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U.S. power grid hit by hackers 79 times so far this year

News of cyberattacks on the U.S. energy grid seems almost continuous. But it’s still startling to see that the country has been hit by hackers a total of 79 times since the beginning of the year. Click to learn more about the attacks and why it is a particular concern for the energy industry.  More >>

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smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, grid optimization, smart water heaters, Hawaiian Electric, electric utilities, demonstration projects

Hawaiian Electric testing smart water heaters for several grid applications

Smart water heaters are not new, but they have typically been used for demand response applications. Hawaiian Electric will test how effective they can be in other roles. Utility officials think they may be able to help manage an electric grid that has been heavily integrated with intermittent solar power.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, electric transportation, EVs, EV charging, Georgia Power

Georgia Power rolls out EV charging rebate for business customers

As part of a multi-faceted electric vehicle transportation pilot, Georgia Power has begun an EV charging rebate program for its business customers intended to build interest in electric transportation. Read the story for details on the rebate program and why the utility is doing it.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid markets

Smart water meter market to almost double in a few years

While the U.S. is leading in the adoption of smart water meters now, the real growth is in Europe where France is the fastest growing market, analysts say. Read about this and more market news in this week’s smart grid market roundup.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, EPA Clean Power Plan, policy and regulation

The multi-state approach for Clean Power Plan compliance sounds good, but is it?

While many stakeholders and observers approve of the multi-state strategy to meet the requirements of EPA’s Clean Power Plan, states could find themselves with several high hurdles to clear. While states that work together have an extra year to develop their plans, officials from many states say that is still not enough time.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart cities, substation innovation, Beijing

Beijing takes its large electric substations underground

Beijing has solved the problem of large power substations getting in the way of development. How? By installing them underground. It is certainly an idea worth considering as cities become more densely populated.   More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, Toshiba, fuel cells, photovoltaic power, energy storage

Toshiba to demo renewables + hydrogen power system

Toshiba Corporation will conduct a demonstration of an independent power supply system that incorporates renewable energy and hydrogen. The system, which will run on water and sunlight, will be able to provide electricity and hot water during emergencies, and act to help manage changes in power demand at other times.  More >>
 
smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, electric vehicles, EV charging, policy and regulation, electric utilities

Will they or won’t they? CPUC to decide if utilities can deploy EV charging stations

California regulators are scheduled to rule this month whether utilities will be permitted to provide EV charging stations. Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric have proposed investing $500 million in EV charging infrastructure, and at least some state legislators support dropping the current ban against utility involvement in the charging market.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, smart grid modernization, GridWise Alliance

2014 smart grid progress report is out: find out where YOUR state ranks

The GridWise Alliance and the Smart Grid Policy Center have announced their state-by-state smart grid progress rankings for 2014. The index evaluates states on how much they have done to upgrade their electric systems with smart grid technologies. Click for details and the top ranked states.  More >>
 
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Smart grid wins: a hectic pace for the energy storage sector

As you will notice, this week’s selection of smart grid wins focuses on the energy storage sector. It also includes news on customer engagement, a smart grid program for San Antonio and a project to enhance grid stability in Michigan.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, energy storage, renewable energy, microgrids, distributed generation

A cheaper, practical battery solution for renewables in remote locations?

Startup Aquion Energy has introduced a new battery energy storage solution designed for use with renewables in remote locations. It is said to have a life cycle comparable to other long-lasting battery systems, with the added appeal of being relatively inexpensive.  More >>



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U.S. power grid hit by hackers 79 times so far this year

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