With one of the highest load densities in the world, Con Edison's smart grid demonstration project encompasses a complex and diverse test bed, including critical organizations such as Wall Street, the Federal Reserve, major medical facilities, and hubs for national and global communications.
The Cadillac ELR will be able to communicate with the smart grid when it rolls off the production line utilizing the luxury coupe's extended range electric vehicle technology and OnStar-enabled solutions that can schedule, start, stop, and monitor charging, as well as allowing access to time-of-use data.
Duke Energy is working alongside South Carolina Electric and Gas (SCE&G) and Clemson University (CU) to deliver new grid technologies to the industry. The world's most-advanced energy systems testing and research center supported by a $3.5 million gift from SCE&G and recently named the SCE&G Energy Innovation Center, marks the beginning of groundbreaking research, education and innovation at the Clemson University Restoration Institute (CURI) campus. Duke is contributing $5 million to help fund laboratory infrastructure and educational program development and fund a Smart Grid Technology Endowed Chair.
The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has unanimously passed a decision to build high-tech energy storage systems that will further enable California's renewable energy future and move the state closer to building a modern, sustainable power grid, establishing an energy storage target of 1,325 MW for Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric by 2020, with installations required no later than the end of 2024.
EPRI has published a five-year update report for its Smart Grid Demonstration Initiative, a seven-year collaborative research effort focused on design, implementation, and assessment of field demonstrations to address prevalent challenges with integrating distributed energy resources in grid and market operations to create a Virtual Power Plant.
Malaysia is accelerating its electricity "Smart Grid" modernization, including collaborations to support development of a National Policy and Regulatory Framework on Malaysian smart grid; study and share best practices related to key technologies and solutions; and explore the establishment of a Center of Excellence to position Malaysia as regional leader in innovative, sustainable, and public-private partnership-driven smart grid initiatives.
The tool, created by University of California, Riverside researchers, unifies existing measures that assess market power, or the ability of power generating companies to alter energy prices. It also incorporates smart grid concepts such as large-scale storage, renewable power generation and demand response. As a result, the tool can determine what happens to the market power potential for electricity generation firms if, for example, consumers participate in demand response or if more renewable generation capacity is added at different locations.
Ontario is accepting innovative project applications for the next round of its Smart Grid Fund to support Ontario-based projects that test, develop and bring to market the next generation of smart grid solutions. This round of funding will support advanced energy technology projects, such as energy storage and electric vehicle integration.
Smartcity Málaga integrates a wide range of technologies into the city's electricity distribution network to analyze how the current energy model can evolve toward sustainability while enabling energy savings and reducing the environmental impact of CO 2 emissions in line with 2020 EU targets.
The New York State Smart Grid Consortium (NYSSGC), a public-private partnership devoted to statewide implementation of the smart grid, issued a call for action and innovation to modernize the state's power grid during remarks at the Closing Ceremony of New York Energy Week (NYEW).