Connectivity

Obama Administration Renewable Energy

The Obama Administration Shows Support for Renewable Energy

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits The Obama Administration showed its support for renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrids last Thursday, June 16, 2016, by hosting a Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage with Smart Markets. Both state and private sectors were represented at the Summit, and investment commitments totaling approximately $1 billion were made. The

IoT smart devices

Smart Grids, Smart Devices, Smart Citizens

3 ways the IoT is already making cities smarter GreenBiz, June 1, 2016 Smart city case studies Cities across the nation and the world are using sensors and smart devices to transform every sector of public service. 1. Transportation Smart traffic management will enable car drivers to face less traffic jams, and real-time data will

electrification

Cutting Edge Progress in Flow Battery Technology

“Hourglass” Coal-Killing Steampunk Energy Storage System Could Pump More Wind, Solar Into Grid Cleantechnica, May 26, 2016 The Intertubes have been buzzing with news of a new “hourglass” flow battery that could provide a durable, low cost energy storage system for the nation’s vast wind and solar resources. The old meme about clean power being

clean-grid-technologies

California’s Pursuit for More Clean Grid Technologies

How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story Triple Pundit, April 18, 2016. Image credit: Life-Of-Pix Imagine islands of light fueled by solar connected to batteries Here’s how solar and distributed generation could become national news this summer. It is 7 p.m., and Los Angeles is blacked out. It’s the third day of

ARES

Energy Storage Is Getting Simpler With ARES

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits. April 27, 2016. Image credit: Foundry Energy storage is getting simpler, and Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) is well on the way to its first full-scale deployment. The most basic energy storage system thus far is probably pumped hydro storage: push water uphill to “charge the battery,” and let it flow

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AEP Ohio Enters Phase Two of Its gridSMART Project

AEP Ohio Agrees to Retailer TOU Program Concurrent with Smart Meter Rollout Energy Manager Today, April 11, 2016. Image credit: pagaling AEP Ohio has entered into a Joint Stipulation and Recommendation Agreement under which the utility would complete phase two of its gridSMART deployment program and would allow the billing of Time of Use (TOU) rates by

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Energy Storage Technologies Empower the Grid of the Future

As Renewables Boom, Companies Explore Energy Storage Technology NPR, April 4, 2016 Batteries can store energy for later, but companies are looking for cheaper alternatives. Three reporters examine technologies that employ air, salt and ice. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Renewable energy like solar and wind is finally coming of age. Costs are way down. Of course,

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