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  • Microsoft announces largest ever wind energy purchase

    Microsoft inked its largest wind energy deal to date earlier this month, signing two agreements representing 237 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity, bringing Microsoft’s total investment in wind energy in the U.S. to over 500 megawatts. Microsoft has contracted with Allianz Risk Transfer to acquire energy from the new 178 MW Bloom Wind project in  Kansas, as well as with Black Hills ...

  • Connecting dead ends increases power grid stability

    Climate change mitigation strategies such as the German Energiewende require linking vast numbers of new power generation facilities to the grid. As the input from many renewable sources is rather volatile, depending on how much the wind blows or the sun shines, there’s a higher risk of local power instabilities and eventually blackouts. Scientists from the Potsdam Institute for Climate ...

  • Indian states `jeopardising` National Grid by overdrawing power

    The Indian Power Ministry has issued a stern advisory to States overdrawing power asking them to discipline themselves and not to jeopardize the National Grid failing which they would face severe action. States have been warned that with the integrated grid any continued and rampant indiscipline may have extremely serious ramifications for the country as a whole. In a meeting convened by ...


    By Indian Government

  • New method prevents power grid instability

    The power industry places specific requirements on a continuous balance between production and consumption. Hence it is particularly important to ensure stable and efficient system operation. In the event of imbalance the grid may oscillate, which may lead to failure affecting large areas, with serious technical, financial and social consequences. In the worst case, lives may be lost. Describing ...

  • EUR 100m to ACEA for Rome’s power grid

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the multi-utility ACEA today initialled a EUR 100m loan for the planned investments on Rome’s power grid. This loan is the first tranche of the EUR 200m financing operation approved in June by the EIB in support of ACEA’s four-year energy sector plan (2008-2011), which will cost over EUR 400m. The project, which is in line with the EIB’s lending criteria in ...

  • SDE Will Grid India With Sea Wave Power Plants

      Cost Price  of KW/h is 2 cents, the cost of construction of  a facility with a capacity of  1 MW  is 1  M  $ Delegation of a major Indian automobile manufacturers ...


    By SDE. Ltd

  • 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 ...

  • Utilities Partner to Enhance Power Grid Preparedness

    November 2, 2016 -- Southern Company, along with Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU), PPL Electric Utilities and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA),have announced a new initiative designed to enhance the resiliency and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Intelligent grid for Australia’s future power supply

    The Intelligent Grid Cluster – officially launched in Sydney by Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research - is a major collaborative research venture between the CSIRO and the university sector under the CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship. The Federal Government, through CSIRO and the Flagship Collaboration Fund, has contributed more than A$3 million to the ...

  • Wind energy bumps into power grid`s limits

    When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent US$320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing. That is a symptom of a broad national problem. Expansive dreams about renewable ...

  • Policy options for expanding and modernizing the US power grid

    The US will need to expand and modernize its outdated power transmission grid to incorporate more renewable energy sources, but balkanized ownership and regulation are going to make that process slow and difficult, according to a new Duke University analysis. Yang is the lead author of a 26-page paper from CCPP reviewing these challenges and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Europe’s planned ‘Super Grid’

    An electricity super grid is being planned to connect all 28 European Union countries and provide them with insurance against power blackouts. Forty leading organisations from research, industry, utilities and grid operators are combining in a €63 million research program aimed at incorporating all renewable energies into a super grid that can balance intermittent sources of electricity and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Australia’s Smart Grid Opportunity

    Australia is now considered to be one of the world leaders in technology, comparable only to the United States in terms of smart grid innovation. Last year they received from the Federal Government a National Energy Efficiency Initiative of AU$100 million to develop a smart-grid energy network. A recent study, conducted by IDC, polled utility leaders from Australia, about their major initiatives, ...


    By GDS International

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Smart Grids on the Verizon

    The European Union recently announced concern that more than 55% of its energy still comes from outside of its jurisdiction. Therefore new legislations have been passed to force large utilities to promote to their customers a more frugal approach to energy usage, backed by massive investment in the renewable sector. The end goal is to reduce the energy reliance outside the EU.   Owing to ...


    By GDS International

  • New York Completes Smart Grid Project to Build a More Reliable, Resilient Power Grid

    As part of the Obama Administration’s broader efforts to strengthen critical energy infrastructure and build a stronger, more reliable power grid, the Energy Department today recognized the completion of New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York. Today, Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

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