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FPL launches new smart grid data center

Florida Power & Light (FPL) has announced the launch of a smart grid data center to help proactively keep the power running to thousands of customers.

Report: Customers are hopeful about the smart grid

A survey conducted by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative found that 86 percent of customers understand the benefits of smart grid technology.

Timing may be biggest hurdle for the Internet of Things

A new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that the Internet of Things (IoT) may face major hurdles if not implemented correctly -- specifically relating to the marrying of computers and networks with timing systems.

$500M PECO investment pays off in 700 completed infrastructure projects

PECO invests approximately $500 million a year to upgrade its electric system infrastructure, resulting in 145 completed reliability projects in the last three month of 2014 and more than 545 projects completed during the first three quarters of 2014 -- totaling nearly 700 projects.

Industrial Internet Consortium launches first grid-focused testbed

The goal of the Communication and Control Testbed is to introduce the flexibility of real-time analytics and control into the legacy grid process -- which relies on a central-station architecture not designed to interconnect distributed and renewable power sources such as roof-top solar and wind turbines -- to increase efficiencies and ensure that power is generated more accurately and reliably to match demand. 

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Virginia will become the first state in the United States to receive a wind energy research lease in federal waters from the United States Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.

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When it comes to rooftop solar, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) had a banner year. In 2014, the utility connected more rooftop solar customers to its grid than any other year in its history and celebrated the connection of its 150,000th solar customer to its electric grid.