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A report from Lux Research reveals that costly natural gas peaker plants are still winning out over next-generation alternative technologies for helping utilities dealing with peak energy demand.
Date: 07/21/2010
Type: Blog
Low PV costs and a shaky economy have slowed the development of large-scale concentrating solar power plants, but CSP producers are fighting back.
Date: 07/15/2010
Type: Article
Technologies: Solar/Photovoltaics
Beacon Power Corporation has installed a flywheel energy storage system in order to optimize the output of a wind farm in California.
Date: 03/12/2010
Type: News
A study conducted by Microsoft revealed that the Smart Grid is being adopted much slower than previously thought.
Date: 03/11/2010
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
SmartSynch says its new router can adapt to network protocols and standards. Will this put utilities at ease?
Date: 12/02/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
Beacon Power is working to build a smarter grid with a technology that has been around since Leonardo Da Vinci's time. Here is how the simple, ubiquitous flywheel may become the next best hope for the U.S. electric grid.
Date: 11/24/2009
Type: Article
Utilities use network-connected meters and other new technologies to build a smart grid that will reduce outages, cut costs and improve customer service.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
As emissions reductions estimates and methodologies regarding Smart Grid use vary widely, the EPA suggests a clearinghouse could be created for such data.
Date: 11/06/2009
Type: Article
Utilities are preparing for the announcement for DOE of smart grid stimulus funding. New York is especially eager, having already started investing heavily in the smart grid.
Date: 10/20/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Smart Grid
As electric cars are expected to enter the mass market next year and as charging stations are being built, public utilities and private companies debate who will be allowed to sell electricity to these vehicles.
Date: 10/12/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Transportation

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