Romanian City to Deploy Echelon Energy Control Networking Technology

The City of Brasov, Romania, will deploy over the next three years Echelon energy control technology for smart, networked street lighting systems citywide, Echelon announced today. The decision follows the city’s yearlong test of the technology in a neighbourhood that led to the city saving 28% on its energy bills and 40% on maintenance costs. Brasov also achieved more control over its streetlights and gained the ability to efficiently distribute power to other applications on the grid.


Trilliant Offers Free Web Seminar

On Tuesday, September 28 from noon to 1:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, Trilliant will host a free webinar that focuses on deploying and managing a full-scale smart grid. Specifically, the discussion will cover the complexity of securing and integrating distribution, metering, and consumer operations into a cohesive IT management framework. Trilliant says the webinar offers vital information for IT personnel and anyone who will be building systems and processes to support the deployment of a full smart grid.

Duke Energy Teams With Cisco …Again

Just three weeks after partnering with Cisco Systems to fast-track development of a state-of-the-art electric smart grid, Duke Energy has signed a new agreement with Cisco to pilot and further develop a smart grid-enabled home energy management solution. The goal is to provide Duke Energy customers with secure and reliable energy information and a simple-to-use tool to help them reduce the amount of energy wasted in their homes.

GreenWave Reality Introduces New Home Energy Platform

GreenWave Reality has unveiled its new home energy management platform that creates smart energy-efficient homes through the monitoring and controlling of devices. This system benefits both utilities and consumers; utilities enhance their relationship with consumers and can better balance energy on the grid while consumers can conserve energy with a minimal impact to their lifestyle by easily monitoring and controlling their appliances and adding intelligent LED lighting.

Empower Software Named Greenest IT Finalist

Vancouver start-up Empower Software has been named a finalist in the Quest for Canada’s Greenest IT award for their portable energy management software for the smart grid. Empower’s SmartHome allows consumers to monitor their home energy consumption in real time without the need of an additional in home display. Empower’s demand response applications have shown to reduce power consumption up to 20 percent when consumers use a PC or a smart phone to view usage.