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New York Seeks Smarter Grid

New York State has awarded seven research teams $3.3 million to develop smart grid technologies that use innovative methods to “enhance grid performance, reduce the risk of power outages, and lessen environmental impacts and energy consumption, all while reducing the cost of power delivery.” New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo explains, “As we continue to…

Enel to Assume STMicroelectronics’ Stake in 3Sun

Enel Green Power has announced the company’s intention to buy out the full interests of both Sharp Corporation and STMicroelectronics in 3Sun , the equal joint venture between Enel Green Power, Sharp, and STMicroelectronics. Each is equal to one-third of the share capital. Originally, Enel reported an off-take agreement to purchase from Sharp the entire…

Indiana Michigan Power Looks to Build Five Solar Facilities

Indiana Michigan (I&M) Power has announced plans to build and operate five solar generation facilities. If approved by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission, the project will have a combined generation capacity of about 16 megawatts, enough energy to power more than 2,500 homes for a year. The estimated cost of the project is $38 million.…

Connected Living, From Smart Meters to Telepresence

Connected devices continue to proliferate and affect every aspect of modern life. It is estimated the average digital user has 10 personal connected devices at home, a trend Frost & Sullivan calls connected living: “a world in which consumers use many different devices to experience compelling new services that integrate video, voice, and data services…

ElsterEnergyICT Introduces Next-Gen Enacto Solution

ElsterEnergyICT has launched of Enacto 9.3, designed to deliver actionable energy intelligence that enables energy managers to decrease energy costs and increase savings. The new version of the solution offers features and enhanced functionality targeting the changing power needs of multi-site companies. According to ElsterEnergyITC, Enacto 9.3 enables users to “examine different assets and equipment…

Lighthouse Solar Blasts Colorado PUC

Lighthouse Solar announced plans to cease operating as a solar installer in Colorado but will continue to conduct business in Texas and New York. The company claims that market conditions created by Xcel Energy and the state’s Public Utilities Commission (PUC) have made operating in Colorado too difficult Lighthouse Solar president and chief executive officer…