Think for a moment about a grid of a different kind: our system of roads and highways. Every day across the country, huge gasoline tankers deliver fuel to tanks beneath convenience stores and gas stations. Most of that fuel -- 375 million gallons every day -- is for personal transportation. To supply this demand, thousands of huge gasoline tanker trucks travel on a transportation grid that has grown incrementally over time to handle not only this traffic, but all other motor vehicle needs. Feature
And now, the moment you've been waiting for…From reader nominations, Smart Grid News has narrowed its 2015 Smart Grid Companies to Watch winners to 15. Congratulations to everyone who was nominated. Special Report
Tesla's home energy storage battery announcement made big waves in the industry, leading the company to sell nearly 40,000 units in the first week. But what does an inexpensive home storage system mean for the grid -- and how will it affect utilities? Feature
There are a number of cities working toward smart technology, but many are undertaking smart projects -- rather than a goal toward truly smart cities.In Charlotte, they understood that technology could lead to energy savings and launched a city-wide smart grid initiative to bring innovation to the city -- while creating efficiency. Feature
IT/OT convergence delivers high degrees of grid automation, sensing and visibility; achieves greater control of distributed generation; and provides better support of regulatory compliance. Those are just a few points touched on by an expert panel of speakers during yesterday's Fierce Live! Webinar, "The IT/OT Integration Imperative," sponsored by ABB.
ComEd is already losing an estimated $168 million in smart grid funding as a result of the $100 million annual reduction in funding by the Illinois Commerce Commission beginning in 2014. Now, the utility faces a class action lawsuit and a $182 million penalty for delays and costs associated with its smart meter rollout.
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The priorities of energy leaders have shifted significantly in the last year. This is the implication of the second annual Utility of the Future Pulse Survey by DNV GL.
New York has been working to assure their place in the future of energy and smart technology, but they want to make sure they know where they are headed. The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) will be conducting a study on the potential of solar power resources on the grid of the future -- more specifically, in the next 15 years.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has continued to utilize their microgrid in the Borrego Springs community and, in May, had to use it to power the entire community during a planned grid outage. According to SDG&E, it is believed to be the first time in the country that a community has been fully powered by a microgrid system.
Florida Power & Light (FPL) joined S&C Electric Company at the opening of a new $3 million facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. The facility will be producing smart grid devices, in part that will be used for FPL customers.
APS understood the essential need to increase the capacity to bring electricity into Yuma County even more than 10 years ago, and the HANG2 line meets this need. APS continues to look forward and plan for the future even today.
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Using wood pellets made from hardwood trees cut down in eastern North Carolina and Virginia forests will produce two and a half times more carbon pollution than continuing to burn coal for 40 years and more than three times coal's carbon over 100 years. That is according to a new analysis by carbon lifecycle modeling experts Spatial Informatics Group.
A group of 44 organizations, including sustainable energy and environmental advocates, solar developers, public health organizations, and community groups, have proposed the Next Generation Solar Policy Framework for Massachusetts, which they say would put the state on a path to a self-sustaining solar industry that can help the state meet its energy and environmental goals.