Green Smart Grid Initiative

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Government | Think Tanks & Non Profits | Electric Industry | News Articles

 

Government

Chu, Dr. Steven, US Energy Secretary, “Investing in Our Energy Future,” September 2009, view source website » 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), “2008 Assessment of Demand Response and Advanced Metering: Staff Report,” December 2008, view source website » 

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), “A National Assessment of Demand Response Potential,” June 2009, view source website » 

National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, “ERCOT Event on February 26, 2008: Lessons Learned,” July 2008, view source website » 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, “Pacific Northwest GridWise Testbed Demonstration Projects,” October 2007, view source website » 

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, “Potential Energy and Carbon Benefits of a Smart Grid,” September 2009, view source website » 

President Barack Obama, “Remarks of President Barack Obama: Promoting the Recovery Plan with Secretary Chu”, February 5, 2009, view source website »

UK Department for Business Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR), "Low Carbon Industrial Strategy: A Vision," March 2009, view source website » 

UK Department of Energy and Climate Change, “GB Smart Meter Roll Out Moves Forward,” May 2009, view source website » 

UK Government Office for Science, "Powering Our Lives: Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment," November 2008, view source website » 

US Conference of Mayors, Resolution No. 82, GridWise and Smart Grid Policies, “Adopted Resolutions: June 2007,” June 2007, view source website » 

US Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee, “Bottling Electricity: Storage as a Strategic Tool for Managing Variability and Capacity Concerns in the Modern Grid,” December 2008, view source website » 

US Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee, “Smart Grid: Enabler of the New Energy Economy,” December 2008, view source website » 

US Department of Energy, “The Smart Grid: An Introduction,” 2008, view source website » 

US Department of Energy, “U.S. Energy Sector Vulnerabilities to Climate Change and Extreme Weather”, July 2013. view source website »

US Energy Information Administration, view source website »

Wellinghoff, Jon, Chairman, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), testimony before the Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate, August 2009, view source website » 

Wellinghoff, Jon, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, US House of Representatives, May 2007, view source website » 

The White House, Executive Office of the President, “Economic Benefits of Increasing Electric Grid Resilience to Weather Outages”, August 2013. view source website »

 

Think Tanks and Non-profits

ACEEE (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy), "Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change: Policy Directions, Program Innovations, and Research Paths," November 2008, view source website » 

The Brattle Group, "The Impact of Informational Feedback on Energy Consumption---A Survey of the Experimental Evidence," May 2009, view source website »

The Climate Group and GeSI, "SMART 2020: Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age," November 2008, view source website » 

Global Environment Fund and Global Smart Energy, “The Electricity Economy: New Opportunities from the Transformation of the Electric   Power Sector,” August 2008,view source website » 

Hledik, Ryan, The Brattle Group Inc., "How Green Is the Smart Grid?",  The Electricity Journal, 2009, vol. 22, issue 3, pages 29-41  
NW Energy Coalition, "Bright Future: How to Keep the Northwest's Lights on, Jobs Growing, Goods Moving and Salmon Swimming in the Era of Climate Change," March 2009,view source website » 

World Bank, "World Development Report 2010: Development and Climate Change," September 2009, view source website » 

 

Electric Industry

Alberta Electric System Operator, "Implementation of Market & Operational Framework for Wind Integration in Alberta," March 2009, view source website » 

California Independent System Operator (CAISO), “eGrid Technologies Help Achieve Environmental Goals,” December 2007, view source website »

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), “Electricity Sector Framework for the Future Volume I: Achieving the 21st Century Transformation,” 2003, cited by U.S. Department of Energy Electricity Advisory Committee in “Smart Grid: Enabler of the New Energy Economy,” December 2008, view source website » 

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), “The Green Grid: Energy Savings and Carbon Emissions Reductions Enabled by a Smart Grid,” June 2008, view source website » 

Hickman, Chris, Ice Energy, “Why is Storage Important and How Can We Get It Done?”, September 2009, view source website » 

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), "2008 Long-Term Reliability Assessment," October 2008, view source website » 

North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC), "Electric Industry Concerns on the Reliability Impacts of Climate Change Initiatives," November 2008,view source website » 

Sergel, Rick, President and CEO North American Electric Reliability Corporation, Executive Remarks to the Energy Future Coalition Working Group, November 21, 2008  Transmission & Distribution World, “Energy Storage,” August 2009, view source website » 

 

News Articles

Christian Science Monitor, “Juicing Down for Global Warming,” July 2007, view source website » 

Mason, Dr. V.C., “Wind Power in Denmark, December 2008, view source website » 

New York Times, “Companies Race to Develop Utility-Scale Power Storage,” September 2009, cited by GTM Research, “Grid Scale Energy Storage:Technologies and Forecasts through 2015,” August 2009,view source website »

New York Times, “Sweden Turns to a Promising Power Source, With Flaws,” November 2007, view source website » 

New York Times, “Wind Energy Bumps into Power Grid’s Limits,” August 2008, view source website » 

Public Utilities Fortnightly, “The Green Effect,” March 2007, view source website »

Reuters, “Smart Grid Good for Big Solar, Wind: US Regulator,” October 2009, view source website »

Reuters, "Smart Meter Delay May Hinder 2020 Green Target," April 2009, view source website » 

The Wall Street Journal, “Unbridled Energy: Predicting Volatile Wind, Sun,” October 2009, view source website » 


If the electrical grid were 5% more efficient it could displace the equivalent of 42 coal-fired power plants.
Jon Wellinghoff, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), testimony before the Subcommittee on Energy and Air Quality, US House of Representatives, May 2007

Smart Grid technologies can help families save 10% on their power bills.
Pacific Northwest National Laboratories, "Pacific Northwest GridWise Testbed Demonstration Projects," October 2007

Cutting demand by a few minutes or seconds also could let the U.S. grid cheaply incorporate renewable sources like wind and solar that otherwise would need backup from plants that stayed idle most of the time.
FERC Chairman Jon Wellinghoff, cited by Reuters, "Smart Grid Good for Big Solar, Wind: US Regulator" October 2009

"Integrating wind or solar power into the grid at scale - at levels higher than 20% - will require advanced energy management techniques and approaches at the grid operator level. The Smart Gridís ability to dynamically manage all sources of power on the grid means that more distributed generation can be integrated within it."
U.S. Department of Energy, "The Smart Grid: An Introduction," 2008

The Smart Grid helps reduce emissions by managing electricity peak load. CO2 emissions on peak can be 230% higher than off peak.
San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Gas Company, "Proposed Energy Efficiency Risk- Reward Incentive Mechanism and E M&V Activities" (comments filed with the Public Utilities Commission of California, Docket R0901019), May 2009

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