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Smart grid wins: a new DR company, new projects and more

This week’s smart grid wins roundup features a new commercial and industrial customer demand response company, a multi-national energy storage project, energy efficiency in Hawaii, a plant automation project in Algeria and a jump in corporate funding for solar.  More >>

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smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, electric transportation, PEVs, DOE

DOE says workplace EV charging access has doubled in two years

Plug-in electric vehicle adoption has been slower than initially expected, but there are indicators the pace is picking up. DOE has released a survey that says workplace charging locations have almost doubled. The Energy Department and private employers are working together to promote more accessible charging points.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, rural electric cooperatives, rural utilities, smart grid projects

Most rural electric cooperatives are working on smart grid initiatives

While the high-dollar smart grid initiatives of big investor-owned utilities are more likely to claim the headlines, rural electric cooperatives are involved in smart grid projects too. A new report from Zpryme and the Rural Smart Grid Summit offers a glimpse of the level of involvement and the types of projects rural electric utilities are undertaking.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid interoperability, smart grid technology, Smart Grid Interoperability Panel

Interoperability defined: new infographic explains how it all works

A new infographic from NIST’s Smart Grid Interoperability Panel provides an Interoperability 101 view of how the concept works throughout the electricity value chain, from generation through consumption. It also offers a visual representation of why interoperability has such a key role in ensuring the reliability of smart grids.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, renewable energy, solar power projects, BLM, policy and regulation

BLM says no to controversial Silurian Valley solar project

While the solar industry has been doing remarkably well, it does not always get its way. The Bureau of Land Management has rejected an Iberdrola subsidiary’s plans for a solar project in the largely untouched Silurian Valley, located in a remote part of the Mojave Desert.   More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, energy efficiency, policy and regulation, FirstEnergy

Ohio regulators OK FirstEnergy plan to cut back energy efficiency programs

With approval from state regulators, Ohio utility FirstEnergy is well on its way toward shelving most of its energy efficiency programs for at least two years. State lawmakers passed a bill to suspend efficiency programs earlier this year, saying it was needed to give them time to study the economics of the state’s renewable energy and energy efficiency standards.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid markets

Smart grid markets: phenomenal growth expected for wireless sensor market

Wireless sensors are in considerable demand for smart grid and other applications, so much so that they are expected to increase in number from 9 billion in 2014 to 100 billion by 2020. Get the details on this and more smart grid-related markets in this week’s collection of market summaries.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, home energy management, electric utility strategies

How the evolving utility-customer relationship is changing home energy management

More consumers are becoming aware of energy efficiency and managing their energy use. While that can certainly be considered progress, the trend also attracted a new set of competitors for utilities. Guest author Jenny Roehm provides an overview, as well as recommendations for how utilities can counter that competition.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, renewable energy, Germany, coal industry

Now that nuclear is on the way out, Germany considers the future of coal

Germany’s aggressive shift to renewables has caused a lot of head scratching and attracted a lot of criticism, and more is sure to come. Following the German government decision to abandon its nuclear program in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, officials are now focused on the future of its coal industry.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, wind energy, mergers and acquisitions, SunEdison, First Wind

SunEdison to become world’s biggest renewables company with First Wind buy

With the acquisition of wind power developer First Wind, solar power giant SunEdison will become the world’s leading renewable energy development company. SunEdison and subsidiary Terra Forma partnered for the First Wind acquisition.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart meters, UK smart meter program

UK smart meter rollout stalled until late 2016

The UK is putting its smart meter deployment on hold because an essential part of the project will not be complete in time to meet the initial deadline. Installations were to begin next year and be completed by 2020. But the company responsible for delivering the communications system for the meters has said the system won’t be completed until late in 2016, a delay that will be costly.  More >>



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