PNW: Smart grid benefits shown to outweigh costs

The Bonneville Power Administration just released a comprehensive business case analysis detailing the costs and benefits of the implementation of smart grid technologies in the Pacific Northwest, showing significant benefits in a number of areas. The study was conducted in conjunction with our region’s Smart Grid Demonstration Project, a $178 million project demonstrating a variety[…]

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What year is this? Utility Control System Was Hacked Through ‘Brute Force’ Attack

  The technology, products, policies and educational infrastructure exist to avoid this kind of attack.   Yet parts of the industry seem to ignore basic housekeeping measures.   Seems like an opportunity here. Homeland Security: Utility Control System Was Hacked Through ‘Brute Force’ Attack : Greentech Media.

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Not sure I buy it. 4 Reasons Why Small Solar Installers Will Rise Again : Greentech Media

Sounds like companies betting long term on stability in the PV industry forgot that PV might follow “silicon” prices, and that lease programs would become less attractive as prices decline. 4 Reasons Why Small Solar Installers Will Rise Again : Greentech Media. Though I would not necessarily conclude that small installers would benefit more than[…]

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Smart Grid: State regulators to enforce cybersecurity? That’s a great idea. Not.

Jesse Berst is providing ongoing coverage and commentary about the state of cybersecurity technologies and policy for smart grid and utilities.   The problem is complex, but high value – and a large drag on the adoption of networking technologies the smart grid. With federal, state, and PUCs getting in the action, its a market[…]

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Going from AMI to a Smart Grid. Sensus Presents in Portland

Smart Grid Oregon announces the next in our ongoing series of speakers – leaders from the smart grid industry.    May 15th from 4pm to 5:30pm,  VP Marketing, Sensus, Gregory Myers will present information on advances in AMI capabilities, business cases and applications.    Do you have a Sensus smart meter on your home?  […]

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Cisco Drops $150M In Investment Funding For IoT Startups

Yet another entree into the IoT fray, and another great way for startups to secure the funding they need, so long as they can articulate a tie-in with the strategic objectives of Cisco. Cisco Drops $150M In Investment Funding For Internet Of Things Startups – Small Business Technology News – Entrepreneur News – Entrepreneur Resources.

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Cap and Trade in the NW. Key Economic Driver for Smart Grid?

The west coast appears to be moving towards cap and trade legislation as a means to build in the cost of CO2 pollution into our energy production prices.   This has the potential to more quickly level the playing field for innovative renewable energy, energy efficiency technologies, and smart grid technologies.   California has been[…]

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