IEEE Smart Grid

By Lee Stogner | IEEE: The Expertise to Make Smart Grid a Reality - http://smartgrid.ieee.org

Bitcoin Miners in Washington State Face Higher Power Tarrifs

Advertised sites are not endorsed by us. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction.<p><b>Bitcoin miners in Chelan County,</b> …

Energy

Blockchain-Driven Smart Grids Ca Decentralise the Energy Marketplace

Policy impacts of Blockchain may render net metering redundant<p>Although net metering has led to enormous growth for solar roof-top setups as it …

Energy

California Considers Connecting Electric Vehicles, Home Batteries Up to the Grid

A major player in California’s electricity system has opened its arms to the concept of using batteries — whether mounted on a garage wall or inside …

Electricity

New tool measures smart grid benefits. A game changer for our power industry?

We all know exercise is good for our hearts and bodies, and who doesn’t enjoy stepping on the scale after weeks of good workouts to confirm progress …

Energy

Federal agency making waves in battery storage, energy tech innovation

Whenever the military sets up operations in isolated and hostile locations like Iraq or Afghanistan, one of the biggest challenges is ensuring troops get reliable power.<p>Until now, that often has meant trucking in vast amounts of diesel to power generators, a strategy that isn’t all that …

Batteries

The Air Conditioner That Makes Electricity

The energy startup scene is awash with companies claiming their new widget or software platform will fundamentally change the way we use energy. Too …

Energy

Move Over America and Make Way For The Biggest Battery Ever

Los Angeles is home to some of the world’s most well-known attractions including Disneyland, Hollywood, and Venice Beach, bringing in millions of …

Batteries

Algae Biofuel Doubters Get The Brush-Off From US Energy Department

<b>Published on</b> July 18th, 2016 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>0<p>July 18th, 2016 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>When Elon Musk of Tesla Motors famously posed the question, “why would you …

Energy

Surging electricity prices spark calls for national inquiry into renewable energy

Surging electricity prices in South Australia have sparked calls for a national inquiry into renewable energy and whether the electricity market is coping with the influx of wind and solar.<p>Over the past month South Australia has had surges in wholesale electricity prices. Normally sitting below …

Energy

California Breaks Solar Record, Generates Enough Electricity for 6 Million Homes

California Breaks Solar Record, Generates Enough Electricity for 6 Million Homes<p>The San Francisco Chronicle calculated that California’s solar power …

Electricity

Is analog the answer for securing the grid?

Cybersecurity<p>The scope and nature of the cyberattack on the Ukrainian power grid last year has spurred legislation in Congress that would make the …

Analog

DOE wants $15 million more for securing the grid

Cybersecurity<p>The Obama administration wants to put another $15 million toward bolstering the physical and cybersecurity of the country's electricity …

Electricity

China hopes to build a $50 trillion global wind and solar power grid by 2050

One thing you can't fault China for, ambition. By 2050, the country hopes to lead efforts to build a $50 trillion global wind and solar power grid …

Wind Power

Innovating Dirt Cheap: What Sadoway Can Teach Us About The Future Of Clean Energy

When it comes to alternate power sources and batteries, Donald R. Sadoway, John F. Elliott Professor of Materials Chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is the man to turn to. Voted one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2012, Sadoway is not only …

Energy

Watch wind flowing across US in real time

Realtime snapshot of wind currents over USA. July 15, 2016 at 9:35 EDT<p>This moving wind map is both interesting and beautiful. It updates every hour …

Maps

Folding offshore wind turbines could power 10,000 US homes

The Department of Energy wants 50MW turbines with 650-foot blades.<p>The US Department of Energy's plan to generate 20 percent of the nation's electrical power from wind by 2030 is <i>ambitious</i>, to say the least. To pull it off, the turbines will need to be located offshore, where winds are steadier and …

Energy

Battery revolution empowers consumers, unleashes renewables, imperils Big Energy

Renewable electricity is already undermining the big energy utilities' business model, writes Emma Howard, breaking their monopoly and bringing down …

Batteries

133 US Cities Getting Smart Grid Tech

American Municipal Power (AMP), a non-profit wholesale power supplier for 133 municipalities in nine U.S. states, recently announced that it will …

Smart Grids

New tool calculates emissions impacts, energy benefits from smart grid investments

RICHLAND, Wash. – "Smart grid" technologies significantly reduce greenhouse gases and other emissions resulting from power production and usage. …

Energy

New York Utility Goes Big On Offshore Wind Bundled With Batteries

A New York utility plans to construct the largest offshore wind farm in the United States off the coast of off eastern Long Island.<p>The Long Island Power Authority’s board of directors is expected to approve the proposed 90 megawatt (MW), 15-turbine wind farm at a meeting next week, according to …

Energy

The clean energy megaprojects powering Africa

<b>(CNN) —</b> From an Africa-shaped mega solar plant powering Kigali, Rwanda, to a massive geothermal plant harvesting the power of Kenya's hot springs, renewable energy plants are popping up around the continent.<p>Sub-Saharan Africa is desperately short of power and roughly 620 million Africans live …

Energy

A New Spark of Innovation in the Age of LEDs | Top Stories

In the early 1980s, the lighting industry was ripe for disruption—but no one knew it yet.<p>Back then, industrial lighting and fluorescents relied on …

Innovation

How Technology From the 50s Could Answer Our Growing Energy Problem

Most of the talk today centers around clean energy, and whether ramping up solar and wind initiatives will produce enough energy to replace the dying coal industry...and save us from the consequences of fossil fuels.<p><i>Photo Source</i><p>While the idea of nuclear power conjures images of three-eyed fish, …

Energy

SolarEdge Sees Its Smart Inverters as the Hub of Battery-Backed Solar Homes

SolarEdge, the current market leader in residential solar module-level power electronics, also wants to be the market leader in battery-backed, …

Renewable Energy

New Concentrating Solar Tower Is Worth Its Salt with 24/7 Power

Deep in the Nevada desert, halfway between Las Vegas and Reno, a lone white tower stands 195 meters tall, gleaming like a beacon. It is surrounded by …

Energy

Will The Next Natural Disaster Doom The Nation's Energy Grid?

California is facing a power calamity. Not only does the state have the most expensive energy in the continental U.S., but also the least reliable. It's leading the nation with more than 470 power outages this year alone, and is expected to enact 14 planned blackout days throughout the summer as a …

Energy

Germany Is Using AI to Smooth the Fluctuations in Its Power Grid

The machine learning software is being used to predict the supply of renewable energy days in advance.​<p>Renewable energy like solar and wind power are changing the way we generate electricity. Our energy production is becoming cleaner and cheaper, and in many countries renewables are starting to …

Energy

How Utilities Are Powering Up Clean Energy — Ceres

In <i>Benchmarking Utility Clean Energy Deployment: 2016</i>, Ceres takes a closer look at the clean energy progress that’s been made by the largest electric …

Energy

Find Out Which Appliance Is Sucking All Your Power

Sense’s $299 gadget identifies individual devices in the home and exactly how much electricity they are using.Is your garage door opening right now? …

Electricity