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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At its annual Power & Energy Society event in Denver this week, IEEE announced the recipients of its Society-Level Awards, which recognize and credit important technical, educational and service contributions by the global power and energy community.
Air pollution is a challenge everywhere and while, in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency is targeting power plants with its Clean Power Plan, other countries like China are capitalizing on the growing popularity of electric buses.
Although study after study has said smart meter integration will have no major effect on the grid, a new study found that widespread deployment will cause chaos on the electric grid. So, what is different this time?
New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) is on track -- Track Two, that is. Track Two includes a new whitepaper on ratemaking and utility business models by the New York Public Service Commission (PSC).
California is continuing its efforts to create a smart charging infrastructure, and the California Energy Commission (CEC) has money to spend.
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