Research has shown that a minority of consumers have a working knowledge and understanding of smart grids, smart meters, and energy efficiency programs. It is an information divide that power utilities must address along with educating consumers how to take advantage of energy efficiency and conservation programs that can lower their rates while also lowering operating costs for the utilities.
Certification company TÜV NORD CERT will attend PowerGen Europe 2010, to be held June 8-10 in Amsterdam. The PowerGen conference and exhibition showcases Europe’s energy economy. Participants from TÜV NORD CERT will provide information on cost reduction and tax breaks for certification of energy management systems according to the new EN 16001 standard as well as certification for carbon capture readiness, green heat, and green electricity.
Cavet Technologies Inc. has launched the LumiSmart Intelligent Lighting Controller (ILC) that dramatically reduces the power consumed by fluorescent lighting systems. The solution is designed for industrial, commercial and institutional properties. The LumiSmart ILC will be produced at Celestica’s Toronto manufacturing facility. Cavet says the solution will create jobs, prompt new investments and meets the energy conservation objectives established by the Ontario Green Energy Act.