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  • Smith Brothers helps power new Cumbrian wind farm

    A 13.2MW wind farm in Cumbria is one step closer to completion following the appointment of Elland based power engineers Smith Brothers. The high voltage electrical experts have been awarded the design and build contract for Hallburn Wind Farm – a prestigious project developed and being constructed by REG Power Management. The renewables giant is in the process of constructing a six turbine ...

  • DNV GL`s KEMA High-Power Laboratory Performs First-Ever Ultra-High-Voltage Component Tests

    DNV GL is helping the power industry move into the era of the "super grid" with the announcement that testing of ultra-high-voltage (UHV) grid components has started at its recently expanded KEMA High-Power Laboratory (HPL) in Arnhem, the Netherlands. Following a EUR 70 million, multi-year investment, the KEMA HPL is the first facility in the world for testing UHV electrical grid components ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Radicle Transforming Innovation in Ag & Food

    World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, San Francisco partner, Radicle, is carefully selecting innovative ag and food tech start-ups for investment, ensuring that powerful, disruptive technologies reach their full potential. “Radicle is transforming innovation in ag and food tech with a one of a kind platform providing entrepreneurs the right amount of capital and ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Aging electrical grid could cost $5 trillion to replace

    The aging U.S. electricity grid, which has been an integral part of American life since the late 19th century, could cost almost $5 trillion upgrade and replace, according to a new analysis. Joshua D. Rhodes, a Postdoctoral Researcher of Energy at the University of Texas at Austin, says that the currently depreciated value of the energy grid, which includes power plants, transmission lines, ...

  • Digital Transformation in Oil Loading: Field Operations Meet Terminal Management

    The Implico Group has developed a software solution for handhelds that makes mineral oil loading faster, simpler and safer, enabling tank terminal operators to take the next step toward embracing the Internet of Things (IoT). The new, mobile solution connects employees in the field directly to the OpenTAS terminal management system to ensure that important information is immediately available ...


    By Implico Group

  • ABB Digitalizes Critical Substation in New York City to Improve Power Supply

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation, among the largest of its kind in the US, supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan. The area ...


    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

  • Digital Transformation, Business Automation and Smart Data

    SAP customers, partners and prospective customers will meet in Lisbon on 28-30 March at the International SAP Conference for Oil and Gas. This year’s event is all about the digital transformation of the industry and SAP S/4HANA, the evolutionary next step for SAP solutions. Implico will be advising show visitors about its consulting services for oil and gas companies, with a focus on the ...


    By Implico Group

  • Vectren Announces $500 Million Plan For Energy Grid Modernization

    Vectren Energy Delivery of Indiana - South (Vectren) announced on Feb. 22 a robust electric infrastructure improvement strategy the company intends to undertake over the next seven years to modernize its electric grid that delivers power to more than 144,000 southwestern Indiana homes and businesses.  The electric system improvements include upgrades to portions of Vectren's network of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Grid Modernization Forum in Chicago to Examine Latest Progress on New York REV and other Key Initiatives

    Progress made in Grid Modernization programs throughout the U.S. is mixed. While states are moving purposefully and deliberatively to modernize the grid, empower customers, and offer competitive opportunities for utilities and non-utilities alike, we are looking at billions of dollars of investment needed to fully operationalize the grid-of-the-future. Most people agree generally on what the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • India to Invest $44.9bn in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    India's power sector is undergoing rapid transformation as the country faces steep electricity demand growth rates, plans to incorporate large-scale renewable resources, and a government eager to modernize the country. Smart grid infrastructure is seen by stakeholders as fundamental to this transformation, but until recently projects have been slow to materialize. This is now changing and with ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • 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

  • Golden Software Releases Surfer 2D and 3D Mapping, Modeling, and Analysis Software

    Golden Software, the leading developer of affordable scientific graphics software, today announces the release of Surfer version 14, a powerful 2D and 3D mapping, modeling and analysis program designed to facilitate a deeper understanding of geospatial data. Used by thousands of scientists, engineers, and educators across the globe, Surfer is a leading competitor in ...


    By Golden Software

  • Conference to Examine Latest Advances in Grid Modernization

    Building on the success of the 2016 edition, the 2nd Annual Grid Modernization Forum, April 3-5, 2017 in Chicago, closely examines lessons learned to date by industry leaders pushing the frontiers of grid modernization and reliability. Key technology innovators and executives will gather to share perspectives on how best to leverage AMI investment, engage the customer, and take the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Clean Energy Innovation Fund Invests In Greensync To Help Create The Smart Electricity Grid Of The Future

    The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has committed $5 million to an innovative Melbourne-based company aiming to bring smart technology solutions to the energy grid of the future, as part of an $11.5 million Series B capital raising by GreenSync. The CEFC investment is through the Clean Energy Innovation Fund, which finances emerging Australian technologies and businesses that have the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Edison Electric Institute to Wall Street: Delivering America's Energy Future

    Edison Electric Institute (EEI) President Tom Kuhn and three other EEI officers - David Owens, Phil Moeller, and Richard McMahon - recently briefed Wall Street analysts, bankers, and investors on the state of the U.S. electric power industry. Kuhn and the panelists ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • AT&T, Current, Georgia Power and the City of Atlanta Collaborate for Smart City Innovation

    AT&T has teamed with Current, powered by GE and Georgia Power, a subsidiary of Southern Company, to test intelligent lighting solutions in Atlanta. The companies are using the AT&T Smart Cities framework as the foundation to add intelligent lighting solutions throughout the city. "Utilities are critical to the success of building smarter cities across ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Powin Energy Powers Up 2 MW/8 MWh Energy Storage System for Critical Grid Support in California

    Powin Energy, a manufacturer and developer of scalable energy storage systems for commercial and utility customers, announced that its 2 MW/8 MWh Millikan Ave. Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Irvine, California, is officially online. The Millikan Ave. BESS is designed to provide emission-free and highly reliable critical peaking capacity and grid ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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