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A break for utilities? EPA to reconsider Clean Power Plan

EPA’s Clean Power plan may change as a result of responses the agency received during its public comment period. There was enough concern regarding the impact on grid reliability and the high cost of compliance that the agency is asking for additional comments on specific parts of the plan.  More >>


smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid projects, smart grid companies

Smart grid wins: a quick look at some of the latest projects

The smart grid sector never seems to slow down. New projects and developments seem to emerge constantly. In this week’s smart grid wins, you can read about a new reliability project with GE and Georgia Power and additional news in transmission and EV charging, as well as an award for Gridco Systems.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, DOE, DOE laboratories, clean energy technology

DOE’s new Lab-Corps to bring clean energy technologies to market faster

DOE has committed to a pilot program to better train its national laboratory researchers to take their work in clean energy technologies to the marketplace faster. Click for details on the technology accelerator and training program and the anticipated results.  More >>
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, transmission, smart grid trends

Utilities agree on tough times ahead (but disagree on the future of transmission)

Utilities agree they will face strong competitors as the U.S. works to expand and upgrade the electric grid. But they certainly don’t agree on the future of transmission and how much change will occur over the next 10 years.   More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, microgrids, Alstom, demonstration projects

Alstom to advance microgrid work in Philadelphia

Microgrids are gaining a higher profile in conversations about improving the electric grid. Now Alstom and its partners will research and design a demonstration of advanced microgrid technology at Philadelphia’s Navy Yard that will combine several smart grid technologies. Click for details on what the project will entail.  More >>
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, disributed intelligence, S&C Electric, Florida Power & Light, outage prevention, electric utilities

Florida Power & Light: Taking intelligence to the edge of the network

Every once in a while an announcement is more than just an announcement. And so it is with a recent one from FP&L. Read about the forward-thinking utility’s decision to employ distributed intelligence to improve reliability and reduce outages and associated costs. We consider it a tipping point.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, renewable energy, energy self sufficiency, German renewables

Tiny German village builds its own smart grid, and goes off grid

The debate over whether Germany’s aggressive renewables adoption initiative is working or failing has grabbed the headlines, but sometimes it’s worth taking a look at a situation from a different point of view. Fed up with buying thousands of gallons of heating oil, a small German village built its own smart grid. And promptly went off grid.  More >>
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, outage restoration, outage prevention, New Jersey Gas and Electric, electric utilities

PSE&G’s triple play grid resilience strategy

In the two weeks after Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey’s largest utility performed more than two million power restorations. While it is said to be a record, it is not one Public Service Gas and Electric cares to repeat. Read about the utility’s extensive upgrade and strengthening work in infrastructure, communications and logistics.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid markets, metering, biofuels, electric vehicles, demand response

Smart grid markets: What the analysts say about EVs, metering and more

Plug-in EVs are expected to account for 2.4% of the world’s light-duty vehicles in less than 10 years and the global DR management system market is forecast to almost quadruple in about five years. Those are just a couple examples from this week’s smart grid market research roundup.  More >>
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, Korea, Korea smart grid, global business, smart grid markets

Korea closes in on its goal: major smart grid technology exporter

Korea has been working toward an ambitious goal for years: to become a prominent smart grid technology exporter. It’s yet another indicator of what the future will likely bring... more and tougher competition in the smart grid technology provider arena.  More >>
  smarr grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, net zero energy, NREL, U.S. Army, energy efficiency, renewable energy

Army, NREL partner on large-scale net zero energy pilot

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the U.S. Army are working together on a pilot program to reach net zero energy use status at nine Army installations. If all of those sites can reach net zero, 8% of the Army’s current installation energy consumption will be replaced with renewables.  More >>


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