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New York Utility Starts Three-Year Smart Grid Pilot

August 22, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Pearl River, N.Y.-based Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc. (O&R) has begun a three-year, $7.3 million smart grid pilot program. According to the company, the program is designed to improve overall electric system reliability for more than 25,000 O&R…

www.WhatIsSmartGrid.org Aims to Educate the Public

August 22, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

How can a smart grid save homeowners $500 a year? What is a smart meter? Consumers looking for information about smart grid online now have a new resource,…

EPA Kicks Off Fourth-Annual Energy Star National Building Competition with More Than 3,000 Buildings

August 20, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) launched the 2013 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. Teams from…

Parametric Designs Promise to Make Buildings More Energy Efficient

August 19, 2013 - in Buildings, Energy

As the technology has improved, parametric models have been able to accept more and more inputs. Architects can use the software to investigate what a building could be made of or how its natural lighting could be maximized. Or they can virtualize window dimensions…

CGI to Supply Data Services for the GB Smart Meter Implementation Programme

August 15, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

CGI announced that it was chosen by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) as the data service provider for the Data Communications Company (DCC) subject to contract negotiations. CGI will develop and operate the solution that will link gas and…

Smart Grid Market to Surpass $400 Billion Worldwide by 2020

August 14, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

What is the outlook for the global smart grid market? According to the latest report by GTM Research, Global Smart Grid Technologies and Growth Markets 2013-2020, the global smart grid market is expected to cumulatively surpass $400 billion worldwide by 2020,…

The White House Urges a More Resilient Electric Grid in the Face of Climate Change

August 14, 2013 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

This week marks the tenth anniversary of one of the worst power outages in the United States, during which tens of millions of Americans were affected across parts of Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey.…

Mayrise Software Boosts Street Lighting Efficiency for Peterborough City Council

August 13, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance

Street lighting asset management software from Mayrise Systems is supporting the UK's Peterborough City Council with ambitious plans to minimise maintenance costs. The new system will also work in tandem with the council’s central management system. MAYRISE…

Utility Industry Executives Respond to Smart Grid Utility Survey

August 12, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

As illustrated in a new Zpryme infographic sponsored by eMeter, A Siemens Business, a July 2013 survey of 260 utility industry executives across the Smart Grid industry reveal that 29 percent consider the top power utility business challenge to be addressed…

California Utility Uses Intelligent Software to Visualise Smart Grid

August 11, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Space‐Time Insight, a provider of next‐generation situational intelligence solutions, today announced that the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has implemented Space-Time Insight’s geospatial and visual analytics software. The software,…