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2014-02-18 23:02:32

Industry leaders form group to address needed regulatory reforms to unleash resilient energy. Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 18, 2014 With over 600 district energy professionals on hand at the 27th Annual IDEA Campus Energy Conference, industry leaders announced the launch of a new coalition to support deployment of microgrids to deliver greater grid resiliency, enhanced energy efficiency and other economic benefits. Founding members of the Microgrid Resources Coalition (MRC) include...

2014-02-18 08:23:10

CHICAGO, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader and energy storage integration expert shaping the future of power delivery, today announces that its PureWave® SMS Storage Management System in Field, B.C., is helping reduce the length and frequency of power outages in the community. The system, owned by BC Hydro, integrates a 1-MW sodium-sulfur battery bank to the power grid so that it can provide up to seven hours of clean back-up power should the...

2014-02-11 23:02:27

Open Access Technology International, Inc. (OATI) is offering educational webinars on the benefits of utilizing Smart Grid solutions to meet evolving energy challenges. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 11, 2014 As the penetration of Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) and other Smart Grid hardware and software tools continues to grow — especially within cooperatives — Generation and Transmission Providers (G&Ts) and their member co-ops need to know how these advanced...

2014-02-11 16:28:09

BELVIDERE, Ill., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The April 2013 attack on a San Jose, CA, power substation serving Silicon Valley has been termed the most significant incident of domestic terrorism involving the grid that has ever occurred in the U.S. The solution for protecting such substations and other critical infrastructure could involve an old-world solution. The well-planned and organized attack on the PG&E substation began when someone cut an important AT&T...

2014-02-11 16:22:13

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS) today announced its third annual "Call for Creative" in conjunction with the 11(th) annual National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid occurring from May 19-21, 2014 in Washington, DC. Members of the DR and smart grid community have witnessed a dramatic shift in the importance of communications and engagement with consumers and stakeholders in recent years. For...

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 08:38:05

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 08:25:12

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...