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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…

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.…

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…

EcoFactor Completes $8 Million in Venture Financing

October 11, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

The latest round includes funding from new investor Aster Capital, and additional financing from Claremont Creek Ventures and RockPort Capital Partners. "After following the energy management software market for some time, we found EcoFactor's approach of…

Researchers to Create 3D Carbon Dioxide Mission Maps for Major U.S. Cities

October 10, 2012 - in Energy, Environment, Featured, Projects

Climate scientists from Arizona State University and Purdue University are creating three-dimensional carbon dioxide emissions maps of major cities in the United States. The maps estimate greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes down to individual…

WorleyParsons Signs Global Alliance Agreement with Intergraph

October 10, 2012 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Energy

WorleyParsons, a leading global engineering and project delivery company headquartered in Australia, has signed a long-term Global Alliance Agreement (GAA) with Intergraph®. This five-year agreement covers the Intergraph SmartPlant® and SmartMarine® Enterprise…

Neptune Partners with Esri and 3-GIS to Provide New Mapping Tools for Utilities

October 9, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Neptune Technology Group Inc. (“Neptune”) has partnered with both Esri, the market-leading water utility geographic information system (GIS), and 3-GIS, the world’s leading browser-based GIS solutions provider, to enhance the mapping functionality…

Taapi Introduces the Gamification of Energy Conservation

October 8, 2012 - in Energy

In the United States, energy conservation has always been a hot issue. Now more than ever, people making a conscious effort to conserve energy are pressuring those who don’t. Turn your lights off when you leave a room, turn the fans off, turn the thermostat…