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EPA Proposes First Guidelines to Cut Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

June 2, 2014 - in Analysis, Energy, Projects

At the direction of President Obama and after an unprecedented outreach effort, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is today releasing the Clean Power Plan proposal, which for the first time cuts carbon pollution from existing power plants, the single…

GeoTel Communications Telecom Data Sets to be Featured in Fortune Magazine

May 29, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Modeling

GeoTel Communications, LLC, a leading provider of telecommunications infrastructure data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and web-based platforms,…

Use of Aibot X6 for Powerline Inspection Wins German Prize for Innovation

May 28, 2014 - in Energy, Maintenance, Projects, Sensors

The German Institute of Management awarded the DeutschenIdeenPreis (the German Prize for ideas) to RWE Deutschland AG for the application of the hexcopter…

More than €3 billion Invested in European Smart Grids Projects

May 28, 2014 - in Energy, Projects

The JRC recently published its 2014 edition of the "Smart Grid projects outlook", which presents the most comprehensive database of smart grid and smart metering initiatives up until the first quarter of 2014 across the European Union, Switzerland and Norway.…

Smart Cities and the Smart Grid

May 26, 2014 - in Energy, Sensors

A veritable “perfect storm” of challenges and opportunities is profoundly changing the fundamentals of urban areas throughout the world. The driving force is the exploding growth of urban populations caused by both global population growth combined with…

Ventyx Joins Swedish Utility to Create One of the World’s Smartest Electricity Networks

May 21, 2014 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy, Sensors

Ventyx, an ABB company , today announced it is joining an innovative initiative to create one of the world's smartest electricity networks, part of a development project entitled Smart Grid Gotland . As part of the project, Ventyx will deploy a comprehensive…

TSI Mapping and Pitney Bowes Announces a Geospatial Portal for Utility Companies

May 19, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Modeling

TSI Mapping presents GAP–‘Geographic Area Profiler’, built on Pitney Bowes Spectrum Spatial technology which allows users to easily access critical operational and tactical data aiding crucial decision making. “As a Pitney Bowes/MapInfo Partner for…

The OGC Seeks Comments on Charter for PipelineML Working Group

May 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Pipelines

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) seeks comments on the charter for a new OGC PipelineML Standards Working Group (DWG). The charter is available at https://portal.opengeospatial.org/files/?artifact_id=58845&version=2. The comment period is open until…

UC Riverside’s Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative Aims to Develop Improved Energy Systems for the Future

May 18, 2014 - in Energy, Projects, Sensors

At 10 a.m. May 21st, the University of California, Riverside will host a ceremony open to the public to launch its Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative. The Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative will integrate solar energy, battery storage and electric…

Landis+Gyr Acquires PowerSense

May 18, 2014 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

Landis+Gyr has acquired PowerSense, which has designed solutions to retrofit and digitalize existing power distribution infrastructures enabling utilities to balance and better manage grids in their medium and low voltage distribution network. This enables…