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Detroit Prepares to Cut Half of their Streetlights

May 29, 2012 - in Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

Detroit, whose 139 square miles contain 60 percent fewer residents than in 1950, will try to nudge them into a smaller living space by eliminating almost half its streetlights. As it is, 40 percent of the 88,000 streetlights are broken and the city, whose…

Scotland Announces Major Smart Grid Initiative

May 25, 2012 - in Energy, Renewables

Scotland has launched its Smart Grid Sector Strategy, which includes a target to create up to 12,000 new jobs by 2020 by supporting work to secure smart…

Smart Grid Policy: Could Utilities Face Climate Legislation?

May 24, 2012 - in Energy

Just as utilities are beginning to get a handle on the new EPA rules and the impacts of ultra-cheap natural gas, proposed new legislation could add more…

See It, Now: Space-Time Insight Showcases Visual Analytics that Tap Into SAP

May 16, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Space‐Time Insight, the leading provider of next‐generation situational intelligence solutions, today announced that its visual and geospatial analytics software has been integrated with the SAP HANA Platform, tapping into HANA’s powerful in-memory database…

Researchers Map the City of Sheffied’s Heat

May 14, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Projects

Experts from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering believe that the many steel plants located just outside the city centre could be connected to Sheffield's existing district heating network to provide an extra 20 MW of thermal energy, enough…

Researchers Map the City of Sheffied's Heat

May 14, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Projects

Experts from the University of Sheffield's Faculty of Engineering believe that the many steel plants located just outside the city centre could be connected to Sheffield's existing district heating network to provide an extra 20 MW of thermal energy, enough…

Smart Grid Market in China, Japan and South Korea to Hit US$19 Billion by 2016

May 13, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Asia is quickly becoming a center of global smart grid activity. The cumulative smart grid market in China, Japan and South Korea is currently valued at US$8.5 billion, with that number forecasted to increase to $19 billion by 2016, according to GTM Research's…

Critigen Selected to Provide Land Acquisition Services for Colorado Springs Utilities

May 10, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Critigen, a leading spatial enterprise solutions and cloud managed services provider, today announced it has signed a contract with Colorado Springs Utilities to provide land surveying support services. Critigen’s Geomatics Surveying and Mapping practice…

More Than 12,000 Acres Atop LA City Rooftops Provide Huge Opportunity For Solar Development

May 9, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Projects

The City of Los Angeles has more than 12,000 acres of prime space for solar development on the rooftops of local homes, businesses and multi-family buildings, with capacity to create as much as five gigawatts of clean, locally generated power, according to…

City of Calgary Conducts an Energy Mapping Study

May 8, 2012 - in Analysis, Energy, Planning, Projects

In July of 2008, the Canadian Urban Institute partnered with Enermodal Engineering and Decision Economics Consulting Ltd. to undertake the Energy Mapping Study for the City of Calgary. The study provides direction to the City about which alternative building…