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 BlogSiemens 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 co ...

Harald Mayer| May 11, 2015

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Field Services: Siemens keeps power networks running, anywhere in the world

Outages and other power grid problems can strike at any time — even during a holiday, when there might be fewer staff available to make repairs. Siemens Field Services helps ensure system reliability by managing maintenance, repairs and more for transmission and distribution networks. In a new video, Michael Gillessen, Head of Operational Services for Siemens Asset Services, offers some examples of how Siemens Field Services helps customers around the world keep their medium- and high-voltage sw ...

Chris King| May 08, 2015

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Georgia Power: Leveraging Smart Meters for Consumer Benefits

New ways to pay for electricity are gaining traction with consumers in in Georgia. Smart meters have enabled Georgia Power to introduce several alternative residential rate offerings. Georgia Power already offers the world's largest commercial/industrial real-time pricing program. This experience has proven helpful as the utility expands this strategy into the residential market. So far, 10% of Georgia Power residential customers have selected one of these alternative residential tariffs: Time-o ...

Chris King| Apr 27, 2015

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Tesla, cheaper batteries for solar systems, and managing the demise of traditional utility business models

A few weeks ago, Tesla Chief Executive Elon Musk took to Twitter to issue a new product announcement tease: “Major new Tesla product line—not a car—will be unveiled at our Hawthorne Design Studio on Thursday at 8 pm, April 30.” Word on the street is that the new product will be Tesla’s entry into home energy storage, leveraging Tesla’s battery Gigafactory announced last year. This joint venture between Tesla and Panasonic, expected to be completed in Nevada in 2020, would become the world’s larg ...

Alicia Carrasco| Apr 22, 2015

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Transforming Energy Regulations and Markets: Ofgem Seeks Input

As the electric power industry evolves, new business models present many opportunities and risks. Seeking options to constructively and proactively transform the energy market (while also lowering electric bills, benefiting the environment, and protecting the interest of current and future consumers) U.K. energy regulator Ofgem has opened a consultation to investigate nontraditional business models. Submit comments to Ofgem here: http://bit.ly/1Ga0I24. Input is invited from from utilities, i ...

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