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Siemens, Teradata in Global Pact for Big Data for Utilities

April 20, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Siemens Smart Grid Division and Teradata have announced a global strategic cooperation in the field of big data. Through this collaboration, Siemens Smart Grid further optimises its portfolio of solutions which will provide energy utilities with a much higher…

Horizon Utilities Corporation Selects Intergraph Mobile, GIS and Distribution Management Solutions

April 19, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Horizon Utilities, one of the largest municipally-owned electricity distribution companies in Ontario, Canada, has chosen to implement Intergraph's InService…

Esri, DONG Energy to Present Geospatial Solutions at International SAP Conference for Utilities

April 16, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Esri utility experts are working with DONG Energy in preparation for the International SAP Conference for Utilities, scheduled for April 17–19 in Copenhagen,…

GE Bolsters Industrial Internet Networks for Secure Access

April 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

GE announced the release of its latest Industrial Internet solution, the MDSTM Orbit MCR-4G, designed to help owners of private communication networks, such as utilities, oil and gas companies and energy-intensive industries leverage public cellular networks…

USDA Announces Funding for Rural Electric Smart Grid Projects

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

Rural electric cooperative utilities across 13 states will receive nearly $280 million for grid infrastructure, Tom Vilsack, secretary for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), has announced. The funding, which the department says will increase access…

US Pipeline Infrastructure: Rhetoric v. Reality

April 6, 2013 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

At no point in our nation’s history has the role and future of our national pipeline infrastructure been subject to more careful review and scrutiny. The fact is, there is simply no replacement for the efficiency, safety, and expansiveness of our pipeline…

Smart Grid Industrial Control Systems Continue to Face Funding Challenges

April 4, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

Discussions of security for smart grid industrial control systems (ICS) among utilities, vendors, systems integrators, and public regulators have become more common in recent years, and utilities as a group appear to be better informed of cyber risks to their…

Los Angeles Maps Electricity Use at the Block Level

March 31, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy

The University of California at Los Angeles today published a map that brings some clarity to how the city uses electricity, block by block. For consumers, the interactive map shows how each block compares to others and consumption patterns by season. But…

MIT Researchers Begin Detailed Study of Kuwait’s Built Environment

March 24, 2013 - in Energy, Facility Management

A team of MIT researchers spanning four MIT departments — architecture; civil and environmental engineering; earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences; and nuclear science and engineering — has been awarded a $3.76 million grant for a research project…

MIT Researchers Begin Detailed Study of Kuwait's Built Environment

March 24, 2013 - in Energy, Facility Management

A team of MIT researchers spanning four MIT departments — architecture; civil and environmental engineering; earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences; and nuclear science and engineering — has been awarded a $3.76 million grant for a research project…