Securing the Smart Grid

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Securing the Smart GridImagine massive blackouts, the disruption of essential government services, or hackers gaining access to millions of networked consumer devices. .

The not so smart grid

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BLACKOUT” shows how vulnerable our electricity grid is and smart is not the word that I would use to describe it. It would not even require a (sophisticated) cyber attack to cripple the grid. But still the powers-that-be want to make the grid “smarter” still. Instead of an ever more “sophisticated” electricity supply grid we must decentralize power generating and distribution down to a local level again – and not just as regards to electricity.

Smart Grid: Changing Our Energy Infrastructure

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Today’s Grid. Today’s electrical infrastructure grid is beginning to look very antiquated compared to the leaps and bounds personal technology has made over the last decade or two. The Smart Grid. Rather than continue the one-way line from power generators to consumers, the smart grid proposes making it a two-way path. Grid managers determine peak usage and adjust it accordingly by controlling home output to reduce fossil fuel waste.

Smart Grid is NOT very smart

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I am sure we can all imagine what could happen if a cyber attack aims for the entire computer controlled infrastructure, such as water, electricity and gas, and this without a total “smart grid” in place so far. With the smart grid in total control any cyber attack will, effectively cripple the country and maybe even more than just one country and everyone is still advocating the “smart grid”. cyber attacks smart grid

Understanding the “Smart Grid”

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With all of the talk about renewable energy becoming “mainstream” as opposed to “alternative” over the course of the Obama years, the United States is rapidly growing its smart grid strategy and infrastructure to efficiently deliver electricity. Understanding the “Smart Grid&#.

Smart Grid tops the CEA’s 2010 trends list

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Not surprisingly, the Smart Grid topped the CEA’s list which also included the evolution of content, growing the connected home ecosystem, the future of TV, and connected cars. Though the rest of the list was interesting enough, but it was the Smart Grid data that interested me the most. Smart grid technologies to watch are: Energy monitors that show usage information from a home-based device or web application.

Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative forms to foster adoption of the smart grid

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Washington, DC –To help build consumer acceptance and use of the smart grid, a group of smart grid leaders today announced the formation of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC). The founding members of the SGCC include consumer electronics and technology companies, retailers, consumer advocacy groups, and utilities dedicated to maximizing the value of the grid for consumers.

UK regulator publishes first Smart Grid Evaluation Framework

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The UK energy regulator Ofgem (Office of the Gas and Electricity Markets) has published the first Smart Grid Evaluation Framework, to provide energy companies with a methodology for assessing the value of new smart grid solutions. The framework has been produced for The Smart Grids Forum , established by Ofgem and DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) in April 2011, to provide leadership to the power industry on the implementation of smart grids.

Mitsubishi begins operating smart grid demonstration project

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Sonia Renthlei: Smart grids have the capacity to provide smooth power supply to every home or commercial establishment connected to it. Now, Mitsubishi, the Japanese conglomerate, has completed work on a smart grid demonstration system called M-tech Labo that uses the rechargeable batteries of EVs for electric demand leveling in factory facilities. EV-Smart Grid Demonstration Project. EV-Smart Grid Demonstration Project.

DOE Announces Recipients of Smart Grid Stimulus Fund

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ARCADIA, FLORIDA – Speaking at Florida Power and Light’s (FPL) DeSoto Next Generation Solar Energy Center, President Barack Obama today announced the largest single energy grid modernization investment in U.S. Applicants state that the projects will create tens of thousands of jobs, and consumers in 49 states will benefit from these investments in a stronger, more reliable grid. million smart meters and other technologies that will cut energy costs for its customers.

Six Myths About the Smart Grid

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If “green&# was the buzzword of 2008, you can bet that “smart grid&# will be the buzzword for 2009 and probably even 2010. There is a lot of confusion surrounding the smart grid and for good reason. Most people didn’t really pay much attention to the regular grid – unless there was a blackout, of course. But with any trend comes hype, myths and gossip – and smart grid news is no different.

Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition Adds 6 New Members

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The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition ( DRSG ) announced that six companies have joined the trade association and will contribute to its efforts aimed at developing markets for smart grid technologies and smart grid practices like demand response. Tagged: Control4, Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition, smart grid. Tags: Green Control4 Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition smart grid

Smart Grid

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Smart grid technology is coming and it will change everything about electricity. Earlier this week an announcement was made in Miami about smart grid deployment. I think the smart grid will revolutionize the electricity market the way the Internet changed communications. This project is a combined effort of GE, Cisco and Florida Power and Light. The U.S. Department of Energy has a document introducing the technology.

Five Ways to Store Energy for the Smart Grid

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Communications-enabled power grids and power meters–AKA “smart grids&# and “smart meters&# – have been getting lots of attention recently for their ability to accommodate the increasing amount of alternative energy sources coming online. Five Ways to Store Energy for the Smart Grid. Understanding the “Smart Grid&#.

Which Utilities Top the Smart Grid Deployment List?

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Christine Richards of IDC Energy Insights published an article in the July/August edition of Intelligent Utility detailing their assessment of which utilities are leading the pack towards a Smart Grid. I personally thinked they missed Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative who aren’t just at the forefront of grid transformation but also leading the charge in consumer education. The result will be one of the most technologically advanced smart grid deployments in the U.S.

Smart Grid Coalition Presents Views to House Democratic Caucus on Job Creation and Support for Economic Recovery

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Earlier today, at the invitation of the House Democratic Caucus, representatives of the Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition (DRSG) presented their views on smart grid development, job creation, and economic recovery to over 200 Members of the House at the body’s annual Issues Retreat. . “The Smart Grid is about jobs,&# said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). Tagged: Demand Response, Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition, smart grid.

ZigBee Alliance & Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition Establish Liaison Agreement

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. Washington, DC – The Demand Response and Smart Grid Coalition ( DRSG ) and ZigBee Alliance today announced that the two organizations have established a formal liaison agreement between the two groups, making ZigBee a member of DRSG, and linking their efforts to support the Smart Grid.DRSG is the trade association for companies providing technologies, products and services in the demand response and smart grid areas.

How Solar Energy Actually Saves Money

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Texas Utility Chooses Control4 for Smart Grid Deployment

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Serving more than 65,000 members in 14 counties between Austin and Houston, Bluebonnet plans to begin integrating smart grid technology in its members’ homes and businesses by April 2010. Control4 will provide Bluebonnet members with its Energy Management System, which includes a powerful yet intuitive in-home display with a programmable smart thermostat that will give users the usage data and device control necessary to manage energy use and expenses.

The Smart Grid in 2010: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know

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Such is the problem with the Smart Grid – that buzz word concept being tossed around by cleantech companies in the Bay area to policy analysts in Washington. billion in venture capital was invested in the Smart Grid sector in the last 4 years and $105 million just in the last 2 quarters of 2009. Without a Smart Grid, renewable technologies will remain niche at best.

The Barriers to Entry of Smart Grid Deployment, and How to Overcome Them

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The deployment of smart grids, electrical power grids which support 2-way data communication, has encountered numerous barriers to entry. As with any comprehensive infrastructural change, smart grid deployment encounters resistance in the following areas: State regulatory agencies. Consumers are represented by their legislative bodies, so if consumers are supportive of the smart grid project, the likelihood of supportive legislation increases.

National Grid Applies for $200 Million in Stimulus Funding for Largest Collective Smart Grid Project in the Northeast

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National Grid, the nation’s second-largest utility, has applied to the U.S. Department of Energy for $200 million in stimulus funding to develop an “end-to-end” smart grid deployment that will include approximately 200,000 customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The smart grid program will provide residential and business customers across the northeast with unprecedented ability to reduce their energy consumption, carbon emissions and utility bills.

Microsoft Makes Play for the Smart Grid with SERA – Smart Energy Reference Architecture

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The Microsoft Smart Energy Reference Architecture (SERA) is Microsoft’s first comprehensive reference architecture that addresses technology integration throughout the full scope of the smart energy ecosystem. As utilities attempt to develop new projects that are funded by national smart grid stimulus programs, they will need sound, tested technologies that help them proceed. platforms to support new smart processes and customer support capabilities.

APOGEE Interactive and Control4 Collaborate to Connect Consumers to the Smart Grid

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While billions of dollars are poured into upgrading the energy infrastructure and creating the smart grid, consumers are a crucial piece of the solution. So many people talk about the smart grid and smart metering in terms of providing data to consumers,” said Joel Gilbert, chief software architect and cofounder of APOGEE Interactive. “But Tagged: APOGEE, Control4 Energy Systems, energy management systems, smart grid.

IDC Energy Insights reveals worldwide smart grid spending to reach $46.4B in 2015

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Pratima Kalra: The report, Worldwide Utility Smart Grid Spending Forecast, 2011-2015, has brought good news for the global electricity services. It claims that the total spending on smart grid will reach $46.4 Global smart grid spending to reach $46.4B. IDC Energy Insights, which made predictions for this study, identified 14 smart grid projects worldwide to further identify their top investment priorities.

The Potential Cost of Falling Behind on Energy Related Data Analytics

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Home solar installation – DIY or professional fitter?

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Drive Electric Week Events through the Hudson Valley

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So here are the dates folks! I’ve been so glad to see and hear of all the events in the Hudson Valley. Especially as the President of the Electric Auto Association for the Greater Hudson Valley. The one I’ve been dealing with the most is a virtual event in mount.

Greenlots announces acquisition by Shell, one of the world’s leading energy providers

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January 30, 2019 Deal also supports the acceleration of electric vehicle infrastructure deployment and management in North America. LOS ANGELES, Jan. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Greenlots, a US-based leader in electric vehicle (EV) charging and energy management software and solutions.

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If consumers don’t understand the Smart Grid, can utilities sell it?

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I believe the Smart Grid is an eventuality. I’ve talked to a number of homeowners and I’d like to offer three very different perspectives on what they think the Smart Grid is and what it means to them. When I asked them if they had heard of the Smart Grid they said they had not, when I explained what it was and what it could do and how it could even help them manage their electricity consumption to save money, they thought it sounded great that they could be “green”.

Tech Crunch Reports SunRun going after Tesla’s Solar

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Tesla’s 2014 acquisition of SolarCity turned the electric vehicle manufacturer into the undisputed largest player. A huge player in residential solar. Heck and for full disclosure I have Tesla solar and also two Powerwalls. I talk about them all the time.

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Rivian demonstrates battery second-life capabilities in Honnold Foundation partnership

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CEO RJ Scaringe, Free Solo’s Alex Honnold to announce collaboration on June 15 livestream Denver, Colorado, June 13 – On June 15, electric adventure vehicle maker Rivian is announcing a project. It’s a Rivian Energy Storage project. One that uses its second-life batteries.

19 states value clean air, clean lungs in program planning

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4 Reasons Electric Cars Will Create A Buzz In The Next Decade

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India Solar Market Strategy, Players, and Opportunities

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Theoretically Speaking: Solar Homes and Businesses Strengthening the Grid

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In many areas of the United States, grid-tied solar arrays and power distribution aren’t always perfect. The post Theoretically Speaking: Solar Homes and Businesses Strengthening the Grid appeared first on Green Living Guy.

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Global Eco laws Grow but widespread failure enforcIng

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USGBC Reports Green Building Trends Green Keeps Growing

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First off, the survey shows that global green building activity continues its ascent in the marketplace. USGBC recently announced the results of research by Dodge Data and Analytics, with which USGBC has partnered, in the World Green Building Trends 2018 SmartMarket Report.

Why You Should Support Green Initiatives for People and Planet

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Social and economic justice. Environmental and community health. Good for BOTH people AND planet. That's what we mean when we say green. Our green grants contest, now in its second year, adds another kind of green – a cash prize.

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Fourth large solar array proposed Clifton Park Apple Orchard

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Former Rexford apple orchard would host array. One that will generate 6.9 megawatts By Kassie Parisi of the Daily Gazette First of all, a proposal for a 6.9 megawatt solar farm in the town’s west end. It was formally presented to the Planning Board at its most recent session.

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Governor Cuomo Announced 2.76 MW Baldwinsville Solar Project Serving Anheuser-Busch

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Jordan’s Dinosaur Grid to Get a “Smart” Upgrade?

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It has been three decades since Jordan’s national grid has seen substantial infrastructural changes, but the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has recently donated $1.15 million to the kingdom so that it can explore the option of implementing a “smart” upgrade. Exploring the grid. Smart grids use digital technology that allow power producers to better understand load requirements, and the behavior of both producers and consumers of energy.

Why Energy Management in the Home Will Be Mainstream

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2009 is certainly the “ Year of the Smart Grid ”, as dubbed by Greentech Media GTM Research but there are many wondering how exactly Smart Grid technology is going to be adopted where arguably it matters most – the customer’s home. In order for utility companies to effectively transform their grid to be smarter and more reliable, they need their customers to participate.

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