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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…

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…

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…

IBM’s Smarter Buildings Initiative Takes Aim at Retrofits

IBM's "building whisperer," Dave Bartlett, believes many of our buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM's smarter building initiative, is known as the "building whisperer" because he views buildings as living organisms, an approach that can help…

IBM's Smarter Buildings Initiative Takes Aim at Retrofits

IBM's "building whisperer," Dave Bartlett, believes many of our buildings could use a diet. Bartlett, who leads IBM's smarter building initiative, is known as the "building whisperer" because he views buildings as living organisms, an approach that can help…

New York State Provides Grants for Regional Sustainable Plans

June 27, 2012 - in Energy, Planning, Projects

New York has provided communities with $10 million in funds statewide to pay for the creation of regional plans to promote sustainable development. The Cleaner, Greener Communities program is a $100 million competitive grant program from the New York State…

Lucid Honored at Rio+20 Conference for Building Energy Efficiency Solutions

June 21, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy, Facility Management

Last night, sustainability legend Gro Harlem Brundtland, media guru and philanthropist Ted Turner, and 150 VIP guests celebrated the first concrete outcome at Rio+20: the launch of Sustainia100. Lucid, innovator and pioneer provider of real-time feedback technology…