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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…

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.…

Why the Home of the Future will Talk to the Grid

June 4, 2012 - in Energy

Research engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) picture the home of the future as a smart home that…

Software for the Smart Building to Smart Grid Interface to be Worth $1 Billion by 2016, Says Memoori Research

In many developed countries, industrial and commercial buildings consume 40% of all generated electrical power. Interfacing the Smart Grid with this building stock provides large scale opportunities to balance electrical supply and demand particularly as Smart…

Scotland Announces Major Smart Grid Initiative

May 25, 2012 - in Energy, Renewables

Scotland has launched its Smart Grid Sector Strategy, which includes a target to create up to 12,000 new jobs by 2020 by supporting work to secure smart grid adoption across the country. First Minister Alex Salmond, who made the announcement at the All-Energy…

Smart Grid Policy: Could Utilities Face Climate Legislation?

May 24, 2012 - in Energy

Just as utilities are beginning to get a handle on the new EPA rules and the impacts of ultra-cheap natural gas, proposed new legislation could add more uncertainty. Senate Energy Committee Chairman Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., has suggested a nationwide clean electricity…

See It, Now: Space-Time Insight Showcases Visual Analytics that Tap Into SAP

May 16, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Space‐Time Insight, the leading provider of next‐generation situational intelligence solutions, today announced that its visual and geospatial analytics software has been integrated with the SAP HANA Platform, tapping into HANA’s powerful in-memory database…

Smart Grid Market in China, Japan and South Korea to Hit US$19 Billion by 2016

May 13, 2012 - in Corporate, Energy

Asia is quickly becoming a center of global smart grid activity. The cumulative smart grid market in China, Japan and South Korea is currently valued at US$8.5 billion, with that number forecasted to increase to $19 billion by 2016, according to GTM Research's…

Elster to Call for Smart Grid ‘Security by Design’ for Europe

May 8, 2012 - in Projects, Security

Addressing delegates at Metering and Billing CRM Europe in the Netherlands, Frank Hyldmar, Executive Vice President, Elster Electricity International, will explore the crucial challenge of security in the Smart Grid. Ahead of the conference, Hyldmar, who…

Elster to Call for Smart Grid 'Security by Design' for Europe

May 8, 2012 - in Projects, Security

Addressing delegates at Metering and Billing CRM Europe in the Netherlands, Frank Hyldmar, Executive Vice President, Elster Electricity International, will explore the crucial challenge of security in the Smart Grid. Ahead of the conference, Hyldmar, who…