Energy Infrastructure News

  • Mapping The Future For UK Waste To Energy Post-Brexit

    Are you a UK company concerned about the impact of Brexit on the UK waste to energy market? Will the outcome really be a catalyst for new domestic waste infrastructure? Has the second CfD round done enough to support the next wave of ACT projects? Join us at the upcoming World Waste to Energy & Resources Summit in London and take part in a ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • CH2M envisions better way of managing life-cycle infrastructure development

    CH2M, an industry leader in the management of major projects and programs, has developed a new Resiliency and Sustainability Framework for infrastructure that offers public and private sector planners a comprehensive program development and decision support system. The Framework is being utilized today in San Mateo, California, for the city's Clean Water Program, to understand how resilient and ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Lawrence Livermore energy flow charts show renewable energy increase, energy efficiency down

    Renewable energy resources are growing in the U.S., but overall energy efficiency is flagging, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The flow charts track the sources of energy for the nation and where it is used. Comparing 2016, the most recent year ...

  • PG&E Technology Demonstrations Help Pave the Way for a Smarter Energy Infrastructure

    A high-tech robotic tool that adds more safety to a work process; a comprehensive map that details where fast chargers could most benefit California's blooming electric vehicle market; and two of the first market-participating large-scale energy storage facilities providing energy and ancillary services in California energy markets. These are some of the direct results from advanced technology ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 57% of Kingspan’s energy procured from renewables in 2016

    Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, is pleased to announce it has beaten its target of generating at least half its aggregate energy use from renewable resources by 2016. Kingspan’s aggregate renewable energy use was 57% of its total energy use in 2016, meaning the company is firmly on track to hit its goal, set in 2011, of operating ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Illinois launches major utility reform study

    Illinois regulators have approved an ambitious, 18-month study to determine new technologies, business models, and regulatory regimes that will help transform the state’s electric grid into one that is more flexible and allows for greater customer choice. The effort, called NextGrid, is reminiscent of other utility reform initiatives, including New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision ...

  • DCO Energy to Develop State-of-the-Art Microgrid System at Montclair State University

    DCO Energy and Montclair State University recently announced that they are expanding their existing partnership to create and develop a state-of-the-art microgrid on the institution's campus. Upon completion of this new project, Montclair State University will be one of only a few educational institutions in NJ to have a fully integrated microgrid, a localized energy grid with independent control ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SgurrEnergy secures Race Bank construction and operations monitoring contract

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been awarded the construction monitoring contract of one of the UK’s largest offshore wind farms, which will be followed by a 15-year operations monitoring phase. Located almost 17 miles off the Norfolk coast, Race Bank Wind Farm’s offshore array will comprise of 91 state-of-the-art Siemens 6.3MW wind turbines and is ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • AWWA leader encourages Congress to support water infrastructure investment

    American Water Works Association (AWWA) former President John Donahue of Machesney Park, Ill. today encouraged members of Congress to make renewing water infrastructure a top priority in the United States. Testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Environment, Donahue presented ...

  • SgurrEnergy appoints Claus Hjoerringgaard as director of clean energy

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has appointed Claus Hjoerringgaard as its new director of clean energy. Based at SgurrEnergy’s Glasgow headquarters, Claus will be responsible for heading up the leading renewable energy and grid integration consultancy which provides engineering and technical advisory services in onshore and offshore wind, solar, wave and ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • mPrest and New York Power Authority (NYPA) Announce Software to Ensure Reliability of Statewide Critical Power Infrastructure

    mPrest, a provider of mission-critical monitoring, control and analytics software for utilities, and the New York Power Authority (NYPA), New York state's largest public power organization, announced the decision to deploy operationally a predictive health analytics application which enhances operational reliability and cost-effectiveness of NYPA's critical assets network. mPrest's Asset Health ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Bechtel Establishes Cyber Security Lab for Industrial Control Systems

    Responding to increasing cyber threats to industrial controls and supervisory control and data acquisition systems, Bechtel announced the opening of a new cyber security lab aimed at protecting equipment and software that control complex government facilities, power plants, chemical plants, and other large-scale critical infrastructure. The lab will also leverage Bechtel's experience in designing ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SgurrEnergy introduces UAVs to suite of services

    SgurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has introduced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to its existing inspection service offering after obtaining the Civil Aviation Authority‘s Permission for Aerial Work and following extensive testing in 2016. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • VELCO and IBM Research Announce the Creation of Utopus Insights

    Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) and IBM announced the creation of Utopus Insights, Inc., based in Valhalla, NY. Utopus Insights is a new company that will strive to be a leading provider of the next generation of intelligent energy solutions. VELCO, an electric transmission company owned by in-state electric distribution companies, will be an ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Vidsys and Current, powered by GE, Collaborate to Enhance Smart Cities

    Vidsys, a leading software technology manufacturer of physical security information management (PSIM) and converged security and information management (CSIM) software, has announced its partnership with Current, powered by GE, which offers a smart city IoT sensor network that provides actionable intelligence for urban environments. Powered by Predix , GE's platform for the Industrial ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Access Northeast pipeline to cost twice as much as projected, study says

    The cost of a new natural gas pipeline expansion project in New England could be more than double what pipeline sponsors say, according to a new report. The report, prepared by Cambridge-based Synapse Energy Economics, claims that the proposed Access Northeast pipeline project could cost consumers $6.6 billion, more than twice the $3.2 billion figure cited by developers. The report also claims ...

  • EU Invests 444 Million in Key Energy Infrastructure

    Today (2/17) EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest 444 million in priority European energy infrastructure projects. The 18 selected electricity, smart grids and gas projects are seen as contributing to achieving the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FPL Accelerates Major Solar Energy Development Projects

    Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, recently announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 - comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels. "We have been working hard to drive down the costs of adding solar so we can deliver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Guide to assessing viability of cogeneration projects published by ENER-G

    Cogeneration specialist ENER-G has published a free guide to assessing the economic feasibility of combined heat and power (CHP) projects. The guide, which is available to download, details the steps that building engineers and energy and facilities managers should take to prove the viability of a proposed CHP scheme to investors or board members. ...


    By ENER-G

  • EDPR forms part of steering group recognized for work on offshore aviation guide

    Helicopters and planes play a vital role in the offshore renewables industry, from development and construction, to daily procedures and emergency response. However, until recently our industry didn’t have a point of reference for the proper way to engage with or contract aviation services. A small team of experts, which included EDP Renewables’ QHSSE manager John Yorston, formed an ...


    By EDP Renováveis

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