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
At a time when more than 50 percent of consumers have never heard the terms 'smart grid' or 'smart meter,' the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has designed an infographic illustrating "the smart grid journey as the next modern human innovation in technology." Feature
Apathy is possibly the biggest and best-known barrier to any broad-scale energy behavior change. With utility costs relatively low, it comes as no surprise that energy efficiency ranks near the bottom of most people's priorities. What techniques, if any, can make it easier to alter long-standing consumption habits? 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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IEEE Smart Village is a donor-led program with the goal to deliver basic electrical and educational services to more than 50 million people by 2025 -- currently serving more than 55,000 people through local partners in Cameroon, Haiti, India, Kenya, Nigeria and South Sudan.
The increasing adoption of electric vehicles (EV) by U.S. consumers has the potential to reduce energy costs, lower emissions and increase energy security, but it also presents challenges for the nation's existing infrastructure -- and utilities.
Southern California Edison (SCE) is investing in grid batteries -- again -- but this time they are looking to break new ground.
In recent months, there have been a few utilities in a few states who are questioning net metering -- and Massachusetts is one of them. Utilities just lost the battle in the state -- without much say over the final decision.
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Many states require the use of water-efficient plumbing products – including WaterSense products meeting EPA criteria-- in all new construction and renovation. The following water-saving examples, says Plumbing Manufacturers International (PMI), can be duplicated thousands of times over to save water at the rate needed to achieve water use reduction goals in states like California.
An amendment to HR 1734, Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015, introduced by Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, would have added bipartisan requirements similar to those adopted by the state of North Carolina, had it not been shot down in a party line vote of 192 to 230.