News and Views Toward a Greener Planet

Smart Grids on Ulitzer

Subscribe to Smart Grids on Ulitzer: eMailAlertsEmail Alerts newslettersWeekly Newsletters
Get Smart Grids on Ulitzer: homepageHomepage mobileMobile rssRSS facebookFacebook twitterTwitter linkedinLinkedIn


Top Stories

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Connected Globe News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Uruguay-based technology company IDMeters is releasing an ultrahigh-frequency RFID solution for use by water, gas, electricity and petroleum companies. The system is designed to identify meters and pipes (in the latter case, both below and above ground), as well as help utility personnel conduct maintenance services via a handheld reader. Read Original Content French t... (more)

Gas-to-Liquid Market (GTL) Set to Grow at 7.8% CAGR : 2013-2018 Worldwide Forecasts

DALLAS, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Market 2014-2018" research report of 64 pages, published in August 2014, to its store. This research forecasts the Global GTL (Gas-to-Liquid) market to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% over the period 2013-2018. The Global Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Market 2014-2018 research report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of industry. A GTL is the refinery process of converting natural gas into long chain hydrocarbon products such as GTL diesel and GTL gasoline. Natural gases are converted into liquid fuels either via direct conversion or by using syngas as an intermediate. Commenting on the report, an analyst said: "One of the key emerging trends in the market is increased investment in the market to improve GTL technology. Many market vendors are investing in different equipment... (more)

Gas-to-Liquid Market (GTL) Set to Grow at 7.8% CAGR : 2013-2018 Worldwide Forecasts

DALLAS, August 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds "Global Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Market 2014-2018" research report of 64 pages, published in August 2014, to its store. This research forecasts the Global GTL (Gas-to-Liquid) market to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% over the period 2013-2018. The Global Gas-to-Liquid (GTL) Market 2014-2018 research report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of industry. A GTL is the refinery process of converting natural gas into long chain hydrocarbon products such as GTL diesel and GTL gasoline. Natural gases are converted into liquid fuels either via direct conversion or by using syngas as an intermediate. Commenting on the report, an analyst said: "One of the key emerging trends in the market is increased investment in the market to improve GTL technology. Many market vendors are investing in different equipment... (more)

The Google Ventures Cheat Sheet

Earlier this week, Google finally announced the formation of a new venture arm called Google Ventures. It is where all smaller-scale venture investments from Google will now originate. The day of the announcement, I chatted on the phone with Bill Maris and Rich Miner, the two Google executives who are managing the fund to get a sense of what they are interested in and how the fund will work. It turns out they are open to investing in pretty much anything from the Internet and cloud computing to healthcare and mobile. “We don’t want to artificially limit ourselves,” says Miner. What about space elevators? “Show me one that works,” retorts Maris, “and I will invest in it.” The two of them will run the entire fund pretty much by themselves, bringing in other Googlers as needed for expertise and to help evaluate startups. Both Maris and Miner have done venture investi... (more)

Industrial Defender Announces Partnership with InGuardians

Industrial Defender has announced it has formed a partnership with InGuardians Inc., a leading cyber security consultancy practice, to offer industry-leading cyber security vulnerability assessment services for the Smart Grid. Under terms of the agreement, Industrial Defender and InGuardians will partner to assess and secure Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) for Smart Grid environments in a vendor agnostic fashion. The intelligent electric power grid or Smart Grid will use automated metering technology, IP and wireless connectivity with two-way communications to improve the reliability, availability and energy efficiency of the electric power grid. The federal government is providing $4.5 billion in stimulus funding to support the development of Smart Grid technology, and North American electric utility providers are installing millions of automated readers on... (more)

Enterprise Architecture: Hope Or Hype?

Hype cycles are common in many markets. For technology markets, Gartner® has established a five-phase hype cycle used since 1995 to track a new technology from its trigger phase to the point where it has become widely demonstrated and accepted. For many technologies, these hype cycles typically span anywhere from three to ten years. When a technology breakthrough gains momentum with the press and possibly launches a product, that particular technology gets triggered. This describes the first phase of the cycle. In the second phase, expectations for that technology are inflated because of a few over-enthusiasts pledging unrealistic paybacks. When these paybacks are not obviously realized, the press walks away from that technology, leading some of the enthusiasts to drop out in the third phase. The enthusiasts who remain on board continue to utilize the technology du... (more)

The Smart Money is on Smart Grids

Smart Grids on Ulitzer In Asia, the utilities industry is growing at an incredible rate. Investments globally in the sector have lead to more available jobs, predicting the return to pre-recession levels of employment by Q1 2010. However, with such substantial growth comes opportunities which have to be managed correctly to sustain long-term development. With the world’s investors looking at Asia to see how such a developing region can deal with governmental pressures on Green Technology, a meeting of the leading names in Asian and Pacific Utilities firms have agreed to meet at the illustrious NGU APAC summit. The Copenhagen Climate Change meeting will dramatically change the utility landscape. Carbon Reduction will mandate energy-efficiency upgrades in homes and businesses across Asia. To relieve Government pressures Companies are looking into smart grid solutions a... (more)

Kevin's M2M News Weekly - July 7, 2010

Welcome to Kevin's M2M News Weekly. This is an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices that I read each week. I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. I believe that enterprise mobility and the M2M markets are converging. Both areas exchange wireless data with the enterprise. Both play important roles in enterprise asset management, fleet management and field services. You can read archived editions of Kevin's M2M News Weekly at http://mobileenterprisestrategies.blogspot.com/p/m2m.html. Also check out Kevin’s Mobility News Weekly and Kevin’s Enterprise Mobility Blog. Please send me any interesting M2M news links,... (more)

M2M News Weekly

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices. I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article. I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. According to ABI Research, smart energy is one of the top two market segments for cellular M2M, the other being automotive telematics. The market for smart energy will represent more than $7.5 billion in 2016 according to ABI. http://www.connectedworldmag.com/latestNews.aspx?id=NEWS120117154228850 The market for cumulative cellular M2M connections will rise from about 110 million connections in 2011 to approximately 365 million connections by 2016. This represents a compounded annual growth rate of rough... (more)

EMC to Open Cloud and Big Data R&D Center in Russia

EMC on Wednesday announced it plans to establish an R&D center in the Skolkovo Foundation's Innovation Hub in Russia that will focus on development of cloud infrastructure solutions and Big Data analytics technologies for Bioinformatics and Energy Efficiency.  EMC also plans to collaborate on research projects in these and other areas with Russian universities, government agencies, and local and multinational companies in the Skolkovo community. The new EMC facility will be located at the Skolkovo Innovation Center and will work in close cooperation with EMC's existing R&D center in St. Petersburg. The agreement was signed today in Moscow by Joel Schwartz, EMC's Senior Vice President, and Viktor Vekselberg, Skolkovo Foundation President. The Skolkovo Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on establishing an innovation hub to stimulate innovative entreprene... (more)

M2M and Embedded Mobile Devices: Topical Round-Up

Welcome to M2M News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to M2M (machine to machine) and embedded mobile devices.  I aggregate the information, include the original links and add a synopsis of each article.  I also search for the latest market numbers such as market size, growth and trends in and around the M2M market. Social media has seized on the potential of RFID tags to log visitors to certain amusement parks. Once they pass through the gate or pass by an RFID scanner, their presence will be beamed to Facebook or another social media site announcing they were there and what they were doing. Read Original Content According to ABI Research the compound annual growth rate of global insurance telematics subscribers will grow by 90 percent from 2010 to 2017. That's an increase from 1.85 million telematics users... (more)