Posts tagged “smart grid”

Updated September 23, 2010

Premium Lock '‘Envision Charlotte:' Cisco, Duke launch energy savings campaign

Envision Charlotte The networking gear giant and utility firm are teaming with Charlotte Center City Partners in $5.3 million program that sets a goal of reducing energy use by 20 percent over next six years.

Updated September 22, 2010

Premium Lock ABB picks NCSU for $10M ‘Smart Grid’ center, to add jobs

ABB's NCSU offices   The company, which focuses on power and automation technology, is establishing a “Smart Grid Center of Excellence” at NCSU’s Centennial Campus. ABB is looking for additional engineers, scientists and power grid technicians.

September 21, 2010

Premium Lock ABB, GM to seek uses for discarded electric vehicle batteries

ABB The lithium-ion packs from GM’s Chevy Volt cars could be utilized in smart grids.

Updated September 2, 2010

Premium Lock Cisco to acquire smart-grid applications developer

Arch Rock On Wednesday, Cisco sealed a partnership for smart grid development with a smart meter manufacturer.

July 13, 2010

Premium Lock Cree, ABB land $7.9M in federal funds for energy projects

Smart grid ABB project focuses on superconducting magnetic energy storage for power grids. Cree will work with NCSU, ABB and others on light-weight electrical substations.

July 2, 2010

Premium Lock Cleantech investments surge 43% in second quarter with solar leading way

Cleantech deals grow New report says investments in first six months of the year set a record at $4.04 billion.

Updated June 30, 2010

Premium Lock Raleigh-based smart grid firm Consert raises $17.7M

Consert GE Energy Financial Services, Qualcomm, Verizon Ventures, Constellation Energy and other private investors lead funding. Consert, which offers services through software-as-a-service model, has worked with IBM on pilot programs.

June 30, 2010

Premium Lock ‘Ghost consumption’ is target of Raleigh smart grid tech firm Consert

In pilot programs, Consert’s technology enables consumer and commercial customers to reduce their utility bills by monitoring and controlling power consumption on demand remotely.

June 29, 2010

Premium Lock Duke Energy, Cisco to deploy, test smart grid home energy management system

Cisco rolls out a Home Energy Management Solution that it says will help consumers and utilities take advantage of smart grid and appliance technologies.

Cisco's Home Energy Controller Cisco's Home Energy Controller

June 7, 2010

Premium Lock Utility companies to focus on ‘smart grid’ at Raleigh conference

Electric power Progress Energy CEO to address the IBM Global Intelligent Utility Network Coalition event.

May 14, 2010

Premium Lock Duke Energy ready to move ahead with ‘smart grid’ projects

The Charlotte-based utility signs an agreement with the Department of Energy for $204 million in federal funding. Duke is committing more than $850 million of its own for projects.

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May 6, 2010

Premium Lock Smart grid, LED businesses generate profits for PowerSecure

PowerSecure Wake Forest-based energy technology firm tops Street expectations of earnings. The company also looks to raise $100 million for possible acquisitions and investments plus capital.

April 6, 2010

Premium Lock PowerSecure invests $24M in two LED business buys

Power grid The Wake Forest-based provider of power solutions, such as smart grid technology, buys a manufacturing firm in Morrisville. It also will assume 100 percent ownership of an LED firm. The two deals include $4.4 million in cash and stock worth $20 million.

January 4, 2010

Premium Lock Nevada utility picks Raleigh-based Sensus for smart grid

 NV Energy selects wireless FlexNet system to link 2.4 million customers as part of plan to improve energy distribution.

Updated October 28, 2009

Premium Lock Progress, Duke, Southern Company land nearly $470M in smart grid funds

Three utility firms target North Carolina for portions of upgrade projects, will invest nearly $1.6 billion of their own funds. Nationwide, Obama administration awards $3.4 billion in grants across 49 states.

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