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Posts tagged “smart grid”

Updated April 7

Premium Lock Sensus confirms it's buying Atlanta data startup Verdeeco

Sensus, one of the world's largest smart meter manufacturers, is acquiring smart grid data analytics startup Verdeeco, which is based in Atlanta.

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Updated March 13

Premium Lock How to drive 'transformative' sales in new markets? PowerSecure CEO offers some pointers

PowerSecure Revenues have soared 67 percent at Wake Forest-based PowerSecure over the past year, and its order backlog is at a record $248 million. An emerging revenue driver is data center power services, which could have a "transformative" impact on the firm. And CEO Sidney Hinton says "the very best" people are driving sales. So what's he looking?

Updated February 12

Premium Lock Power player: Startup PoGens turns generators into cash cows, lands GE as investor

WRALTechWire exclusive: Four-year-old PoGens has come up with a way for businesses to turn back-up power generators into a new source of revenue. And international giant GE has bought in to the company's technology as an investor. So who are the leaders behind PoGens and what makes their technology so powerful? And what kind of jobs might the company be adding? WRALTechWire Insiders can access the full story.

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Updated January 27

Premium Lock NC business leaders give McCrory 10-year jobs road map

North Carolina will focus its business recruiting efforts on 38 industries, including 10 specific clusters, as part of a new economic development plan that a group of business, political and education leaders officially turned into Gov. Pat McCrory Friday.

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Updated January 27

Premium Lock NC clean energy jobs grow 20% in 2013; many firms plan to hire in 2014

North Carolina's clean energy industry by the numbers: at least 570 companies employing more than 18,000 workers and generating revenue in 2013 topping $3.5 billion. Learn which sectors generate the most revenue and employ the most people.

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Updated January 22

Premium Lock Inside Cree's earnings: CEO touts Durham plant, says consumers are voting on bulb politics with their wallets

Cree Chairman and CEO Chuck Swoboda reported plenty of good news on Tuesday. New LED light bulb sales contributed to a record $415.1 million in revenue in the quarter, a 20 percent increase compared to a year ago. And in a conference call with analysts Swoboda touted Cree's manufacturing plant in Durham as being a key reason the company can help drive down future LED bulb costs. He also stays out of a political dispute about LED vs. traditional bulbs. "Consumers are already speaking," he says.

President Obama talks with Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda President Obama talks with Cree CEO Chuck Swoboda

Updated January 16

Premium Lock New chip initiative charges up Triangle's Cleantech Cluster

President Obama's announcement to invest $70 million in federal dollars in research through a consortium of universities and private sector firms led by NCSU delivered a jolt of good news to the Triangle's fast-growing cleantech industry. RTP has become a hub for greener energy research, and the head of the Research Triangle Cleanteach Cluster says the "Next Generation Power Electronics Innovation Institute" could bring more jobs as well as investment to the region.

President Obama with Marc Hoffman, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Vacon President Obama with Marc Hoffman, Senior Mechanical Engineer at Vacon

January 2

Premium Lock NCSU researcher devises means to make wind power friendly to grids

Wind power The ups-and-downs of wind power triggered by the shifts in speed pose a threat to generators in power grids, but an NCSU researcher and a colleague at Johns Hopkins say they have devised a mean to smooth out demands of equipment.

Updated December 26, 2013

Premium Lock Agilis Energy charges ahead with energy analytics software

Agilis Energy's analytics software makes enegy efficiency a visual experience. WRALTechWire Insiders can read more about the technology and Agilis's 2014 growth plans in this exclusive interview.

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Updated December 17, 2013

Premium Lock Energy tech firm Itron looks to expand in Triangle, is hiring

IT jobs        Itron, an international energy technology firm, that operates in more than 100 countries and has an office in Raleigh, has plans to grow its Triangle presence and affirms that commitment by joining the board of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.

Updated December 17, 2013

Premium Lock Energy technology firm Itron joins RTP Cleantech Cluster board

Itron, an international energy technology firm, that operates in more than 100 countries and has an office in Raleigh, commits $75,000 over three years to become a member of the board for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster.

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December 9, 2013

Premium Lock Two more utilities join Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

ElectriCities of North Carolina and North Carolina Electric Membership Corp. are the newest members of the Research Triangle CleanTech Cluster. Each paid $15,000 to join.

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Updated November 7, 2013

Premium Lock PowerSecure's new utilities services deal could be company's biggest ever

PowerSecure has been chosen by one of the nation's largest utilities to do power grid work, a deal that could become PowerSecure's biggest ever. Read more about the deal.

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Updated October 25, 2013

Premium Lock New ABB executive to lead growing North America division

The executive changes come as ABB puts more emphasis on integrating its many acquisitions and also expanding its portfolio in North America, the company's largest geography for business.

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Updated October 22, 2013

Premium Lock NC State lands $1.9M contract for regional combined energy project

The Department of Energy selects N.C. State University to lead one of seven regional partnerships that it is creating to promote use of combined heat and power technology. The project aims to increase energy efficiency and help lower costs while cutting emissions.

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October 11, 2013

Premium Lock Elster connects with Memphis utility, wins $10M smart meter contract

Memphis Light, Gas and Water - the largest public provider of three utility services - picks Raleigh-based Elster to launch a smart grid contract. The first phase is worth $10 million and is an "exceptional" deal, an Elster exec tells WRALTechWire.

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October 9, 2013

Premium Lock PowerSecure pays up to $6M for cybersecurity firm targeting utilities

PowerSecure The Wake Forest-based power technology firm expands into cybersecurity and compliance consulting with its acquisition of Encari.

September 23, 2013

Premium Lock ABB lands $2.7M federal cybersecurity grant

ABB's NCSU offices ABB will lead a project developing technology to allow electrical substation devices to work together.

Updated August 28, 2013

Premium Lock PowerSecure execs to ring NYSE opening bell as stock moves

PowerSecure The Wake Forest-based power technology firm is moving its stock to the NYSE from the Nasdaq as of Wednesday.

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