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Japan’s data centres to be spared power restrictions

| July 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Japan’s data centres won’t be impacted by the government’s mandate for all corporations to reduce their power consumption by 15% starting this month. According to a report from Seeking Alpha, data centres will be exempt from the power conservations restrictions, that will be applied across corporations operating in the country. The policy puts data centres […]

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Report calls for UK govt to unite smart grid development

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

A new study by Energy Networks Associations in the UK says that the country needs a more coherent approach to smart grid security. While the roll out of smart metres have unified security requirements across the industry, the development of smart grids is so far fragmented, said the study, carried out by consultants, KEMA, and […]

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IBM Continues to Advance Smart Grid Developments in Korea

| July 6, 2011 | 0 Comments

IBM is collaborating with Korea Electric Power Company (KEPCO) to build a Total Operations Centre at the Jeju Smart Grid Test-Bed Demonstration Complex. The centre will allow the 160 companies and 11 consortia members operating at the Jeju Complex to collect and manage information on all international markets, and monitor smart grid systems and data […]

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Russia wants to provide power to Japan via subsea cable

| June 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

Russia is reportedly prepared to build a subsea cable that will pipe electricity to power-stricken Japan following the devastating earthquake that damaged a major nuclear power plant in Fukushima and caused widespread panic in the region. According to the voice of Russia report, the project to link the Russian island of Sakhalin to Hokkaido was […]

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Google’s US$5bn Atlantic Wind Connection to earn 13% return

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

Google’s Atlantic Wind Connection subsea power cable project to connect offshore wind farms will be allowed to generate a return of up to 12.59%, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission said. The project, featuring two parallel power cables extending out some 250 miles off the US east coast, is expected to harness wind energy from offshore […]

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China, Japan, Korea & India on Top 10 Smart Grid Countries List

| March 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Asian Smart Grid investments will dominate the industry over the next 10 years, as Asian economies are turning to smart grid technologies to update outdated infrastructure and meet unique power distribution challenges. Mar 23, 2011 – China, Japan, Korea, and India have emerged as leaders in terms of Smart Grid spend according to recent industry […]

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timesofmalta.com – Iceland eyeing giant cable to sell power to Europe

| March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

via: timesofmalta.com – Iceland eyeing giant cable to sell power to Europe. Iceland is considering building the world’s longest sub-sea electric cable to allow it to sell its geothermal and volcanic energy to Europe, the country’s largest energy company said. “This project started last year and the current phase of research should be finished by […]

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U.S. Military Links Alternative Energy Research to Lives–and Dollars–Saved: Scientific American

| March 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

via: U.S. Military Links Alternative Energy Research to Lives–and Dollars–Saved: Scientific American. Inventing the future of energy may be key to improving U.S. national security, economic prosperity and health By David Biello NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Flexible solar cells now power communications equipment used by U.S. Marines fighting in Afghanistan’s Helmand Province, enabling them to shed 315 […]

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Green energy to drive tower cos’ biz-Telecom-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times on Mobile

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

via: Green energy to drive tower cos’ biz-Telecom-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times on Mobile. @the Economic Times of India NEW DELHI: Telecom tower companies are beginning to use green and efficient alternatives in renewable energy, especially in rural areas where electricity is scarce, opening up new business avenues worth over $1 billion for clean energy […]

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Smart grid fastest growing sustainable business in Canada

| March 7, 2011 | 0 Comments

via: Smart Grid: Smart grid fastest growing sustainable business in Canada. Canada’s sustainable business market spending should grow from a 2010 level of US $2.3 billion to an impressive $3.7 billion by 2014. And the leading sector in spending? The smart grid, which is predicted to experience a compound annual growth rate of 27% over […]

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