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Silver Spring Networks Offers Cloud Servicesfor Smart Grid Operations

August 2, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Silver Spring Networks, a leading networking platform and solutions provider for smart energy networks, today announced SilverLink cloud services, the energy industry’s first insight-as-a-service solution. Leveraging these unique smart grid operational…

The Integration of Geographic Data into Smart Grid Applications Will Drive Rapid Growth in the Utility GIS Market, According to Pike Research

August 1, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

While utility executives increasingly understand that geospatial data is critical to the future successful operation of the smart grid, the integration…

City of Nixa, Missouri Selects Midland GIS Solutions to Complete an Electrical Utility GIS Program

July 31, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

Midland GIS Solutions is pleased to announce a new business partnership with the City of Nixa, Missouri, one of the fastest growing cities in the state.…

DC Solar Mapping: Where and Why Does Solar Succeed?

July 18, 2012 - in Energy

Using data from DC Public Service Commission (DC PSC), Sol Systems mapped each solar array registered to produce SRECs in DC. The results may surprise you. At first glance, the solar map of DC is packed with systems – a sign of a healthy and thriving solar…

Determining the Economic Feasibility of Offshore Wind Farms

July 16, 2012 - in Analysis, Corporate, Energy

Palisade’s risk analysis software, @RISK, has been selected by the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands, ECN (www.ecn.nl/), to determine whether offshore wind farms are financially viable from an operation and maintenance perspective. A key issue for…

USDA Announces Smart Grid Funding For Rural Electric Co-ops

July 16, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy, Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that rural electric cooperatives and utilities in 15 states will receive loan guarantees to make improvements to generation and transmission facilities and implement smart grid technologies. "Maintaining…

Oracle’s “Big Data, Bigger Opportunities” Report: Smart Grids Increase Utilities’ Data Collection 180x

July 11, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Today Oracle announced the results of the "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities: Plans and Preparedness for the Data Deluge" research report, which surveyed 151 North American senior-level executives at utilities with smart meter programs in place to gauge: Perceptions…

Oracle's "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities" Report: Smart Grids Increase Utilities' Data Collection 180x

July 11, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Today Oracle announced the results of the "Big Data, Bigger Opportunities: Plans and Preparedness for the Data Deluge" research report, which surveyed 151 North American senior-level executives at utilities with smart meter programs in place to gauge: Perceptions…

Costly Infrastructure Upgrades Could Ease Wind Storm Recovery

July 5, 2012 - in Electric Grid, Energy

In the aftermath of violent storms that knocked out power to millions from the Midwest to the Mid-Atlantic, sweltering residents and elected officials are demanding to know why it’s taking so long to restring power lines and why they’re not more resilient…

Will 2012 Be the Summer of Smart Grid to the Rescue?

July 4, 2012 - in Energy

From heat waves and thunderstorms to worker lockouts and emergency nuclear plant shutdowns, the summer of 2012 is shaping up to be a tough one for U.S. utilities. That, in turn, could give new smart grid deployments a chance to prove whether or not they’re…