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  • Berenschot: HeatMatrix heat recovery technology can make a substantial contribution to the Dutch industry CO2 reduction ambition

    The industry in the Netherlands can reduce its CO2 emission by 2,5 up to 5 megaton per year, by application of the HeatMatrix polymer heat exchanger technology. In addition, the heat recovery leads to a lower energy consumption. These are the conclusions of research done by consultancy company Berenschot into the potential CO2 and energy savings the technology offers. With these potential ...


    By HeatMatrix Group

  • NREL Collaborates with Holy Cross Energy To Demonstrate New Control Paradigms and Models for Integration of Grid-Friendly Distributed Energy Resources

    A cross-cutting team composed of NREL, Holy Cross Energy, Survalent, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association is studying approaches to integrating grid-friendly distributed energy resources (DERs).The collaboration will test the benefits of control algorithms as applied to data acquired from Holy Cross Energy's distribution management system.While most large, investor-owned ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Industry Leaders Collaborate to Launch New Regulatory Innovation Initiative

    A diverse group of national nonprofit organizations and industry thought leaders announced a new initiative to help evolve state regulatory processes for the power sector to keep pace with the dynamic energy needs of customers and develop more effective ways of working together to identify and deliver new solutions to those needs. Renovate is convened by the Smart Electric Power Alliance ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Mexico Governor Signs Energy Transition Act Into Law

    New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham recently signed into law The Energy Transition Act (SB489), advancing the state’s national leadership in renewable energy with a goal to source 50 percent of New Mexico’s energy from renewable sources by 2030. The law sets even higher goals for the future, targeting 80 percent renewable energy by 2040 and 100 percent carbon-free energy by 2045. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • How ESCos can help housing providers unlock heat network projects

    Housing providers can find out how Energy Service Companies (ESCos) can help them deliver on their heat network ambitions at a breakfast seminar in Central London on Thursday 28 March. The free event is open to housing associations, local authorities, private housing developers and build-to-rent investors. Delegates will find out how ESCos can take the strain out of financing, developing and ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • Creg approves no-deal Brexit cross-border rules: Update

    Belgian energy regulator Creg has approved transmission system operator (TSO) Elia's proposed changes to the rules for day-ahead cross-border power capacity allocations with the UK in the case of a no-deal Brexit. The changes to allocation and nomination rules would allow the explicit purchase of day-ahead capacity between Belgium and the UK. This process is designed as an alternative to the ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • California Energy Commission Adopts Renewable Energy Reports Showing Substantial Progress Toward Goals

    With another sign that California is reaching its ambitious clean energy goals, the California Energy Commission recently (3/12) approved renewable energy reports covering 40 of the state's 44 publicly owned electric utilities (POUs). The Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) establishes intermediate targets for each multi-year compliance period. By the end of the 2014-2016 period, POUs had to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Venezuela´s oil re-opening unlikely before 2024

    Venezuela's political opposition is proposing a comprehensive oil reform that would allow foreign investors to own up to 100pc of oil assets from the wellhead to the retail level, but a historic re-opening of the Opec country´s oil industry is unlikely before 2024-25. Borrowing a page from Mexico's sweeping 2014 oil reform, proposed legislation would establish an independent hydrocarbons ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Venezuela´s oil re-opening unlikely before 2024

    Venezuela's political opposition is proposing a comprehensive oil reform that would allow foreign investors to own up to 100pc of oil assets from the wellhead to the retail level, but a historic re-opening of the Opec country´s oil industry is unlikely before 2024-25. Borrowing a page from Mexico's sweeping 2014 oil reform, proposed legislation would establish an independent hydrocarbons ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • I-SEM will continue in no-deal Brexit

    The Irish all-island integrated single electricity market (I-SEM) will continue even if the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, but cross-border trade with Great Britain would become much less efficient, the Irish and Northern Irish energy regulators have said. All-island trade within I-SEM would continue as is, the regulators said. But trade between I-SEM and Great Britain "will ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • NREL Data Book Reveals Trends in U.S. and Global Renewable Energy Growth

    U.S. renewable electricity grew to 19.7 percent of total installed capacity and 17.7 percent of total electricity generation in 2017, compared to 18.3 percent of total installed capacity and 15.6 percent of total electricity generation in 2016 according to the 2017 Renewable Energy Data BookPDF, now in its 10th edition. Installed global renewable electricity capacity also continued to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Petrobras to cut more costs, delays offshore unit

    Brazil's state-controlled Petrobras has delayed the installation of a fifth production platform at the Buzios pre-salt field by one year to 2022, part of a deeper cost-cutting plan. Around 60,000 b/d of oil equivalent (boe/d) of production will be lost over the 2022-23 period as a result of the platform delay. The new ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Trump budget spares oil sector from deep cuts

    President Donald Trump's proposed budget would cut billions of dollars from the energy sector's top regulators but spare federal programs that are important to oil and gas companies. The fiscal 2020 budget, released today, would make deep cuts to non-defense government spending. It has already been declared dead on arrival in Congress. The US Interior Department and the US Environmental ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Department of Energy to Provide $30 Million for Fusion Research on International Facilities

    Recently (3/8), the U.S. Department of Energy announced a plan to provide $30 million for experimental research on magnetic fusion energy science at international fusion facilities known as tokamaks.  The research will be conducted by U.S. scientists on existing facilities in the European Union, South Korea, and other countries that have existing bilateral agreements with the United ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Four Microturbines ordered for Mexico - two for a petfood manufacturer, two for a latex glove maker

    Capstone Turbine Corp. has won orders for four C200 systems to be installed in Mexico for two industrial combined heat and power (CHP) applications. ...


    By Global Media Publishing Ltd.

  • Rental Compact Gensets at Halley Research Station, antarctic base

    Two R165 Rental Compaqct Gensets have been installed at the Antarctic Survey Halley Research Station, explains Vicci Tanner, Area Sales Manager KOHLER-SDMO. Each 50HZ genset is diesel-fuelled and has a consumption rate of 14.03 gal/100mi from a 229.3 gallon fuel tank. Halley Research Station is based on the Brunt Ice Shelf and was established to study the Earth’s atmosphere. The current ...


    By Global Media Publishing Ltd.

  • Trump budget sustains coal support

    President Donald Trump's fiscal 2020 year budget proposes less restrictive cuts for coal-related programs than for other government areas, in some cases even increasing funding. The proposed budget released today would trim funding to the Interior Department's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) by 11.7pc and 23.2pc, respectively, to ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Market Launch of E.ON's Smart Home Energy Application in the UK

    Smart, sustainable living is now becoming reality for London home buyers. In cooperation with quality British homebuilding company Berkeley, E.ON is exclusively offering the new digital E.ON Home product to new home buyers alongside smart energy technology upgrade packages. The performance of smart home energy technology packages can be ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Study By Schwarzenegger Institute Touts Benefits Of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program

    The Schwarzenegger Institute, part of the University of Southern California's Sol Price School of Public Policy, recently (3/6) released a comprehensive study highlighting the significant positive impacts of the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, including job creation, economic investment, energy savings and insurance savings. The PACE program was established ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Georgia Power Announces New Microgrid Project with Georgia Tech

    Georgia Power today announced, in collaboration with Georgia Tech, it will build a new 1.4 MW microgrid in Tech Square at Spring and 5th streets in Metro Atlanta. Microgrids are self-contained power systems co-located with the facilities they serve that include generation resources, storage systems and energy management systems. The Tech Square Microgrid, which was approved by the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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