Monday, June 25, 2012

Case Studies

A. SmartGridCity - Boulder
friday, august 26, 2011
Xcel Energy’s SmartGridCity™ Consortium provides the city of Boulder, Colorado a portfolio of smart grid technologies designed to provide environmental, financial and operational benefits. What can we learn from this project that started with exuberant hype and ended with acrimonious finger pointing?

B. Energy Smart Miami
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Miami will spend an estimated $200 million on an ambitious smart grid project to insert smart meters in pretty much every building and residence in the city.

C. Italy - 27 Million Smart Meters
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2009
Italy had smart grid before the name even existed and it works. The world's largest smart meter deployment was undertaken by Enel SpA, the dominant utility in Italy, to over 27 million customers.

D. Tempo Tariff- France
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2009
This Critical Peak Pricing System works by offering varying prices per kWh based upon the actual weather on particular days.

E. PG&E
friday february 27, 2012
Utility on the bleeding edge

F. Tsukuba Environmental Style Test Project
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2009
Mazda  will collaborate with Itochu Corporation and other companies in conjunction with Tsukuba City on a joint project to test a low-carbon transport system which uses clean energy.

G. Direct Energy
THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 2010
Direct Energy partnering with Whirlpool, OpenPeak (consumer interface device), Best Buy, and Lennox.


H. San Diego Blackout
monday, june 25, 2012
An outage , started about 3:30 p.m. Thursday Sept 8, 2011, affecting almost 5 million people in southern California, northwest Mexico and part of Arizona, started at a substation outside Yuma.  This post has been updated based on FERC/NERC's May 2012 report on causes and recommendations  

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