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Leviton releases new smart meter for C&I sub-metering
August 21, 2014 - Lighting and home control device maker Leviton expanded its line of "VerifEye" C&I sub-metering solutions with the introduction of its Series 4000 industrial ModBus smart meter, it said yesterday. The sub-metering kits were designed to offer a turnkey solution to measure and verify electrical use across a range of C&I applications . . . keep reading

National Grid leads group planning underground microgrid
August 21, 2014 - An underground microgrid to be built in Potsdam, in Upstate New York, has become a vital part of the Empire State's plan to harden its energy infrastructure in preparation for severe weather (SGT, July-24), IOU National Grid and its partners told the . . . keep reading

ADT pairs Pulse automation with IfTTT interface
August 21, 2014 - ADT, a home security and automation provider with headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla, is teaming up with IfTTT ("If This, Then That"), a San Francisco-based web service that lets consumers program powerful commands with one simple statement -- "If this, then . . . keep reading

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August 21, 2014 - LG Chem rumored to have Audi deal . . . keep reading

Matherly, Shodan point out big ICS vulnerabilities
August 20, 2014 - EXCLUSIVE - Utilities under illusion of safety miss chances to change -- Many utilities today live under the dangerous illusion that since a large-scale attack hasn't happened to them yet, it is unlikely to. In fact, it is not uncommon for users of industrial control systems . . . keep reading

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Exclusives
Matherly, Shodan point out big ICS vulnerabilities
August 20, 2014 - EXCLUSIVE - Utilities under illusion of safety miss chances to change -- Many utilities today live under the dangerous illusion that since a large-scale attack hasn't happened to them yet, it is unlikely to. In fact, it is not uncommon for users of industrial control systems . . . keep reading

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AMI - advanced metering
Leviton releases new smart meter for C&I sub-metering
August 21, 2014 - Lighting and home control device maker Leviton expanded its line of "VerifEye" C&I sub-metering solutions with the introduction of its Series 4000 industrial ModBus smart meter, it said yesterday. The sub-metering kits were designed to offer a turnkey solution to measure and verify electrical use across a range of C&I applications . . . keep reading

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Benefits of smart grid
Clean energy group offers advice on grid upgrades
August 19, 2014 -- The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC), based in Boston, released a new whitepaper Aug 15, titled "Leading the Next Era of Electricity Innovation," which it said outlined the steps regulators, utilities and the clean energy industry need to . . . keep reading

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Briefs
1 story in 20 seconds
August 21, 2014 - LG Chem rumored to have Audi deal . . . keep reading

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Building Automation
Leviton releases new smart meter for C&I sub-metering
August 21, 2014 - Lighting and home control device maker Leviton expanded its line of "VerifEye" C&I sub-metering solutions with the introduction of its Series 4000 industrial ModBus smart meter, it said yesterday. The sub-metering kits were designed to offer a turnkey solution to measure and verify electrical use across a range of C&I applications . . . keep reading

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Business & finance
Samsung buys smart-home platform maker SmartThings
August 18, 2014 - Samsung Electronics entered a deal to acquire SmartThings, it said Thursday, calling the firm's gear "the leading open platform for the smart home and the consumer internet of things." Founded in 2012, SmartThings lets people monitor, control and automate their homes from wherever they are through a single mobile app, and the firms gear is being given by Energy retailer Direct Energy to its customers for free . . . keep reading

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Consultancies
France pares back 2020 AMI goal to 90% of meters
August 15, 2014 - Navigant analyst points out what nation is doing right: French energy regulator Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie (CRE) downsized the nation's goal of providing smart meters to 95% of power customers by 2020 to 90%, said a report on the Metering.com website . . . keep reading

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Consumer apps & services
ADT pairs Pulse automation with IfTTT interface
August 21, 2014 - ADT, a home security and automation provider with headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla, is teaming up with IfTTT ("If This, Then That"), a San Francisco-based web service that lets consumers program powerful commands with one simple statement -- "If this, then . . . keep reading

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Corrections & clarifications
CORRECTION
May 5, 2014 - The online version of a story we published Friday titled "GE: 3-D . . . keep reading

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Cost recovery
E3 reports Nevada DG will pay ratepayers millions
July 17, 2014 - New net energy metering incentives to avoid cost shifting: New net energy metering (NEM) incentives now being phased in statewide in Nevada "will not benefit those residents with rooftop PV solar systems at the expense of those without," Jenya Kahn-Lang, a senior associate . . . keep reading

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Customers & advocacy
National groups ask Illinois to give customers access to data
August 19, 2014 -- Citizens Utility Board (CUB) and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) filed a proposal with the Illinois Commerce Commission Friday to give customers easy access to energy data . . . keep reading

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Cybersecurity
Matherly, Shodan point out big ICS vulnerabilities
August 20, 2014 - EXCLUSIVE - Utilities under illusion of safety miss chances to change -- Many utilities today live under the dangerous illusion that since a large-scale attack hasn't happened to them yet, it is unlikely to. In fact, it is not uncommon for users of industrial control systems . . . keep reading

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Data analytics & management
GE announces data lake approach for industrial internet
August 12, 2014 - General Electric (GE) created what it called "the first-ever industrial 'data lake' approach to help global industrial customers like airlines, railroads, hospitals and utilities better access, analyze and store terabytes or even petabytes of industrial-strength . . . keep reading

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Decoupling utility firms
Michigan decoupling ends with 2 settlement deals
July 11, 2014 - Experts explain why killing decoupling is a mistake: Experts explain why killing decoupling is a mistake - The Michigan PSC approved two settlement deals Tuesday, reconciling Upper Peninsula Power's (UPP) 2013 revenue decoupling mechanism (RDM) . . . keep reading

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Demand response
DELUREY: DR, smart grid arrive in CO2 discussions
August 18, 2014 - Omitted from plans at first, EPA responds to ADS pleas - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW - DR and smart grid technologies can be used in clever ways to address CO2 emissions but were left out of EPA's proposed compliance measures released in in June to be . . . keep reading

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Demos & pilots
France pares back 2020 AMI goal to 90% of meters
August 15, 2014 - Navigant analyst points out what nation is doing right: French energy regulator Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie (CRE) downsized the nation's goal of providing smart meters to 95% of power customers by 2020 to 90%, said a report on the Metering.com website . . . keep reading

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Deployments
France pares back 2020 AMI goal to 90% of meters
August 15, 2014 - Navigant analyst points out what nation is doing right: French energy regulator Commission de Régulation de l'Énergie (CRE) downsized the nation's goal of providing smart meters to 95% of power customers by 2020 to 90%, said a report on the Metering.com website . . . keep reading

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Distributed - onsite generation
National Grid leads group planning underground microgrid
August 21, 2014 - An underground microgrid to be built in Potsdam, in Upstate New York, has become a vital part of the Empire State's plan to harden its energy infrastructure in preparation for severe weather (SGT, July-24), IOU National Grid and its partners told the . . . keep reading

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Distribution automation
National Grid leads group planning underground microgrid
August 21, 2014 - An underground microgrid to be built in Potsdam, in Upstate New York, has become a vital part of the Empire State's plan to harden its energy infrastructure in preparation for severe weather (SGT, July-24), IOU National Grid and its partners told the . . . keep reading

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Dynamic & TOU pricing
EnerNOC buys rights to market WeSpire to utilities
August 20, 2014 - EnerNOC made a strategic investment in WeSpire, it said yesterday, a firm that uses behavioral science-based energy intelligence software (EIS) to motivate people to change their habits . . . keep reading

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Education - outreach
Illinois innovation foundation awards smart grid grants
July 24, 2014 - The Illinois Science & Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF), an independent, smart grid consumer education fund, announced yesterday a second group of grantees and a new funding opportunity for community partners. ISEIF's fund is the largest independent smart grid consumer . . . keep reading

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Electric vehicles - EVs
Institute urges EV buyers, makers to shorten ranges
August 20, 2014 - As range-anxiety grips car buyers considering buying a plug-in EV, they were urged along with car makers to focus on models with a range of 100 miles or less on one charge, by a new study reported in Transportation Science, a journal of the Institute for . . . keep reading

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Electricity retailers
Direct Energy gives away SmartThings smart home
August 12, 2014 - Direct Energy, a Houston-based mega-retailer of energy and energy services, will offer a connected home system to its residential customers in Texas through a partnership with the Washington, DC-based startup SmartThings, it said yesterday. Starting this week . . . keep reading

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Energy efficiency
GU announces quarter-finalists in community energy contest
August 18, 2014 - The Georgetown University (GU) Energy Prize (GUEP) announced April 23 entered the quarter-final round with 52 teams in that many cities working on innovative solutions to "reduce America's energy consumption," the school said . . . keep reading

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Energy management
ADT pairs Pulse automation with IfTTT interface
August 21, 2014 - ADT, a home security and automation provider with headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla, is teaming up with IfTTT ("If This, Then That"), a San Francisco-based web service that lets consumers program powerful commands with one simple statement -- "If this, then . . . keep reading

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Energy storage
Institute urges EV buyers, makers to shorten ranges
August 20, 2014 - As range-anxiety grips car buyers considering buying a plug-in EV, they were urged along with car makers to focus on models with a range of 100 miles or less on one charge, by a new study reported in Transportation Science, a journal of the Institute for . . . keep reading

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Environmental
New York PSC expedites grid-upgrade approvals
August 19, 2014 -- Policy to incent boosting capacity over adding lines - To provide a "carrot" to energy businesses that locate in New York, the PSC set a policy last week to offer a 10-month expedited review process for future electric transmission projects to be built within existing utility or state-owned rights of way . . . keep reading

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Exclusives
Matherly, Shodan point out big ICS vulnerabilities
August 20, 2014 - EXCLUSIVE - Utilities under illusion of safety miss chances to change -- Many utilities today live under the dangerous illusion that since a large-scale attack hasn't happened to them yet, it is unlikely to. In fact, it is not uncommon for users of industrial control systems . . . keep reading

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Global cooperation
Cisco, India's 'Silicon Valley' to create IOT development hub
July 3, 2014 - Cisco and India's Electronics City Industries Assn (ELCIA), representing what the association called the "Silicon Valley of India," plan to develop what they called Asia's first end-to-end "internet of things" (IOT) innovation hub in Bangalore. Riding on India's . . . keep reading

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Government agencies
EDF/CUB proposal builds on Green Button program
August 20, 2014 - The proposal filed this week by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Citizens' Utility Board (CUB) at the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to promote sharing smart-meter data with consumers and third-party app providers (SGT, Aug-19), saw a mostly . . . keep reading

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HANs
Nest, Samsung help form consortium called Thread
July 16, 2014 - Recognizing the need for a better way to connect products in the home, seven firms plan to work together to build and promote an IP-based wireless networking protocol called Thread, the group told the press yesterday. Thread will, they said, let product developers . . . keep reading

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Hardware - parts - chips - firmware
Toshiba puts multiple AMI functions on single chip
August 19, 2014 -- Toshiba America Electronic Components (TAEC) -- a division of the Tokyo-based engineering and electronics conglomerate with offices in Silicon Valley -- yesterday announced the newest addition to its TX04 series of ARM Cortex-M4F core-based . . . keep reading

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Health & safety
Sensus inspects SaskPower fires, stresses careful installation
August 5, 2014 - Smart meter maker Sensus is conducting utility site inspections and performing extensive lab testing to determine the root cause of recent smart meter fires that led SaskPower in Saskatchewan, Canada, to be told last week by the local government to remove all 105,000 installed . . . keep reading

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Industry conferences
Cybersecurity events draw strong list of presenters
July 8, 2014 - London-based cybersecurity event planner Cyber Senate scheduled two strategic global forums amid ongoing threats to the energy sector such as the Heartbleed Bug vulnerability and the Havex Remote Access Trojan, it said. The events will look at ongoing concerns over abilities . . . keep reading

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ISO - RTOs
ERCOT reports to board on DR rule changes, stats
August 14, 2014 - ERCOT can expect to see demand drop by up to 430 MWs on the hottest days this summer, the Texas ISO's Board of Directors was told in a report on DR participation at its Aug 12 meeting. The prediction was for times when prices move toward the system-wide offer cap and . . . keep reading

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Labs & tech alliances
Nest, Samsung help form consortium called Thread
July 16, 2014 - Recognizing the need for a better way to connect products in the home, seven firms plan to work together to build and promote an IP-based wireless networking protocol called Thread, the group told the press yesterday. Thread will, they said, let product developers . . . keep reading

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Law
Michigan tracks growth in state-mandated net metering
August 6, 2014 - The Michigan PSC yesterday issued its annual net metering and solar pilot program report, showing a boost of 18% in the program's size in 2013 over the previous year. Public Act 295 in 2008 required a statewide net metering program and by 2012 it had 1,330 participants . . . keep reading

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Market research & analysis
ERCOT reports to board on DR rule changes, stats
August 14, 2014 - ERCOT can expect to see demand drop by up to 430 MWs on the hottest days this summer, the Texas ISO's Board of Directors was told in a report on DR participation at its Aug 12 meeting. The prediction was for times when prices move toward the system-wide offer cap and . . . keep reading

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Microgrids
National Grid leads group planning underground microgrid
August 21, 2014 - An underground microgrid to be built in Potsdam, in Upstate New York, has become a vital part of the Empire State's plan to harden its energy infrastructure in preparation for severe weather (SGT, July-24), IOU National Grid and its partners told the . . . keep reading

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Net metering - feed-in tariffs
Michigan tracks growth in state-mandated net metering
August 6, 2014 - The Michigan PSC yesterday issued its annual net metering and solar pilot program report, showing a boost of 18% in the program's size in 2013 over the previous year. Public Act 295 in 2008 required a statewide net metering program and by 2012 it had 1,330 participants . . . keep reading

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Networks
Holley Metering picks EneVerv PLC meter-on-chip
August 18, 2014 - Thailand based Holley Metering and EnVerv, a fabless semiconductor firm, teamed up on a range of AMI products including single-phase and three-phase smart-meter families of products for residential and C&I customers using EnVerv's EV8000 PLC . . . keep reading

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Outage management
Itron touts value of AMI-based outage management
July 31, 2014 - Firm's large IOU customers share 'dramatic' results: As hurricane season approaches, utilities facing expensive upgrades of the aging power grid to improve reliability have available an interim solution, Itron Director of Marketing for Smart Grid Solutions Tim Wolf told us . . . keep reading

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Prepay programs
SmartGridCIS picked for prepay pilot by Hawaii's HECO
June 11, 2014 - AMI-enabled prepay billing and customer information solutions (CIS) maker SmartGridCIS was picked by Hawaiian Electric (HECO) to take part in the IOU's "Pre-Pay Metering" pilot project, it said yesterday. Prepaid billing can cut customer costs up to 10-12%, keep ratepayers . . . keep reading

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Privacy - data security
TRUSTE: Internet users have privacy concerns over IOT
May 30, 2014 - Most internet users in a recent survey said they would want to understand and be able to control the data being collected before buying or using smart devices such as connected appliances, said TRUSTe, a global data privacy-promotion firm, in publicizing the report ion the survey . . . keep reading

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R&D
DOE invests $55 million for vehicle research including EVs
August 15, 2014 - DOE will give $55 million for 31 new projects aimed at accelerating R&D on critical vehicle technologies to improve fuel efficiency and cut costs, it said yesterday, including work to advance EV batteries. The new projects are aimed at meeting the goals and objectives . . . keep reading

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Regulation services
German Energy Agency roadmap tackles decentralization
August 4, 2014 - In the future, distributed, decentralized energy systems will help to ensure the stability of grid operations, the German Energy Agency -- Deutsche Energie-Agentur (DENA) -- said in a report released July 29. DENA expects that fewer conventional power stations will be . . . keep reading

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Regulatory policies
EDF/CUB proposal builds on Green Button program
August 20, 2014 - The proposal filed this week by the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Citizens' Utility Board (CUB) at the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to promote sharing smart-meter data with consumers and third-party app providers (SGT, Aug-19), saw a mostly . . . keep reading

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Reliability
New Jersey says 'energy resilience' bank is nation's first
July 25, 2014 - The administration of New Jersey Gov Chris Christie, R, this week announced the New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank (ERB), calling it the first public infrastructure bank in the nation to focus on energy resilience. Using $200 million through the state's second Community Development . . . keep reading

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Renewables
National Grid leads group planning underground microgrid
August 21, 2014 - An underground microgrid to be built in Potsdam, in Upstate New York, has become a vital part of the Empire State's plan to harden its energy infrastructure in preparation for severe weather (SGT, July-24), IOU National Grid and its partners told the . . . keep reading

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Reprints
TENDRIL: Customers can now get customized service
July 10, 2014 - Data analytics lets utilities serve customers individually: The utility business in the last 10 years changed a lot in what services are offered, who is offering them and in the expectations of customers and Tendril offers data analytics to help utilities manage . . . keep reading

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SGIGs
Florida municipal reveals AMI planning details, lessons learned
February 28, 2014 - Florida's Lakeland Electric is responsible for rolling out 122,000 smart meters and paid close attention to concurrent AMI deployments by large utilities in Texas and California, Randy Dotson told us this week. He is Lakeland's . . . keep reading

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Smart cities
Silver Spring, EDMI expand smart city, smart energy focus
August 6, 2014 - Silver Spring Networks of Redwood City, Calif, and Singapore-based smart meter provider EDMI expanded their relationship to offer smart city and smart energy solutions in several new regions globally, they said this week. After a successful first phase of deployment . . . keep reading

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Smart home
ADT pairs Pulse automation with IfTTT interface
August 21, 2014 - ADT, a home security and automation provider with headquarters in Boca Raton, Fla, is teaming up with IfTTT ("If This, Then That"), a San Francisco-based web service that lets consumers program powerful commands with one simple statement -- "If this, then . . . keep reading

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Software
HP uses own software to reveal IOT gear vulnerabilities
August 1, 2014 - Hewlett-Packard (HP) released results this week of a study that found 70% of the most commonly used internet of things (IOT) devices have vulnerabilities -- including password security, encryption and general lack of granular user-access permissions. The Palo Alto, Calif-based . . . keep reading

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Standards
Holley Metering picks EneVerv PLC meter-on-chip
August 18, 2014 - Thailand based Holley Metering and EnVerv, a fabless semiconductor firm, teamed up on a range of AMI products including single-phase and three-phase smart-meter families of products for residential and C&I customers using EnVerv's EV8000 PLC . . . keep reading

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Testing - certification
NREL commissions American Vanadium storage system
August 18, 2014 - American Vanadium (AV), an integrated energy storage firm and the master sales agent in North America for Gildemeister's "CellCube" storage systems, said Thursday that DOE's National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) commissioned what it called "the first CellCube vanadium-flow energy storage system to arrive in North America . . . keep reading

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Trade groups & associations
GSGF: Interoperability still threatens smart grid
August 8, 2014 - Study reveals long-known roadblock far from fixed: Progress on the smart grid will stall if the utility industry continues to develop its next-generation network within a multi-vendor, multi-standard, local manufacturing and multi-operator environment, said the Global . . . keep reading

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Training - staff certification
Landis & Gyr earns PMP certification for North American team
August 14, 2014 - Landis & Gyr completed project management professional (PMP) certification for its entire North American team of "Gridstream" deployment project and program managers, the firm said yesterday, calling PMP a globally-recognized certification in project management by the Project . . . keep reading

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Transactive energy
PNNL's new $10 million smart grid lab to study complex systems
February 5, 2014 - TRANSACTIVE ENERGY: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's (PNNL) new $10 million R&D lab will be a "home base" for the DOE-backed organization's power grid and smart grid research, PNNL spokesperson Franny White told us yesterday. "We've built new buildings with high-end research labs for . . . keep reading

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Transmission - HV lines
New York PSC expedites grid-upgrade approvals
August 19, 2014 -- Policy to incent boosting capacity over adding lines - To provide a "carrot" to energy businesses that locate in New York, the PSC set a policy last week to offer a 10-month expedited review process for future electric transmission projects to be built within existing utility or state-owned rights of way . . . keep reading

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US stimulus
NorthWestern Energy demo shows DA, TOU-based DR really works
January 23, 2014 - EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW -- Restoration for most customers cut from 2 hours to seconds: NorthWestern Energy (NWE) used Cooper Power Systems' Yukon Feeder Automation software for outage restoration and cut outage restoration times drastically, June Pusich-Lester, an engineer who works with NWE's energy efficiency programs, told us in a recent, exclusive interview . . . keep reading

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Utility operations
Juniper Systems opens new rugged tablet, handheld firm
August 14, 2014 - Rugged handheld computers maker Juniper Systems announced a new subsidiary, Cedar Tree Technologies in Corvallis, Oregon, specializing in ruggedness, affordability and intuitive software for mapping and field service professionals. Cedar Tree's flagship products . . . keep reading

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