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Prague Gas Explosion Highlights Aging Pipeline Danger

April 29, 2013 - in Emergency, Pipelines

A powerful explosion in Prague, Czech Republic, has damaged an office building, leaving up to 40 people injured. The blast highlights the danger from ageing, leaky gas pipelines around the world. The blast occurred at around 08:00 GMT. It is not certain what…

Silver Spring Networks Extends Smart City Infrastructure Platform with New LED Roadway Lighting Collaboration

April 27, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Silver Spring Networks, Inc.and LED Roadway Lighting, a leading designer and manufacturer of LED-based street and area lighting fixtures and control systems,…

3-GIS Offers Industry Leading Gas Leak Survey Management Solution

April 26, 2013 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

With growing and more complex federal regulations adding immense pressures to today’s gas industry, 3-GIS, a global leading software solutions company,…

Tidal Energy Modelling Tool Helps Identify Most Efficient Sites

April 24, 2013 - in Energy

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) and HR Wallingford are launching a tidal energy modelling tool for use by tidal energy developers to identify the most efficient sites for tidal energy converters, tidal arrays or tidal barrage schemes around the UK…

Bullitt Foundation Unveils a Self-Sustaining Office Building in Honor of Earth Day

April 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Facility Management

The Bullitt Foundation just opened the Bullitt Center on Earth Day, with designs to profoundly change the way buildings are designed and built. Denis Hayes realized that revolutionizing building practices could have a profound effect on energy consumption…

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 and G/Technology suite of products. By taking advantage of Intergraph's complementary solutions, Horizon…

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, Denmark. The event is designed to address the unique business requirements of electric, gas, and…

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…