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Favourable Reaction to Smart Grid in the US

Smart grid consumer awareness seems low in the U.S, but when the concept is explained the reaction is favourable according to the latest Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative’s (SGCC) Consumer Pulse Study. The greatest interest is in benefits that improve reliability, are ...

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Charger Showcased by Endesa to Enable Electric Vehicles to Return Power to the Grid

Madrid, Spain – Europe’s first quick charge point has been showcased by Endesa , which allows dual directionality of the load from the grid to the vehicle and back. The new charge point developed by Endesa in conjunction with the ...

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India Receives Grant for Smart Grid from USTDA

The US Trade and Development Industry (USTDA) have awarded a grant of $450,000 to Power Grid Corporation of India for a smart grid project to control electric power on the grid in real time, accommodate renewable energy generation and reduce ...

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Most UK households have switched gas/electricity account within last 5 years

According to a recent study by YouGov SixthSense, 72% of consumers in the UK have switched their electricity or gas accounts in the last 5 years, with 46%  having done so in the last 2 years and 64% in the ...

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UK Network Operators Submit 7 Projects for Smart Grid Funding

Seven projects with a value of £81.5 million have been submitted by British network operators for the next round of funding from the Low Carbon Networks Fund. The projects are: Electricity North West Limited is requesting £10.9 million for the ...

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Civil Engineers in UK call for universal water metering

The UK’s Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have called for the implementation of universal water metering nationally with an intention to improve water security. In addition, this should be complemented by social and discretionary tariffs with rewards for low usage ...

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European Commission’s Recommendation for smart meter rollout lacks specifics on Data Protection

The EC’s Recommendation for the preparation of the smart meter rollout lacks specific and practical guides on data protection, according to European Data Protection Supervisor. Some guidance however can still be given in the data protection impact assessment Template, which is ...

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Central Europe & Scandinavia to Have Water Ensemble In-home Display

Green Energy Options Water Ensemble in-home display for the utilization of water is to be distributed in Central Europe and Scandinavia by Kamstrup as part of the recent partnership between the two companies. The display will give consumers an understanding ...

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Telvent chosen by DONG Energy to provide smart grid systems

Danish power producer, DONG Energy have selected Telvent GIT, S.A to supply a full suite of smart grid systems centred on it’s advanced distribution management system (ADMS). The applications will integrate with DONG Energy’s existing Telvent GIS system to provide ...

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US Popular Choice Energy Apps Announced

The Popular Choice winning energy apps have been announced in the Apps for Energy contest, based on popular vote. They have been named as  VELObill from the New York-based cleantech company Zerofootprint and Innovative Solar Demand Response from Dayton, OH. During ...

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