Australia is to develop a prototype smart grid, according to IBT ‘Smart Grid, Smart City’ will be Australia’s first commercial scale-smart grid and the country as set aside $100M to fund the project. ‘Smart Grid, Smart City’ It is an integral part of the Government's plan to address the challenges of climate change. It is also an important part of the Government's record $10 billion commitment to support energy efficiency, renewables and other low pollution energy technologies.
Sequentric Energy Systems signed a distribution agreement with one of America’s largest electric utilities distributor, HD Supply Utilities. Under the agreement, HD Supply Utilities will resell and integrate the full suite of Sequentric smart grid solutions to its electric customers.
The Sequentric smart grid range of products are a complete package which comprise of hardware and software backed by services including an end-to-end demand response solutions.
Helix Wind, a global renewable energy company has announced the release of its next generation Wind Turbine Monitoring System (WTMS). Helix Wind has significantly improved its smart grid technology, which monitors performance and uptime of Helix Wind Savonius turbines and connected power electronics. The latest release of the WTMS will be available for shipment within the next 30 days. New WTMS hardware will embrace a smaller footprint and unveils a robust and refined web-interface that can be accessed from a computer's web browser online anytime, anywhere.
In an effort to help and reduce the level of Carbon in the environment Hitachi and Panasonic are to join their respective technological knowhow to create products for the smart grid sector. Both companies will jointly develop products and standardisation initiative within the smart grid community. The agreement is both companies are to establish a cooperative relationship in the smart community-related business in the global market with a goal of helping to realise a low-carbon society.
Alertme, UK based home energy management solution provider has added a new feature to its website that let its UK customers see how much carbon dioxide their home is generating in relation to their electricity use. Alertme customers can now find out their carbon footprint in comparison to the national average. Also available is a Time of use feature which show customers how their energy use and cost spread across different time of the day morning, day, evening and night.
The Energy Services Network Association (ESNA) announced today that they are going to publish, maintain and certify devices compatible with the Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP). “By publishing OSGP as an open standard” said ESNA “it will enable independent implementation of interoperable smart meters and other smart grid devices. Utilities will have the autonomy to buy best of breed products and avoid vender lock in.
GridNet is to incorporate wireless Smart Grid technology into its existing host of Smart Grid applications. The company announced that they will explore embedded WiMAX connectivity into Smart Meters and Smart Grid Routers with Sprint, which will allow Sprint to offer the transfer of Smart Meter information wirelessly across its 4G network. The solution will allow utility companies to get real-time information for their grid infrastructure and Smart Home owners with Smart Meters to securely and acc
Cisco has added a new set of home energy management solutions to its recently introduced connected grid. The new solutions are to help households’ better monitor and manage their energy consumption. The Home Energy Controller (HEC) features easy to use and access countertop LCD touchscreen display. From here users are kept up to date with information for them to make informed decisions.
Intamac Systems, a specialist in Connected Home services through the web and mobile devices, announced that they have secured a £1million funding to support the development of a range of Zigbee controlled consumer devices. The new Zigbee devices will be part of the companies Smart Grid power management services and will be managed through Intamac's award-winning web-based Home Manager™ service.
GE today unveiled plans for a “Net Zero Energy Home” project which combines GE's most efficient appliances and lighting, the company's new energy management systems, and GE power generating and storing technologies in new home construction. When applied together, the system would enable a homeowner to achieve net zero energy costs by 2015. The Net Zero Energy Home project -- and new smart grid consumer poll data from the U.S. and the U.K.