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2014-02-11 12:22:15

Company Increases Spend to Focus on Infrastructure Projects Designed to Help Reduce Number and Duration of Outages MORRISTOWN, N.J., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Having spent more than $2 billion in capital improvements since 2001, Jersey Central Power & Light (JCP&L) plans to spend an additional $251 million in 2014 to further expand and strengthen its infrastructure to enhance and maintain service reliability throughout its 13 county service area. This represents about a $50...

2014-02-11 12:22:14

ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Colorado Springs Utilities has signed an agreement with Landis+Gyr to initiate an advanced load management program to reduce load on distribution system assets during peak power consumption. Over the next four years, the utility will deploy 1,900 smart thermostats and software applications to enable load shedding on specific feeder circuits to protect transformers and other distribution equipment, while maintaining reliable electric service....

2014-02-11 08:38:08

DUBLIN, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/wb6zc5/utility_ami ) has announced the addition of the "Utility AMI Analytics for the Smart Grid 2013-2020: Applications, Markets and Strategies" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) What does the future hold for the smart grid's AMI (Advanced Metering Infrastructure) market? Given flattening smart meter shipments across mature markets...

2014-02-11 08:38:05

DUBLIN, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kbsk2f/utility_smart) has announced the addition of the "Utility Smart Grid Outlook in North America: Technologies, Strategies & Case Studies" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) As smart grid market drivers shift from U.S. stimulus funds to operational efficiencies, utilities are demanding that vendors prove a business case to justify...

2014-02-11 08:37:50

Rezence Emerges as De Facto Magnetic Resonance Standard FREMONT, Calif., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) announced today that WiTricity, a leader in highly resonant wireless power transfer technology, has joined the A4WP with plans to innovate and incorporate the Rezence(TM) specification in their design and development efforts. WiTricity's cooperation with the A4WP is a demonstration of industry consolidation, making Rezence the emerging de facto...

2014-02-11 08:25:12

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists at The Brattle Group have prepared a report for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that assesses the economic and reliability implications of different resource adequacy standards. Released by the FERC Sunday at the FERC-NARUC Collaborative, the report finds that the common one-day-in-ten-years ("1-in-10") resource adequacy standard varies greatly in how it is applied across North America. The Brattle report surveys...

2014-02-10 12:21:39

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: The Impact of Energy Storage in Smart Cities First-mover Advantage in the Near Term, Competition to Boom Post 2020 A smart city is a future trend that ensures efficient, intelligent power consumption and management within an urban community. These global cities will only function through the installation of both a smart grid and a form of energy storage. The impact of energy storage...

2014-02-07 23:03:46

National Grid Sponsorship Coincides with Greentown Labs Move to New Somerville, Mass. Location Waltham, Mass. (PRWEB) February 07, 2014 National Grid today announced its sponsorship of Greentown Labs, one of the nation’s largest cleantech incubators. The $50,000 “Terawatt” sponsorship level will enable Greentown Labs to further provide its entrepreneurs access to the equipment, services, education, and network they need to launch their companies. “National Grid is pleased to...

2014-02-07 12:21:36

Cited for accomplishments as head of power grid VALLEY FORGE, Pa., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PJM Interconnection President and CEO Terry Boston has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for his leadership in the development and operation of large electric grids and markets for wholesale electricity. Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions for engineers. It is earned through a nomination process and review by present...

2014-02-06 08:23:46

Landis+Gyr enables Nordic country to exceed EU and national targets by delivering a smart meter to every third Finnish household ZUG, Switzerland, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Landis+Gyr, the global leader in smart metering and grid management solutions, has led the roll out of smart metering systems to ninety eight percent of Finland's households. This development places the country as one of the most advanced in Europe in terms of ability to meter electricity consumption at the...