virtual energy management Articles

  • Dispachability improvement of wind generation by the Virtual Power Producers

    Today, there is a growing environmental concern about where the energy that we use comes from, bringing the attention on renewable energies. However, the use and trade of the renewable energies in the market seem to be complicated because of the lack of guarantees of generation, mainly in the wind farms. The lack of guarantees is usually addressed by using a reserve generation. The aggregation of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How to grow a solar energy garden

    Getting energy from the sun is a great idea. However, installing solar panels house-by-house is slow, costly and cumbersome, and downright inefficient if the goal is to bring solar to the masses. This problem troubled Paul Spencer after he built his own uber-efficient, custom solar home near Aspen, Colorado in 2004.  The engineer and serial entrepreneur wondered how he could replicate his ...

  • Canada as an Energy Superpower- A Concept Revisited

    There have been many references over the past decade calling Canada an “energy superpower”. Apart from the political debate the term has engendered, many see the label more as a marketing ploy than as a statement of reality. There is no doubting Canada is a ‘super producer’ of energy, ranking among the five largest energy producers in the world, behind China, the United ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Ellen Williams: The future of energy innovation

    As director of the U.S. Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy, Ellen Williams plays a pivotal role in cultivating and guiding energy technology discovery and development in the United States. Ensia recently invited Williams to share her views on what we should watch for in the wide world of energy innovation in the months and years to come. What in your ...


    By Ensia

  • Case study - Synapsys - Making a splash in energy excellence

    Synapsys makes a splash in energy excellence Synapsys, UK leader in developing and supplying innovative communication interfaces for the built environment, is at the high-tech heart of a low carbon leisure centre building which has received a top accreditation for energy saving and attracted half a million visitors in its first year. The £7million new Wolverton Leisure ...

  • 10 Energy Hacks to Save Your Office Money This Winter

    Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a “limited understanding” of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey ...


    By DEXMA

  • Evaluation of the national nuclear energy R&D projects in Korea: multi-attribute utility analysis

    The Korean government has selected nuclear energy as the major source of electricity generation in Korea because of the lack of domestic energy resources. Thus, nuclear energy has become an increasingly vital part of resources for national development. The national nuclear energy R&D projects have been implemented for ensuring a safe and stable supply of nuclear energy in Korea since 1992. ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Strict Security Requirements and an Extensive Headquarters Location Lead Allstate to Select eSight

    Bringing in over $32 billion in revenue in 2011, Allstate is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer and one of the country's leading insurers in urban areas. Allstate encompases more than 70,000 professionals made up of employees, agency owners, and staff. Allstate helps nearly 16 million households insure what they have today and prepare for tomorrow.   The ...


    By eSight Energy

  • Efficiency: Highest priority for no one

    If there was still any question about the economic value of energy efficiency, it was put to rest this week by a McKinsey & Company report. The United States could save $1.2 trillion and generate 900,000 new jobs through better energy management, according to “Unlocking Energy Efficiency in the US Economy.” Sounds good. But there is a problem. We’ll need billions of keys to do the unlocking. ...

  • ENER-G shows how going green keeps business finances in the black

    Austerity is good for business at energy management and clean technology business ENER-G At a time when businesses are hanging onto the pennies and reluctant to borrow, ENER-G is providing cash strapped organisations with free energy saving technologies - paid for via tomorrow's energy savings. This is a win-win business model ...


    By ENER-G

  • 7 Theses on Storage Systems in Commercial Applications

    Solar storage systems are now the focus of attention more than ever before. The application areas are as different as the requirements. While private PV system operators work toward optimizing self-consumption, storage systems in industry are mainly used to provide control reserve and thus ensure grid stability. In commercial storage ...


    By SMA Solar

  • Exclusive Interview with Andreas Umbach, President & CEO, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland

    Exclusive Interview with Andreas Umbach, President & CEO, Landis+Gyr, Switzerland. Landis+Gyr is Platinum Sponsor of European Utility Week 2013. Smart Grid developments are happening at quite a pace within Europe and the ...


    By Synergy Events

  • Case study - WESPs: Securing a cleaner future for power-generating facilities

    This article explains why wet electrostatic precipitators remain a viable technology for dealing with today's increasingly stringent compliance issues. Despite recent, recession-related volatility in both power generation and consumption, industry analysts expect a resumption of long-term growth trends as continued global demand for energy — in both developed and developing nations ...


    By Beltran Technologies, Inc.

  • Emerging Technologies – How will they change our lives?

    Forward planning by governmental agencies is often criticized for being too focused on short term political mandate priorities.  A recent report by Policy Horizons Canada, a federal government agency, on emerging technologies is a refreshing change from that norm.  The report explored how emerging technologies will shape the economy and our society, and what challenges (and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Will natural gas dim solar’s shine?

    As natural gas booms, renewable energy proponents ponder whether it will serve as a bridge or roadblock to photovoltaic power On the outskirts of downtown St. Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy’s High Bridge Generating Station offers an iconic view of the current state of electrical generation in the United ...


    By Ensia

  • Research team in PCM storage breakthrough

    Storage tanks at Valle 1 and 2, in Cadiz, Spain. Image courtesy of Sener.   Researchers in Catalunya have modelled a radical new PCM storage design that could deliver a 74 % thermal capacity efficiency with 32 % less salt than a traditional ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Kuwait: A CSP market worth entering?

    Kuwait's renewable energy plans show that CSP has a paramount role to play in the country's future energy mix, but when will developments pick up pace? Progress in Kuwait's CSP projects has been slower than anticipated. While the net gas importer signed multi-year supply deals for liquefied natural gas with Qatargas and Shell, and is considering similar agreements with Iran and the United ...


    By FCBI Energy

  • Consumers will save the world (If you give them points)

    Last summer, OgilvyEarth released Mainstream Green, a significant study on why mainstream consumers weren't buying into the green movement. Mainstream Green noted that the majority of consumers were 'light green' and willing to act sustainably, but the incentives simply weren't motivating. I've ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Rare Earth Metals: The Electrical Industry`s Newest `Issue`

    It seems that every year there’s a supply / demand issue our industry is faced with. Last year was the infamous ...


    By Connexion

  • Talking Point: Geothermal systems and the value of maintenance programmes

    Mike Deed, Managing Director of Geoquip Water Solutions, is the author of Talking Point in the October issue of Groundwater Engineering. He focuses on the huge benefits of installing a geothermal system and the importance ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

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