Smart Tech Takes Over, Bolstered By Record Investment

Smart Tech Takes Over, Bolstered By Record Investment

Smart, clean technologies have taken the market by storm, promising to change our built environment and grid infrastructure forever. Commanding over $430 million in venture capital in just the second quarter of 2016 alone, it has already been a banner year for these enabling technologies.

N-Dimension Helps Ontario Secure Smart Grid Apps

N-Dimension Helps Ontario Secure Smart Grid Apps

N-Dimension Solutions has completed a cyber security test of smart grid applications sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Energy and partly funded through the Ontario Smart Grid Fund initiative. The mandate of the project was to develop, evaluation and commercialize cyber security technology that can … Read more…

Seven Organizations Join Demand Response Group

Seven Organizations Join Demand Response Group

Baltimore Gas & Electric, CPower, Tetra Tech, General Microgrids, Innovari, OhmConnect, and DVI have joined the Association for Demand Response & Smart Grid (ADS), the national demand response (DR) and smart grid organization. ADS is a non-profit organization based in Washington, DC, that focuses on development … Read more…

Smart Cities Drive Changes across Energy Sector

The urban population is estimated to expand by 2.4 billion people over the next 35 years, and there is increasing demand to move to cleaner and more efficient energy resources to meet the needs of this quickly changing population. The smart city concept has developed … Read more…

N. America, Asia Named Government-Backed Energy Storage Hot Spots

N. America, Asia Named Government-Backed Energy Storage Hot Spots

Government investments in energy storage and related areas, such as the smart grid, continue to bear fruit, particularly in the North American and Asian markets, according to a report from Navigant Research. While Asian economies are moving toward advanced battery technologies, with the intention of … Read more…

Toshiba, Italian Government Study Grid Management in Europe

Toshiba, Italian Government Study Grid Management in Europe

Toshiba Transmission and Distribution Europe, an Italian Toshiba Group company, has signed an agreement for the joint development of energy management systems optimized for Europe with the Italian government’s National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA). The agreement covers a wide … Read more…

IBM Launches Swiss Renewable Energy Smart-Grid Pilot

IBM Launches Swiss Renewable Energy Smart-Grid Pilot

IBM, working with Swiss companies, says it has started a renewable energy smart-grid pilot project in Switzerland. The project, called FlexLast, will use refrigerated warehouses as a buffer to help balance fluctuations of the availability of sun and wind energy on the energy grid. It’s … Read more…

Smart Grid-Connected Cities See Higher GDP Growth

Smart Grid-Connected Cities See Higher GDP Growth

Cities that invest in smart-grid technology and infrastructure, called “connected cities,” experience an annual GDP growth rate that is 0.7 percent higher, an unemployment rate that is a full percentage point lower, and office occupancy rates 2.5 percent higher than less advanced cities, according to … Read more…

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