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  • Smart grid renewables integration

    Smart grid technologies are often portrayed as being vital to the efforts to increase renewable energy production, yet this aspect of the smart grid is the least developed. Massive amounts of new transmission lines will be necessary to access the best large-scale wind and solar resources, however the biggest buzz is about smart grid technologies at the distribution level. These tools include ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Grid Integration of Large Scale Renewables in the MENA Region

    Renewables Academy starts a new capacity building project for Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia on grid integration of renewable energies In order to empower professionals in the MENA region to be able to cope with high volumes of renewable energy power in their electricity systems, the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for ...

  • Grid Integration of Large Scale Renewables in the MENA Region

    Renewables Academy starts a new capacity building project for Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia on grid integration of renewable energies. In order to empower professionals in the MENA region to be able to cope with high volumes of renewable energy power in their electricity systems, the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the ...

  • GridBright to Leverage ARPA-E GRID DATA Repository to Support Integration of Solar

    GridBright, Inc. recently announced that it is part of three of the thirteen projects selected for award negotiations by the DOE SunShot Initiative ENERGISE; a $30M program to support integration of solar energy into the nation's electric grid, while diversifying the nation's electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid. The three projects represent ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Integrated Smart Grid Provides a Wide Range of Benefits in Ohio and the Carolinas

    Duke Energy’s comprehensive grid modernization program, funded in part by a Smart Grid Investment Grant from the Department of Energy, has reduced outages and improved power quality for Ohio and Carolinas customers. By deploying smart grid technologies and integrating them with upgraded back-end information management systems, Duke has improved operational ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • 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

  • 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

  • OTTI e.V. organises conference on grid integration for renewable energies in Berlin

    The East Bavarian Technology-Transfer-Institute (OTTI) is organising the Fifth International Conference on Grid Integration for Renewable Energies. For the first time, the event will take place in the country making a major change in its energy policy: Germany. From 4 to 6 December in Berlin, international experts from 17 countries will be discussing the change in Germany’s energy policy ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • AWS Truepower Delivers Solutions to CAISO for Integration of Solar into Grid Operations

    AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in wind and solar energy consulting and engineering services, has delivered on a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot funded project awarded in 2013 worth $799,970 to help California Independent System Operator (CAISO) more reliably incorporate solar energy into its system. AWS Truepower, along with project team members Pacific Northwest National ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • International Organization for Standardization Approves Standard that Integrates Control Technologies into the Grid

    SGIP recently announced that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201-2016, Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), which helps electrical energy consumers participate in smart grid networks. The standard, published earlier this year by ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), provides a common basis ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • PNNL receives US$5.73m for integrated climate research and smart grid analysis

    The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has received more than $5 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to advance climate research and to further its ability to analyze 'smart' power grids. 'These new initiatives will help the U.S. maintain its scientific leadership and economic competitiveness while creating new jobs,' said Secretary Steven ...

  • Use of Regional Interconnections Crucial for Successful Integration of Renewable Energy into the Grid

    Integrating the growing share of renewable energy (RE) into the power grid is becoming a key challenge owing to its stochastic nature. One of the most efficient ways around this situation is to establish well-managed interconnections that allow surplus RE power to be transferred to other countries. Denmark's success dealing with RE through existing transmission ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Microinverters and DC Power Optimizers Will Be Critical to Grid-Scale Integration of Renewable Energy

    One part power electronics and one part networking and communications technology, microinverters and DC optimizers (commonly referred to as module-level power electronics, or MLPEs) are playing an increasingly significant role in large-scale and distributed renewable electricity generation. With the potential to improve the grid’s reliability and increase the overall energy harvest of solar ...

  • Key components and structural concepts of intelligent grid and renewable integration

    Intelligent Grid and Renewable IntegrationThe Intelligent Grid and Renewable Integration’ is a new report that examines the development prospects and future potential of an intelligent grid with integrated renewable forms of electricity production. This report identifies the key components and structural concepts that comprise the grid and analyzes the platforms that will form the basis of the ...


  • Renewable energy distributed through integrated Europe-wide grid

    A new report makes recommendations on how to develop a fully integrated, pan-European grid that can secure reliable electricity for the future while incorporating more renewable energy. The EU has set a target which states that a 20 per cent share of energy should come from renewable sources by 2020 1. Electricity systems will have to incorporate more renewable energy from a variety of sources, ...

  • Smartening the Grid - What’s at stake

    When President Obama signed into law the economic stimulus act, he opened the door for a massive infusion of capital to bring new forms of clean energy on line to reduce America’s dependency upon foreign oil, and to deploy technologies that would help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Of all the many initiatives that will be funded, none will have a greater impact in terms of bang for the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Wanted: GOLD for smart grid

    As John McDonald tells it, smart grid needs GOLD. And he's not talking money. GOLD stands for Graduates of the Last Decade, the technology savvy, risk-taking engineers and technicians who may be among the greatest benefactors of the new smart grid movement. While most recent college graduates face dismal employment prospects, for the GOLD kids, the job market is, well, golden. 'I've never seen ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Smart Grid at GLOBE 2012

    "Smart grid" technology will deliver more efficient and reliable power, although some consumers face rising costs to replace aging electric grid infrastructure, industry experts told the GLOBE 2012 business and environment conference. A "small minority" of consumers also still have concerns about privacy issues and potential health impacts of smart grid technology, they told a GLOBE ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Enterprise Architecture Provides Solutions to Smart Grid Systems Integration Challenges, Says Pike Research

    As smart meter installations begin to ramp down in North America, utilities are increasingly turning their attention to the next phase of smart grid deployments, including a wide range of infrastructure and application-oriented initiatives in areas as diverse as distribution automation, energy management, and electric vehicle integration.The challenge of ...


  • Vehicle-Grid Integration Services Revenue Is Expected to Total $68 Million from 2015 to 2024

    A recent report from Navigant Research analyzes the market opportunity for vehicle-grid integration (VGI) technologies to be used to support grid reliability and stability, including global market forecasts for vehicle-to-grid-enabled plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and VGI capacity and revenue, segmented by region, through 2024. ...

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