Archive for the ‘Smart Grid’ Category

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Successful Microgrids ­– Uncovering Opportunities in Energy Reduction

Posted on August 19th, 2013 by

Energy security is a significant strategic priority for the Department of Defense (DOD) from a fiscal, operational, and tactical perspective. The DoD’s Operational Energy Strategy[...]

The Smart Grid is Anything But Without Distributed Energy Storage

Posted on August 13th, 2013 by

Often talked about but largely overlooked, distributed energy storage technologies have time and again proven effective and yet, in general, have not always been looked[...]

Too Good to Fail: What’s Wrong with the Electric Grid?

Posted on July 17th, 2012 by

The temperature is 100 degrees and we have no air conditioning, no running water, no telephone and no Internet. It’s been 60 hours since our[...]
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Connecting the Dots between the Energy Efficiency and the Smart Grid

Posted on June 25th, 2012 by

We are on the cusp of another transformation in energy efficiency as the smart grid takes hold. Energy efficiency is now considered a valuable resource[...]

Isn’t it Time for Energy Management to Include Smarter Buildings Working with a Smarter Grid?

Posted on June 13th, 2012 by

With all this emphasis on creating smarter buildings and enabling smart grids, we still find ourselves utilizing manual solutions to try and get the results[...]

How Do We Create an Ethical Grid?

Posted on May 4th, 2012 by

  So much of what’s discussed in offices these days – and forever really – focuses on this: What’s best for the company? How do[...]

Bloom Energy’s Fuel Cells Will Power iCloud and Siri

Posted on April 23rd, 2012 by

Apple has just confirmed that they are building a 4.8 MW fuel cell farm for their data center in Maiden, North Carolina. 24 units of[...]

Smart Grid Trends to Watch for in 2012

Posted on January 23rd, 2012 by

 Aging grid infrastructure, rising energy costs and demand, and new and pending government legislation are some of the factors motivating consumers and utilities alike to[...]

Landis+Gyr Acquires Smart Meter Company Ecologic Analytics

Posted on January 11th, 2012 by

Landis+Gyr acquires smart meter company Ecologic Analytics Landis+Gyr, a global provider of integrated energy management products, has acquired the 100% stake in Ecologic Analytics, which[...]

Addressing Volatile Energy Costs through Supply and Demand

Posted on December 20th, 2011 by

Energy is playing a larger role in business profitability than ever before – and it’s growing more complex by the day as sourcing options get[...]

Siemens Agrees to Acquire eMeter to Boost Smart Grid Offering

Posted on December 6th, 2011 by

Siemens agrees to acquire eMeter to boost smart grid offering Siemens Industry Inc. has agreed to acquire San Mateo, California-based eMeter Corp. Subject to necessary[...]

IBM Installs First Solar Array for High-Voltage Data Centers, Industrial Use in India

Posted on November 4th, 2011 by

IBM installs first solar array for high-voltage data centers, industrial use in India IBM is rolling out the first solar-power array designed specifically to run[...]

Keeping the Lights On: Data Overload and its Impact on the Storage in the Smart Grid

Posted on October 3rd, 2011 by

Information is the lifeline of a businesses’ sustainability. With a rapidly changing business climate, evolution of technology, new policies and regulation as well as the[...]
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Electric Cars Hit The East Coast Grid

Posted on October 3rd, 2011 by

Northeast and mid-Atlantic grid operator PJM Interconnect on Monday welcomed a new project to promote technology that can use battery power from electric vehicles to[...]

Competition Heats Up in Demand Response – Who Will Prevail?

Posted on September 1st, 2011 by

The year 2011 has been good for the grid management strategy known as Demand Response.  This summer validated its importance as a grid resource as[...]

Plugging Electric Vehicles into the Smart Grid

Posted on September 1st, 2011 by

Today, electric vehicles (EVs) are starting to play an important role in our country’s transition towards a cleaner energy future. The primary advantage of EVs[...]