Energy Management News

  • HVAC a primary driver of energy-efficiency jobs

    HVAC named one of four technologies stimulating energy-efficient job growth According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), American energy-efficiency jobs are on the rise. Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Stem and CPower Announce Energy Management Partnership

    Stem, Inc., a leader in intelligent energy storage services, and CPower, a leader in demand response (DR) and demand-side energy management services for commercial and industrial customers, recently announced a new partnership to deliver a unique demand-side energy solution to customers across the U.S., starting in California. The partnership will combine Stem's energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Public Service Electric and Gas of New Jersey Goes Live with OSI Distribution Management Platform

    Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has successfully completed implementation of a major centralized Distribution Management platform for Public Service Electric and Gas (PSE&G) of New Jersey. A part of PSE&G's Energy Strong program, this project has been implemented to increase the resiliency of the company's electric delivery system and to improve the overall system performance, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Aclara to Acquire a Majority Interest in General Electric Philippines Meter & Instrument Company

    Aclara has acquired GE's majority equity position in General Electric Philippines Meter & Instrument Co., Inc. (GEPMICI), the market leader for electric meters in the Philippines. GEPMICI is a joint venture between GE and Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the largest electric distribution company in the Philippines. As a result of the acquisition, Aclara will own a majority ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Energy Scheme Officially Opened at £330m Waterside Campus

    On August 1st 2017 members from The University of Northampton and sustainable energy specialists, Vital Energi took the opportunity to celebrate the opening by officially switching the 27 sqm LED screen on, which was performed by Professor Nick Petford, Vice Chancellor at The University of Northampton. The £6.5m ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Energy Department Announces Eleven Projects to Boost Private-Sector Support of Energy Innovation

    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $7.8 million in support of eleven projects to unlock private-sector resources for energy innovation. The projects, part of DOE's Innovative Pathways program, are designed to address the systemic barriers currently preventing the private sector from more fully supporting energy innovation and bringing new energy technologies to market. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Trilliant Networks and Stark Finalize Deal for SMETS1 Solution Throughout the United Kingdom

    Trilliant Networks, provider of the most widely used AMI solutions in the UK, and Stark, a leading independent energy data and services provider, finalized a deal enabling the delivery of a SMETS1 solution leveraging Trilliant's Smart Metering System Operator (SMSO) platform for energy retailers to meet their SMIP obligations throughout the United Kingdom. Trilliant Network's Smart ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New rules hasten end for Europe’s dirtiest power plants

    Europe’s most polluting power plants, including many large coal-fired power stations, will be forced to clean up or close down thanks to new EU rules adopted today. The revised standards demand reductions in toxic emissions, yet businesses and governments appear unprepared. EU-wide compliance with the new rules could cost as much as €15.4bn, and 82% of coal capacity ...

  • Clarke Energy’s Southern African Operations Awarded ISO Accreditation

    Clarke Energy's Southern African operations, in partnership with the Clarke Energy Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QUENSH) team, have spent th­e last six months working towards obtaining a fully Integrated Management System (IMS) incorporating ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Dave Dingle (QUENSH Department Manager) praised the hard work and dedication of Emile ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Utilities Actively Adopt Virtual Power Plants to Cater to a Growing Network of Connected Systems

    The surge in the number of distributed energy resources (DERs) installations across the globe is opening up the market for virtual power plant (VPP) programs. The large installed capacity of solar and wind-generation plants notwithstanding, generation is intermittent, which translates to the need for a solution that can balance the grid during low wind and solar period. Currently, utilities ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • B&W to Expand Industrial Segment, Makes Executive Appointment

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) (B&W) today announced that effective July 1, 2017, its Industrial Steam Generation group will transition from the Power segment to the Industrial segment. In addition, effective immediately, Leslie Kass has been named Senior Vice President, Industrial, to lead the segment. After July 1, the Industrial segment will include the ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox

  • Industry leader joins Inprova Energy’s Governance Panel

    Paul Taylor, former Chairman of Haven Power and board director of Drax Group PLC, has joined Inprova Energy's Governance Panel to guide the development and implementation of energy purchasing strategies. Magnus Walker, Director of Trading and Risk Management at Inprova Energy, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Paul to our Governance Panel, which is responsible for ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Construction Underway on FPL`s Eight New Universal Solar Power Plants

    Florida Power & Light Company announced that construction is underway on its next eight solar power plants, continuing one of the largest solar expansions ever in the eastern U.S. The new plants, which will comprise a total of more than 2.5 million solar panels and nearly 600 megawatts of capacity combined, are all on track to begin powering FPL customers by early 2018. The company plans to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 / Galaxy S8+ Become First Mobile Phones Certified to ANSI/UL 110, Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones

    UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a global safety science leader, announced today that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U) / Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955U) mobile phones achieved ECOLOGO Gold Certification to the ANSI/UL 110 Standard for Sustainability for Mobile Phones, which was recently approved as an American National Standard by the Standards Technical Panel. ...


    By UL Environment

  • Sweco commissioned by Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company to participate in planning and designing of encapsulation plant Clink

    SKB is currently undergoing authorising according to the Act on Nuclear Activities and Swedish Environmental Code for KBS-3, the Swedish system for disposal of nuclear waste. A part of the application concerns the construction of Clink, an integrated facility for interim storage and encapsulation of spent nuclear fuel in Oskarshamn, consisting of the current facility Clab and a new facility for ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • Siemens and TCS join Forces for Industrial IoT on MindSphere

    Tata Consultancy Services a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organization, and Siemens unveiled a new collaboration around Internet of Things (IoT) innovation. Focused on customers in the manufacturing, energy, building technology, healthcare and railway industries the partnership will enable customers to benefit from new data insights and services based on ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • How a Plant Manager’s HVAC Problems Can Spark Product Innovation

    If you’re a plant operations or maintenance manager, then you’re inherently a problem solver too. So when a big problem comes along, it’s tempting to feel as if you have to figure it out on your own. This type of problem solving can be a relatively slow and stressful process when the equipment at risk is worth millions of dollars, and a trial and error approach is ...

  • ETP 2017 maps major transformations in energy technologies over next decades

    The global energy system is changing. More people are connecting to the grid as living standards improve around the world. Demand for consumer appliances and electronic devices is rising. New and innovative transportation technologies, such as electric vehicles and autonomous cars are also boosting power demand. The International Energy Agency's latest report on energy technologies ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • SEPA and Black & Veatch Release New Case Study on Distributed Energy Resources Planning

    Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid. That is one of the key findings of a new case study from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Black & Veatch, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Pushing Plant’s Power

    GE’s Power Services and Songas Ltd. have signed a multiyear service agreement (MYA) to upgrade equipment at Songas’ Ubungo Power Plant in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The MYA encompasses GE’s Fleet360* platform of total plant solutions, helping Songas ensure the long-term, reliable operation of its power plant, GE ...

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