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June 17, 2014: EnerNOC Receives 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award

EnerNOC’s Platform Streams Real-Time Energy Data into Customers’ Applications
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EnerNOC Inc. announced that it has received a 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year award from Smart-Grid.TMCnet.com. EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software was recognized as an example of outstanding innovation in smart grid technology.


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March 31, 2014: Canadian Solar Announces Opening of Microgrid Testing Centre

Will Facilitate the Development of Both Off-Grid and Grid-Tied Microgrid Projects
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Canadian Solar Inc. has announced the opening of its Microgrid Testing Centre. The center will focus on microgrid testing as well as system design and smart grid assessment services.


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March 6, 2014: OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance Form Strategic Relationship

New Industry Collaboration to Improve Smart Grid System Interoperability
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The OpenADR Alliance and Wi-SUN Alliance have announced a liaison agreement to work together to enable interoperability between Wi-SUN smart utility networks and demand response programs based on the OpenADR specification.


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March 4, 2014: New Energy Research Lab to be Built at PNNL

Facility Will House Work on Power Grid, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, and More
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Construction on a new energy research facility at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) campus will start this April. Research conducted there will address the smart grid, integration of renewable energy into the grid, reducing energy use in buildings, and more.


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Nov. 27, 2013: Consumers Willing to Pay Extra to Support Alternative Energy

More Than 60 Percent of Consumers Are Willing to Pay an Extra $2, $5, or $15 a Month
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More consumers say they are willing to pay extra to invest in and support alternative energy than to improve reliability, according to the latest edition of an annual Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) telephone survey of 1,001 United States residential electricity consumers nationwide.


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WSU, Avista Collaborate on Smart Grid Project

Unpredictable Fluctuations in Renewable Energy Create Challenges for Utilities
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One of the challenges of relying on renewable energy, such as solar and wind, is that changes in weather conditions can lead to sudden drops in the amount of power provided. One way utilities can handle this is by “shedding,” or reducing, some of their electrical load.


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July 31, 2013: Enterprise Smart Grid Report Highlights Market Trends

Energy Savings Remains Primary Driver for Enterprise Smart Grid Investment
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Groom Energy Solutions has announced the newest release in its Enterprise Smart Grid research series, “2013 Enterprise Smart Grid and a Corporate Buyer’s Guide for Energy Management Software.” The new report is based on interviews with corporate energy, facility, and sustainability managers, vendors, and an online survey.


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July 29, 2013: Rep. McNerney Introduces Smart Grid Advancement Act

Proposed Legislation Calls for Investment in Smart Grid Technologies
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Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Calif.) has introduced the Smart Grid Advancement Act of 2013. McNerney said the bill is designed to move forward the development of a more efficient electrical grid, tasking states and utilities to establish goals for reducing electrical use during peak times through the use of smart grid technologies.


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July 26, 2013: Smart Grid Interoperability Standard Receives ANSI Approval

Stakeholders Can Now Validate the Interoperability and Security of Individual Grid Elements
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The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) announced it has received approval from the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) for ANSI/NEMA SG IC 1-2013 Smart Grid Interoperable and Conformant Testing and Certification Scheme Operator Guidelines.


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June 28, 2013: ClimateTalk Alliance Welcomes New Members

Three New Members Strengthen Application Expertise
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Davis Energy Group, Qualcomm Technologies Inc., and Synapse Electronique have joined the ClimateTalk Alliance, a nonprofit organization building a universal language designed to allow all home comfort systems to communicate.


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