Eaton announced that it worked with Portland General Electric (PGE) to develop an energy storage system and customized solutions for the new Salem Smart Power Center, a 5 megawatt (MW) energy storage facility unveiled in Salem, Ore.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.