Posts tagged “smart grid”

Updated 9:36 a.m. yesterday

Green energy: Google hits renewable goal; first offshore wind farm nears launch

Google says it is hitting its use of renewable energy goal on the same day that the first offshore wind farm in the U.S. nears operational status. These reports have N.C. impact. Google and Apple both operate data centers in North Carolina, and the state is considered a prime candidate for wind power. Here's a wrapup on the latest developments.

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Updated 7:06 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster names executive director

Susan Sanford is the new executive director of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, replacing Jennifer Bosser who recently resigned.

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Updated October 5

Premium Lock ABB to keep Power Grids unit which employs 500 in Raleigh

ABB, the international power and technology company that employs hundreds in the Triangle, says it will keep its Power Grids business unit rather than spin it off. That group has a huge presence in Raleigh, including a center of excellence for smart grids.

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October 5

Premium Lock Inside ABB's reorganization: A look at its 4 'entrepreneurial divisions'

International power and tech giant ABB, which has a substantial presence in the Triangle, on Tuesday unveiled a massive reorganization. The reorg also means that the Swiss-based company will keep its Power Grids unit, which has 500 employees at NCSU's Centennial Campus. Here's a look at what ABB calls its four "entrepreneurial divisions."

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September 8

Premium Lock Climate exec praises Triangle for Cleantech Cluster efforts

Cooperation and collaboration between government, academics, and private industry is the "Triple Helix" of successful cleantech projects, and the Research Triangle is "good at forging partnerships," an international expert told the annual meeting of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster on Wednesday. Nearly 11,000 jobs have been created and $1.3 billion invested in cleantech across the region since 2009. But RTCC chair notes: "We have a long way to go."

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Updated August 15

Premium Lock Smart metering tech firm Sensus being sold for $1.7B (+ video)

Sensus, a developer and provider of smart metering technology which has a major operation in the Triangle, is being sold by its private equity fund owners to New York-based Xylem in an all-cash deal valued at $1.7 billion.

Updated August 4

Premium Lock Hacking smart lighting, stealing PINs, point of sale hacks: News from Black Hat 2016

Black Hat Thousands of hackers and other cybersecurity professionals converged on Las Vegas this week for the annual Black Hat conference. Among the interesting topics: Can smart bulbs and smart lighting systems be hacked?

May 19

Premium Lock Report: Raleigh smart metering firm Sensus could be sold

Sensus  Raleigh-based Sensus USA, a provider of smart water and electric meters for utilities, is for sale and could bring as much as $1.7 billion, according to a news report.

May 10

Premium Lock Southern Company closes $425M PowerSecure deal

PowerSecure Southern Company assures that the management team of PowerSecure and its corporate headquarters will remain in Wake Forest. The $425 million acquisition closed Monday after PowerSecure shareholders approved the deal last week.

Updated April 29

Premium Lock RTP headlines: AgBiome opens new facility; NC leads in grid storage; PRA beats Street; MaxPoint reverse split

Triangle headlines In our latest wrapup of Triangle headlines: AgBiome moves into new headquarters in RTP; a North Carolina utility takes the lead in power grid storage; PRA Health Sciences earnings tops analysts expectations; and MaxPoint pulls off a reverse merger.

Updated April 29

Premium Lock SAS: IoT, machine learning are transforming utilities

Power grid A new white paper from SAS reports that the Internet of Things and machine learning are transforming the nation's utilities industry as they seek to build an ever-smarter grid for services delivery.

April 4

Premium Lock Orders for lower-price Tesla continue to climb + 2 graphical views

Interested in the new Tesla? You aren't alone. Demand for Tesla Motors' new lower-priced electric car continued to climb over the weekend with pre-orders rising to 253,000. Plus, we have two graphical views of the new model as well as the evolution of the startup's product lineup.

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Updated February 25

Premium Lock So how does a CEO tell employees the company has been sold?

Wednesday came to a powerful close for employees at PowerSecure in Wake Forest with the news that the power distribution and technology firm had been sold to Southern Company for $31 million. That's double the company's market cap. How did workers find out? A letter from their boss, CEO Sidney Hinton. Read what he had to say.

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Updated February 25

Premium Lock Wake Forest-based PowerSecure sells for $431M - double its market value

Power grid Southern Company has agreed to buy Wake Forest-based PowerSecure, a provider of power management technology, in a deal worth $431 million. The price is nearly double the smaller company's stock value.

Updated January 26

Premium Lock Clean energy industry in NC adds 3K jobs, hits $7B in revenue

Jobs  Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.

December 3, 2015

Premium Lock Google nearly doubles purchasing of renewable energy for data centers

Google goes more green for energy    Just two weeks after disclosing plans to purchase more renewable power from Duke Energy in North Carolina, technology giant Google on Thursday said it has signed six contracts with power providers that will nearly double its green power efforts to run data centers.

August 25, 2015

Premium Lock Exclusive Q&A: Why Jennifer Bosser took Triangle Cleantech Cluster job

Over the past five years, few names have been more associated with economic development in Wake County than Jennifer Bosser. But as of Sept. 1, Bosser will become the first executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership's CleanTech cluster. Why is she taking the job? What's the mission?

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Updated August 24, 2015

Premium Lock Research Triangle partnership names COO, director for Cleantech Cluster

RTRP   Lee Anne Nance is promoted to chief operating officer at the Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and Jennifer Bosser is named the executive director of the partnership's high-profile Cleantech Cluster program.

Updated August 19, 2015

Premium Lock A birthday salute: PowerSecure execs ring NYSE opening bell

Executives, board members and some guests celebrated the 15th anniversary of PowerSecure's launch by ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange today. Now that's a nice way to party ....

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August 10, 2015

Premium Lock Led by Apple, NC lands $43M of $56M in federal solar loan guarantees

Solar energy      North Carolina solar energy projects have landed the vast majority of new solar project loan guarantees from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Leading the way is a project at Apple's big data center in western N.C.

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