All Posts Tagged With: "smart grid"
Binz is about more than just renewables – he also understands the importance of a smart grid. Several energy experts say he understands how the nation’s current electricity distribution system “has been designed over decades to encourage coal and nuclear” rather than distributed sources
Having used customer rates to recover $27.9 million of the cost, Colorado’s largest utility had hoped to recover the remainder, but the PUC gave Xcel an emphatic “no” as it rejected the claim with prejudice, which means that Xcel
can not make file any new claims on the matter.
The Obama administration is linking improvements in the electrical grid with the increasing occurrence of aberrant weather patterns, all associated with climate change. To that end, it has just released its “progress report” detailing the steps that it has made and will continue to make to achieve its goals.4Mar2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
In a 51-page ruling, Judge Paul Gomez wrote that Xcel had “provided little in the way of a robust strategic plan” and direct benefits for customers. His recommended decision will go to the full Colorado Public Utilities Commission, which will make the final decision.18Jan2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Our friends at Smart Grid News offer an interesting and timely take on the future of Smart Grid during a second Obama term. They set the stage by highlighting the good and bad of the past four years. “We don’t claim the background we’re providing is comprehensive. It’s more like a quick jog down memory lane, a reminder of what we were most likely reading and talking about over the past few years.”16Nov2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Boulder location enables participants to track their household electricity use through smart-grid technology, and for researchers to monitor the performance of Toyota’s first-generation lithium-ion drive battery at high altitudes, in cold weather and in mountainous terrain.22Feb2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Read the forecasts from the energy agencies and they all presume that consumption per capita will continue about the same. But consider these trends …6Sep2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The numbers are different, but two smart grid consumer surveys agree on the bottom line: Most consumers are still in the dark. Both surveys found that most are concerned about their energy use, but know little about emerging energy management systems.9Jun2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The WIRES study says it will help drive economic recovery and set the stage for the electric economy of the 21st century. But Ceal Smith in this week’s OUTPOST column below presents an opposite viewpoint, namely that grid expansion is already outpacing energy demand.7Jun2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The price tag for a fully functional smart grid in the U.S. could run from $338 billion to $476 billion, the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) says in a new report. Wow! But the bonus is that the ROI in terms of benefits could be between $1.3 trillion and $2 trillion.8Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued