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Smart Grid Technologies Continue to Spread

February 27, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Driven by increasing shares of renewable energy in the electricity generation mix and by the need to update aging grid infrastructure, global investment in "smart grid" technologies rose 7 percent in 2012, totaling $13.9 billion worldwide, according to new…

New Solution Helps Utilities with Incident Management After a Storm

February 26, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

While utility companies across large areas of the Midwestern and Northeastern United States work to restore utility service to their customers, 3-GIS,…

GE and Google Team to Integrate Google Maps Data Into Smallworld Apps

February 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

A new agreement announced today between GE and Google will integrate Google Maps data into GE's Smallworld electrical, telecommunications and gas applications.…

Hydro One Adds Situational Intelligence Solution from Space-Time Insight

January 29, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Space-Time Insight today announced that Hydro One Networks has deployed Space-Time Insight’s geospatial and visual analytics software to improve the health and reliability of their transmission and distribution assets. The situational intelligence system…

Energy Utility RWE and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Join Forces

January 25, 2013 - in Energy

Today, Germany’s number one power producer RWE and IUCN signed a three-year agreement on biodiversity management at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The aim is to further integrate protection of biological diversity into the corporate business decisions…

Esri Gears Up for DistribuTECH

January 23, 2013 - in Energy

Esri's utility industry experts are prepping for the DistribuTECH Conference and Exhibition, an event centered on crucial transmission and distribution issues such as smart grid, energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy integration. DistribuTECH…

Brazilian Firm Selects Intergraph Solutions to Build FPSO Vessels

January 9, 2013 - in Energy

Brazilian engineering company IESA has selected Intergraph SmartMarine and SmartPlant Enterprise solutions, provided by Sisgraph, as part of a project with Petrobras, one of the world’s largest energy companies. IESA will supply Petrobras with 24 compression…

OGC Announces Energy Mapping GovFuture Webinar

January 7, 2013 - in Energy

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®), in cooperation with Directions Media, invites you to attend an OGC GovFuture webinar to learn how Canadian organizations are using open standards to support planning, design, implementation, measurement, and visualization…

Body Heat as a Renewable Resource

December 30, 2012 - in Energy

Idly mingling, a human body radiates about 100 watts of excess heat, which can add up fast in confined spaces. Geothermal warmth may abound in volcanic Iceland, but it’s not easy to come by in downtown Paris. So why waste it? Savvy architects from Paris…

Why Google Worries Utility Companies

December 11, 2012 - in Energy

Large utility companies worry about Google. Why? Unlike those who mock Google for being a "one-trick pony", with 99% of its revenue coming from Adwords, they connect the dots. Right before our eyes, the search giant is weaving a web of services and applications…