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Sacramento Utility Selects Space-Time Insight for Smart Grid Solution

October 23, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has implemented Space-Time Insight’s geospatial and visual analytics software to facilitate more efficient smart grid decisions by processing data in smart grid, distribution, outage, fire, and weather systems.…

Application of Smart Grid Technology Requires Skilled GIS Professionals to Manage an Energy-Efficient Future

October 21, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Geographic information systems (GIS) play an important role to help the utilities industry manage the smart grid for an energy-smart future. And that…

Smart Meter Deployments to Double Market Revenue as the World Switches on to Wireless

October 16, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years,…

BuildForward Capital Launches to Fund Energy Efficient Construction in New York City

October 16, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

BuildForward Capital LLC announced its launch of operations today, financing deeply energy efficient construction projects in the under-$5 million loan market. BuildForward has created a unique, crowdfunded lending platform that allows individuals and institutions…

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Hosts Conference To Explore the Technology, Policy, and Promise of Microgrids

October 3, 2013 - in Announcement, Energy

The Center for Future Energy Systems (CFES) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute next week will host thought leaders from academia, industry, and the public sector to explore the technology, policies, and opportunities related to the large-scale deployment…

The Department of Energy Responds to Cyber Security Challenges with Developer Awards

October 2, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Security

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced awards totaling approximately $30 million for the development of new tools and technologies to strengthen protection of the nation’s electric grid and oil and gas infrastructure from cyber attack. With support from…

Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures Invest $8M in Varentec To Enable Transformation of the Power Grid

October 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Varentec, a provider of power control solutions for the electric grid, today announced it has closed $8 million in Series B funding from Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures. The capital will fund the production rollout of Varentec's intelligent power monitoring,…

Capgemini Study Finds Utilities Can Generate a Digital Advantage by Prioritizing Customer Satisfaction and Asset Optimization

October 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Capgemin released findings from its inaugural Digital Utility Study produced by IDC Energy Insights. The sponsored study finds more North American utilities need to make customer satisfaction and asset optimization priorities to enhance their digital competency.…

EPA to Hold Public Listening Sessions on Reducing Carbon Pollution from Existing Power Plants

September 30, 2013 - in Announcement, Energy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold 11 public listening sessions across the country to solicit ideas and input from the public and stakeholders about the best Clean Air Act approaches to reducing carbon pollution from existing power plants.…

Thermal Power Market to Heat Up with Adoption of Efficient Fossil Fuel Technologies, says GlobalData

September 30, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

Efficient fossil fuel technologies will drive the ongoing growth of the global thermal power market, with generation expected to hit 19,869.1 TWh by 2020, as countries across the world work towards green, low-carbon and sustainable development, according to…