Articles Tagged with ''smart grid''

May 21, 2013: GridSTAR Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project Underway

May 21, 2013
A collaboration of researchers, manufacturers, and economic development officials are launching a new demonstration project for smart grid, net zero energy buildings called the GridSTAR Center at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia.

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May 14, 2013: OpenADR Alliance Reaches 100-Member Milestone

May 14, 2013
The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) smart grid standard, has announced the addition of several new members to bring total membership to 100.

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May 7, 2013: USDA Announces $6 Million for Rural Smart Grid

May 7, 2013
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for projects to improve electric service in rural areas across 13 states, including more than $6 million in smart grid funding, which will increase access to information to better manage electricity use.

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Feb. 18, 2013: Many Consumers Remain Unfamiliar with Smart Grid Concepts, According to New Survey

February 18, 2013
Even as utilities continue to invest in smart grid technologies, they are struggling to effectively communicate both the benefits of smart grids and the possibilities they make available to the end user. 

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Dec. 28, 2012: Leading California Utilities Embrace Open Automated Demand Response Standard

December 28, 2012
The OpenADR Alliance, which advocates for adoption of the Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) smart grid standard, announced that California investor owned utilities plan to require the OpenADR 2.0 standard for new customers in their Demand Response (DR) Enabling Technology programs in 2013.

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Dec. 20, 2012: Survey Shows Growth Potential for Energy Storage, Distributed Generation, and Microgrids

December 20, 2012
IEEE has announced the availability of a new report detailing how energy storage, distributed generation, and microgrid technologies stand to evolve and grow given the rapid deployment of the smart grid across the globe over the next five years.

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Smart Grid Under Review

August 13, 2012
A proposed standard to create smart facilities supporting a national smart grid effort is open for public comment. ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) are jointly developing Standard 201P, “Facility Smart Grid Information Model.”

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Aug. 2, 2012: NTS Selected as Certification Lab and Test Tool Developer for USNAP Alliance

August 2, 2012
National Technical Systems Inc. (NTS), a leading provider of testing and engineering services, announced that it has been selected by the USNAP Alliance as its exclusive testing and certification lab partner. In addition, NTS will also develop a test tool to assist in the development and certification testing of USNAP certified products.

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Honeywell Forms Smart Grid Solutions Business

July 23, 2012
Honeywell recently announced the formation of Smart Grid Solutions, a global enterprise that centralizes the company’s existing smart grid resources and expertise to respond to the growing needs of both energy providers and users.

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May 17, 2012: Smart Grid Standard on Automated Demand Response Successfully Tested

May 17, 2012
The OpenADR Alliance, a nonprofit corporation created to foster the development, adoption, and compliance of a smart grid standard known as Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR), has announced the successful testing of the OpenADR 2.0a profile standard.

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