Extended Deadline – 2nd Annual Smart Grid Award of Excellence

March 19th, 2015

Honoring Excellence in Smart Grids for Renewable Energy Integration – > ISGAN Award Web Page On 26 January, the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN), in partnership with the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF), launched its second annual Award of Excellence competition to showcase leadership and innovation in smart grid projects around the world. This year’s competition theme is […]

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Sensors may be key to truly smart cities

March 30th, 2015

Smart cities may be a wave of the future, but many countries are just working to support their residents in the present. A new technology looks at how, as populations increase, technology can help bring services — like clean water and medical care — to underserved urban areas. The American Department of Energy’s (DOE) Arbonne […]

Interoperability and the integrated grid

March 30th, 2015

At a typical utility, a significant and growing number of applications rely on accurate electrical system network models. Model data are generally maintained independently for each application, with variations of the same data manually entered into each application’s database. This situation leads to inefficiencies and data inconsistencies that can result in incorrect decisions and adverse […]

A Strong Year Ahead For Global Solar Installations

March 25th, 2015

The solar industry is forecasted to continue its growth in 2015 with installations reaching approximately 54.5 GW according to the latest quarterly update from Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm.  Key Findings: Solar installations in China failed to reach its goal of 13 GW in 2014 and came in at […]

Google’s smart home vision

March 25th, 2015

In September 2014, some Google employees filed for patents they called “Security Scoring in a Smart-Sensored Home.” For the first time, those patent requests are publicly available, and give some understanding behind what Google is planning to do with their Nest and Dropcam acquisitions. According to the application, “This patent specification relates to apparatus, systems, […]

Sustainable Electricity Systems – Smart City Lighthouse Cases,

March 25th, 2015

This free report analyses 39 smart city projects which have implemented smart grid technologies in order to make their electricity generation, distribution and consumption more sustainable and efficient. In this first report 6 lighthouse cases out of the 39 smart city projects are analysed in detail. The purpose of this study is twofold: To draw […]