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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

  • GE and Southern California Edison Debut World`s First Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid

    GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) recently unveiled the world's first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California. This is the first of two units that GE has delivered for SCE only months after announcing initial deployment plans of this innovative technology. The system, called the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT)* supports SCE's increasing renewable energy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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 ...

  • Combined energy and water system could provide for millions

    Original story at MIT News Many highly populated coastal regions around the globe suffer from severe drought conditions. In an effort to deliver fresh water to these regions, while also considering how to produce the water efficiently using clean-energy resources, a team of researchers from MIT ...

  • 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 ...

  • Thailand gears up to be ‘The energy hub for Asia` with Ministry of Energy setting the stage for it next December

    Mr. Areepong Bhoocha-Oom, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of Thailand launched today the ‘Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference’ as a major initiative towards securing the path to Thailand’s Energy 4.0. The transformation and development of Thailand is a major priority for the government which creates incredible business ...


    By dmg :: events

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

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