smart grid

Transformers are everywhere on the electrical grid, and they’ll need new tech to realize the “internet of power.”

Amperesand raises $12.5M seed round to remake the humble 140-year-old transformer

Sub-Saharan Africa’s share of the global population without access to electricity stood at 77% in 2020, according to reports. Also, the average daily electricity supply in some of Africa’s largest…

Beacon Power Services raises $2.7M to improve electricity access for sub-Saharan African cities

The adage of “the way we’ve always done it” needs to fall by the wayside. Putting public investment into infrastructure is how we got paved roads 100 years ago and…

US investment in smart roadways will pave the path to an economic boom

Global trends make it clear that the Next Big Thing isn’t any single thing at all. Instead, the future is about open innovation and integration of elements across the entire…

The energy ecosystem should move to make the ‘energy internet’ a reality

From distributed homes in Cambridge, Mass. and Cambridge, England, inBalance Research is joining Y Combinator as it looks to accelerate its business as the oracle for independent energy providers, utilities…

InBalance Research forecasts demand for energy suppliers to ensure they optimize distribution

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Severe weather, blackouts show the grid’s biggest problem is infrastructure, not renewables

It’s becoming harder for the U.S. to ignore the very real effects of global climate change — and despite the efforts of naysayers, it’s not a push to renewables that’s to blame for the outages sweeping the nation. It’s the country’s energy infrastructure. Severe weather conditions caused by global warming have now caused massive blackouts…

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Severe weather, blackouts show the grid’s biggest problem is infrastructure, not renewables

If the portfolio of a corporate venture capital firm can be taken as a signal for the strategic priorities of their parent companies, then National Grid has high hopes for…

National Grid sees machine learning as the brains behind the utility business of the future

UPDATE: This story has been updated to indicate that there is no disclosed investment figure for the Future Energy Ventures ongoing investment activity. E.ON and its subsidiaries have invested in…

Update: German energy company E.ON unifies its portfolio under new Future Energy Ventures unit

Part of the goal of the Internet of Things, if we must continue calling it that, is improved efficiency for our newly intelligent appliances. But we could effect that in…

National power grid carries data to smart appliances in UK experiment
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Mainstreaming The Smart Grid

8:00 am PST • November 29, 2014

The October anniversary of Hurricane Sandy — which knocked out power in over 8,100,000 homes in 17 states and was the second-costliest hurricane in U.S. history — has served as…

Mainstreaming The Smart Grid

San Jose-based Varentec, a company that builds power management and monitoring solutions for the electric grid, today announced the close of an $8 million Series B round of funding from…

Varentec Raises $8M From Bill Gates And Khosla To Reinvent Industrial And Utility Power Grid Management

Greenvity, a startup that makes “system on a chip” (SOC) technology for use in smart grid-connected equipment or energy saving consumer electronics, has raised more than $7 million in a…

Adults in the U.S. could use a little more education on economics and physics, it seems. We’re not drawing the connection between power consumed by our electronics and the cost…

Toshiba — the diversified tech company best known for its consumer electronics, lighting and HVAC systems — is coming after the smart grid market in Europe and the U.S. with…

A New York research firm that turns massive amounts of data into streamlined information, CUBRC (pronounced “coo-brick”) invested $1.2 million in seed finance, and established a strategic partnership with GridGlo…

On Tuesday, a San Diego-based startup Grid2Home raised $2.6 million in a new round with its previous investors, Granite Ventures according to a new SEC filing. The company sells integration…

Power-One, Inc. (NASDAQ:PWER) — a large manufacturer of power inverters for the renewable energy industry and provider of software to manage power harvesting and distribution — opened its first North…

A new SEC filing revealed today that Gridpoint — a smart energy consultancy based in Arlington, Virginia — raised another $23.6 million to design, build and install energy tracking and…

A Pennsylvania startup Viridity Energy drew a series B investment of $14 million from Braemar Energy Ventures and Intel Capital, the company reported today. Founded in 2008, Viridity Energy offers…

In an effort to push the limits of home energy efficiency, General Electric is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy on a $5 million project to connect homes in…

Smart Grid management software producer eMeter announced a $12.5 million Series F round of funding today. The investment comes from Sequoia Capital and Foundation Capital, who have both invested in…

Clean technology remains one of the hottest areas of venture funding. In the second quarter, cleantech venture investments worldwide totaled $2.02 billion across 140 companies, according to market research firm…

I think we can all agree that protecting our own personal privacy is a generally good idea. There are an enormous number of ways that our privacy can be encroached…

Trilliant, a company that works on the nation’s “Smart Grid“, has closed a $40 million funding round led by MissionPoint Capital Partners and zouk ventures. As part of the deal,…