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    U.S. Department of Energy Launches Partnership Initiative to Strengthen Remote and Islanded Communities

    Recently (Oct 15), the U.S. Department of Energy announced the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Program (ETIPP), a new partnership that will provide resources and access to on-the-ground support for remote and islanded communities in the United States seeking to transform their energy systems and lower their vulnerability to energy disruptions. This cross-sector initiative will build ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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    Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to Optimize Solar Energy With Battery Storage

    The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is preparing to build four new battery energy storage systems that will boost the district's energy resilience and cut operational costs by optimizing solar power and reducing peak load at its facilities. The agency's board of directors last week voted to authorize $2.2 million to design the battery systems at water treatment plants in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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    Fluence Acquires Digital Intelligence Platform of AMS

    Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, today announced it has acquired the digital intelligence platform of AMS, a leading provider of AI-enabled optimized bidding software for utility-scale storage and generation assets. The combination of the two companies' technologies will help utilities, developers, and commercial and industrial customers optimize energy storage and flexible assets to deliver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Schneider Electric and SolarEdge Partner to Accelerate Residential Solar Market with Smart Home Energy Solution

    Schneider Electric this week announced a technological and commercial partnership with SolarEdge Technologies Inc. for North America that it projects will accelerate the residential solar market and provide homeowners with seamless energy management for smart homes of the future. The partnership marries Schneider Electric's expertise in energy distribution and automation solutions with ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Lightsource bp to hold community consultation event for new Gammaton Moor solar installation proposal

    Lightsource bp, a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects, will be outlining their proposal to fund, develop and build a 32MW solar installation on 137 acres of land at Webbery Barton and Cleave Farms, Gammaton Moor, at a virtual community information event on Thursday 29th October. Lightsource bp is inviting residents from the surrounding area to attend the ...


    By Lightsource BP

  • NYPA to Pilot Private LTE Wireless Network Technology

    The New York Power Authority (NYPA) announced this week that it has partnered with Nokia of America Corporation through a competitive bidding process to pilot private wireless LTE technology at its Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in Schoharie County. Nokia will be working with private spectrum providers on the project. NYPA also will be working with AT&T to see if its existing ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • India & South Asia Forecast to Invest $25.9 Billion in Smart Grid Infrastructure

    South Asia is set to become a leading destination for smart grid infrastructure investment over the next decade. Dominated by India, the region will invest $25.9 billion to modernize its power sector over the period 2020-2029, according to a new study published today by Northeast Group. Smart metering will account for the majority of investment but other segments such as grid automation and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NREL Unveils Open-Source Distributed Generation Market Demand Model

    After years of development, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the open-source dGen model, marking a new era since the model launched in 2016. Public users can access model methodology and instructions, run the code, and receive technical support from the dGen team. dGen simulates customer decisions about adopting and using solar, wind, and storage technologies for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Global Power System Transformation Consortium Launches

    This week during the BloombergNEF Summit, Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced the launch of the Global Power System Transformation Consortium (G-PST). Speaking during the European Energy Infrastructure in Transition Session, Zibelman highlighted the need for a major global collaborative effort in overcoming technical barriers related to the integration of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Department of Energy to Hold Sixth CyberForce Competition

    This week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its sixth CyberForce Competition will take place on November 14, 2020. The event, which challenges college students to compete in a realistic cybersecurity defense exercise, will be held virtually this year. Argonne National Laboratory, which hosted the first-ever CyberForce Competition in 2016, manages the competition on behalf of DOE's Office ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • CAB Solar Awarded Tenth U.S. Patent; Nine Additional Patents Pending

    CAB Solar is proud to announce it has been awarded a tenth U.S. Patent for its innovative Solar Cable Management Product Line. Nine additional patents are still pending with announcements expected in the coming months. The new patent provides additional coverage for CAB’s Cable Management System with Integrated Grounding which won the prestigious NECA Showstopper Award. The Showstopper, ...

  • Hybrid generator project earns podium place at prestigious awards

    The virtual ceremony of the second annual Diesel Progress Summit Awards was held on Tuesday, 20th October 2020. This event celebrates the major innovations in the automotive field across eight different categories for products already available for sale since the previous year. In the prestigious “Electric or Hybrid Application/Component of the Year” category, the innovative zero ...


    By Riello UPS Spa

  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Adopts Resolution Recognizing National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day

    The House in Pennsylvania passed HR 1022 by a vote of 202 to 0 recognizing October 8th as “National Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Day” in Pennsylvania. This bill was sponsored and introduced by our Representative Megan Schroeder. Follows were her remarks introducing the bill. “I will be offering a resolution recognizing October 8, 2020, as “National Hydrogen and Fuel ...


    By PDC Machines Inc.

  • Lazard Releases Annual Levelized Cost of Energy and Levelized Cost of Storage Analyses

    Lazard Ltd has released its annual in-depth studies comparing the costs of energy from various generation technologies and the costs of energy storage technologies for different applications. Lazard's latest annual Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 14.0) shows that as the cost of renewable energy continues to decline, certain technologies (e.g., onshore wind and utility-scale solar), which ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Efficiency Companies Raise $3.2 Billion in Corporate Funding in Q3 2020

    Global corporate funding (including venture capital funding, public market, and debt financing) for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors in Q3 2020 came to $3.2 billion compared to $1.2 billion in Q2, a 165% increase quarter-over-quarter (QoQ). Funding was also higher by 777% year-over-year (YoY) compared to the $365 million raised in 20 deals the same quarter last year. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • California Community Choice Aggregators Issue Request for Long-Duration Storage

    Eight Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) recently launched a joint Request for Offers to procure up to 500 megawatts of long-duration storage. The RFO is seeking a minimum 10-year contract for grid-charged technologies. Central Coast Community Energy, CleanPowerSF, Marin Clean Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, Redwood Coast Energy Authority, San Jose Clean Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Windkinetic: acquisition process accomplished

    Effective 24th September, the acquisition process started one year ago of WWS Group, owner of the Windkinetic brand, has been completed. The Board of Directors of FRIEM confirms Stefano Pellegrini, already appointed in June, as Chief Executive Officer of the subsidiary. “Being Stefano the manager of the Business Unit Energy - says Lorenzo Carnelli, CEO of FRIEM Group - his appointment ...


    By Friem S.p.A.

  • Wärtsilä to Supply U.S. City with GridSolv Quantum Energy Storage System

    The technology group Wärtsilä will supply its next generation energy storage system to AEP OnSite Partners to serve the City of Martinsville, Virginia, USA. Together with a 10-year Wärtsilä Guaranteed asset performance agreement, the system is estimated to provide substantial savings to the city. AEP OnSite Partners, a U.S. based provider of customer centric distributed ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • AWS, Hitachi America, Reply, USAA Join Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative

    The largest and most progressive companies in mobility continue to join MOBI, the Mobility Open Blockchain Initiative. The new community members join major automakers, smart city leaders, tech companies, startups, and other mobility stakeholders working together to accelerate the development and adoption of blockchain-based standards for the mobility ecosystem. These standards will be the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Enel Green Power Starts Construction of Its Second Solar + Storage Project in North America

    Enel, through its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, started construction of the 284 MW1 Azure Sky solar + storage project, its second hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage. The project is another milestone in the company's commitment, announced in July, to invest in renewables-plus-storage hybrids in the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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