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Smart grid wins: a quick look at new projects

Read about Trina Solar’s installations in China, ABB’s transmission project in Poland and Cape Wind’s new agreement with Siemens to provide turbines for the first U.S. offshore wind farm. There’s more where that came from in this week’s roundup of smart grid wins.   More >>


smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, mergers and acquisitions, Alstom Grid

The overlooked success factor: Alstom Grid cited for its M&A prowess

Alstom Grid has picked up a reputation for knowing not only how to find the right companies to acquire, but also how to integrate them successfully and smoothly. Click for more on what makes the company’s acquisition strategy work.  More >>
  smart grid, modern grid, smart grid technology, conservation voltage reduction, asset management, electric utilities

Time for another look? Signs that conservation voltage reduction will finally take off

Conservation voltage reduction has largely been in stall mode over the last 10 years or so. But that may soon be old news now that equipment costs have dropped and some utilities are discovering ways to cost-justify the expense. And a startup’s success in the field may get even more utilities interested.  More >>
smart grid, smart grid technology, home energy management, smart grid trends

Revisiting the 10 top home energy trends for 2013

About a year ago, guest author Louis Szablya shared his predictions for the 10 most important home energy developments we could expect to see in 2013. Now, he’s back with a report card on how he fared with those predictions.  More >>
  smart grid, smart grid technology, policy and regulation, EPA, power generation, electricity generation, electric utilities

One more reason to close down your coal plants: the EPA's Section 316(b) rule

EPA is expected to release new requirements for cooling water intake that will have an impact on many power plants around the country. Under the new rules, which should be coming early this year, utilities will need to integrate the best technology available to minimize environmental impact.   More >>
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The utility of 2020 will be an energy concierge, NYU students predict

The winning team in a competition hosted by consulting firm DEFG at New York University expects to see utilities offering customers a variety of new technologies and services as soon as 2020. Click for more on what the NYU students expect to see from utilities in just a few short years.  More >>
  smart grid, smart grid trends, utility business model, security, electric utilities

Top SGN stories of the year: What you were reading in 2013

Looking back at the year as it comes to a close is a familiar holiday tradition. For those of us involved in smart grid, it’s an excellent way to recap how far we’ve come, where we fell short and what remains to be done. The most widely read Smart Grid News stories of 2013 offer a good summary of where we were and a glimpse of where we need to go.  More >>
smart grid, consumer engagement, customer care, energy efficiency, smart grid strategy, electric utilities

Want to influence consumers? Use a stacking strategy says ACEEE

Getting customers interested in saving energy has never been an easy task, even though energy efficiency can save them money without a lot of effort. Now ACEEE offers a three-pronged approach that could help utilities change customer behavior. Click for a summary and a link to ACEEE’s new field guide.  More >>
  smart grid, smart grid technology, transmission, smart grid strategy, electric utilities

Why smart wires should be part of your smart grid

With power demand at a low point, many utilities are none too eager to sink money into new transmission projects. But what if they didn’t have to? What if they could push more power into an area through existing lines? Read the story for details on the technology that could make that possible.  More >>
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Smart grid wins: from AMI and Big Data to DR and more

This week’s smart grid wins roundup includes projects, financing and more from companies both familiar and not so familiar. Read about the new AMI and smart grid services project with Itron and Tantalus and other recent smart grid developments.  More >>
  smart grid, smart grid technology, standards, policy and regulation, electric utilities

Yet another fear for the utility future: New motor standards may cut demand even further

A rule has been proposed to require strict efficiency standards for electric motors. It’s good news for the businesses that will save money from enhanced energy efficiency and good for the environment. But unless utilities can find a new business model that doesn’t depend on selling more power every year, it may not be good news for them.  More >>


Finally! Arizona net metering fight defused… for now

Regulators impose modest fee for rooftop solar >>

Can you handle some good news? Smart grid doing better than expected

Majority of utility execs surveyed agree >>

3D interoperability: Why utilities should make the leap and reap the benefits

Utilizing a 3D interoperability model enables the sharing of network infrastructure across devices and applications. >>

Silver Spring Networks strategy update: One platform to rule them all

What's next from SSN >>

Why EVs could be coming to 1/4 of America sooner than you think

8 states pledge to make EV ownership easier >>



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