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PGandE Releases Smart Grid Plan

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has published its long term vision for the Smart Grid, which will modernize its electric infrastructure to deliver energy and cost savings to PG&E customers across Northern and Central California.

IMB and PeoplePower Execs to Chair OMG Working Group

Representatives from IBM and PeoplePower will Chair OMG’s Smart Energy Working Group. Irv Badr, IBM’s Senior GoToMarket Manager, and PeoplePower’s Chief Scientist John Teeter are inviting anyone interested in smart grid and smart grid standards to participate in their upcoming meeting to be held during OMG’s Technical Committee Meeting on June 22, 2011 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Smart Grid Investment Will Reap Trillions

According to industry experts, the modernization of the United States national power grid will cost up to $476 billion over the next 20 years. However, it will also provide up to $2 trillion in customer benefits over that time by saving energy, reducing costs, and increasing reliability.

Duke Energy to Work with DOE to Enhance Grid

The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) has signed a partnership deal with Duke Energy, and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a non-profit research organization that focuses on the electric power utility industry both in the United States and internationally to identify opportunities for testing and deploying ARPA-E funded projects that enhance the electric grid.

Telvent System Passes Interoperability Testing

Telvent’s Outage Management System has passed the industry’s first smart grid interoperability test by the Electrical Power Research Institute of the International Electrotechnical Commission/Common Information Model (IEC/CIM) 61968 standard, Part 9 profile for meter data interchange. Telvent is only one of only two companies, along with General Electric, to achieve recognition by EPRI for its OMS solution.