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  • Gamesa Finalizes Development Of Off-grid System Prototype

    November 10, 2016 -- Gamesa has achieved a new milestone in the development of its off-grid technology with the installation and start-up of a lithium battery for energy storage at the company's prototype in La Muela (Aragon). Gamesa's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • Advancing the State of the Grid in Tennessee

    Today, I joined the Electric Power Board (EPB) of Chattanooga and DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), as well as Congressional and local dignitaries and members of the Tennessee community, for the launch ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Conference to Examine Microgrids for Energy Resiliency and Off-Grid / On-Grid Applications

    Global microgrid capacity is expected to grow from 1.4 GW in 2015 to 7.6 GW in 2024 under a base scenario, according to Navigant Research.* The drivers behind this growth range from the need for greater grid reliability and resiliency, to the integration of more renewable ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Building a continental renewable super grid

    As the planet warms and the economy cools, renewable resources are emerging as a realistic means to solve both problems in a timely fashion. Advocates of renewable energy want trillions of dollars spent in the coming decades on a continental-scale smart grid that will slash global greenhouse gas emissions and turn society toward a prosperous and ecological future. How can we build such a grid? ...


    By Global Policy Innovations

  • Distribution automation is critical to grid optimization

    In the context of the smart grid, distribution automation (DA) encompasses a family of technologies, including controls, circuit breakers, reclosers, switches, capacitors, line sensors, voltage regulators, communications, and associated management software, that helps operate the grid with more efficiency and reliability. Annual utility spending will exceed $10 billion in the coming years, and ...

  • National Grid call for evidence extension

    On 9th October 2012, National Grid, as the System Operator, the proposed delivery body for Electricity Market Reform (EMR), published a call for evidence to gather data and evidence to feed into  the analysis it will undertake to inform CfD strike prices for renewable technologies. This ...

  • China`s first 10MW ground mount solar system connects to the grid

    Suntech Power Holdings Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STP), the world's leading manufacturer of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules, has announced the completion and grid connection of the first 10MW utility-scale solar power project in China. Located in Shizuishan, Ningxia Autonomous Region, the 10MW ground mount solar system is the first phase of a 50MW solar plant that is targeted to be completed ...

  • National Grid Begins Upgrade To Natural Gas Delivery System In Brooklyn And Queens

    National Grid will begin construction of the Brooklyn/Queens Interconnect project this week, connecting the company's existing distribution systems in Brooklyn and Queens, which will ensure reliability and safety, provide additional natural gas and meet future energy needs for customers. This is the first pipeline to be installed in the area in 50 years. ...


    By National Grid PLC

  • Evolving Smart Grid Systems Leading the Utilities into Smart Community Business

    Power utilities are considered one of the most stable and predictable sectors, although changing factors, such as business scenario, consumer behavior, environmental awareness, smart grid integration, have transformed the sector into a dynamic industry, giving rise to the new concept of smart cities and smart communities. The evolution of a utility business driven by smart grid integration has ...


  • Power Grid System Market in Subsea Worth $2,365.1 Million by 2018

    The report "Power Grid System Market In Subsea, By Offshore Power (Captive Generation, Wind Power, Others), Components (Cables, Variable Speed Drives, Transformers, Switchgears, Others), and Geography - Global Trends & Forecast To 2018",defines and segments the Global Market with analysis and forecast of the global revenue. Subsea Power Grid Market will grow from an estimated ...


  • November 2014 PSERC Webinar: Transforming the Grid from the Distribution System Out

    The DOE-funded Power Systems Engineering Research Center (PSERC) is offering a free public webinar presenting the challenges and opportunities associated with dynamic distribution system architecture. This new dynamic distribution system connects central and local electricity generation, storage, microgrids, and loads with a marketplace that enables energy transactions, such as payments passing ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Yingli Green Energy Powers Tibetan Families with Off-grid PV Systems

     Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited (NYSE: YGE) ("Yingli Green Energy" or the "Company"), a leading solar energy company and one of the world's largest vertically integrated photovoltaic manufacturers, which markets its products under the brand "Yingli Solar," today announced that its wholly-owned ...

  • How California Created a New System for Determining the Costs of Grid Connection

    Interconnecting to the grid is one of the key hurdles for renewable energy project development. The process can be lengthy, expensive and irksome. Some projects take three or more years to get interconnected, with a price tag of millions of dollars, and it is because of these difficulties that there has been a renewed focus around the country on reforming the interconnection process. ...


    By Greentech Media

  • Helix Wind, Corp. to Release 2nd Generation Smart Grid Monitoring System

    ENHANCED INTEGRATED WEB-BASED SOFTWARE AND IMPROVED HARDWARE POWAY, Calif. - Helix Wind, Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: HLXW) announces today the release of its next generation Wind Turbine Monitoring System (WTMS). Helix Wind has significantly improved its smart grid technology, which monitors performance and uptime of Helix Wind Savonius turbines and connected power ...


  • INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a ...

  • New manager for On and off-grid projects at Donauer Solartechnik

    In the light of its successful business development Donauer Solartechnik is expanding its management team. Andreas Fornwald (46) will lead the business area On and Off-Grid Projects. In this newly created position he is responsible for the acquisition of solar projects worldwide, the creation of new concepts for off-grid solar systems and for the commercial launch of innovative solutions for ...


  • Tribal Energy webinar focuses on electric grid

    Learn about how and why the electric grid works in a new webinar, Understanding the Grid, to be held on Wednesday, March 27, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. This is the third in a series of free tribal energy webinars sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Tribal Energy Program, and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. Energy Grid Needs a $15 Billion Overhaul

    A comprehensive report on the vulnerability of the U.S. energy system released by the U.S. Energy Department calls for investments in the electric grid to protect it from extreme weather incidents and physical or cyber-attacks. Containing more than 50 recommendations the report calls for major investments over the next decade to improve ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Verengo Solar Steps Up Partnership With GRID Alternatives

    Verengo Solar, one of the nation's leading residential solar companies, today announced they have successfully installed the first batch of GRID Alternatives residential projects in Southern California. The three Verengo residential installations were done in a neighborhood of Piru in Eastern ...


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