Energy suppliers will need to get the data collection and analysis right if they are to make sense of the vast amounts of information generated by smart grids, in order to provide the benefits demanded by increasingly connected and empowered consumers, according to attendees at the recent Smart Grid World Summit in London. Article
In the last few articles we discussed the industry and organizations which make up the security eco-system for critical infrastructure. This broader look at industry organization and touch points is something we will focus on in this article but will also go a little in depth to look at the components of the DNA which make up the security center of each critical infrastructure device. At the heart of linking these two together is a management area which I defined in one of my earliest articles that focuses on the management of secrets Article
I am happy to introduce to you the new SmartGridNews.com -- the result of a merger between FierceSmartGrid and Smart Grid News. As Editor-in-Chief, I am proud to call Smart Grid News part of the FierceMarkets family of publications and the newest publication in the Fierce Energy Group. Article
Until effective energy storage arrives, could aggregated demand management be the answer to the rising use of intermittent renewables and squeezed reserve margins? Last week, the UK announced winter power supply margins had fallen to just over 4 percent from an estimated 5-10 percent in June, following a string of unplanned outages. Article
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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If Nebraska wants to sell wind power out of state, it will cost up to $4 billion in transmission line upgrades to do it. That figure is from an analysis the Nebraska Power Review Board issued earlier this week.
Microgrids, at one time thought of as having limited applications, are getting better, cheaper and more sophisticated. Some are in use, typically in a field trial setting. However, the technologies involved are still being tested and enhanced.
The home energy management market has seen its share of starts and stalls over the years. But now, Navigant Research forecasts global revenues will grow from $846 million in 2013 to $2.4 billion by 2023.
Boeing's 737 manufacturing plant in Renton, Washington will get a little greener when it buys renewable energy credits as a replacement for fossil fuel-generated power.
It has been well-documented that New England residents are seeing higher and higher electric bills as a result of inadequate capacity in the region's natural gas pipelines. To slow those price hikes, Connecticut regulators are pushing for more distributed generation to help meet power needs, in addition to energy-efficiency measures.
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State Electric Efficiency Regulatory Frameworks reveals that spending and budgets for customer-funded utility electric-efficiency programs continue to grow, driven, in part, by the evolution of state policies that allow utilities to pursue efficiency. In fact, utility company electric efficiency budgets totaled $7 billion in 2013, a 30 percent increase from 2010.
Priorities in energy and sustainability management are shifting, according to an Ecova report that aggregates the findings from a survey of more than 500 C-suite executives, energy and facility managers, and finance and sustainability professionals at U.S.-based companies from a variety of industries. The second annual survey reveals an important shift in the way companies are approaching and viewing energy and sustainability management.