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  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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    The US will need to expand and modernize its outdated power transmission grid to incorporate more renewable energy sources, but balkanized ownership and regulation are going to make that process slow and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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Siemens Canada and NB power to develop comprehensive smart grid program

    Siemens and New Brunswick's NB Power officially announced plans recently for a multi-year Smart Grid Reduce and Shift Demand (RASD) modernization plan that will invest in technology and educate customers, offering business and residents more choice and control over their energy consumption. "We look forward to working with Siemens," says Gaëtan Thomas, NB Power President and CEO. "This ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Ideal Power Converters and NREL Achieve Breakthrough Vehicle to Grid Demonstration

    Ideal Power Converters (IPC), a developer of disruptive power converter solutions, is pleased to announce that the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has successfully demonstrated vehicle to grid (V2G) ...


  • NYISO Strategic Plan: Sustaining Reliable Power with Grid Advances

    Serving consumers' changing power needs, addressing public policy goals and maintaining grid reliability are key components of a multi-year strategic plan released by the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO). The NYISO's 2017-2021 Strategic Plan focuses on technology advances and infrastructure investment as it prepares New York's electric grid for the future. The integration of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • GE announces $200 million fund to accelerate power grid technology

    GE announced today a $200 million open innovation challenge that seeks breakthrough ideas to create a smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid, and accelerate the adoption of more efficient grid technologies. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt unveiled the challenge, the "GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid," here today. The global challenge invites technologists, entrepreneurs and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Update to Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid Report Now Available

    The Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released an update to its 2012 Large Power Transformers and the U.S. Electric Grid report. The new report includes updated information about global electrical steel supply conditions and discusses the increased domestic production of large power transformers resulting from four new or expanded ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • From power grids to heartbeat: Using mathematics to restore rhythm

    When a rhythm stalls, the effect can be fatal – in a power grid it can mean a blackout, and in the human heart even death. An international team of scientists has now developed a new approach for revoking these undesired quenching states. They use an advanced mathematical methodology, building on complex networks analysis, and demonstrate it in experiments with chemical reactions. This ...

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