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  • Illinois Commerce Commission Initiates NextGrid Utility of the Future Study

    The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has launched its consideration of the utility of the future, announcing NextGrid -- a statewide collaborative to transform Illinois' energy landscape and economy. Convened by the Commission and led by an outside, expert facilitator, NextGrid is an approximately eighteen-month consumer-focused and collaborative study. In addition to identifying ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Xcel Energy Announces the Nation's Largest Multi-State Investment in Wind Energy

    Xcel Energy, the leading utility wind energy provider in the U.S., has plans to make the largest multi-state investment in wind capacity in the country. The company has proposed 11 new wind farms in seven states, which would add a total of 3,380 megawatts of new wind generation to its system. The proposed plan significantly increases the amount of wind energy in the company's energy mix by 2021, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Wind energy accounted for 5.5 percent of U.S. demand in 2016

    Wind power accounted for 5.5 percent of all electricity consumed in the United States in 2016, up from 4.7 percent in 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In addition, the EIA data shows that Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016. At least 14 ...

  • Kingspan Wind scoops industry award

    Kingspan Wind has been awarded ‘Highly Commended’ in the Large Scale Project of the Year category for its ‘Energise Funded Wind Initiative’ – a joint project in partnership with Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) and Orkney Renewables. The company received this prestigious accolade at this year’s ‘Scotland Energy Efficiency & Healthy Homes Regional ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Fortum to Start Building the Ånstadblåheia Wind Farm in Norway

    Fortum is launching construction of the Ånstadblåheia wind farm in Norway. The construction will begin with ground works in March, and the wind farm is expected to start production in 2018. Fortum announced the acquisition of three wind projects on 8 November 2016 and 5 January 2017. Fortum has decided to purchase 14 wind turbines from Vestas for the ...


    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.

  • Gamesa steps up purchasing from Spanish suppliers by 17% in 2016

    Gamesa purchased €936 million worth of goods and services from Spanish suppliers in 2016, marking year-on-year growth of 17%, with the attendant positive impact in terms of wealth and job creation. In addition, last year Gamesa increased its Spanish supplier base by 36%, adding 859 new companies to bring the total to 3,237 suppliers. Spain accordingly accounts for the biggest share of ...


    By Gamesa

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • ABB and Enbala Power Networks To Co-Develop Grid Software

    ABB announced it has invested in Enbala Power Networks, a leading developer of software for managing power distribution networks. The investment was made through ABB's venture capital unit, ABB Technology Ventures. Today's grid operators require digital solutions to deal with challenges posed by the increasing amount of intermittent renewable and distributed energy sources being integrated into ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Kingspan Small Wind at Tokyo’s Wind Expo 2017

    We’re delighted to say we’re heading to Japan, joining our KingsAsia Inc distributor colleagues at Wind Expo 2017 in Tokyo.  We will also be supporting our other distributors Aiken Denko Inc and Asahi Technology Co. Ltd We’ll be there to talk about our world-leading KW3 and KW6 small ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • Advanced Energy Economy: Over 3 Million in U.S. Now Work for Clean Energy

    This week, national business groups representing the range and breadth of clean energy companies in the United States cheered government statistics showing their industries support more than 3 million American jobs - equal to the employment of retail stores across the country, and twice as many jobs as involved in construction of buildings. This is based on 2016 data recently released by the U.S. ...


    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gamesa to supply the turbines for Indonesia`s first wind farm

    Gamesa, a global technology leader in wind energy, has entered into an agreement with PT UPC Sidrap Bayu Energi - a joint venture owned by UPC Renewables, PT Binatek and AC Energy Holdings- for the supply of 75 MW for the first wind farm ever to be commissioned in Indonesia, a high-potential wind market1. This order also constitutes a sales and product milestone for Gamesa as it marks the first ...


    By Gamesa

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