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Ameren startup accelerator seeks to develop smart grid tech

Ameren startup accelerator seeks to develop smart grid tech Brian Dixon, chief operating officer of Capital Innovators in St. Louis, Missouri, talks with Midwest Energy News about his company’s partnership with Ameren on an energy tech accelerator. Utilities are not generally known for innovation. Most have been sheltered from direct competition and held to just … Continue reading Ameren startup accelerator seeks to develop smart grid tech

#Illinois regulators look to cloud computing to boost smart grid

Illinois regulators look to cloud computing to boost smart grid States could encourage investment in smart-grid apps and software by changing rules that reward spending on capital instead of services. Smart meters produce an endless stream of data for utilities, but outdated regulations discourage them from investing in apps and software that could make use … Continue reading #Illinois regulators look to cloud computing to boost smart grid

As feds focus on baseload, grid modernization is sweeping the nation

As feds focus on baseload, grid modernization is sweeping the nation More than 30 states are considering far-reaching modernization and utility business model reforms, including new initiatives to integrate battery storage into grid planning processes. As the Trump administration throws its weight behind legacy power assets, states and utilities are busy building the grid of … Continue reading As feds focus on baseload, grid modernization is sweeping the nation

Innovative measurement tool will help #Illinois calculate the benefits of smart grid investments

Innovative measurement tool will help Illinois calculate the benefits of smart-grid investments Even as the Trump administration moved last week to repeal the Clean Power Plan, some of the biggest American utilities indicated they’ll continue investing in clean energy and strategizing around climate change. And as they continue investing in smart meters and other grid … Continue reading Innovative measurement tool will help #Illinois calculate the benefits of smart grid investments

Rural #Texas co-op, modernizes power grid with distribution automation

Rural Texas co-op, modernizes power grid with distribution automation Bandera Electric Cooperative completed its first distribution circuit automation project in Bandera to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs. This type of automation is the starting point for the development of a smart grid. The smart grid provides real-time adjustment to changing loads, generation and operating … Continue reading Rural #Texas co-op, modernizes power grid with distribution automation

How #Microsoft technology is enabling an autonomous electrical grid

How Microsoft technology is enabling an autonomous electrical grid The electricity industry is undergoing a transformational change. In the technology sector, we have become accustomed to major shifts in our industry every few years. But if you are a utility, these disruptions are likely keeping you up at night. How do you deliver reliable energy … Continue reading How #Microsoft technology is enabling an autonomous electrical grid

#PG_&_E leverages machine-learning and data science for asset management and DER integration

PG&E leverages machine-learning and data science for asset management and DER integration Utilities house enormous datasets that defy traditional analysis, for which machine-learning could be of great benefit. When machine-learning is applied to IoT data, utility companies are able to realise the next generation power grid that can eventually handle billions of endpoints on utility … Continue reading #PG_&_E leverages machine-learning and data science for asset management and DER integration

Unlocking the power of analytics with the right data in the right place

Unlocking the power of analytics with the right data in the right place As the Internet of Things becomes a reality, billions of connected devices are generating massive amounts of data. In fact, by 2020, the number of internet-connected things is estimated to reach 50 billion. All this data has a lot of potential for … Continue reading Unlocking the power of analytics with the right data in the right place