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Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates Conference Attracts Experts

November 16, 2012 - in Announcement, Energy

There has been a high level of international interest and support for next week’s three-day conference, Smart Energy Communities in Cold Climates, which offers a rich program of speakers on a range of topics related to the creation of integrated community…

Bentley Utilities Designer V8i to be Launched in 2013

November 13, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Bentley will launch the all-new Bentley Utilities Designer V8i (SELECTseries 3) in early 2013. Bentley Utilities Designer V8i is a CAD-based design application…

Achieving Model-Based Design for the Smart Grid

November 12, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Sensors

Smart Meters and SCADA Contribute a Big Data Perspective Smart meters and intelligent electronic devices provide granular data about the state of the…

Where the Power Is Out and Returning Across the Northeast

November 2, 2012 - in Energy

The New York Times has created an interactive visualization, with timelines for the power outages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Felled trees and flooded substations meant widespread power outages across an 11-state region. View the online map here.

Waterproofing the Underground Smart Grid

November 1, 2012 - in Emergency, Energy

Hurricane Sandy has already left about 7.5 million U.S. East Coast residents without power, a number that could climb to 10 million from Maine to North Carolina. Some hard-hit utilities are warning that outages could last more than a week. In the meantime,…

Can Smart Grids Limit Power Outages?

October 30, 2012 - in Emergency, Energy

For utilities that have made smart grid investments, especially in distribution automation or smart meters, the technology could help identify outages more quickly or minimize the spread. But in the case of Hurricane Sandy, utilities are mostly highlighting…

AutoGrid Introduces Big Data Analytics, Demand Response Solutions

October 29, 2012 - in Energy

Despite investing millions of dollars in smart meters, utilities have yet to fully capitalize on the data these two-way meters produce. Startup AutoGrid Systems is taking on the job of analyzing giant data sets so utilities can monetize that flow of data.…

Sewer Heat Recovery Provides Low-Cost Recycled Energy

October 24, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Water

In every urban area, heat that humans have generated to shower, wash clothes, cook, and so on flows underground — in the sewers, making them very warm. Today, sewers represent the largest source of heat leakage in buildings. Even toilet water, which is at…

Isle of Wight to Become an Ecoisland

October 21, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

 IBM and other companies are working with the Ecoisland project to develop innovative ways to save energy and reduce emissions and waste, while also cutting the islanders’ fuel bills – potentially by up to 50 percent. Ecoislands is a global leader for…

Streetlight Mapping Project Uncovers Savings for Holy Cross Energy

October 18, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy, Projects

Holy Cross Energy, a member-owned electric cooperative utility that serves more than 55,000 consumers in western Colorado, recently used Esri technology for a street and security light project that has helped update and correct its billing system. “We have…