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Esri and EPRI Collaborate on Outage Data Platform

March 3, 2015 - in Corporate, Electric Grid

Redlands, Calif., March 3, 2015—Last year the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) challenged software providers and electric utilities to find a common communication platform that fostered power restoration after storms. This year,…

Intergraph and ETAP Partner for Smart Grid Management Solution

March 3, 2015 - in Corporate, Electric Grid

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 3, 2015—Intergraph and ETAP announced today a strategic alliance to collaborate on their products’ integration and to market…

Thermal Mapping Helps Redbridge Target Energy Inefficient Properties

February 25, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance, Sensors

Leicestershire, Feb. 26, 2015—A night time aerial survey of the Redbridge area of London is being used to map heat loss from buildings. Thermal map…

Proterra Introduces Extended-Range Electric Bus, Flexible Battery System

February 24, 2015 - in Corporate, Renewables, Transportation

Greenville, S.C., Feb. 24, 2015 – To more fully serve the diverse needs of the North American transit market, Proterra Inc., the leading provider of zero-emission battery-electric buses, has launched a new extended-range product line.  With the introduction…

Profile Soil Solutions Software (PS3) Expanded to Provide Additional Product Selection, Estimating and Agronomic Assistance

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Feb. 19, 2015—Profile Products recently expanded the popular, web-based Profile Soil Solutions Software (PS3) to include a new product comparison tool, an application calculator, and a more direct line to local expertise in plant species…

First Solar and Apple Strike Industry’s Largest Commercial Power Deal

February 11, 2015 - in Construction, Projects, Renewables

TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 10, 2015—First Solar, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSLR) today announced that Apple has committed $848 million for clean energy from First Solar's California Flats Solar Project in Monterey County, Calif. Apple will receive electricity from 130 megawatts…

U.S. Investor Owned Utilities Choose Silver Spring for Networked Street Lights

February 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors, Smart Cities

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 9, 2015—Silver Spring Networks, Inc. (NYSE: SSNI) announced that some of the largest utilities in the United States are expanding their networked street light deployments and initiating new street light and smart city projects…

Worldwide Revenue from Utility Distribution Microgrids is Expected to Exceed $3 Billion by 2023, According to Navigant Research

February 10, 2015 - in Corporate, Electric Grid

BOULDER, Colo.—Major power outages caused by extreme weather, along with the spread of distributed, renewable energy resources, have set the stage for regulatory reforms that are likely to enable both customer-owned microgrids and utility distribution microgrids…

GITA Welcomes Two New Board Members

February 5, 2015 - in Electric Grid, People

St. Paul, Minn., Feb. 5, 2015—The Geospatial Information and Technology Association (GITA) is pleased to welcome Becky Shumate and Jeff Allen to its Board of Directors. The two will serve as “at-large” members and fill two vacancies opened with the departure…

IBM Announces Cloud-Based Enterprise-Wide Analytics for Energy Companies

February 5, 2015 - in Electric Grid, Maintenance, Products

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 3, 2015—IBM announced a new cloud-based analytics platform for Energy and Utility companies designed to improve decision-making throughout the entire energy ecosystem. The new solution helps remove the financial barriers to using analytics…