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  • Ameren Unveils One of North America`s Most Advanced Distributed Energy Resource Facilities

    As part of its commitment to innovation and building a smarter, clean energy infrastructure, Ameren Corporation recently announced completion of one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. The $5 million facility, located at Ameren's Technology Applications Center (TAC) adjacent to the University of Illinois campus in Champaign, Illinois, is one of the only ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Sweco advices in South African renewable energy transition

    Sweco is advising Eskom, the public power utility in South Africa, in the country’s transition towards renewable energy. The project includes analyses of methods and power system operations and is commissioned by DANIDA, the Danish state board for development cooperation. South Africa is currently transitioning its energy production to include domestically generated renewable energy, ...


    By Sweco

  • G+ issue Safe by Design workshop report on wind turbine service lifts

    The G+ Global Offshore Wind Health and Safety Organisation (G+), has issued its latest "Safe by Design" workshop report, documenting the key recommendations and outcomes from a workshop held in September 2016, held in light of a fatal incident on an onshore wind turbine in Germany in 2015. Facilitated by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the workshop was attended by a range of ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • New Atlas Shows Energy Potential of Africa and Opportunities for Investment to Meet Africa`s Energy Needs

    Energy consumption in Africa is the lowest in the world, and per capita consumption has barely changed since 2000 shows a new Atlas released by the UN Environment and African Development Bank at the World Economic Forum being held in Durban, South Africa. Current energy production in Africa is insufficient to meet demand. About a third of the total African population still lacks access to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP by 2023; Namibia to tender 150 MW plant

    Saudi Arabia to build 1 GW of CSP capacity by 2023 Saudi Arabia plans to build 1 GW of CSP capacity by 2023, according to the government's newly created Renewable Energy Project Development Office (REPDO). Saudi Arabia's National Renewable Energy Program (NREP) has set a target of 9.5 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2023 as the country looks to diversify away from ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Got green waste? Let’s turn it into something useful

    Need power in California? Got green waste? APL is now expanding into project development in California––operating its own equipment for on-site power and heat generation, focusing initially on sites that can net meter with the utility grid and have green waste onsite they’re paying to dispose of. ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Energy efficiency must be an industrial strategy priority

    Engineering profession calls for stable delivery of a long term, low carbon energy strategy in new report Improving energy efficiency and resource productivity must be a priority in the government’s new industrial strategy, particularly in buildings and energy networks, according to a new report published today that summarises the engineering profession’s response to the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Lufft wind sensors on Argentine research station in the Antarctica

    Reliable even in eternal ice: 20 Lufft wind sensors are installed at the oldest Argentine Antartica research base which is still in operation. Did you know that the oldest still operated Argentine research station in the Antartica is equipped with 20 Lufft wind sensors since 2011? The Lufft WS200 sensors reliably and continuously deliver info on wind directions and ...

  • SDG&E Seeks More Storage To Harness Clean Energy And Enhance Reliability

    San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently announced that it has signed contracts for five new local battery storage facilities for a total of 83.5 megawatts (MW). These four-hour energy storage facilities would be like having batteries from more than 5,500 all-electric, long-range vehicles at the ready. In addition, the company signed a contract to add a 4.5 MW demand ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Lawrence Livermore energy flow charts show renewable energy increase, energy efficiency down

    Renewable energy resources are growing in the U.S., but overall energy efficiency is flagging, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The flow charts track the sources of energy for the nation and where it is used. Comparing 2016, the most recent year ...

  • CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven appointed as member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification

    We are proud to announce that CEO Ulrich Høgenhaven has been appointed as a member of The Danish Energy Agency’s advisory committee for technical certification of wind turbines, for the period 2017-2019. The committee for technical certification is an advisory committee, which has been appointed to evaluate the content and administration of the certification in order for wind ...


    By Viking Wind ApS

  • Russia Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

    Russia can increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from roughly 3 per cent today to more than 11 per cent by 2030, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of renewables between 2014 and 2030. Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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 ...

  • First Wind-Powered Recycling Robots in Malmö

    ZenRobotics Ltd. has delivered a ZenRobotics Recycler waste sorting system to its customer Carl F in Malmoe, Sweden. The wind-powered robotic sorting line has been operational since February and is the first of its kind in Sweden. The investment in robotic sorting technology is expected to increase the recovery with 12 000 tons annually. Carl F, based in Malmö, is a ...


    By ZenRobotics Ltd.

  • Scandinavian wind farm optimisation

    Many Scandinavian wind farms face a number of challenges including high levels of turbulence and wind shear from surrounding forestry and the impact of blade icing, and this wind farm was no different, experiencing these effects also.  The owner approached SgurrEnergy to deliver SgurrOptimiser services to the wind farm. ...


    By SgurrEnergy Ltd.

  • The merger of Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective

    The merger between Gamesa and Siemens Wind Power becomes effective today, after the registration of the combined company in the Mercantile Registry of Biscay, in Spain. This was the last step required to close the transaction announced in June 2016, after fulfillment of all the conditions precedent and other closing actions. This transaction creates a global leader in the wind power industry, ...


    By Gamesa

  • Gamesa to maintain 146 MW for Eolia Renovables at eight wind farms in Spain

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has secured a new agreement with Eolia Renovables, Spain's leading independent renewable energy operator, for the provision of operations and maintenance services in respect of 146 MW of turbines located in Spain for five years, until 2022. This marks the renewal of the agreement to operate and maintain this customer's 73 G90-2.0 MW ...


    By Gamesa

  • India joins IEA family, a major milestone for global energy governance

    The International Energy Agency welcomed India as an Association country on Thursday, expanding its partnership for a more secure and sustainable energy future with the world's third-largest energy consumer. The announcement was made in New Delhi during a joint press conference with Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA's Executive Director; Mr Piyush Goyal, Minister of State, with Independent Charge ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Growth of distributed renewable generation poses challenges for bulk electricity market

    The growth in renewable energy resources—particularly ones distributed across the grid—provide both an opportunity and a management challenge for the wholesale bulk-power market, according to a report from the ISO/RTO Council or IRC. The report by IRC’s Emerging Technologies Task Force ...

  • California lawmakers introduce plan to align renewable generation with peak demand

    In keeping with their reputation as champions of innovative clean energy and climate change policies, California lawmakers introduced legislation that would require more renewable generation be offered during the times of the day when consumers are more likely to consume energy. The bill, introduced by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo), is intended to align California’s ambitious ...

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