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Paris Board of Public Utilities Has New Smart Phone App and Website

January 17, 2014 - in Energy

With the Paris Board of Public Utilities’ new computer billing system being put online at the beginning of December, there are a variety of new ways available to pay your electricity bill. The system also offers customers a wide range of information about…

GE Unveils Ecomagination Center In Masdar City To Develop Innovative Solutions For Sustainable Development

January 16, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy

GE (NYSE: GE) unveiled its ecomagination Center in Masdar City to develop innovative solutions for driving sustainable growth. Masdar City, located in…

Bluesky to Map Energy Wastage from Homes Across Britain’s Cities

January 14, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

Aerial mapping company Bluesky has been awarded contracts to map heat loss across towns and cities covering around 10 per cent of the population. Using…

Google Acquires Nest for $3.2 Billion

January 13, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to buy Nest Labs, Inc. for $3.2 billion in cash. Nest’s mission is to reinvent unloved but important devices in the home such as thermostats and smoke alarms. Since its launch…

High-temp Sensors to Increase Power Plant Efficiency

January 8, 2014 - in Energy, Sensors

The National Energy Technology Laboratory sensors team is working on sensor technologies to enable embedded gas sensing at high temperatures. The team’s goal is to develop novel materials with large optical responses and high-temperature stability for integration…

Utility Spending on Smart Grid IT Systems Will Reach Nearly $20 Billion by 2022

January 8, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy

The expectations for the many smart grid projects that have rolled out over the last few years are high. Yet, without intelligence and systems that know what to do with the data generated, the smart grid is just a more expensive version of the conventional…

Massachusetts Makes Smart Grid Mandatory

January 5, 2014 - in Energy

Massachusetts has joined a growing list of states demanding that its investor-owned utilities invest in the smart grid -- and find new models for how those investments should be valued. Consider it the latest move in a state-by-state reconfiguration of utility…

Aging Infrastructure Leads to Gas Leaks

December 30, 2013 - in Energy

Aging infrastructure can be as much a problem in Palm Beach as in other municipalities. A gas leak can spring up when construction crews accidentally hit a main. But just as often, these pipes — which can be up to 80 years old — fail when small cracks…

Top Utility and Security Leaders to Gather at EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum in D.C.

December 19, 2013 - in Announcement, Energy

Attending the EnergyBiz Securing Power Forum will be utility CEOs from around the country, the former director of the CIA and numerous cybersecurity experts. The forum will be held in Washington, D.C. March 3-4, 2014. Focused on security threats and solutions,…

GE and ike(GPS) Improve Utility Worker Efficiency with Mobile MapSight Device

December 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance, Products

Improving field utility worker efficiency and building on its advanced utility asset measurement offering, GE's Digital Energy business has announced it is branding ikeGPS' innovative field measurement product as MapSight. This revolutionary solution integrates…