March 04, 2015

The Internet of Energy

NC State University News

It only takes a power outage of a few minutes in the middle of a busy workday to drive home the hazards of relying on an energy infrastructure rooted in the Industrial Age. Without the electricity delivered over the nation’s power grid, commerce would grind to a halt, communication networks would fail, transportation would stop and cities would go dark.

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February 25, 2015

Creating the energy Internet

National Science Foundation

It only takes a power outage of a few minutes in the middle of a busy workday to drive home the hazards of relying on an energy infrastructure rooted in the Industrial Age. Without the electricity delivered over the nation's power grid, commerce would grind to a halt, communication networks would fail, transportation would stop and cities would go dark.

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February 14, 2015

America's 20 Fastest-Growing Cities

When New York-based research firm Ipreo was looking to expand into a new office, the company searched nation-wide for the perfect location. “The primary goal was access to talent,” says O’Hara Macken, an EVP and managing director, “and the [Research] Triangle was our top choice in the U.S.” Ipreo, which provides data, software, and intelligence to the capital markets and public companies, opened an outpost in Raleigh, N.C. last year. It moved 70 employees from New York and Bethseda, Md., hired 80 locals, and plans to hire 100 more.

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January 29, 2015

RTCC welcomes new members

WRAL TechWire

In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: IBM's head of SoftLayer quits; Ghost Linux bug haunting Red Hat, Ubuntu systems; EU clears plans by GSK and Novartis to trade assets; Facebook introduces 'New Super Bowl Experience' for the big game; and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster welcomes four new members....

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January 03, 2015

Wake County and the Research Triangle Region at the Core of Global Energy Innovation

Wake County Economic Development

The Chambers for Innovation and Clean Energy (CICE), a national Clean Energy Information Hub for local chambers of commerce, recently featured Wake County and the Research Triangle Region as the number one and number eight Chambers-in-Action stories for 2014. The stories showcase our area as being at the center of the convergence of energy innovation and defense technology and a global leader for smart grid innovation.

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December 30, 2014

UNIVERSITIES NOT ENOUGH FOR ENERGY EDUCATION

ETS Insights

When talking about the future grid—from microgrids to renewable energy to data and analytics—a lot of the talk naturally focuses on technology. But success in these areas isn’t just about technology; people are an important part of the success, too. More people need to be prepared for dealing with the next generation of the electric grid, but how do they best prepare?

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December 30, 2014

DATA AND ANALYTICS CURVEBALLS IN 2015—AND BEYOND

ETS Insights

The topic of big data and analytics in utilities exploded onto the scene a few years ago. We’ve seen a lot of hype and excitement around the topic, but at the same time much of it has been around for a while. In the Big Data and Analytics panel session at the recent ETS@researchtriangle event in Raleigh, North Carolina, we discussed what has changed and what has remained the same in the utility data and analytics—as well what’s on the horizon.

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November 28, 2014

Powering U.S. clean-tech growth

Triangle Business Journal

ABB is a Zurich, Switzerland-based company engaged in research and manufacturing of power and automation technologies. The company, with North American headquarters in Cary, has a $51 billion market cap and 30,000 employees in the U.S., 2,000 of whom are in the Triangle.

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November 26, 2014

Keys to smart grid success? Integration, public policy

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November 18, 2014

Cleantech Cleans Up Message, Stops Selling Green

Xconomy

The hungriest thing in some restaurants may be an old refrigerator that gobbles up kilowatts of electricity. Luke Fishback’s analytics software can show that usage, teasing out energy consumption data in a commercial kitchen down to each appliance. Beyond analytics, the software recommends ways to cut energy usage. Fishback pledges he can deliver energy savings as high as 50 percent.

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