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The sale of 800,000 plug-in vehicles during the next five years could create a whole mess of challenges for utilities, automakers and consumers, but IT companies have a shot at building new businesses to help ease the pain of that influx, according to a new report out today on GigaOM Pro.
Date: 04/26/2010
Type: Blog
Following the lead of the Large Hadron Collider, companies and research groups are focusing on ways to integrate high efficiency cables made of superconductive filaments into a smart grid.
Date: 06/17/2010
Type: Article, News
A community energy storage pilot project using lithium ion batteries is set to go online by the middle of this year.
Date: 02/01/2010
Type: Blog
Burning natural gas to generate electricity releases about half as much carbon dioxide as burning coal, but such a benefit can be offset by accidental methane leakage during drilling and transmission. A new measuring system can help minimize accidental methane releases.
Date: 12/14/2012
Type: Article
Technologies: Climate Change, Utilities
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
The Mississippi Public Service Commissioner approved Conservation Rule 29 that requires gas and electric utilities to implement energy efficiency programs and standards.
Date: 07/15/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
More utilities are seeking funding from the Department of Energy to begin implementing a smart grid to make consumers more aware of the energy they use.
Date: 08/05/2009
Type: News
Technologies: Smart Grid, Utilities
New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that coal-fired electricity generation and its associated greenhouse gases were on the raise at the end of 2012.
Date: 04/02/2013
Type: Article
Technologies: Utilities
Studies suggest that concentrated solar power (CSP) plants with storage capacity can outperform solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power.
Date: 01/03/2013
Type: Article
UC Santa Barbara professor Igor Mezic along with Yoshihiko Susuki from Kyoto University can predict future massive instabilities in the power grid and make power outages a thing of the past.
Date: 12/13/2013
Type: News
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