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MIT Researchers Begin Detailed Study of Kuwait's Built Environment

March 24, 2013 - in Energy, Facility Management

A team of MIT researchers spanning four MIT departments — architecture; civil and environmental engineering; earth, atmospheric, and planetary sciences; and nuclear science and engineering — has been awarded a $3.76 million grant for a research project…

PennWell Acquires Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference, Joins Forces with Geospatial Industry Association GITA

March 18, 2013 - in Announcement, Oil & Gas, Projects

PennWell Corporation, a diversified global media and information company, announced today that it has acquired the Oil & Gas Pipeline Conference from…

New NREL Facility in Denver Aimed at Smart Grid Research

March 15, 2013 - in Energy

A new, $135 million research laboratory at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden will be a one-of-a-kind facility, enabling researchers…

Bluesky's Digital Tree Map Helps Energy Companies Reduce the Risk of Power Cuts

March 6, 2013 - in Energy, Maintenance

Following warnings from the UK energy regulator Ofgem of an ‘horrendous’ energy crunch, aerial mapping company Bluesky is helping electricity companies ensure their power networks are resilient to the threats from falling trees and overgrown vegetation.…

Laser Scanner Improves Quality Control at World's Largest Coal-Powered Power Plant

December 5, 2012 - in Energy, Maintenance

South African based engineering surveyors Trail Surveys (Pty) Ltd, has purchased a state of the art laser scanner to improve quality control at the world’s largest coal fired power station. The RIEGL VZ-400 purchased from 3D Laser Mapping, has already been…

Bentley's SACS Software Help Visualize and Analyze Offshore Wind Turbines

December 2, 2012 - in Energy, Modeling

Bentley Systems today announced the release of SACS version 5.5 – software that expands installation capabilities, integrates new wind turbine platform design functionality, and introduces floating analysis for offshore vessels. Leveraging Bentley’s November…

Achieving Model-Based Design for the Smart Grid

November 12, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Sensors

Smart Meters and SCADA Contribute a Big Data Perspective Smart meters and intelligent electronic devices provide granular data about the state of the utility network in near real-time. The availability of such data is in no small part what is making the smart…

Sewer Heat Recovery Provides Low-Cost Recycled Energy

October 24, 2012 - in Energy, Feature, Featured, Water

In every urban area, heat that humans have generated to shower, wash clothes, cook, and so on flows underground — in the sewers, making them very warm. Today, sewers represent the largest source of heat leakage in buildings. Even toilet water, which is at…

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…

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…