The Smart Grid Interoperability Panel's (SGIP) Open Field Message Bus (OpenFMB) fosters innovative services and products. Fundamental to enabling innovation is the ability of OpenFMB nodes to host applications that support grid functions. Through scalable peer node to peer node publish-subscribe architecture, OpenFMB applications interact with each other and with adapters to existing end devices." Feature
Technology will be the key to energy savings in the future, and the United States government may be the one creating the most innovation. Feature
Small, distributed solar PV systems, along with other types of modular distributed energy systems, are opening new possibilities for homeowners to manage their energy use and sell excess energy, distributed on-site, back onto the grid. Several related but distinct developments are hastening the fragmentation of centralized power grids. Feature
As IEEE 802.11 (the standard Wi-Fi is built on) celebrates its 25th anniversary, Smart Grid News caught up with Tim Godfrey, chair of the IEEE 802.24 Technical Advisory Group, who began working with the IEEE 802.11 standard in 1994. 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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Out of 535 nominees Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), a unit of Exelon and the largest utility in Illinois, has been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists in the running for the 14th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.
SolarCity, who is known for disrupting the century-old energy industry by providing renewable electricity directly to homeowners, businesses and government organizations for less than they spend on utility bills, is at it again.
Solar paired with storage is currently a small fraction of the residential photovoltaic (PV) market, but the combination is becoming more common as battery costs come down.
Technavio is predicting that the global remote microgrid market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 13 percent from 2015 to 2019, thanks, in large part, to the Clintons and Bill Gates.
Citigroup is the latest bank to join the move away from coal, cutting its lending to the global coal mining industry.
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Despite declining production at a key gas field in the Netherlands, natural gas prices in Europe remain at lowest level in six years. The Netherlands, the largest natural gas producer in the European Union, supplied 14 percent of the European Union's natural gas in 2014.
Solar power's growth curve in Germany is falling so fast the German government said it would suspend further reductions in the solar feed-in tariff.