power grid monitoring Articles

  • White Paper: Energy Superhighway Will Be Crucial to Successful Delivery and Management of Energy Services

    Rrecent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway. Over the last decade, with the advent of smart grid technology, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Ocean Power connects wave energy system to grid

    Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. (Pennington, NJ) announced that it has achieved what it claims to be the first-ever connection of a wave-energy system to the power grid in the United States. Ocean Power’s PB40 Powerbuoy system is now delivering power to the grid at the U.S. Marine Corps Base Hawaii on the island of Oahu. The Powerbuoy unit, which was installed in December 2009 at a ...

  • Smarter grids, appliances, and consumers

    More and more utilities are beginning to realize that building large power plants just to handle peak daily and seasonal demand is a very costly way of managing an electricity system. Existing electricity grids are typically a patchwork of local grids that are simultaneously inefficient, wasteful, and dysfunctional in that they often are unable, for example, to move electricity surpluses to areas ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Smart Grids – The Governmental Approach

    Scott Blake Harris is the General Council for the US Department of Energy, and has recently spoken out at the NGU US summit (hosted by GDS International).   He was nominated in the position by President Barack Obama in March 2009, and was confirmed by the United States Senate in May 2009.  He focused his address on the $4 billion investment into smart grids and renewables across ...


    By GDS International

  • Googlifying the electric grid

    If you showed Alexander Graham Bell cell phone towers, he’d be stumped. But if you let Thomas Edison tinker with our electricity grid, he’d know just what to do — not because of his genius, but because electric transmission has changed little since Edison’s day. Telephone technology advanced; electricity did not. So says the Department of Energy. ...

  • Case study - Green Machine uses biomass to put power back on the grid

    St. Helena Island, South Carolina Gross Power Output: up to 43kWe Thermal Heat Input: 200 - 500kWt Hot Water Input Range: 160 - 235°F Hot Water Flow: 150 GPM     Cold Water Input: 68°F Cold Water Flow: 150 GPM In fall 2010, American Capital Resources Company installed ElectraTherm’s heat-to-power Green Machine, for generating power from ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Off-grid CPV in Latin America

    As company project pipelines for the Latin American market increase CPV’s biggest customer may not be the utility companies of America and Europe but instead industrial and commercial uses may provide the biggest opportunity for CPV in Latin America. London, February 13th 2013 Tecate, Mexico will be the site for the biggest CPV plant in the world. Using a ...

  • Market power monitoring under open access system

    In this paper, an engineering procedure is proposed for complete market power monitoring under open access system. Market power monitoring of any given system or network is done by using market power assessment and market power indices. For any given network, market power assessment is to identify which generation company (GENCO) raised their prices when the demand in the concerned area is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Smart Grid Deployment Critical for Clean Energy Future

    A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) says the widespread deployment of “smart grids” – networks that monitor and manage the transport of electricity from all generation sources to meet the varying electricity demands of end users – is crucial to achieving a more secure and sustainable energy future. With current trends in the supply and use of energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Monitoring the Bavarian nuclear power plants online applying a Lagrangian model

    In 1997, the Monitoring System for Nuclear Power Plants (KFÜ) - located in the Bavarian office of environmental protection - was upgraded. The change included replacing the Gaussian plume model by a numerical dispersion model based on the Lagrangian theory. The KFÜ system allows the assessment of the doses workers receive in routine and emergency operation. Improvements of the new monitoring ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Wind energy and system security – the grid connection moratorium in Ireland

    This examines the interaction between technical challenges and policy choices that are made regarding wind power, and uses the grid connection moratorium in Ireland as a case study. While total installed wind capacity in Ireland is low compared with Germany, Spain and Denmark, wind power penetration is higher in the Irish system than in either the British, UCTE or NORDEL systems. In December 2003 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Controlling the number of on-grid multiple photovoltaic inverters to improve their conversion efficiency

    Two experimental PV-grid connected systems of 8.8 kWp and 36 kWp rating have been designed, installed and interfaced with Abu Dhabi utility grid. The PV arrays of both systems are interfaced with the grid via single phase grid-tied inverters. The inverters are installed in three separate groups that each injects 50 Hz electricity into one phase of the utility grid at the 0.4 kV level. The main ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Joint Venture Designed to Speed Up Smart Grid Adoption

      Today’s utilities face unprecedented challenges to improve performance and efficiency at a time when infrastructure costs are up, energy consumption is down and regulatory policy is uncertain. ...


  • Monitoring Oil in Cooling Water

    The Situation A municipal power plant in the southern United States operates more than 10 stationary power plant engines capable of producing 52 megawatts of electric power. The plant is part of a larger statewide power grid system. Within the grid, the municipality brokers the purchase or sale of power hourly, based on the needs of municipality and the market rate for power on the grid ...

  • European Power Markets in Transition

    With European energy markets in transition, all market participants now face a number of potentially tricky challenges. A combination of EU initiatives, increasingly invasive regulations and a backdrop of falling and less volatile commodity prices, have precipitated an era of change and uncertainty in which there are fewer trading opportunities and profits are harder to come by. Analysis ...


    By Powel AS

  • Bringing stability to the Grid: AES Energy storage angamos Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) - Case Study

    Opportunity In 2011, AES Gener, in cooperation with its subsidiary Empresa Electrica Angamos, completed construction on a 544MW thermal power plant in the town of Mejillones in Northern Chile. The plant provides electricity to this important mining region. To ensure grid reliability against transmission or generation losses, power generators in the region each hold back capacity to meet ...


    By Energy Storage Association

  • Airparif uses Isatis to process 11 million+ mesh grids and generate daily air quality maps - Case Study

    Isatis has been part of Airparif data processing workflow for 10+ years. The software is used daily to gather data and map air pollution over Paris area. The facts Airparif is part of the French AASQA network (“Associations Agréées de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air”). The AASQA are a French non-profit association accredited ...


    By GEOVARIANCES

  • 2 MWe Biomass Power Plant Case Study

    This 2 MWe Biomass Power Plant is one of the turnkey products of Biomass Power. The plant was fully commissioned in September 2007. The plant has a capacity of 11 MW thermal and rated at 2MWe producing 15,700 MWh of green electricity per year, 100% of which is exported to the grid. The fuels used are from forestry and agricultural residues, wet woodchips, compost oversize, straw and miscanthus, ...


    By Biomass Power Limited (BPL)

  • BiogenGreenfinch fine-tunes biogas monitoring with AEMS

    As BiogenGreenfinch builds its next, much larger and first, second-generation anaerobic digestion (AD) facility at Westwood in Northamptonshire, it is making good use of everything it has learned from the construction and operation of its pioneering, commercial food waste AD plant at Twinwoods, Bedfordshire and the new technology now available. For BiogenGreenfinch the key to successful AD ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Heat-to-power application using a Dreyer & Bosse CHP power unit with an internal combustion engine

    Location: Trechwitz, Germany Site Gross Power Output Range 500kWe + 30-35kWe from ElectraTherm ORC Thermal Heat Input Range:  375-450kWt Hot Water Input Range:  90-95°C (118-203°F) Hot Water Flow Range:  39 m3/hour (172 GPM) Ambient Temperature: 0-15°C (32-59°F) Date Commissioned: Q2 2012 ElectraTherm installed a Green Machine in Germany at a ...


    By ElectraTherm

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