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Posts tagged “smart grid”

Updated July 11, 2012

Premium Lock ABB, which has U.S. HQ in Cary, sees IBM as threat

ABB Ltd., the world's largest maker of power transformers, sees Hewlett-Packard Co. and International Business Machines Corp. as new competitors jostling for orders to protect factories from cyber attacks.

ABB workers position semiconductors ABB workers position semiconductors

June 29, 2012

Premium Lock Elster, which has U.S. HQ in Raleigh, is being sold

Elster A U.K. investment company will pay $2.3 billion for the Germany-based company which focuses on power meters and advanced electricity grids.

Updated April 5, 2012

Premium Lock 'Silicon Valley of smart grid' RTP plays host to international grid event

A crowd of some 225 people including attendees from around the world are attending the 'Networked Grid' conference in Durham to discuss the future of smart grid, smart meter and network technology.

Networked Grid Networked Grid

Updated April 5, 2012

Premium Lock In $8M deal, Sensus takes smart grid down to your toaster

Sensus Under a licensing deal with a U.K. firm, Raleigh-based Sensus will be able to offer its utility customers the ability for individuals to monitor power use in their homes by device. They can do it with a mobile app or from PC.

March 20, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Axial Exchange, SciQuest, Cree, Sensus, lupus survey

Local Tech Briefs Axial Exchange goes 'cloud;' Los Angeles picks SciQuest; Cree adds more LEDs; Sensus in smart grid deal; lupus impact understated, survey finds.

March 9, 2012

Premium Lock PowerSecure revenues surge in 'transformational year'

Earnings    With revenues growing across the business, the Wake Forest-based power and technology firm delivers record revenues. "Net, net," its CEO says, "we are very pleased ..."

Updated March 6, 2012

Premium Lock Energy boon means 'millions' in new contract for PowerSecure

Power grid The Wake Forest-based energy technology company lands a contract for new electrical transmission infrastructure.

February 22, 2012

Premium Lock Lenovo using new Intel chip?; Google's smart glasses; Red Hat's cloud formula; new Sensus grid deal; Cree share target up; Comcast goes streaming.

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: Lenovo reportedly putting Intel's new chip in smart phones; Google to offer glasses with heads-up data display; Red Hat's "open cloud" plans; Sensus wins Grand Cayman project; analysts boost Cree stock; Comcast to offer streaming.

February 6, 2012

Premium Lock Wake Forest-based PowerSecure lands $15M in LED light orders

PowerSecure Three retailers place orders for a variety of light-emitting diode products to replace fluorescent fixtures and bulbs.

Updated January 12, 2012

Premium Lock Sensus CEO can tout smart grid from comforts of home

The Wake Forest residence of Peter Mainz, the chief executive at the global provider of technology and services for utility firms, is the latest to be added to Wake Electric Membership Corporation's growing smart grid.

Sensus CEO Peter Mainz now has a smart meter. Sensus CEO Peter Mainz now has a smart meter.

January 12, 2012

Premium Lock Clean energy investment hits record $260B in 2011

Solar energy     U.S. leads the way with solar power investments surging 36 percent. Spending in the U.S. rose by a third to $55.9 billion, surpassing the 1 percent gain in China to $47.4 billion.

Updated January 11, 2012

Premium Lock GSK exec: Respiratory drug results were not disappointing

GSK   Chief Financial Officer says Relovair is part of a pipeline, "not just one product in isolation."

January 11, 2012

Premium Lock Raleigh firm's technology to power I-40/85 recharging station

Praxis Technologies is providing two electric vehicle recharging stations at interstate rest areas with funding from a state grant.

A Praxis charging station A Praxis charging station

November 4, 2011

Premium Lock Smart metering firm Sensus up for sale?

Sensus According to a Reuters report, Raleigh-based Sensus has asked Credit Suisse to find a buyer. Price could be $1 billion.

October 14, 2011

Premium Lock Need to charge your electric vehicle? IBM has an app for that

Big Blue blog: IBM is teaming with EKZ in Switzerland for an app that enables customers to power up their electric vehicles remotely through mobile devices. Plus: IBM picks cloud partner. And: IBM joins smart grid trial.

Updated July 20, 2011

Premium Lock Test driving Chevy's hybrid Volt - It's a real car, but ...

Opinion: The Volt seems to work well, but with a $40,000 price tag, it still feels more like a proof of concept than a practical choice for most people, writes WRAL's Brian Shrader.

The Chevrolet Volt The Chevrolet Volt

Updated July 19, 2011

Premium Lock Chevy Volt delivers a charge to electric vehicle show in Raleigh

Plug-In 2011 event in Raleigh showcases advances in electric vehicle technology, including Chevy's gas-battery powered vehicle.

Chevy Volt Chevy Volt

Updated July 18, 2011

Premium Lock Raleigh hosts electric, hybrid vehicle conference through Thursday

Plug-In 2011 Plug-In 2011 conference to showcase the future of plug-in hybrid and electric transportation.

July 7, 2011

Premium Lock Sensus selects IBM to enhance smart grid security

IBM Smart Grid Sensus plans to integrate IBM technologies into its FlexNet communications system for electric, gas and water utility smart endpoints, including meters and distribution automation devices, the company said this week.

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