Category: Smart Grid News
Energy Efficiency Financing More than Doubles in 2015

Energy Efficiency Financing More than Doubles in 2015

Corporate funding in the energy efficiency sector more than doubled to nearly $1.2 billion in 2015, with debt and public market financing accounting for nearly 60% of total ...

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Ericsson Unveils ¨Smart Metering as a Service¨ at CES 2016

Ericsson Unveils ¨Smart Metering as a Service¨ at CES 2016

Highly reliable, secure broadband network connectivity and automated machine-to-machine communications (M2M) – aka Internet of Things (IoT) – lie at the core of the growing number ...

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Microgrid System Laboratory Partners To Include NREL, DOE, Clean Coalition, Duke Energy and others

Microgrid System Laboratory Partners To Include NREL, DOE, Clean Coalition, Duke Energy and others

Most existing microgrids are inefficient, poorly optimized, and overwhelmingly diesel-powered.  The newly formed Microgrid System Laboratory in Santa Fe, New Mexico is hoping ...

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U.K.’s First C&I Automated Demand Response Program Launched by Honeywell, Pearlstone

U.K.’s First C&I Automated Demand Response Program Launched by Honeywell, Pearlstone

The advent of automated demand response (ADR) technology is enabling owners of commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities to earn revenues and reduce their energy bills by ...

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Netherlands Sustainable Energy Producer is Building The Industry’s First Software-Defined Power Plant

Netherlands Sustainable Energy Producer is Building The Industry’s First Software-Defined Power Plant

Scaling up from community and campus microgrids, leading edge power producers and utilities are helping advance the clean energy transition by making use of pioneering distributed ...

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Internet of Things Fuels VC Smart Grid, Energy Storage Investment

Internet of Things Fuels VC Smart Grid, Energy Storage Investment

Venture capital (VC) investment groups put $81 million of capital across 12 transactions to work in up-and-coming smart grid systems vendors in 3Q, substantially less than 2Q's ...

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Will Desalination Undermine California’s Renewable Energy Targets Or Be A Grid Resource?

Will Desalination Undermine California’s Renewable Energy Targets Or Be A Grid Resource?

Large, inflexible desalination plants could jeopardize California's renewable energy targets and increase the cost of both water and energy.  Better designed desalination plants ...

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Editor choice Distributed energy resources can already balance themselves on a local microgrid

Distributed energy resources can already balance themselves on a local microgrid

At ESNA 2015, UCSD's Byron Washom described his 'hallucinogenic dreams,' where solar panels, batteries, electric vehicles, and other distributed energy resources (DER) ...

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Editor choice How The Developing World Is Reinventing The Grid

How The Developing World Is Reinventing The Grid

A Fresh Start The way we interact with energy is fundamentally changing.  The core business model of utilities is clashing with global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas ...

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