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Tri-State Transmission & Generation Retain Merrick to Provide Additional Services to Meet NERC Reliability Standards

August 8, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Modeling

Merrick & Company, with HDR, were provided notice to proceed on the second phase of a multi-year contract to provide additional transmission line LiDAR surveying services and modeling for up to 3,500 miles of 100kV and above circuits, spanning four States…

Esri European Wind User Group Finds New Uses for GIS

August 8, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

European wind energy professionals gathered in Dublin, Ireland, recently to discuss innovative ways to meet renewable-energy demands using the Esri ArcGIS…

Sensus Reaches 16 Million Electric, Water and Gas Customers

Sensus has reached a milestone of 16 million electric, water and gas smart endpoints that deliver benefits to utilities and their customers every day.…

IBM Drives the Future of Renewable Energy with New Wind and Solar Forecasting System

August 8, 2013 - in Analysis, Energy, Renewables

IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities in the world increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and analytics to accurately forecast the…

LocalGrid Set to Unveil Next-Generation Smart Grid Platform and Strategic RTI Partnership

August 6, 2013 - in Energy

LocalGrid Technologies (http://www.localgridtech.com), an innovative Toronto-based software company, today announced its involvement in NIWeek 2013 and the release of its next generation MicroGrid embedded software platform, eGridOS™. "The electrical grid…

Localized Wind Power Proliferates Near Homes, Farms and Factories

August 6, 2013 - in Energy

Americans are increasingly installing wind turbines near their homes, farms and businesses to generate their own energy, concludes a new report released today. The 2012 Market Report on Wind Technologies in Distributed Applications is the first comprehensive…

EPA Screens More Than 66,000 Contaminated Sites for Renewable Energy Potential

August 5, 2013 - in Energy, Renewables

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updated its RE-Powering Mapping and  Screening Tool, which will now provide preliminary screening results for renewable energy potential at 66,000, up from 24,000, contaminated lands, landfills, and mine…

Energy Expert Positions Fremont as Leader in Clean Energy

August 2, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

It's no secret that California is ahead of the pack when it comes to clean tech leadership. In fact, the City of Fremont recently announced an ambitious clean technology report to spearhead California and the rest of the nation in powering communities with…

Esri Press Publishes Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS

August 1, 2013 - in Corporate, Electric Grid, Energy

Modeling Electric Distribution with GIS, from Esri Press, illustrates how an electric utility can significantly improve operations by implementing a geographic information system (GIS). The book is a conceptualization based on author Bill Meehan's many years…

New Sensors to Provide Warming to Avoid Blackouts

August 1, 2013 - in Energy

After the lights went out for 50 million people from the Northeast to the Midwest on Aug. 14, 2003, investigators found readings from two obscure instruments that would have given them an hour’s warning — plenty of time to solve the problem if the devices…