Cybersecurity and the Electrical Grid

+*-Last weekend, an Indianapolis Business Journal article detailed the implications and impact of a recent cybersecurity hack and the steps taken by local security firm Rook Security, in coordination with the FBI in Indianapolis. In early July when Hacking Team, a company that offers cyber-spying tools to nearly 100 intelligence agencies globally (including the FBI), …

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Release: Battery Innovation Center to become the first MESA interoperability and testing center in the world

+*-Battery Innovation Center to become the first MESA interoperability and testing center in the world Energy storage standards developed by utilities will be tested and verified on-site  (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., July 15, 2015) ─ The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) and the MESA Standards Alliance are announcing a strategic partnership to create the first MESA compatibility and …

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Ford entering electric bike market

+*-Bike enthusiasts and commuters may soon have another option to expedite their travels. USA Today recently reported that Ford Motor Company is exploring development of an electric bike. Ford President and CEO Mark Fields discussed the company’s Smart Mobility plan  during his keynote at CES 2014. The program outlines a company-wide initiative to invest in …

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Release: Indianapolis makes national headlines for BlueIndy car sharing program

+*-Indianapolis makes national headlines for BlueIndy car sharing program The New York Times highlights BlueIndy’s innovative technology, attractiveness to visitors  (INDIANAPOLIS, June 16, 2015) Indianapolis continues to be recognized as a leader in transportation electrification. As construction continues on several of BlueIndy’s all-electric car sharing locations, with an official launch expected later this summer, Indianapolis …

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Release: BIC issues energy storage systems RFQ under emerging utility standards

+*-Battery Innovation Center issues energy storage systems RFQ under emerging utility standards Partnering with Duke Energy, OUCC, UL, MESA to test systems with developing communications and safety standards  (INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 27, 2015) The Battery Innovation Center (BIC) is announcing a Request for Quote (RFQ) for energy storage systems manufacturers seeking to commercialize home and/or …

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