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Scotland adds to their renewable portfolio with new biomass research center

Scotland is becoming an important name in renewable energy, and they are adding biomass to that list with a new green energy center on the campus of University of St. Andrews.

Bill could position water heaters for demand response, energy storage

The United States Congress is considering a bill for "grid-enabled water heaters," which would allow an exemption from energy efficiency standards set to go into place next month. 

Facebook joins Apple, Google in the smart home market

Facebook is looking to make a big move into the Internet of Things (IoT), with the announcement that it plans to power smart devices through their software.

NYPA, SUNY to launch largest energy research lab of its kind in the world

The New York Power Authority (NYPA) and SUNY Polytechnic Institute (SUNY Poly) have signed an agreement to create a world-class facility, the largest of its kind in the world, devoted to energy technology innovation and the rapid deployment of smart grid technology to modernize New York's electric grid. Known as the Advanced Grid Innovation Laboratory for Energy (AGILe), the lab will simulate, develop, test and deploy a more integrated grid.

The biggest surprise of EPRI's Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative

One of the biggest surprises of EPRI's seven-year Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative was the positive impact volt-var control had on participants' distribution systems-- from integrating renewable energy to impacts on energy and demand, to gains in efficiency and planning.

FPL launches new smart grid data center

Florida Power & Light (FPL) has announced the launch of a smart grid data center to help proactively keep the power running to thousands of customers.

Timing may be biggest hurdle for the Internet of Things

A new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) found that the Internet of Things (IoT) may face major hurdles if not implemented correctly-- specifically relating to the marrying of computers and networks with timing systems.

$500M PECO investment pays off in 700 completed infrastructure projects

PECO invests approximately $500 million a year to upgrade its electric system infrastructure, resulting in 145 completed reliability projects in the last three month of 2014 and more than 545 projects completed during the first three quarters of 2014-- totaling nearly 700 projects.

New Jersey awards $3 million for energy storage innovations

New Jersey awarded nearly $3 million for 13 different proposed projects to install energy storage systems integrated with customer-sited renewable energy generating facilities.

Scotland looking for wave energy proposals

Wave Energy Scotland is looking for submissions for wave innovation "as part of its long-term programme of support for commercialisation of the wave energy sector."