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The Next Big, Digital Economy Is In 'Smart Energy'

September 13, 2012 - in Energy

The energy market is undergoing a major transformation. It’s moving towards a so-called Smart Grid, which will not only manage supply and demand of energy more effectively, but also integrate new, lower-carbon sources of electricity. This sort of transformation…

The Next Big, Digital Economy Is In ‘Smart Energy’

September 13, 2012 - in Energy

The energy market is undergoing a major transformation. It’s moving towards a so-called Smart Grid, which will not only manage supply and demand of…

The USDA Reaches Investment Goal of $250M for Smart Grid Improvements

September 12, 2012 - in Energy, Projects

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA has reached its $250 million goal to finance smart grid technologies, a key component of President…

China Leads Smart Grid Activity

September 12, 2012 - in Energy, Renewables

At the end of Q2 2012, China continued to dominate the worldwide renewable energy market, with Germany and the U.S. nose-to-nose in second place, and India and the U.K. just behind, according to Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly Renewable Energy Country…

EPA Unveils Calif. Mapping Tool for Developing Renewable Energy Sources

September 11, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy, Renewables, Renewal/Retrofit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory, announced an online mapping tool that enables users to find contaminated and degraded properties in California ideal for renewable…

Cities Share Energy Use to Promote Conservation

September 4, 2012 - in Energy

Business and government leaders in a growing number of cities are recognizing that investment in smarter, greener technologies can help optimize resource use, offering a way to renew struggling urban economies while improving ecological well being. New York…

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Field Operations Deploys Cityworks

August 29, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

More than 350 field operations staff managing billions of dollars in assets are getting the job done more efficiently and more effectively than ever before.  The Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities Department recently expanded its Cityworks implementation to…

Esri to Present GIS and Location Analytics Session at SAP for Utilities Conference

August 29, 2012 - in Energy

Esri experts and customers will demonstrate location-enabled SAP applications for utilities in the session GIS and Location Analytics: Building an Integrated, Smarter Grid at the SAP for Utilities conference in Hollywood, Florida, September 9–12, 2012. The…

Utility Data Flow Will Expand Beyond Other Industries

August 16, 2012 - in Energy

At The Soft Grid conference in San Francisco, there was a lot of talk about phrases that software analytics and smart grid industry insiders hate. For starters, plenty of people are tired of the phrase "smart grid." For others, it’s "big data," which is…

Geospatial Data to Play Major Role in Smart Grid Technology

August 14, 2012 - in Energy, Modeling

Over the next five years, geospatial data will make significant inroads in the field of utilities, according to a report from Pike Research. Nearly all of this growth will come thanks to the emergence of smart grid technologies and the critical need for geospatial…