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  • Demand Energy Begins Work on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project

    Demand Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, Inc., recently announced that construction work has begun on the company's groundbreaking renewable-energy-plus-storage microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex in New York City owned by  ...


    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

  • SgurrEnergy advises on Senergy and Ten Merina solar PV projects

    gurrEnergy, part of Wood Group’s clean energy business, has been appointed by Meridiam, lead developer and investor, to advise on the Senergy and Ten Merina solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects located in Senegal, Africa. As the first large-scale projects of their kind to be developed in Senegal, each 30MWp site will consist of a ground-mounted PV plant and will have the capacity to ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Cooperative Solar Skyrockets

    By the end of 2017, the total solar energy capacity of America's electric cooperatives will be five times what it was two years ago, according to data released today by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA). This year, co-ops are on pace to add 480 megawatts of solar, which would bring their total capacity to 873 MW. This more than quadruples the 180 MW reached in 2015 and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Mortenson to Build Largest Single-Phase Wind Project in North America

    Mortenson, a leading renewable energy contractor, has been selected to build what will be the largest single-phase wind farm ever built in North America. The 600-megawatt Rush Creek Wind Project, owned and operated by Xcel Energy, will be home to 300 turbines and an 83-mile transmission line near Limon, Colo. "We are pleased to be selected to ...


    By Xcel Energy

  • EREF-Funded Project Uses a Life-Cycle Analysis Model to Evaluate the Environmental Sustainability of Solid Waste Management Strategies

    In the future, policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that affect the type of energy used in the U.S., as well as the cost of energy and emissions, could significantly impact the strategic direction of solid waste management (SWM). SWM systems must proactively adapt to changing waste composition, policy requirements, and an evolving energy system to cost-effectively and sustainably ...

  • Southern Research Project Advances Novel CO2 Utilization Strategy

    The U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy has awarded Southern Research nearly $800,000 for a project that targets a more cost-efficient and environmentally friendly method of producing some of the most important chemicals used in manufacturing. Southern Research is developing a novel nano-engineered catalyst-driven process for the production of light olefins, such as ethylene and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB Delivers First Urban Battery Storage Solution In Denmark to Support Renewables

    ABB recently announced the successful commissioning of Denmark's first urban energy storage system. The Lithion-ion based battery energy storage system (BESS) will be integrated with the local electricity grid in the new harbour district of Nordhavn, Copenhagen. The system has been commissioned for Radius, DONG Energy's electrical grid division. "We are delighted to implement this ...


    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

  • Landis+Gyr`s Smart Meters to Power Ambitious Project in Spain

    Spanish energy company Iberdrola has signed an order for the supply of more than 700,000 smart meters from Landis+Gyr, which was also chosen to provide a total of 1.5 million devices over the past six years. The newly ordered smart meters are of the latest generation and will be installed within the scope of the final phase of the STAR mass rollout, starting in 2017. By December 2018, IBERDROLA ...


    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

  • Green Finance Specialist degree to boost finance in green energies

    For many finance institutions renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies – as main drivers of the global climate mitigation efforts - are still a new business field to be tackled. The Green Finance Specialist, developed by the German company ...

  • Utilidata and National Grid Announce Reforming the Energy Vision Project

    Utilidata announce a partnership in Clifton Park, NY with National Grid intended to deliver energy savings to electric customers in the town as part of the Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) Demand Reduction Demonstration Project. National Grid will install Utilidata's Volt/VAR Optimization (VVO) technology - AdaptiVolt - on the electric system in Clifton Park, enabling the utility to capture ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DNV GL Survey: Reduced Costs are the Top Driver for Energy Efficiency Investments by Utility Customers

    DNV GL's second Trade Ally Pulse Survey, which measures the challenges and opportunities key utility partners face in the marketplace, found that a reduction in operating and maintenance costs was the most effective means to sell energy efficiency, according to the contractors that work with utilities in demand-side management (DSM) programs. The survey findings reveal how these industry, ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • 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

  • MOVE Systems and ALLCOT sign agreement to develop first ever New York based carbon credit generation project

    MOVE Systems International, LLC, a company which delivers safe and clean energy solutions to the mobile food industry, has begun a joint venture with ALLCOT Group to develop the first ever carbon credit generation project based in New York City. The main objective is to replace traditional food carts powered by noisy, pollution spewing gasoline generators with MOVE’s new state of the art ...


    By ALLCOT

  • New DTE Energy Program Makes It Easier To Use Clean Energy

    DTE Energy customers will soon be able to reduce their carbon footprint while supporting clean energy sources. Starting in April, customers will have the opportunity to buy more of their power from wind and solar farms - two of the most affordable clean energy sources available - through MIGreenPower. "Until now, customers who wanted to use ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • American Electric Power Ohio`s Plan To Expand Advanced Energy Delivery System Approved

    AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, received approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio to implement its gridSMART Phase 2 Plan. The plan includes the installation of 894,000 smart meters in 31 communities throughout Ohio over the next four years. In addition to smart meters, AEP Ohio will expand the use of automated equipment on its distribution system to reduce restoration ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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