Energy & Renewables News

  • ComEd Achieves Industry Leading Reliability Results

    For the last five years, ComEd has updated and modernized its electrical grid to improve the reliability of its service to customers. The work has resulted in record setting performance that is also helping to power economic development and customer satisfaction, according to the company. In 2016, ComEd customers experienced a 15 percent reduction in the frequency of outages compared ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Conference to Examine Implementation Strategies for Optimizing Water-Energy Nexus

    A special session of top industry experts at the Water-Energy Nexus conference, Feb 28-March 1 in Los Angeles, will discuss real-world projects and technologies that help conserve water - and thus energy - and show how the nexus really works. The panel will consist of: The CEO of Signature Control Systems, which helped the City of Mission Viejo save 40% on their park ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Hydroxyl Radical Eliminates H2S in Wet Scrubbers & Flue Gases

    In a recent study in Houston, TX, H2S was removed from a natural gas stream containing 2,000 mg/l of H2S and 5% CO2 using JC 9450 ROS. JC 9450 ROS is a new mineral oxychloride compound that generates Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) like hydroxyl radical ions and others ions in a highly soluble form that is easy to use. The study, which simulated operating conditions of a wet scrubber, found that ...


    By Jenfitch, LLC

  • Gamesa reinforces its industrial presence in India with a new factory

    The factory will produce blades for the G114-2.0 MW class S turbine, tailor-designed for the Indian market Shri N. Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Ramesh Kymal, Gamesa's CEO in India, and José Antonio Cortajarena, Gamesa's Chief Corporate and General Secretary, presided the inauguration ceremony Gamesa today inaugurated its ...


    By Gamesa

  • The Top 5 Companies in Geothermal Innovation of 2017

    The five endorsed nominations for this year’s European Geothermal Innovation Award are, in alphabetical order: enOware GmbH(Germany), for the measurement systems to plan, monitor and measure near-surface geothermal probes; HakaGerodur AG(Switzerland), for the pressure-resistant borehole heat exchanger (BHE) for difficult geological ...

  • Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) recently announced that they were awarded a $3.24 million grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the use of advanced energy storage technologies to integrate high penetrations of solar energy into the electric grid in Texas. The project is a collaboration among leading-edge companies in the energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • UNTHA’s largest four shaft shredder heads to LKM Recycling

    UNTHA’s largest four shaft shredder has been installed at renowned waste management firm LKM Recycling. The RS150 has been procured to maximise materials recovery and revenue generation at this increasingly diverse recycling specialist. Over 40 years ago, LKM started out as a scrap metal business but fast forward to 2017 and the 55-strong company is now handling everything from metals and ...


    By UNTHA UK LTD

  • NYISO Charts Course for an Integrated Grid Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap Released

    Continuing its work at the forefront of market design and commitment to making the electric grid smarter, greener and more efficient, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) recently (2/2) released its Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap. With Distributed Energy Resources (DER) poised to transform New York's wholesale electric system, the Roadmap offers routes to a future where consumers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • City of Phoenix and Ameresco Host Groundbreaking Event at the 91st Ave Wastewater Treatment Plant Biogas Project

    Ameresco, Inc., a leading renewable energy and energy efficiency company, and the City of Phoenix today hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking event for the start of a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment biogas utilization project at the 91st Ave Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). Once operational, it is expected to be the largest wastewater treatment ...


    By Ameresco, Inc.

  • Latest news from Geovariances environment consulting corner

    HEALTH RISK MAPPING FOR REGENERATION OF CONTAMINATED SITES (CARTORISK) Since summer 2016, Geovariances is involved in a project called Cartorisk funded by Ademe (the French Environment and Energy Management Agency), managed by eOde and also with the participation of Element Terre and Ginger Burgeap. The main objective ...


    By Geovariances

  • Thermal pressure hydrolysis from EnviTec Biogas increases biogas plant efficiency

    High pressure plus high temperatures: the recipe for success from thermal pressure hydrolysis (TDH). The optimised process from the R&D division of EnviTec Biogas utilises high pressures and temperatures to digest biomass even more effectively. “Like EnviTec itself, thermal pressure hydrolysis is an all-rounder: the technique can be used universally for any biogas plant while also being ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Pieralisi Launches The New Protoreattore

    An innovation in the olive oil extraction process that improves the quality and reduces time and cost. The launch in occasion of EnoliExpo Gennaro Pieralisi: “Just innovating we can keep our global leadership” Protoreattore is the name of the breaking new process for the extra virgin olive oil extraction designed by Pieralisi. A revolutionary machine for the ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Breaking News: Perris, CA Anaerobic Digester

    BioCycle Editor Nora Goldstein and Publisher Rill Ann Miller toured the new CR&R anaerobic digester in Perris, CA last month. Still in the commissioning phase, the facility is designed to process source separated green waste and food scraps from municipalities in the Los Angeles region, along with commercial source separated food waste streams. CR&R and Southern California Gas Co.( ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Kohler Co. Acquires Clarke Energy

    Kohler Co. proudly announces that its Power Group, a global leader in engines and power generation systems, has acquired Clarke Energy Ltd., Liverpool, England. Clarke Energy is a multinational specialist in the engineering, construction, installation and maintenance of engine-based power plants and is an authorised distributor of GE’s reciprocating engines in 19 countries worldwide. ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • EnviTec Service signs cooperation agreement with global player

    The service expertise of EnviTec Biogas AG from Lower Saxony is currently in high demand. “We’re very pleased to announce our recent signing of a comprehensive service agreement for the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the Dutch company MAN Rollo BV,” says Hendrik van der Tol, Managing Director of EnviTec Service s.r.o, which is based in the Czech town of Velké ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • U.S. Air Force announces $55 million for Advanced Drop-In Biofuels Production

    On January 19, 2017, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory issued a $55 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to establish additional Integrated Biofuel Production Enterprise (IBPE) capabilities to increase the domestic production capacity of advanced biofuels.  The U.S. Air Force anticipates granting one award of up ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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

  • Schneider Electric and Duke Energy Renewables Agree to Deliver Two Advanced Microgrids for Montgomery County, Maryland

    Schneider Electric and Duke Energy Renewables recently announced an agreement to deploy two advanced microgrids to serve the Montgomery County, Maryland, Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) and Correctional Facility. Critical public safety facilities require 24/7 access to power to ensure operational integrity. Through this innovative public-private partnership, Montgomery County will build two ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Flammable Liquids - February 2017 Safety Meeting

    It is important that all workers involved in handling flammable liquids understand correct handling and storage requirements in order to eliminate dangers and prevent fires. Flammable Liquids, the February 2017 safety meeting topic, includes vital information regarding the storage and handling of flammable liquids. Check out these safe work practices to help prevent the ...


    By PEC Safety

  • EDF Energy Renewables Awards Contract to Nidec ASI to Build Europe`s Largest Battery Storage Project

    EDF Energy Renewables has signed a contract with Nidec ASI to build Europe's largest battery storage project for the UK's National Grid. The 49MW project is part of a new 200 MW enhanced frequency response system which will be deployed across the UK to balance the UK grid. It will be built at EDF Energy's West Burton site in Nottinghamshire. Nidec ASI will ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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