energyOrbit deploys cloud solution for efficiency programmes in Wisconsin March 14, 2018 In the US, the Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation has selected energyOrbit to improve management of its energy efficiency programmes. WECC is deploying energyOrbit’s cloud-based software to improve its demand-side management programmes through introducing new and modern energy efficiency technology solutions to clients. WECC designs and implements energy savings programs for investor-owned … Read more

Mercedez Benz to participate in Atlanta Smart Neighbourhood project March 12, 2018 US utility Georgia Power and homebuilding firm PulteGroup have announced their partnership with innovation companies including Mercedez Benz and Sunverge Corporation in their Smart Neighbourhood project in Atlanta. The partnership with the multiple companies will enable households to be integrated with some of the latest home innovation technologies to help consumers … Read more

Operator increases DR target in New England regional market February 27, 2018 The Independent System Operator for New England (ISO-NE) has selected EnerNOC to achieve 157MW of demand response capacity. EnerNOC will implement its technologies and solutions to help industrial and large commercial consumers in the Forward Capacity regional market to reduce energy use during times when demand is high. The deal increases … Read more

Landis+Gyr Expands Public Power Business in North America February 22, 2018 Landis+Gyr reported continued growth with public power utilities during 2017, signing 46 contracts for smart grid technology and services. The contracts represent a wide variety of market offerings, including more than 350,000 metering endpoints, along with distribution automation and load management devices, software, and smart grid services. Utilities such as Wyrulec … Read more

US utility coop selects VAR optimisation for 54,000 members February 22, 2018 US utility Choptank Electric Cooperative is implementing a Volt/VAR optimisation technology developed by DVI, a subsidiary of energy provider Dominion Energy. The Volt/VAR optimisation technology will be deployed for all 54,000 members of the utility cooperative located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The project is being implemented in partnership with NRTC, DVI’s … Read more

Blockchain: Opportunities in the US digital grid market 14 FEBRUARY 2018 Energy market intelligence firm Frost & Sullivan has identified five application opportunities for blockchain technologies in the US digital grid sector. The findings include the use of blockchain in or as a: Billing platform for retail sales and net metering: Blockchain’s functioning as a distributed record of transaction data can be … Read more

Utility monitoring systems market: Significant growth anticipated 13 FEBRUARY 2018 Technavio forecasts the global market for power utility monitoring systems to grow by over 6% between 2018 and 2022. Market drivers include successful consumer smart meter awareness programmes in Europe and North America. “Consumer awareness initiatives have helped in increasing the adoption rate of smart meters, thereby creating an opportunity for … Read more

White House seeks 72 percent cut to clean energy research, underscoring administration’s preference for fossil fuels

Washington Post By Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson February 1, 2018 Filipinos ride energy efficient electric tricycles during a test drive in Taguig city, south of Manila, Philippines, 12 January 2018. The Department of Energy (DOE) donated 200 units of energy efficient electric tricycles to the affected residents of war-torn Marawi as part of its … Read more

LPWA to connect 140 million smart city sensing devices 6 FEBRUARY 2018 IoT market research firm ON World, forecasts Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking technologies to connect 140 million smart city sensing devices to low cost multi-kilometer cloud connected networks, over the next five years. The LPWA networking technologies include Sigfox, LoRa, LTE-M and NB-IoT. The research firm predicts the number of … Read more

N. America: 9.1% market growth, communications infrastructure for digital grid 5 FEBRUARY 2018 Energy market intelligence firm Frost & Sullivan forecasts the market for Digital Grid Communication Infrastructure in North America will increase by 9.1% per annum between 2016 and 2023. The market is expected to generate $1 billion in revenue by 2023. According to the research company, utilities in North America will increasingly … Read more