renewable energy regulation Articles

  • Smart energy needs smarter regulation

    As Europe’s smart energy community looks forward to coming together at European Utility Week (EUW) 2016 in Barcelona later this year, Global Smart Grid Federation’s Ronnie Belmans looks at how energy regulation could be refocused to the benefit of the industry and consumers. A recent survey of EUW’s Advisory Board Members revealed that almost 70 per cent of them thought that ...


    By Synergy Events

  • The Smart Grid ‘Acid Test’ – Accommodating Variable Renewable Energy (VRE)

    In the previous posts, we have discussed the need for the regulators and policy makers to develop a new framework on which to build Smart Grid. The next stage is to investigate how much VRE can be accommodated through Smart Grid. Maximising the amount of VRE that can be accommodated is the ‘Acid Test’ for Smart Grid. We are moving from a central system that provides consistent power ...

  • A novel particle swarm optimisation self-regulating stand-alone wave energy conversion scheme

    The paper presents a novel stabilisation scheme system for a wave energy converter (WEC) using permanent magnet linear generator (PMLG) connected to a six-pulse diode rectifier. The proposed controller of WEC-battery renewable energy system is based on multi-objective particle swarm optimisation (MOPSO) technique. The optimisation algorithm is implemented to control a novel low cost dynamic AC ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The renewal of licensing system for nuclear reactors in Indonesia

    This paper describes the renewal of the licensing system for nuclear reactors in Indonesia stipulated in the new legislation and regulations. The new Act, Number 10 Year 1997 on Nuclear Energy, provides for licensing by the regulatory body of personnel and installations. The construction and operation of nuclear reactors and other nuclear installations, as well as the decommissioning of nuclear ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • As renewable electricity is added to the grid, are power markets misfiring?

    When increasing megawatt-hours of variable solar and wind energy began coursing through the grid, the initial concern was an operational one—could grid reliability be maintained. But it turns out those megawatt-hours are creating market challenges, as well. What needs to be done to right the markets? Travis Kavulla, vice chairman of the Montana Public Service Commission, and Albert Cheung, ...

  • Bioenergy Outlook: Defending the renewable fuels standard

    Although major advances in climate change and renewable energy policies are unlikely this year, there is still much that can and must be done. It is true that there are major obstacles to progress in Washington DC, but further repeating the discouraging prognosis will not be helpful. Instead, Bioenergy Outlook — BioCycle’s new bioenergy column — will, in this and occasional ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Designing renewable contracts that value CSP storage

    As California ramps up its storage requirements, it has not included Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) with integrated energy storage. Instead it is testing pilot projects using batteries at utility-scale, even though it must be obvious to bean counters at utilities ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Grounding Green Power: bottom-up perspectives on smart renewable energy policy in developing countries

    Developing Countries in the Renewable Energy Transformation In order to meet the intensifying climate challenge, the global energy system must undergo a fundamental transformation, with a rapid increase of renewable energy worldwide. Developing countries are at the forefront of this challenge, since they are expected to add around 80 percent of all new electric generation capacity ...

  • South Africa innovates to support soaring renewables growth

    Government and investors are working hard to increase the competitiveness of wind and solar projects in one of the world's fastest-growing renewable energy markets, official representatives said at the CSP Today South Africa 2016 conference on June 8. South Africa's 2010 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) targeted 8.4 GW of wind and 8.4 GW solar capacity by 2030 and in 2011 the government ...


    By FC Business Intelligence

  • Novel regulated DC/DC and DC/AC power converters

    Power sources with a desired voltage profiles, are required in many applications including renewable energy. Although in most cases, a sinusoidal waveform of specified amplitude and frequency is of interest, other types of voltage profiles, such as square, trapezoidal, triangular, etc., may also be required in amplifiers, shakers, mechatronics, etc., applications. In this paper, a capacitor ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oceans of Energy

    Technologies that harness the energy of moving water or temperature differentials in the oceans promise to deliver abundant carbon-free electricity. Long before humans got hooked on fossil fuels, we learned how to harness the power of water to do work. Rivers ran mills that ground flour, sawed logs or spun looms that transformed fibers into textiles. Later generations realized that moving water ...


    By Ensia

  • Energy Security

    Renewable & Clean Energy Solutions to Secure Energy Independence from Foreign Oil. FOREIGN OIL: As imports grow and world prices rise, the amount of money we send to foreign nations every year is soaring. At current oil prices, we will send $700 billion dollars out of the country this year alone — that’s four times the annual cost of the ...

  • An analysis of spatial pricing and renewable generation in the British electricity system

    This paper investigates the importance of implementing adequate locational signals and their possible effects on the development of renewable energy sources. In particular, the paper investigates a potential conflict in the British electricity system between the introduction of more efficient spatial pricing and the development of wind energy in the north of the country. The regulatory and ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A combined electro-mechanical control technique for dynamic voltage regulation of a stand-alone wind turbine generator

    This paper introduces a computer-based model and dynamic simulation of a combined electro-mechanical control technique for a stand-alone wind turbine generator system. The presented combined control technique consists of three closed loops for speed regulation, nacelle alignment and dynamic load voltage regulation. Speed regulation is achieved by adjusting the pitch angle of the turbine blades. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Biomass energy outlook

    Over the last three or four weeks, my newsletter, Burning Bio News, has been oddly extreme. Timothy Searchinger, Princeton University, is churning out more antibiofuel hearsay. Dennis Avery, Hudson Institute, was in the news again putting a counter-spin on climate change. The U.S.EPA released its proposed rule for regulation of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) that includes industrial facilities that emit ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • The Energy Revolution is Here

    We live in an exciting time. Yes, glaciers are melting, sea levels are rising, and in my new home in the Western United States, earlier snowmelts, longer summers, and hotter temperatures have made wildfires 400 percent more frequent. And yet, there are encouraging signs we are in the midst of an energy revolution that is sure to transform our climate, our economy, and our lives for the better. ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Tracking clean energy progress

    Each year, the IEA’s Tracking Clean Energy Progress (TCEP) report examines developments across a range of clean energy sectors and technologies. The TCEP uses benchmarks for 2025 as modelled in Energy Technology Perspectives 2017, as well as the milestones identified in the IEA Technology Roadmaps. Measuring against these benchmarks provides an assessment of whether technologies, energy ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Wind & solar energy and nature conservation

    Climate change and the degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity cannot be solved in isolation. Land and marine ecosystems play a crucial role in the climate system, capturing roughly half of carbon dioxide emissions generated by human activities (UNEP, 2009). Protecting biodiversity preserves ecosystem services that are important for regulating the climate and helping us to adapt to the impacts ...

  • Energy Efficiency prospects: What to watch

    Events unfolding in two US Northeast states – New York and Massachusetts – signal increased business opportunity for energy efficiency companies, green architects, lighting contractors, smart grid innovators and others in the business of saving energy. First, the energy efficiency world should keep an eye on debate over the possible shutdown of the Indian Point nuclear power plant in ...

  • Wind energy in Italy: regulatory and technical aspects

    Italy has carried out the deregulation of the electricity sector. The EU 'Renewable Directive' gave Italy a very ambitious burden sharing: by 2010, 25% of the demand will be faced by renewable energy against a 1997 baseline of 16%. To sustain such development, the producers/importers have a yearly obligation to inject into the system 'green production': in 2002 by 2% increasing to 3.05% by 2006 ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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