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March 18, 2015: Schneider Electric Smart Grid Lab Opens at Ryerson University

Lab Will Test New Products, Validate Grid Solutions, Conduct Research, Train Employees

Schneider Electric, Ryerson University, and the Ontario Ministry of Energy have unveiled the Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory (SESG Lab) at Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) in Toronto. The facility, Canada’s first university-based smart grid laboratory, is now available to partners and collaborators.


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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

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
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
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
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
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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