A Call for Papers has been issued for the first annual Smart Grid Electronics Forum (SGEF ’10) which will be jointly hosted...
eMeter Corp. announced the close of a $12.5 million round of private financing led by longtime investors Sequoia Capital and Foundation Capital, and joined by new investor Northgate Capital looking to leverage eMeter’s providing software solutions to enable successful Smart Grid implementations. Given the exponential growth of the Smart Grid industry over the past year, […]
Darnell’s Power Forum (DPF ’10) is replacing the Digital Power Forum with an expanded focus and larger audience. The new DPF ’10...
Universal Powerline Association (UPA) members declared a strong start to 2010 with sales to June indicating particularly strong performance in the home networking and entertainment sector. Silicon vendor, DS2 reports strong growth during the first six months and record sales for the first quarter of 2010 with 86% growth on the previous year, IPTV deployments […]
Cisco unveiled new technologies that build on its recently announced Connected Grid portfolio and are said to help consumers and businesses better monitor and manage their energy consumption for cost and carbon savings, including an easy-to-use interface for the home environment. The Cisco® Home Energy Management Solution features a Home Energy Controller along with Cisco […]
IEEE announced IEEE P1547.8, a draft standard establishing a common technical platform for distributed resources interconnection applications. The proposed standard expands upon IEEE 1547, while incorporating industry and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recommendations for improved interconnection performance functionality. It also addresses energy storage challenges coming into play across the distributed resources and […]
WindPower Innovations Inc. announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Energetic Drives, LLC., has been unveiled as the "innovation division" of WindPower Innovations. "We welcome President and CEO of Energetic Drives, Ian K. Griffiths, to our management team," said WindPower Innovations’ President John E. Myers. "With backgrounds spanning multiple disciplines, Mr. Griffiths and his team of […]
C&D Technologies, Inc. announced that the company has been awarded a contract by the US Army for the development of an advanced energy storage system for renewable energy applications incorporating advanced lead carbon batteries. The new contract will span an estimated three year period from June 15, 2010, with the objective of developing an energy […]
EDSA unveiled its patented EDSA® Power Analytics Gateway™ (or EPAG™), said to now be the industry’s leading data integration platform that allows electrical energy monitoring and management systems from major vendors to exchange data. This technology is being deployed in mission-critical applications ranging from datacenters to oil drilling platforms to microgrids around the world. EPAG […]
Axial Vector Energy Corp. announced the successful development of what it says is the world’s first network appliance capable of intelligently controlling start up and shutdown of individual Bluetooth networked home appliances (e.g., pool equipment, air conditioners, electric dryers, and electric water heaters) during peak rate hours. The Good Green Energy™ Genius Box also coordinates […]
The ZigBee® Alliance and the SunSpec Alliance announced an agreement to collaborate on defining standards for renewable energy and microgrid management using the ZigBee Smart Energy™ version 2.0 standard. The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of companies creating wireless solutions for use in energy management, commercial and consumer applications, and the SunSpec Alliance was […]
Ener1, Inc. announced that it has executed an agreement with its principal shareholder, Ener1 Group, for the purchase of common stock and warrants for $65 million. The investment, which is expected to close later this week, is subject to customary closing conditions. "The commitment of new capital from Ener1 Group is another strong vote of […]
ABB announced the debut of GridSync™ wireless sensors. GridSync combines sensors and wireless communications, allowing utilities to increase grid visibility and efficiency through VoltVar Optimization (VVO). GridSync provides high accuracy current, voltage and frequency information in real time for Smart Grid applications, including Volt Var Control (VVC), Demand Response, and Load Monitoring. "GridSync will allow […]
The ZigBee® Alliance, and the IPSO (IP for Smart Objects) Alliance announced an agreement to collaborate on wireless home area networks (HAN) using the ZigBee IP specification and the ZigBee Smart Energy™ version 2.0 standard. The two alliances will collaborate on expanding HANs by using IP technology. The ZigBee Alliance is a global ecosystem of […]
Mitsubishi Electric Corp. announced that it will invest a total of 7 billion yen by March 2012 in a project to build facilities within the company’s production sites in Japan for experiments designed to establish advanced smart grid technologies. The project will contribute to the company’s efforts to support the adoption of sustainable power supplies […]