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2014-04-15 20:21:14

DUBLIN, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tcqjzw/hvdc_transmission) has announced the addition of the "HVDC Transmission Market - By Technology, Power Rating, Application, Component & Geography to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/tcqjzw/hvdc_transmission ]report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The ever increasing demand of energy,...

2014-04-15 08:22:50

CHICAGO, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the IEEE PES T&D Conference and Exposition, S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery, announces two new products designed to improve power system reliability: Vista® SD Underground Distribution Switchgear and the PureWave® SMS-250 Storage Management System. "The industry landscape is changing rapidly with new technology and new expectations from utility customers and regulators," says Tim...

2014-04-14 12:24:35

Ventyx energy management system provides modern platform and advanced applications for greater power availability and reliability ATLANTA, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ventyx, an ABB company, today announced it has signed an agreement with the Ministry of Electricity (MOE) in Iraq to provide state-of-the-art energy management systems that will help improve the availability, performance and reliability of power supplies in Iraq from main control centers in Baghdad, Kirkuk and Basra....

2014-04-12 23:01:31

The Smart Cities Market research report categorizes the global market on the basis of different industries such as smart homes, smart buildings, smart energy, smart industry automation, smart transportation, smart security and smart citizen services. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/smart-cities-market-542.html (PRWEB) April 12, 2014 According to a new market research report, “Smart Cities Market – Worldwide Projects, Regional Adoption & Transformations, and Market...

2014-04-10 16:21:37

Public Power CEO Sue Kelly Testifies at Senate Hearing WASHINGTON, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Electric utilities have been focused on improving the safety and reliability of the complex and dynamic electric grid for years, testified Sue Kelly, president and CEO of the American Public Power Association (Public Power) at a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing today. Kelly testified on behalf of investor-owned, cooperatively owned, and publicly owned...

2014-04-10 16:21:32

READING, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec) continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its 31-county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability. Since the beginning of the year, Penelec tree contractors have trimmed nearly 1,000 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its approximately $24 million vegetation management spend for 2014, with an additional 3,800 miles...

2014-04-08 12:22:52

Right-Sizing the Grid Could Reduce Blackout Risk, According to New Analysis in the Journal "Chaos" WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 90 years ago, British polymath J.B.S. Haldane proposed that for every animal there is an optimal size -- one which allows it to make best use of its environment and the physical laws that govern its activities, whether hiding, hunting, hoofing or hibernating. Today, three researchers are asking whether there is a "right" size...

2014-04-07 16:21:52

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a report to its Board of Directors today, The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) announced that demand response providers performed better than expected--and in excess of their contracted commitments--during a powerful winter storm, known as the Polar Vortex, that caused outages at several power plants on January 6, 2014. The severity of the January 6(th) storm put ERCOT's grid at risk for significant failure....

2014-04-07 08:25:20

NEW YORK, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading smart grid technology company opens in North America. Signs global agreements with Silver Spring Networks and HEVO Power. Smarter Grid Solutions, a leading smart grid technology company, has opened its first U.S. office. At an event attended by the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland, the company signed global agreements with smart grid companies Silver Spring Networks and HEVO Power...

2014-04-07 04:20:50

WASHINGTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Electric utilities in the US are expanding their use of social media and mobile applications to improve smart grid benefits and better engage with their customers. Of the 50 largest utilities, 49 currently have active Twitter accounts, all have Facebook accounts and 15 have mobile apps. These media are critical in reaching customers during power outages but also in providing energy savings tips, bill pay and other customer engagement services,...