• Smart meter deployments continue to rise

    Article courtesy of EIA Electric meters with enhanced communication capabilities—an essential component of the smart grid—are becoming more prevalent. In 2011, more than 23% of all U.S. electrical customers had smart meters. These meters use two-way communication to connect utilities and their customers. They support demand response and distributed generation,...(more)

  • WebEx Presentation and Demonstration of the DOE Energy Storage Computational Tool

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (OE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) invite you to attend a one-hour WebEx meeting on Wednesday, November 7, at 2:00 PM EST for a presentation and demonstration of the Energy Storage Computational Tool (ESCT) that was recently made available on...(more)

  • Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project begins two-year data collection period

    Article courtesy of PNNL communications SEATTLE – A project designed to make the region's and nation's electric grid more reliable and efficient will be showcased today during an event at the University of Washington where students will be able to view how they are using energy in real time.  The UW project is one of 11 projects across five Northwest states...(more)

  • Major blackouts less likely with smart-grid tech: NYISO official

    Article courtesy of Con Edison Greater monitoring of the grid made possible by smart-grid investments funded by New York agencies and utilities and the US Department of Energy mean operators could avoid a major blackout such as the one that struck the Northeast in 2003, the head of the New York Independent System Operator said Wednesday. Stephen Whitley, the...(more)

  • Under the hood of OG&E's successful smart grid deployment

    Full article courtesy of SmartGrid News Expert NASCAR fans know the truth. Although the drivers get the publicity, much of the success depends on the car -- more specifically, what's under the hood. The same with a smart grid installation. Sure, it's important to have a strong project lead. But much of the success depends on the tools, technologies and...(more)

  • It's a wrap: 3 smart grid projects that are getting the job done

    Article courtesy of Smart Grid News So often we tell you about what's to come - smart grid plans still on the drawing boards. But today we're highlighting three that are a done deal, up and running and doing what they're supposed to be doing – from synchrophasors in the Midwest to wind turbines in Oregon to demand response in Texas. 161 synchrophasors later,...(more)

  • CenterPoint Energy completes smart meter installations

    Article courtesy of Centerpoint Energy 2.2 million Houstonians have more control over their energy use CenterPoint Energy has completed the installation of more than 2.2 million Itron smart meters. Smart meters are part of CenterPoint Energy’s smart grid initiative, designed to give consumers more control over their energy consumption while improving...(more)

  • SDG&E And Sudberry Properties Work Together To Create Smart Grid Community

      Civita Development in Mission Valley Will Feature Advanced Energy Technologies SAN DIEGO, Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and Sudberry Properties executives were joined by Councilmember Lorie Zapf today to announce plans to create a "smart energy community" for the new Civita master-planned development...(more)

  • 'Envision: Charlotte' program a model for urban-area energy use

    Article courtesy of Charlotte Business Journal The meter is running on the Envision: Charlotte effort to cut electricity use in uptown Charlotte 20%, but Duke Energy Carolinas says it’s too early to have any useful statistics from the program. Vincent Davis, director of Smart Energy Now, says it will be September or October before meaningful figures can be...(more)

  • Smart Grid – The Big Picture

    Article courtesy of BGE Since the development of the nation’s energy grid, nearly 200 years ago, the fundamentals of energy delivery and the way energy usage is measured hasn’t changed that much. In recent years, however, modern technology has been incorporated into the energy grid allowing two-way communication and real-time monitoring to give utilities and...(more)