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New Smart Grid Initiative by EirGrid and SONI

Companies with an interest in sustainable electricity and Smart Grids are invited to participate in an R&D programme involving demonstration projects, organised by EirGrid and System Operator Northern Ireland (SONI), the operators of the grid in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

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GE Expands Smart Grid Portfolio and Extends its Reach in Ireland

GE has finalised the acquisition of Ireland-based FMC-Tech, a leading provider of smart grid technology equipment providing real-time power line monitoring capabilities. The acquisition, first announced in May, marks another milestone in both GE’s dedication to smart grid excellence and

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GE Energy Promotes Smart Grid Development in Northern Ireland

GE Energy is using its expertise for grid modernisation to promote the development of a smart grid pilot network in Northern Ireland. The pilot would allow for a greater number of renewable energy sources such as wind, wave and solar

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US Consumers to Gain Access to Their Energy Information

The Obama administration has announced a series of measures to make energy information readily accessible to consumers and promote innovation in the energy sector as part of a broader effort to modernise the US electricity grid. Google and The Climate

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Innovative Smart Grid Technology Cuts Energy Costs and Carbon Emissions at Sainsbury

Grocery retailer Sainsbury’s is using experimental technology to help reduce the UK’s dependence on fossil fuels. Many people are unaware of the strain the National Grid comes under at peak times, as coal-fired power stations across the country have to

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GE Energy Welcomes UK Electricity Market Reform Plan

GE Energy, world’s leading suppliers of power generation and energy delivery technologies, has welcomed the UK Government’s publication of the Electricity Market Reform (EMR) proposals, which focus on modernising the UK’s energy system and driving low carbon technology investments. The

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Potential for Ireland as International Test Bed for Smart Grid Development

Ireland has already begun to play a leading role in the development of the smart grid and now needs to capitalise on the significant opportunities that exist for business to use Ireland as a test bed given this country’s research,

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Turkey to Connect With the European Grid

Turkey will connect to the European electrical grid this September using GE’s smart grid technology. The connection will allow for expanded energy and economic opportunities. The Turkish Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS) will now be able to buy and sell power

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A vision for smart infrastructure and behaviour in Ireland's energy sector

The phenomenon of the smart grid and how it will benefit and contribute to the growth of our economy is a hot topic for debate. As heard recently, from Minister Eamon Ryan, that investment in grid development is one of

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Government's Investment Priorities Highlight Environmental Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

The promotion of environmental sustainability and energy efficiency will be a key focus of the Government’s Infrastructure Investment Priorities for 2010-2016, which will entail investment totaling Eur40 billion, up to 4% of Gross National Product, over a seven years period.

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