Home    |   Subscribe    |   Free Trial    |   Search    |   Products    |   Contact Us    |   Login
home | Most Popular | 5 stories in 2 minutes

5 stories in 2 minutes

July 14, 2009
Printer-Friendly Format

Mica-Tech uses satellites

to manage substations:  Mica-Tech will apply for $2 million in federal grants to develop a satellite-based control system for electric utility substations.  If approved by the DOE, the grant would cover half of the projected $4 million in developmental costs.  The funds are to come from the Smart Grid Investment Grant program.  Camarillo, Calif-based Mica-Tech, a subsidiary of AML Communications designed its first-generation system for monitoring and controlling power grids in California 10 years ago.


HomeGrid teams with

smart home group:  The ITU-T G.hn-promoting HomeGrid Forum signed a liaison agreement with the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), setting the stage for collaboration between the two groups and the approval of G.hn as a DLNA-recognized physical layer technology for the next-generation of home networking products.  DLNA and the organization's interoperability guidelines are recognized throughout the smart home industry for successfully uniting various consumer electronics, personal computer and mobile device technologies and standards into a cohesive home networking environment.


Ecobee releases ZigBee-

using thermostats:  Ecobee, an award-winning green technology firm received ZigBee Smart Energy certification for its new Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat.  Users can change the temperature remotely from anywhere, said the firm, and the device will now be able to support utility DR programs. 


Bowling Green, Ohio

installs smart meters:  Remote meter reading is coming to the city of Bowling Green, Ohio as the city is set to start this week installing a two-way automated communication system on electric and water meters, the Toledo Blade reported on its website yesterday (www.smartgridtoday.com/snip/145.htm).


Power Tree flywheels

could store 30 gw:  Power Tree started building the fourth version of its commercial power storage device, meant to cost effectively and efficiently store up to 30 gw, the firm told the press yesterday.  It expects the updated flywheel-based device to be ready for commercial use in December.  The device could end up helping utilities as they pursue wind and solar.  Both renewables are considered inhibited by the state of storage technology.  "Power Tree's next generation system is designed to deliver grid-scale electricity storage in a manner more efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly than any other technology currently available," Power Tree CEO Greg Stuart said in a prepared statement.

© 2010 MMI Inc.
Current Issue
Shift Energy offers automated energy management
October 20, 2014 -- EXCLUSIVE: EOS runs automation with data from Energy Mentor: When Shift Energy began offerings its first product, Energy Mentor in 2010, its goal was to provide large power users with an energy-management dashboard to . . . keep reading

Australian utility to use 1,000 batteries to support rural grid
October 20, 2014 -- Traditionally called expensive, storage may save firm millions: Ergon Energy distributes power to about 700,000 customers across Queensland, Australia and plans to install 20 grid-scale, battery-based energy-storage units -- or grid utility . . . keep reading

FirstEnergy's Mon Power to use automated HV gear
October 20, 2014 -- Mon Power, a subsidiary of the Akron, Ohio-based IOU FirstEnergy and serving 385,000 customers in 34 West Virginia counties, is installing new automated switching equipment on a 47-mile, 69,000-V transmission line in the Marlinton . . . keep reading

Cisco, Sensity build smart city out of smart lighting
October 20, 2014 -- Cisco is using Sensity Systems' "NetSense" platform as a foundation for its own city infrastructure management (CIM) software, the two firms said Friday. Under the deal, Cisco is joining Sensity's NetSense partner program . . . keep reading

Altus Power signs with town to provide solar net-metering
October 20, 2014 -- Altus Power America of Old Greenwich, Conn, a private investment firm with a focus on clean energy projects, signed a solar net-metering, credit-purchase agreement with the town of East Longmeadow in southern Massachusetts . . . keep reading

Tesla laments Michigan bill blocking direct car sales
October 20, 2014 -- The Michigan Automobile Dealers Assn on Oct 1 "succeeded in passing a bill that is harmful to consumers," the Tesla Blog said of legislation (HB5606), that reportedly passed both the state's house and senate. The bill would . . . keep reading

1 story in 45 seconds
October 20, 2014 -- Earth Networks to show WeatherBug Home . . . keep reading

Printer-Friendly Format
Advanced Search

[ see privacy policy ]

Smart Grid Today's Special Offer -- Subscribe by Nov. 7 and SAVE $300 plus get a $100 American Express Gift Card
 Browse publication
Current Issue
PDF Archive
Article Archive
Sample Articles
All Topics
Demand Response
Distribution Automation
Dynamic & TOU pricing
Transactive energy
Daily Newsletter
Upcoming Webcasts
Webinar Recordings
Industry Reports
Upcoming MMI Webinars
Editor's picks
Most Popular
Contact Us
Privacy Policy

Smart Grid Today Archives

Smart Grid Today Glossary of Abbreviations

Smart Grid Today Calendar of Events

Smart Grid Today's Exclusive Industry Reports

Smart Grid Today's exclusive webinar recordings

Smart Grid Today's exclusive report: Smart Grid PIONEERS 2013