Consumer electronics industry preparing for the dawn of IoT

With consumers continuing to connect more devices to their home networks, reducing the energy footprint of Internet equipment is a priority.

Sharing the road: SCE opens the lanes for customer power flows

SCE says its Distribution Resources Plan (DRP) is "the next step in a proceeding the commission initiated last August to move toward full integration of Distributed Energy Resources (such as rooftop solar, storage, electric vehicle charging, energy efficiency and demand response) in operations, investment and distribution system planning."

Mirror, mirror: Success breeds smart offerings for National Grid customers

National Grid is becoming the smart grid leader in New York, and is proposing another smart grid project as a part of New York's ongoing Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) initiative. Even though the project is a pilot, it will be launched for 15,000 customers -- installing technology such as smart appliances and thermostats in both homes and businesses.

Oblivious in the UK? Nearly 100 percent do not notice smart cities growing around them

Smart cities are popping up across the world, but many people still consider them a thing of the future. Even though the UK has taken a lead in developing smart cities, a new study found that very few people in the UK are actually aware of those initiatives.

Double whammy: Georgia hits EVs with dual blow

Electric vehicle (EV) owners in Georgia lost their tax rebates this week as the state's new budget went into effect. The $5,000 tax credit for EV owners will be removed, as well as adding a $200 fee for EVs. The state expects the new measure to generate $830 million to $850 million each year for Georgia.


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These increases, the first since Hawaii Water Service Company acquired the West Hawaii Sewer and Kona Water systems in 2008, will allow the company to recover costs and for infrastructure improvements made to the water and wastewater systems.


CAWCD Deputy General Manager Thomas McCann for CAWCD, which operates the CAP, described the agreement as, "a critical first step toward improving the reliability of the transmission system that delivers energy to CAP pumps so that water can continue to flow uphill from the Colorado River into central Arizona."