Energy Management News

  • SDG&E Spurs Energy Storage Innovation With Flow Battery Technology

    SDG&E recently unveiled a new vanadium redox flow (VRF) battery storage pilot project in coordination with Sumitomo Electric (SEI), which stemmed from a partnership between Japan's New Energy and Industrial Development Organization (NEDO) and the California Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz). During the four-year demonstration project, SDG&E will be ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • eSight Energy Launch New Website

    eSight Energy have launched a new website with an intuitive design and solution-led content to improve the visitor experience. The new design is fully responsive for enhanced access via a smartphone, tablet or PC, in line with the upcoming eSight release which features a newly designed, responsive Express Interface. The website content is now more solution focused, so visitors can quickly ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Ormat Technologies Announces Closing of the Acquisition of Viridity Energy

    Ormat Technologies, Inc. (“Ormat”) (NYSE:ORA) today announced that it has closed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the business and assets of Viridity Energy, Inc. (VEI). VEI is a privately held Philadelphia-based company with nearly a decade of expertise and leadership in demand response, energy management and storage. Using proprietary software and ...


    By Ormat Technologies, Inc.

  • Fortum and Futurice Developing New Concept for Solar Energy Companies in Developing Countries

    Energy company Fortum and software agency Futurice are embarking on a new kind of cooperation that combines their expertise in solar energy and software design. The aim of the cooperation is to create a solution that provides easier access to electricity for people in developing countries. In less than two hours the earth receives from the sun the amount of energy that is consumed ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Schneider Electric to Help Enable Energy Resiliency at USMC Logisitics Base

    Schneider Electric recently announced it has been awarded a subcontract from Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., to support the development of smart controls as part of an energy savings performance contract at the U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Base (MCLB) in Albany, Georgia. Energy security and resiliency is a priority for military installations tasked with keeping personnel safe through ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Grid Modernization Forum to Examine Energy Storage and the Integration of Renewables and Distributed Energy Resources

    There is an urgent call for energy storage to solve the challenges of variability and intermittency that accompany solar and wind generation. Grid modernization will require substantial deployment of storage resources, yet innovation seems to be taking place faster than the ability to regulate it. In the absence of assurances from regulatory bodies, some utilities are wary about the way forward. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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.

  • How aM&T Software Can Help You Get ISO 50001 Certified

    Are you considering obtaining your ISO 50001 certificate? Or maybe one of your clients is about to start on their first energy management adventure? Congratulations! ISO 50001 is a great standard to implement if you want to establish a professional environment focused on saving energy. But getting ISO 50001 certified is not about going through the ...


    By DEXMA

  • GE & Caithness Announce Innovative Power Deal that Could Exceed $1B to Build Multiple HA Combined-Cycle Power Plants in US

    GE and Caithness Energy recently announced an exclusive agreement with the intent to pursue development of multiple new HA combined-cycle power plants in the United States. The equipment package that GE will deliver as part of the agreement has a total value that could exceed $1 billion. The package is configured to include up to six high-efficiency HA gas turbines, six steam turbines, six heat ...


    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

  • DESMI Pumps More Than a Match for Power Plant Residues

    Powering forward The world is gradually moving away from traditional energy production such as coal and gas and, as a result of the drive towards sustainability in recent years, waste-to-energy and biomass power plants have become a popular production method. Like their fossil-fuel colleagues, however, these plants must remove or ‘scrub’ potentially hazardous pollutants from ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • 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.

  • FPL Announces Sites Selected For Eight New Solar Power Plants

    Florida Power & Light Company announced the names and locations of its 2017 and 2018 universal solar projects, consisting of eight new 74.5-megawatt solar power plants that will be built over the next 12 months. The following four plants are expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2017: FPL Coral Farms Solar Energy Center, Putnam County FPL Horizon Solar Energy Center, Alachua ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Poland’s anti-smog battle turns political

    Many areas in Poland spent a lot of January under a choking smog, as a result of residential coal health and diesel cars, polluting the air and impacting health. HEAL in Poland has commented on opportunities and dangers of government proposals to improve the situation.  Increasing levels of smog in Poland have triggered a new public debate: the issue has dominated the news, ...

  • New report shows coal plant closures needed by 2030 to meet Paris targets

    Entitled "A stress test for coal in Europe", it presents the first science-based shutdown schedule for the EU’s over 300 coal power plants – in order for it to meet the Paris Agreement’s long-term temperature goal.  The report shows that emissions from coal in the EU ...

  • Siemens Wins Order For HVDC Link Between Great Britain and France

    Siemens has been awarded an order to supply a link between the French and British power grids. The customer is ElecLink Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Groupe Eurotunnel SE. The "ElecLink" high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) link will enhance power supply reliability in both countries and promote the integration of renewable energy sources into the power grid. Siemens will supply the two ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Report: Emerging Markets Smart Grid Outlook

    Northeast Group's Emerging Markets Smart Grid: Outlook 2017 is the sixth edition of its annual emerging markets smart grid overview. The study looks ahead over the next decade to project where smart grid infrastructure investment will occur in developing countries. To-date, most smart grid investment has been concentrated in developed countries. This mainly includes countries in North ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Electricity Meters: Europe Emerges as Key Regional Market

    Regulation-fueled rollouts of smart electricity meters are driven by the potential to reduce non-technical losses for electricity utilities, improve billing accuracy, and effectively integrate renewable energy with smart meters. With these rollouts, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) are emerging as key regional smart electricity meter markets ahead of North America, while Asia-Pacific ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Advanced Energy Management Alliance: FERC Ruling Constitutes Win for Consumers in New York

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission recently issued an order eliminating a barrier to customer savings and better electricity system efficiency in New York. The order, announced on February 3rd, allows customers and companies to simultaneously participate in both state and federal programs that provide compensation for reducing energy usage in order to help alleviate different types of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • California Energy Commission Adopts 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update

    The California Energy Commission recently approved a major report assessing energy trends and issues facing the state's electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors. The 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update highlights the state's recent slate of legislative ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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