Smart Grids

Itron acquires Silver Spring Networks for $830 million, eyes broader smart city, smart grid deployments | ZDNet

Itron specializes in energy and water analytics and technology. Silver Spring is a smart city and mesh network player. The two see more IoT grid and …

Smart Cities

Itron to buy Silver Spring to boost smart grid presence

(Reuters) - Itron Inc (ITRI.O), which makes technology to monitor energy and water usage, said it would buy Silver Spring Networks Inc (SSNI.N) in a deal valued at about $830 million, to expand its presence in the smart city and smart grid markets.<p>Silver Spring shareholders will receive $16.25 per …

Smart Cities

After Irma, Florida’s Smart Grid Needs the Longest and Most Complex Restoration in U.S. History

An electrical worker repairs stoplights the morning after Hurricane Irma swept through Naples, Florida.Spencer Platt/Getty Images Reports are rolling …

Florida Power & Light

When will the lights come back on? Millions of Floridians want to know

State's $3B smart grid helped, but Irma was just too strong.<p>There are 1,001 variables involved with restoring power after it's been wiped out by a …

Florida Power & Light

What Utilities Can Do to Protect Smart Meter Data

In 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, U.S. electric utilities installed <b>about 64.7 million</b> advanced (smart) metering …

Business Technology

How IoT Data Can Reshape Your Industry

The Internet of Things is more than just hype. It is already <b>reconfiguring businesses around the world</b>.<p>According to a recent Cisco Systems survey, …

Business Technology

oneM2M | MWC Americas shines spotlight on latest progress on IoT standardisation efforts

Press Release<p>MWC Americas shines spotlight on latest progress on IoT standardisation efforts<p><i>Demonstrations and presentations from oneM2M members will</i> …

Internet of Things

How Artificial Intelligence Will Revolutionize the Energy Industry - Science in the News

<i>by Franklin Wolfe</i> <i><br>figures by Franklin Wolfe and Kimia Mavon</i><p>Earlier this year, Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft and the richest man on Earth, wrote an …

Energy

Being cyber safe and smart with our power grid

Will it be harder to protect utilities as customers embrace smart grid technologies?<p>Electrical utilities around the world are under increasing attack …

Electrical Grid

EESL To Procure 50 Lakh Smart Meters For Smart Grid Project

<p>Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL), under the Ministry of Power, Government of India, had put out a mega tender for procurement of 50 lakh …

Energy

Smart grids more vulnerable to cyber attack

Several electricity distribution systems are gradually transposed to smart grids. These allow for two-way communication and computer processing. …

Cybersecurity

National smart grid mission in line with emerging reality

Around the globe, electricity generation, transmission and the distribution landscape have been rapidly changing. The emergence of multiple sources …

Electrical Grid

NIST tackles smart grid framework update

The entire energy ecosystem has shifted since the National Institute of Standards and Technology last updated its Framework and Roadmap for Smart …

Cybersecurity

Citizens are the Most Important Part of the Smart City Ecosystem

As the population of the country increases, the need of the hour is to move towards smarter use of available resources. Indian government's $7.3 …

Smart Cities

You could get paid to not drive your electric car

The owners of electric vehicles in Denmark have been earning up to $1,530 a year from utilities just by plugging in when they park and selling excess …

Liberal View

Amidst Solar Eclipse's Test On Clean Power, One Smart Grid Solution Offers A Cautionary Tale

Almost 2,000 utility-scale solar plants could experience a shortfall in power next week big enough to light up Los Angeles—all due to a solar eclipse set to sweep across the country on August 21. While power operators stand ready and are confident that the steep drop in solar power won’t impact …

Renewable Energy

Preventing Blackouts: Building a Smarter Power Grid

<i>Editor's Note: This story was originally published in the May 2007 issue of</i> Scientific American <i>and is being reproduced here on the occasion of the</i> …

Electrical Grid

Research competition invites students to solve real-world energy problems

Reviewing residential electricity data in Pecan Street's Pike Powers Lab.<p><i>By Maddie Venn, clean energy communications intern</i><p>Recently, it seems like …

Innovation

Are solar panels vulnerable to hackers?

With the rise of internet-connected devices, it seems that the threat of any piece of our lives being hacked is growing exponentially. The prospect …

Sustainability

China Is on Its Way to Being the Next Tech Superpower

My recent trip to Beijing and Shanghai has me convinced China is the next technological superpower.This blog lays out the data so you can make your …

China

Smart Grid Monitoring Q & A: The Power of Satellite

<i>Utility companies are constantly seeking new ways to improve field data reliability and availability, so it’s no surprise that satellite is becoming</i> …

Internet of Things

Big Data on the Smart Grid: 2013 in Review and 2014 Outlook

"Big data" may be the most overused buzz-phrase in the smart grid industry today. But that doesn’t mean that managing, analyzing and deriving …

Big Data

Why Smart Cities Will Have to Get a Lot Smarter

In the future, smart cities will likely bring about many benefits, like less pollution and more efficient transportation systems. But they could also …

Smart Cities

Cyber security a priority for utilities

Protecting IT systems from attack is an increasing priority for utility providers around the world as operations become more data driven, industry …

Cybersecurity

How Industrial Internet of Things Is Shaking Off Hype and Getting Real

A growing number of industries are implementing the internet of things to make themselves more connected. eWEEK looks at how the industrial IoT is …

Internet of Things

Clean energy stored in electric vehicles to power buildings - PACE

Stored energy from electric vehicles (EVs) can be used to power large buildings – creating new possibilities for the future of smart, renewable …

Batteries

EV battery life extended by feeding energy back into the grid

Researchers at the University of Warwick have demonstrated a new "smart grid" system whereby energy from idle electric vehicle (EV) batteries could …

Batteries

Energy Stored in Electric Vehicles Can Power Entire Buildings

Greener Grids<p>University of Warwick (UW) researchers have discovered how to use energy stored in electric vehicles to power large buildings without …

Energy

How Smart is the Grid?

Marketing and advertising groups often have a tendency to capitalize on technological trends faster than engineers and users can settle into the …

Internet of Things

Survey: What Electricity Customers Really Want

Electricity customers have more choice in how they consume and manage their energy today than at any time before, and the number of options available …

Electrical Grid