The First Global View on the Progress of Clean Vehicle Technology

July 23rd, 2014

Global Smart Grid Federation Releases Report on Large-Scale Rollout of Electric Vehicles – The Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) today released a state-of-the-art overview of the international developments in electric vehicles. Highlighting business opportunities, key trends and developments, and policy initiatives, it provides a total and global view on the large-scale roll-out of electric vehicles. […]

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Smart Grid Investment Grows with Widespread Smart Meter Installations

July 21st, 2014

Global investment in smart grids increased by $700 million from $14.2 billion in 2012 to $14.9 billion in 2013, and for the first time China outspent the United States.1 A smart grid is a technology that improves the operation and reliability of electricity transmission and distribution systems by sending digital information in real time. The […]

Ecobank Offers $120 Million for Smart Meters Roll-out in Zimbabwe

July 21st, 2014

Ecobank is willing to provide $120 million to fund a national roll-out of smart meters by the Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company (ZETDC) through a local independent energy solutions company. The bank said it could fund importation, installation and national rollout of smart meters through Connect the World. Zesa Holdings, an electricity, engineering and […]

Telefónica to build the city of the future through the Valencia Smart City Platform

July 21st, 2014

Valencia City Council has announced that it has awarded the Valencia Smart City tender to Telefónica. It will be the first Spanish city to centralise all of its municipal information through a smart city technological solution. The solution is based on the European FI-WARE standard. The base of the software will consist of 350 sensors […]

Colombia Introduces New Law to Promote Renewable Energy

July 21st, 2014

In a bid to inspire more people to embrace renewable energy in Colombia, the President of the country, Juan Manuel Santos Calderon, and the Minister of Mines and Energy, Amylkar Acosta Medina, have introduced a new law, according to the local newspaper Dinero. Dubbed ‘Ley 1715 de 2014’, the new law facilitates the integration of […]