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Water-Smart Power: Why Our Power Plant Choices Matter in a Warming, Water-Constrained World

July 31, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

In a future of growing climate change impacts and water strains, the water implications of our electricity choices are way worth paying attention to. A new report from the UCS-organized Energy and Water in a Warming World initiative (EW3) tells it like it…

Demand for Smart Grid in China to Drive $20bn SCADA Boom

July 30, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

China’s intense focus on national smart grid development will drive massive revenue growth in the power Transmission and Distribution (T&D) Supervisory…

Geoinformatics and Energy Experts Call for Clear Goals for Renewable Energy

July 30, 2013 - in Energy, Planning, Projects

In the latest issue of the journal “Information”, a group of scientists demonstrate that the transition of our energy systems also needs a strong…

Global GIS Market in the Utility Industry 2012-2016

July 26, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

Reportstack, provider of premium market research reports announces the addition of Global GIS Market in the Utility Industry 2012-2016 market report to its offering. Analysts forecast the Global GIS market in the Utility industry to grow at a CAGR of 10.37…

Researchers to Hack Sensors to Demonstrate Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability

July 26, 2013 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

Cybersecurity researchers next week will demonstrate how hackers can potentially wreak havoc on critical U.S. infrastructure, even causing explosions by altering the readings on wireless sensors used by the oil and gas industry. The presentations at the Black…

IUS Technologies Unveils High Precision Utility Smart Sensor To The U.S. Market

July 26, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy, Sensors

IUS Technologies has introduced their new smart sensor for distribution automation to the U.S. utility market and cater to the precise and intricate needs of multiple utilities. A subsidiary of the $1B Vitzro Group from South Korea, the VS2000 is the latest…

PG&E Drops Seismic Sensors Into the Ocean to Monitor Around Diablo Canyon

July 25, 2013 - in Energy, Sensors

PG&E hopes to get a better understanding of earthquakes near Diablo Canyon through a new research project currently underway. On Tuesday, researchers dropped sensitive seismic sensors to the sea floor in hopes of learning how many and where earthquakes…

Oracle Study Says Utilities Not Yet Seizing Smart Grid Data Potential

July 25, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

Utilities today accumulate enormous amounts of smart grid data, but still need to turn information into business value. A new Oracle study, "Utilities and Big Data: Accelerating the Drive to Value," the second annual study in the Oracle Utilities Big Data…

ETI Seeks Partners to Demonstrate Retrofit Building Techniques for Future Mass Scale Rollout

July 22, 2013 - in Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners to participate in the retrofit of a selected number of different domestic properties to validate and further develop approaches developed in a previous ETI research project into buildings retrofitting.…

Oil and Gas Boom is Straining the Country’s Infrastructure

July 19, 2013 - in Energy, Oil & Gas

Over the past few years, the U.S. fracking boom has taken a great many people by surprise. Companies have been producing so much oil and gas that it’s now putting a strain on America’s energy infrastructure. Case in point: The Energy Information Administration…