Get Smart Grid News Updates


smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, renewable energy, solar power, solar integration

Solar’s biggest integration challenge: overgeneration?

Utilities have fretted over how to successfully adapt their operations to integrate increasing amounts of solar power. Now some solar stakeholders say their industry needs to make some changes of its own to avoid economic failure.  More >>

EDITORS' PICKS

smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, rural electric cooperatives, USDA loan guarantees

USDA boosts rural electric power with $1.4B in loan guarantees

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is spending a tidy sum to upgrade electric grids in rural communities, and part of that investment is earmarked for smart grid technologies. USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack said that in addition to improving grid reliability, the upgrades will bring jobs and economic opportunities to rural areas.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid companies, smart grid projects

Smart grid wins: the latest smart grid projects and developments

As usual, it’s been a busy week for smart grid projects. Read about OwnEnergy’s agreement to provide wind power to Yahoo! Inc., S&C Electric’s energy storage project with Australia’s Ergon Energy and a smart grid partnership between DOE, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Chattanooga’s EPB.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, energy efficiency, ACEEE

One more time: Massachusetts takes top honors in state energy efficiency

Massachusetts continues to lead the nation in energy efficiency, according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Click to find out where your state ranks, which are most improved and which have some catching up to do.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, consumer engagement, smart grid benefits, Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative, managing energy use

What motivates consumers to manage their energy use? (It’s not just saving money)

If utilities and other stakeholders are to succeed in their efforts to get consumers more involved in their energy consumption, it would help to know what makes those consumers tick. The Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative has issued a new report on the different types of consumers, what they care about and insights on how to get them engaged.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid technology investments, SE Asia smart grid

SE Asia to be the next hot spot for smart grid investment

Smart grid infrastructure investment will gradually move from Europe and North America to SE Asia over the next 10 years, says Northeast Group. Emerging markets there are expected to spend $13.6 billion on electric grid modernization.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technologies, smart grid testing, Washington State University, R&D

WSU building ‘smart city’ lab to test smart grid technologies

With a $500,000 grant in hand, scientists at Washington State University are building a smart city laboratory to test smart grid technologies. The idea behind the project is to create a sufficiently realistic test bed to ensure that its research will be practical in the real world.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, data analytics, customer engagement, smart grid strategies, electric utilities

Energy’s Big Data day is dawning (Learning what your customers really want)

Netflix knew it had a hit with the House of Cards miniseries, even before viewers saw it. What does that have to do with the energy industry? Guest author Adrian Tuck explains how a consumer-centric approach to Big Data can help electricity providers truly get in touch with their customers’ desires, and develop new revenue streams in the process.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, machine learning, network resilience, electric utilities, US Navy

Of submarines and advanced utility operations: network resilience strategies

In the second part of this series comparing nuclear-powered submarines and advanced utility operations, author Mike Varney shares his thoughts on why incorporating data into network resilience planning is essential and advocates for taking advantage of new technologies that can help utilities maintain efficiency and profitability.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid markets

Smart grid market research: forecasts from the analysts

This week’s smart grid market research update dips into several sectors, including technologies, transmission and distribution, building energy management, Volt/VAR architecture and more. Click to read what the experts are forecasting for those markets over the next few years.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, biofuels refining, Abengoa, renewable energy, cogeneration

Innovative Kansas biofuel plant provides vehicle fuel AND electricity

Abengoa refers to its new biofuel plant, the country’s third commercial-scale cellulosic refinery, as a ‘one of a kind’ facility. In addition to the plant’s innovative process for converting biomass into motor vehicle fuel, the refinery will be powered by its own cogeneration plant.  More >>



LATEST STORIES

Solar’s biggest integration challenge: overgeneration?

Curtailment and other issues >>

USDA boosts rural electric power with $1.4B in loan guarantees

For transmission, renewable energy and more >>

Smart grid wins: the latest smart grid projects and developments

Metering, energy storage, dynamic pricing >>

 










HOME
Contact
Advertise
Privacy

NEWS
News
Reviews
Commentary
Profiles
Blogs
PROJECTS
Demos & Pilots
R&D
Stimulus
Toolkits
Updates

BUSINESS
Business Case
Consumer Engagement
Electronomics
Global
Lessons Learned
Markets & Pricing
Policy & Regulation
Smart Grid 101
Strategy
T&D
Asset Management
Distribution Automation
DMS
Microgrids
Transmission
Grid Optimization

END USE
Building Automation
Demand Side
Efficiency
Electric Transportation
Smart Homes

TECHNOLOGIES
Communications
Demand Response
DG & Renewables
Home Area Networks
IT and Back Office
MDM
Metering
SCADA
Security
Smart Water
Standards
Storage
Transmission
KEY PLAYERS
Associations
Policy and Regulation
Sponsors and Affiliates
Utilities
Vendors
STORE
SGN Research Marketplace
Smart Grid Amazon
IDC Reports
Research and Markets

EXTRA
Events Calendar
Hot Topics
Newsletter Sign-up
QuickPoll Archives
RSS Feed
Videos
Webinars

© 2013 SmartGridNews