Chris King| Jun 24, 2015

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New York Approves Major New Demand Response Programs for This Summer

Last week, in its Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) proceeding, and based on the success of a similar program at Consolidated Edison of New York, the New York Public Service Commission approved new demand response programs for the other four regulated New York’s utilities: Central Hudson Electric & Gas, New York State Electric and Gas, Niagara Mohawk Power, and Rochester Gas and Electric. The programs are in line with the state’s REV vision, a process for transitioning the electric system t ...

Harald Mayer| Jun 11, 2015

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Transformers, backbones of the AC Voltage Grid

At the early age of electricity a war of currents took place— DC v.s. AC, also known as direct current and alternating current. Both technologies offered many advantages but also disadvantages. One major step towards today’s alternating current grids was the invention of transformers. The transformer enabled higher voltage levels in the grid, which allowed a more efficient transmission of energy and application specific voltage levels. That was the beginning of the success story of transformers. ...

Harald Mayer| Jun 01, 2015

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Customer Support Center for Power and Energy: Support when you need it.

Managing a global powerhouse with business taking place in over 190 regions is no small task. Taking care of its customers’ enquiries for the energy industry on a global scale is not a walk in the park either. Michael Freitag, Head of Customer Support Center for Power and Energy at Siemens explains how his team tackles this challenge in a new video interview. Michael mentions that there are a variety of requests that the Customer Support Center is processing. “We are in charge of all customer in ...

Usman Sindhu| May 27, 2015

Exploring Merits of the Transactive Energy Model

I recently attended a workshop hosted by GridWise Architecture Council (GWAC) on transactive energy. The participants discussed developments of Transactive Energy in North America. There was discussion on how Transactive Energy concept is evolving and who can benefit from it. According to GWAC: “The term “transactive energy” is used here to refer to techniques for managing the generation, consumption or flow of electric power within an electric power system through the use of economic or market ...

Smart Grid Watch Team| May 20, 2015

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Rebuild, Renew: How the “Internet of Things” is Changing the Way Siemens Sees the World

Helmuth Ludwig, EVP, Siemens Digital Enterprise Realization; and Mike Carlson, President, Siemens Smart Grid (Originally posted May 12th on the Executive Pulse Blog)Siemens USA is proud to celebrate Infrastructure Week, emphasizing the critical importance of investing in and modernizing America’s infrastructure systems. From transportation systems to the energy grid, to the U.S. industrial base and intelligent buildings, in order to rebuild and renew these essential infrastructure networks, the ...

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