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Echelon Refines The Smart Meter As Grid Sensor

June 7, 2012 - in Energy

Smart meters aren't just remote-controlled utility cash registers. They can also be valuable sensors for utilities, telling them about voltage, frequency, power factor and other such data that's needed to manage the modern power grid. There's a catch, however…

Why the Home of the Future will Talk to the Grid

June 4, 2012 - in Energy

Research engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) picture the home of the future as a smart home that…

Software for the Smart Building to Smart Grid Interface to be Worth $1 Billion by 2016, Says Memoori Research

In many developed countries, industrial and commercial buildings consume 40% of all generated electrical power. Interfacing the Smart Grid with this building…

Sensors and Controls for Building Energy Management Systems to Top $4 Billion in 2020

May 31, 2012 - in Energy, Facility Management, Projects

The U.S. market for sensors and controls for building energy management systems (BEMs) will rise at a 17% compound annual growth rate to $2.14 billion in 2020, while its European counterpart will reach $1.93 billion in 2020, a 19% CAGR. The market growth will…

Detroit Prepares to Cut Half of their Streetlights

May 29, 2012 - in Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating almost half its streetlights. As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are broken and the city, whose…

Scotland Announces Major Smart Grid Initiative

May 25, 2012 - in Energy, Renewables

Scotland has launched its Smart Grid Sector Strategy, which includes a target to create up to 12,000 new jobs by 2020 by supporting work to secure smart grid adoption across the country. First Minister Alex Salmond, who made the announcement at the All-Energy…

Smart Grid Policy: Could Utilities Face Climate Legislation?

May 24, 2012 - in Energy

Just as utilities are beginning to get a handle on the new EPA rules and the impacts of ultra-cheap natural gas, proposed new legislation could add more uncertainty. Senate Energy Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., has suggested a nationwide clean electricity…

See It, Now: Space-Time Insight Showcases Visual Analytics that Tap Into SAP

May 16, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Space‐Time Insight, the leading provider of next‐generation situational intelligence solutions, today announced that its visual and geospatial analytics software has been integrated with the SAP HANA Platform, tapping into HANA’s powerful in-memory database…

Researchers Map the City of Sheffied’s Heat

May 14, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Projects

Experts from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering believe that the many steel plants located just outside the city centre could be connected to Sheffield's existing district heating network to provide an extra 20 MW of thermal energy, enough…

Researchers Map the City of Sheffied's Heat

May 14, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Projects

Experts from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering believe that the many steel plants located just outside the city centre could be connected to Sheffield's existing district heating network to provide an extra 20 MW of thermal energy, enough…