Lux Research is predicting that the electric vehicle (EV) market will expand as the price of lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery packs drop. The estimate is based on a new bottom-up cost model built by Lux, which accounts for differences in battery chemistry, form factor, production scale, location, and other nuances. The research is significant for an industry that is known for being highly secretive about its costs.
Indianapolis Power & Light Co. (IPL) is planning to construct a $25 million energy storage facility in Indiana, and municipalities are already petitioning the utility to choose their location.
As more PEVs populate roads, utilities are likely to become increasingly concerned with managing and making use of these "mobile assets."
A new report has found that climate change could significantly affect the electric grid in the future due to extreme heat and drought events.
New York State has been working to create a more resilient -- and smarter -- grid. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) faculty and alumni gathered earlier this month to showcase projects at the "Building a More Resilient NYC Through Big Engineering" event.
A host of new government programs supporting microgrid deployments has been launched in North America in the last 12 months, the majority of which are proposed or are under early development.
A new report has found a small amount of Return on Investment (ROI) by the federal government for cybersecurity investments. The report, commissioned by (ISC)2 (ISC-squared) and conducted by Frost & Sullivan, surveyed nearly 14,000 information security professionals worldwide -- including 1,800 in the U.S. federal government sector.
Both residential and commercial markets exhibit different trends at national or state levels, depending upon population density, utility involvement, and policy push for PEV adoption.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining popularity among Indian enterprises, government and consumers, but security concerns and the lack of relevant business cases may limit adoption in the shorter term, according to analysts at Gartner Inc.
As homes become smarter, it's important to look at the energy use in smart appliances. A new report looks at the energy used by inactive appliances, electronics, and other electrical devices, and found that those devices use up to $19 billion a year in the United States. That equals around $165 per household.