Category ELECTRICITY

Kleiner Perkins backs energy comparison startup Choose Energy

  by Katie Fehrenbacher SUMMARY:A startup called Choose Energy is offering consumers a comparison shopping site for electricity in deregulated markets, and is building tools to help retail energy providers acquire customers. The company raised a series A round from Kleiner and Stephens Capital. tweet this While venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins appears to be retrenching its cleantech […]

Grid Software similar to Silicon Energy from 12 years ago

by Katie Fehrenbacher SUMMARY:AutoGrid, a startup that’s developed a big data analytics engine for energy, officially launched on Monday and unveiled its first product, and its first two customers. Picture if you took Netflix or Amazon’s recommendation engines and used them for utilities’ energy data. tweet this A startup called AutoGrid is looking to provide big data analytics […]

Silicon Valley Shifting to Power Grid After Solar Sours

By Andrew Herndon & Christopher Martin – Feb 25, 2013 10:34 AM MT Silicon Valley investors that helped build the solar industry are shifting cash into electricity-grid technology and energy-storage developers after bets on panel manufacturers failed to pay off. Companies including VantagePoint Capital Partners and Khosla Ventures are stepping up funding for systems to manage electricity, which are typically less capital […]

“Robust Affordable Next Generation EV-Storage (RANGE),” the DOE will give out grants ranging from $250,000 to $10 million

  DOE’s RANGE grant is $20m for a $30,000, 240-mile EV By Danny KingRSS feed   Proving once again that brevity isn’t its strength, the US Department of Energy (DOE) put out its version of a request for proposals that will involve doling out $20 million to help create a plug-in vehicle that competes with gas-powered […]

‘Burning Picassos for heat’: the case for electrified transport

Burning oil is a one-time, irreversible act that leaves nothing of value behind and produces greenhouse gases and pollutants that harm us, Cobb writes. By Kurt Cobb, Guest blogger / November 7, 2012 Kurt Cobb is the author of the peak-oil-themed thriller, ‘Prelude,’ and a columnist for the Paris-based science news site Scitizen. He is a founding member of […]

Smart grid: from deployment to applications

Some 200 million smart meters have been deployed worldwide, forty million of them in North America; a new white paper from Pike Research says that the year 2012 represents a turning point for the sector The smart grid promises a dramatic transformation of the world’s electricity infrastructure, with a long list of goals essential to maximizing […]

The Energy Sector Security Consortium, Inc. (EnergySec) is a United States 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to support organizations within the energy sector in securing their critical technology infrastructures. We support information sharing and collaborative programs and projects that improve thecyber security posture of these organization

About Us The Energy Sector Security Consortium, Inc. (EnergySec) is a United States 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed to support organizations within the energy sector in securing their critical technology infrastructures.  We support information sharing and collaborative programs and projects that improve thecyber security posture of these organizations. Our Mission Strengthen the cyber security posture of critical […]

From Edison’s Trunk, Direct Current Gets Another Look

By MICHAEL KANELLOS Thomas Edison and his direct current, or DC, technology lost the so-called War of the Currents to alternating current, or AC, in the 1890s after it became clear that AC was far more efficient at transmitting electricity over long distances. Today, AC is still the standard for the electricity that comes out of […]

Car Batteries Could Give Power Storage a Jump

By Nick Leiber  Dec 15, 2011 12:02 PM MT Comments Renewable energy would be a cinch if the sun shone all day and if the wind blew as reliably as the Earth spins. They don’t. And even whenwind turbines and solar panels are able to harness them, the sun and wind might not produce power exactly when customers […]

NAVITASMAX Selected to Showcase Technology at 2011 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

NAVITASMAX, Dow, Lockheed Martin to be featured at DC Event February 28 – March 2  CHANDLER, Ariz. – NAVITASMAX is excited to announce its selection for the prestigious Technology Showcase at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, co-hosted by the Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E) and the Clean Technology and Sustainable […]

Incentive Programs Make PC Power Management a No-Brainer

By Nick Milne-Home Across North America, many utility providers will partially or fully fund the costs of a PC power management project or a server reduction program. In addition to these energy rebates, the U.S. government passed a law a year ago giving tax breaks to businesses, which lets companies of all sizes immediately offset 2011 […]

Report Says Vehicle Fuel Should Be the Priority, Not Electricity

By MATTHEW L. WALD   ReportOnTheFirstQTR Department of EnergyThe nation’s persistent reliance on oil poses long-term hazards, an analysis says. Research on solar and wind power is all well and good, but a self-assessment by the Department of Energy has found that in the great scheme of energy needs, the government is not investing enough in […]