Energy Union tour. In line with ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NYISO Charts Course for an Integrated Grid Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap Released

    Continuing its work at the forefront of market design and commitment to making the electric grid smarter, greener and more efficient, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) recently (2/2) released its Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap. With Distributed Energy Resources (DER) poised to transform New York's wholesale electric system, the Roadmap offers routes to a future where consumers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SMUD Announces New Energy Management Solutions Program

    SMUD announced that it has launched a new Energy Management Solutions (EMS) pilot program customized for its small and mid-sized commercial customers. The new program is designed to provide customers with automated management of energy consumption and visibility into facility and equipment health through cloud-based tools and a mobile application. This technology enables improved control of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces up to $30 Million for Projects to Integrate Solar into the Nation's Electric Grid

    Recently (1/31), the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Initiative announced up to $30 million in new projects to support the integration of solar energy into the nation's electric grid, while diversifying the nation's electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid. SunShot will fund 13 projects with a total of up to $30 million to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Technology for significant chiller energy savings

    In the average building, chillers account for between 35 and 50 percent of energy expenditures. Even minor adjustments in chiller efficiency can significantly lower the overall overhead of your business. Chiller efficiency and its relationship to the Internet of Things will be on everyone’s mind this weekend at the AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, ...

  • New VN2000 Hot Tap and Compact Insertion Vortex Flow Meter Stands Up To Harsh Application Environments

    Badger Meter, exhibiting at AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, Nev., today announced the introduction of two new vortex flow meters: VN2000 Hot Tap and VN2000 Compact insertion vortex flow meters. VN2000 vortex meters offer a durable and reliable solution for measuring the volumetric or mass flow rate of steam, gas or liquids over a large flow range. Its versatile design is capable of measuring water as ...


    By Badger Meter, Inc.

  • Spanish DSO Selects Advanticsys Monitoring Solutions for District Heating and Cooling Project

    Advanticsys extends its projects portfolio with an automated meter reading project in one of the largest District Heating/Cooling networks in the south of Europe, operated by Spanish company Sampol. In particular, this project, located in Palma (Majorca – Spain) provides heating and cooling to the Balearic Islands University (UIB) and the Balearic Islands Innovation Park ...

  • 10 Smart Energy Startups Worth Watching in 2017

    “Tomorrow’s energy is decentralised, decarbonised and digital,” says Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Director Freerk Bisschop. As an energy professional, staying updated with the latest industry trends also means keeping an eye on the up-and-coming energy innovators. ...


    By DEXMA

  • 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

  • EU Energy Transition: New Roadmap for R&I in Smart Networks

    The European Technology and Innovation Platform Smart Networks for Energy Transition (ETIP SNET) recently released its new ten-year Research & Innovation (R&I) Roadmap, 2017-26. The Roadmap provides a system view to the entire energy transition by addressing a scope larger than smart electricity grids: It also encompasses interactions with the gas and heat networks and focuses on ...


    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

  • Report Examines How DER Is Changing the Energy Landscape

    Editor's Note: The following is reprinted with permission from Navigant Research's recently published report, DER Management Technologies.  The fast growth of distributed energy resources (DER) is one of the most disruptive forces that has affected the power utility industry to date -- ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Eltek to provide solar energy for hospitals in Zimbabwe under UNDP programme

    Having fully operational hospitals is vital to any society, and in rural Zimbabwe access to electrical power is a challenge to providing health services to the population. With the help of green energy from Eltek, this is about to change. Eltek will, in cooperation with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), deliver complete photo voltaic solar solutions for 104 hospitals in Zimbabwe. ...


    By Eltek AS

  • Tesla energy storage helps couple use almost all of the energy they generate from solar

    A Devon couple have reduced the amount of electricity they buy from their energy company by 86%, after receiving Devon’s first Tesla Powerwall energy storage device to compliment their solar panels. Devon’s first Tesla Powerwall, installed in Torquay by SunGift Energy Mike and Jan Lister, who live in Torquay, were looking to reduce their reliance on the national grid and were among ...


    By SunGift Solar Ltd

  • 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

  • EIA`s Annual Energy Outlook 2017 projects the United States as a net energy exporter in most cases

    Annual Energy Outlook 2017 (AEO2017), released today by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), presents updated projections for U.S. energy markets through 2050 based on eight cases (Reference, Low and High Economic Growth, Low and High Oil Price, Low and High Oil and Gas Resource and Technology, No Clean Power Plan implementation). This is the first time that EIA is publishing ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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