From reader nominations, Smart Grid News has narrowed its 2015 Smart Grid Companies to Watch winners to 15. Our selections this year are some of the most innovative and smart emerging companies in the smart grid industry-- and have made or have the potential to make significant contributions to the energy industry. Our winners are a melting pot of industry technology but all are riding the wave of emerging trends and opportunities in the Internet of Things, energy storage and distributed energy resources, the connected home, and home and building energy management, etc.
The Department of Energy (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have partnered to demonstrate the capability to connect power grid simulations between two laboratories. The experiment demonstrated the simulation in real-time-- via the Internet.
Just months after announcing funding for microgrids across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the first five projects. Each project selected will received $100,000 in funding.
FirstEnergy Corp. is making big moves in Ohio, and the latest is energizing a $2.4 million substation in West Akron through subsidiary Ohio Edison.
PSEG is investing billions in projects that will provide customers with better and more reliable service while boosting New Jersey's economy and creating hundreds of jobs.
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding for six electric infrastructure projects in rural areas. Of those six, three of the projects will be located in North Carolina and will use solar energy for the rural customers.
ComEd has been making big moves toward smart grid technology, and announced this week that they have installed their one millionth smart meter-- however, it's only 25 percent toward their ultimate goal.
With this release, the Administration is laying the foundation for a multi-billion dollar investment in more resilient and dynamic grid assets and identifying numerous facets of the nation's energy transmission and distribution system in need of immediate improvement, as well as the solutions to address these challenges and vulnerabilities.
The use of advanced digital protective relay (ADVPR) technologies is changing the management and control of power grids. Capabilities have evolved, and more powerful intelligent modules have been added.
PacifiCorp has signed an agreement with the California Independent System Operator (ISO) with the intention of exploring the feasibility of PacifiCorp joining the ISO.