On the heels of President Obama's final State of the Union (SOTU) address, industry organizations are airing their opinions, both good and bad, on what the President had to say. From the pain at the plug to the pain at the pump, the following organizations sound off on everything from oil and gas to clean energy and climate change. Feature
With more than 51 million smart meters installed throughout the United States, and millions more planned in the coming years, 2016 is set to be a banner year for the smart grid. As consumers transition from hearing about next generation technologies to actually having innovative devices in their homes, power providers are in a prime position to help customers actualize a variety of smart grid benefits. As 2016 will undoubtedly see a record setting number of electric vehicles plugged into the grid, demand response events called, distributed sources of energy brought into service, and home devices connected to the web, the industry as a whole must work together to assist consumers in continuing to adopt these new technologies. Banner year
Customers communicate through a number of channels today: web, chat, phone, email, text -- each of which need to support a positive experience. Zendesk recently reported that 82 percent of customers stopped doing business with a company because of bad customer service. Feature
The clock is ticking and time is running down for the opportunity to nominate a rising star of smart grid.Smart Grid News is proud to announce its annual Companies to Watch (C2W).
Take a look at last year's winners, and don't be left out. The deadline for nominations is this Friday, January 29. Submit your email nomination -- and be sure to follow the rules (or risk disqualification). nominate
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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As part of a continued push to encourage energy innovation and commercialization, the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Technology Transitions (OTT) has issued its first solicitation for proposals that help bring cutting-edge energy technologies to market.
New energy technologies in the United States made further critical advances and locked in long-term gains in 2015, according to a new study from Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE)
For the most part, industry professionals are aware of the physical damage a cyberattack could cause to their infrastructure, but lack the mechanisms to actually track it.
Google and Amazon are wildly sophisticated when it comes to data in their core businesses, but ironically, they are using crude and outdated sources to gauge the carbon footprint of their data centers -- and missing the mark big time.
As energy providers continue to face market pressures tied to technology advancements in distributed generation, new energy-efficiency mandates, customer satisfaction goals and increased competition, they increasingly seek innovative ways to deliver value to their customers.
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