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Smart Grid scorecard released

The Smart Grid Research Consortium has released a scorecard for utilities to enable them to evaluate the smart grid and planning process. The object of the scorecard is to identify specific technologies and programs that best meet utility financial requirements. ...

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Island Smart Grid Projects Launched By EDF

  EDF will be launching two Smart grid projects in France and on French Island territories in the Mediterranean and Caribbean. The project in mainland France will be named the “Nice Grid Project”. It is aimed at providing the first ...

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eMeter MDM chosen by NRGi for large-scale smart grid project in Denmark

  One of the largest consumer-owned energy companies in Denmark, NRGi has selected eMeter EnergyIP® meter data management platform for improvement and to scale its smart grid deployment to over 210,000 meters. eMeter will serve as part of NRGi’s framework ...

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Customers revealed 7 most valued smart grid benefits

  The top three benefits of smart grids that consumers rank most highly are saving money, avoiding wasting energy and more reliable service, according to a new survey from the U.S. Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC). The remaining 4 were ...

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Collaboration of U.S. and Europe on smart grid standards development

                 The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the European Union’s (EU) Smart Grid Coordination Group (SG-CG) have announced their intention to work together on smart grid standards development. They ...

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Shetlands smart grid given thumbs up

Following a consultation, The Shetlands Northern Isles New Energy Solutions (NINES) pilot smart grid project has been given the thumbs up by Britain’s regulator Ofgem.   The project will pilot a set of solutions, including demand side response and energy ...

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Oklahoma Gas & Electric Company expanding Volt-VAR control tests

  O G & E are expanding testing in the Oklahoma city area of integrated Volt-VAR control, with the addition of 42 circuits equipped with capacitor controllers and a further 16 circuits with automatic reclosers. These tests are to see ...

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Solectria Receives DOE Award to Develop PV Inverters

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has awarded Solectria Renewables, $2.1 million to develop integrated smart-grid ready photovoltaic (PV) inverters with utility communications. Solectria will partner with the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Detroit Edison, National Grid, and Xcel ...

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Massive blackout hits California, Arizona and Mexico

Michael Niggli, president of San Diego Gas and Electric: “We expect customers to be out for quite a while.” A massive power cut has caused blackouts in the US states of California and Arizona, and in Mexico. Five million people ...

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