Posts tagged “smart grid”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The landing of its largest contract to date for smart metering technology means Raleigh-based Sensus will be expanding its global work force, CEO Peter Mainz tells WRALTechWire. The company also has a new chairman - a former CEO of Sears and an ex-IBMer - to help plot the company's growth. WRALTechWire Insiders can learn more about Sensus and the state of smart metering industry.
Agilis Energy partners with Trane to bring big data analytics to energy efficiency efforts. Read more about the technology.
Big Blue unveils "Hybrid Renewable Energy Forecasting," which it says will help utilities forecast the availability of wind power and solar energy and thus improve integration of sustainable energy into power grids.
While SAS' energy management software comes years later than other smart grid software makers, SAS could be entering the market at just the right time. Read more on why.
Opinion: Why upgrade utilities? You need only look back to last October's Hurricane Sandy to understand the importance of a having a resilient utility communication network. The 1,000 mile wide Superstorm caused more than $70 billion in damage and paralyzed electric, gas and water services.
Cleantech refers to products, services and processes that use renewable materials and energy sources, reduce the use of natural resources, and cut or eliminate emissions and waste. Business opportunity exists for companies who work in each of those areas, as well as where they intersect. And the Triangle is home to many of these firms turning cleantech ideas into business.