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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,…

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…

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…

Cityworks Supports Renewable Energy Facilities Online

March 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Renewables

Environmentally friendly initiatives are a top priority at Azteca Systems Inc., demonstrated in their support of Rocky Mountain Power’s Blue SkySM renewable energy. The maker of Cityworks, the proven and genuine GIS-centric asset management solution, Azteca…

Thermal Imaging from the Street, Startups Promise Mass Energy Audits

March 19, 2013 - in Energy

Sagewell and Essses are two startups that apply thermal imaging to street-level imagery as in Google Street View. Both companies have developed business models to provide consumers thermal images of their homes and to make money on referrals. An infrared…