Lithium-ion battery manufacturer EnerDel announced that it will invest $237 million in a new manufacturing plant near its Indianapolis headquarters in order to meet anticipated demand for advanced battery systems used in both automotive and stationary smart grid applications. Backed by a mix of private funds and public incentives, the new facilities will more than […]
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued an initial list of standards, a preliminary cyber security strategy, and other elements of a framework to support transforming the nation’s aging electric power system into an interoperable Smart Grid. NIST Director Patrick Gallagher announced the publication of the NIST Framework and Roadmap for […]
EnerDel announced that it is partnering with the real estate arm of Japan’s ITOCHU Corp., to develop and produce the advanced battery systems for a residential smart grid energy storage project to be installed in a major apartment building near Tokyo. The system will provide a critical link between renewable energy, high-speed charging for electric […]
SAE International has released a standard that provides a standard interface between plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicles, and electrical charging systems. Standard J1772(TM), "SAE Electric Vehicle Conductive Charge Coupler," spells out the general physical, electrical and performance requirements for the coupler, which consists of a connector and vehicle inlet. The purpose of the standard is […]
Darnell Group’s first-annual CTO Power Summit to be hosted in San Diego, California in February 2010, will feature two extended-length Super Sessions....
GE is introducing an in-home, multi-function energy information panel that will give consumers insight and control to help them manage energy usage and understand costs. The sleek, touch-screen panel will wirelessly connect to a household’s smart meter, appliances and thermostats, via ZigBee® or Wi-Fi®, to gather information, manage usage and deliver the real-time knowledge that […]
A convergence of technologies is occurring that will change how buildings are powered and this will lead to new opportunities for a...
The HomePlug® Powerline Alliance celebrated the publication of the IEEE 1901 Draft Standard for powerline communications (PLC), described as a major milestone for the industry. The standard covers both Medium Access Control and Physical Layer and is targeted to all major applications for PLC devices, including in-home networks for data, audio and video distribution, Smart […]
EDSA unveiled its Paladin® SmartGrid™ software platform, a new software solution that removes a major obstacle to the widespread use of alternative energy. Paladin SmartGrid is a "master controller" enabling the use of on-premise and distributed energy sources – such as solar, wind, or local co-generation – without jeopardizing the reliability of the legacy utility […]
Axion Power International, Inc., the developer of advanced lead-carbon PbC® batteries, announced that it had been awarded a grant from the Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority. The grant will be used to assist in the development and deployment of an Axion PowerCube™ battery energy storage system using the company’s proprietary PbC battery technology. The 500 kW […]
The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), Emerge Alliance, Armstrong World Industries, Nextek Power Systems and Power Standards Lab will be represented by...
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), the United States (US) based trade group representing the home appliance industry, issued The Home Appliance Industry’s Principles & Requirements for Achieving a Widely Accepted Smart Grid. Smart Grid enabled home appliances, through a fully functional Smart Grid, will contribute greatly to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Also, Smart […]
Large-format lithium-ion battery maker Ener1, Inc. announced that it has received $20 million in fresh investment capital from ITOCHU Corp., a Japanese commercial trading giant with deep ties in the automotive, utility and renewable energy industries. ITOCHU purchased 3.2 million shares of common stock from Ener1 at a price of $6.18 per share. "ITOCHU has […]
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduced four energy metering ICs (integrated circuits) designed to improve the accuracy and performance of commercial, industrial, and residential smart meters. A smart meter accurately measures how much electricity is consumed or generated, and communicates with the local utility for power monitoring, billing, and other purposes. ADI states that its new […]
NAGARES Group, a Spanish company that delivers electronic solutions to the automotive market and PREMO, a technology leader for inductive and EMC...