virtual energy management Articles

  • Virtual Power Plant Ensures Optimum Energy Mix

    For the management of its power plants, the utility company SaarEnergie is using a network control center from Siemens that simulates a virtual power plant. B ased in the German city of Saarbrücken, the utility company not only operates several power plants with a total capacity of about 2,000 megawatts; it also procures electricity from various distributed energy generation facilities such as ...

  • A&Y sustainable recruitment & the virtual leaf!

    At the end of 2009 I was fortunate enough to attend the Seacourt Seminar - 'Sustainability....Moving Forwards'. The seminar promised to look at exciting new movements in sustainable practices, from energy and investments to communications and zero-waste. Seacourt are a 'naturally responsible' print company, who have worked their way to being virtually 100% zero waste over the last 40+ years. As ...


  • How to choose the best virtual private server operating system?

    Virtual Private servers run on a physical machine and host multiple virtual servers, wherein each server is isolated from one another. Hypervisors are used to allocate the physical server and to keep each segment independent. Each user on a VPS server is free to choose its own operating system and other ...


  • European Academy of Management activities on energy and environment risk management in Central and Eastern Europe

    The article explains the beginning of EMA cooperation with CEE countries after the transition of their government systems and deals with specific energy and environmental solutions, which have caused a substantive increase in uncertainty degree in relevant decision making processes. Evaluations of the Polish experience have a decisive part in this respect. An important increase of exchange of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Building Energy Management System - Ford of Europe Daventry - case study

    Use ENER-G's intelligent building controls and take advantage of: Average financial savings of 43% No capital investment 30% reduction in C02 emissions ENER-G's innovative Building Energy Management System (BEMS) offers seamless integration with your buildings' heating, lighting and ventilation. Our high technology solution can reduce your energy consumption and ...


    By ENER-G

  • Integrated Solutions - Organics Management, Clean Water and Renewable Energy

    California’s Chino Basin Organics Management Strategy uses creative ways to protect its watershed while expanding composting and digesting capacity for manure and biosolids. CLEAN WATER is a vital commodity in the semiarid environment within the coastal plain of southern California. About two-thirds of the water supply is imported from often great distances and at significant expense to ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The management of environmental services in the City of Bologna

    This paper explores the debate around the pursuit of an integrated and participatory approach to environmental services within the Italian planning system, using the case of Bologna as a practical and innovative example. The Master Plan of Bologna, virtually unchanged since it was established in 1989, is not suited to dealing with the range of environmental issues evident today. The pursuit of an ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to grow a solar energy garden

    Getting energy from the sun is a great idea. However, installing solar panels house-by-house is slow, costly and cumbersome, and downright inefficient if the goal is to bring solar to the masses. This problem troubled Paul Spencer after he built his own uber-efficient, custom solar home near Aspen, Colorado in 2004.  The engineer and serial entrepreneur wondered how he could replicate his ...

  • Prospering with the New ISO Energy Standards

    According to the USEPA, energy use in commercial and industrial buildings costs U.S. companies about $200 billion per year. And for many businesses, energy costs (with unit prices rising every year) are among their largest expenses. Therefore, the direct financial benefits of reducing energy use should drive all companies – even non-“smoke stack” facilities – to establish ...


  • Canada as an Energy Superpower- A Concept Revisited

    There have been many references over the past decade calling Canada an “energy superpower”. Apart from the political debate the term has engendered, many see the label more as a marketing ploy than as a statement of reality. There is no doubting Canada is a ‘super producer’ of energy, ranking among the five largest energy producers in the world, behind China, the United ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation

    As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your ...


    By Ensia

  • The 5 Coolest Energy Saving Solutions for Supermarkets

    For this 2nd instalment of our industry focus series, we’re looking at energy saving solutions for supermarkets. The holidays are upon us, and for grocery store managers, things are already going nutcrackers. Shopping-crazed customers are leaving fridges open, the heat is blasting to keep those holiday shoppers warm, and opening hours are extended… ...


    By DEXMA

  • Water–energy–carbon nexus: a case study of Bangkok

    An understanding of the nexus between water and energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is essential for sustainable water resources management. While a number of such studies on understanding this nexus have been carried out in the recent past, there have been virtually no studies that have done so for Asian cities. This study aims to plug this gap by analyzing the water–energy–carbon (WEC) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Variable frequency drive energy saving on air compressors

    When we are looking for an innovative way to make its rotary-screw compressors more energy efficient and operator-friendly, they turned to Gozuk, Low-Voltage VFDs. In addition to supplying VFDs to control the speed and torque of the AF-series compressors, the Gozuk project team designed software to control the system pressure, air delivery, oil temperature and duty cycle directly from the VFD. ...


    By Variable Frequency Drives

  • Case study - Synapsys - Making a splash in energy excellence

    Synapsys makes a splash in energy excellence Synapsys, UK leader in developing and supplying innovative communication interfaces for the built environment, is at the high-tech heart of a low carbon leisure centre building which has received a top accreditation for energy saving and attracted half a million visitors in its first year. The £7million new Wolverton Leisure ...

  • Photon Energy announces record financial results for 2010

    In 2010 Photon Energy recorded CZK 2.489 billion (EUR 98.4 million, PLN 392.9 million) in revenues (+373% year-on-year) and CZK 435.6 million (EUR 17.4 million, PLN 68.9 million) in total comprehensive income (+632% year-on-year). Without the retroactive taxation of PV plants in the Czech Republic Photon Energy’s total comprehensive income would have reached CZK 665 million (EUR 26.3 ...


  • Plasma resource recovery technology –converting waste to energy and valuable products

    Abstract Plasma Resource Recovery (PRR) is a revolutionary technology that can treat virtually any type of waste by combining gasification with vitrification. Vitrification produces inert slag that can be used as a construction material. Gasification produces a fuel gas containing carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2), used for cogeneration of electricity and steam. The plasma fired ...


    By PyroGenesis Canada Inc.

  • Making energy efficiency work - Dupont`s key to success

    Many companies have adopted energy reduction strategies to lower costs through increased energy efficiency. Dupont has discovered that achieving significant energy reductions in a cost-effective manner can prove challenging. There are many reasons why companies adopt energy reduction strategies. In addition to lowering costs, there may be a need to align with tighter government regulation or to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Raising energy efficiency in a new materials economy - Part I

    The production, processing, and disposal of material in our modern throwaway economy wastes not only material but energy as well, thus producing unnecessary, climate-disrupting carbon dioxide emissions. In nature, one-way linear flows do not survive long. Nor, by extension, can they survive long in the expanding global economy. The throwaway economy that has been evolving over the last ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Florida Waste-To-Energy Plant Has Composting Officials Fired Up

    Plans for a renewable energy facility in central Florida which will burn horse stall bedding as well as other wastes is raising concerns among officials from composting companies in the region, who are questioning everything from the cost-effectiveness of the multimillion dollar plant to whether it will actually help alleviate groundwater pollution problems. “The proposed gasification plant is a ...

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