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Power Grids so Smart they Teach Themselves

September 29, 2013 - in Energy, Renewables

Today’s power grids are based on radial topologies – they are one-way streets coming from a single point. Electricity is generated at a central source, then transmitted and distributed to consumers in a one-way outflow. Easy to understand and easier to…

Electric Safety Authority Enhances Service Delivery with Location-based Solutions

September 27, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

DMTI Spatial Inc. (DMTI), Canada’s leading provider of Location Intelligence solutions, today announced a multi-year agreement with the Electrical Safety…

ikeOS and ikeDesktop Upgrades Focus on Joint Use Utility Pole Market

September 24, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Data collection solution manufacturer, ikeGPS, announced the next generation of its OS and desktop software at the Western Energy Institute’s (WEI)…

Sensus Supports the UK Government’s Rollout of Electric and Gas Smart Meters

September 24, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Oil & Gas

Sensus, a leading provider of clean technology solutions, will provide the core communications technology to  support the UK government’s plan to rollout electric and gas smart meters to ten million locations in the northern region of Great Britain. Arqiva,…

EPA Honors 24 Organizations for Green Power Leadership

September 23, 2013 - in Energy, Projects, Renewables

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) presented its 13th annual Green Power Leadership Awards to 21 Green Power Partners and three suppliers for their achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable electricity market. Close to one-third…

Will Offshore Wind Projects Finally Take Off in the United States?

September 23, 2013 - in Energy

In June, after years of offshore wind power projects being thwarted in the United States, the first offshore wind turbine began spinning off the U.S. coast. The turbine was not a multi-megawatt, 400-foot behemoth off of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Jersey,…

The Edison Institute Explores the Disruptive Challenges Facing Retail Electric Businesses

September 23, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

The Edison Electric Institute recently released a report titled, Disruptive Challenges: Financial Implications and Strategic Responses to a Changing Retail Electric Business. Recent technological and economic changes are expected to challenge and transform…

EPA Proposes Carbon Pollution Standards for New Power Plants

September 20, 2013 - in Energy, Environment, Projects

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today proposed Clean Air Act standards to cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change and improve public health. In addition, EPA has initiated broad-based outreach and direct…

Agriculture Secretary Announces Electric System Improvements in Seven States

September 13, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced funding for projects in seven states, including Minnesota, to improve electric service for about 7,000 rural customers. Rural Utilities Service Administrator John Padalino made the announcement on the Secretary's…

The OGC Invites Review of Location Data Standards in Energy and Utility Worlds

September 13, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

The OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group (E&U DWG) invites you to attend presentations on Location Communication in Energy and Utility Worlds in sessions at the upcoming OGC Technical Committee Meetings. This is a unique venue for networking,…