Energy Management News

  • NextEra Energy Resources, Salt River Project Unveil Integrated Solar and Battery Plant

    NextEra Energy Resources and Salt River Project today announced the opening of Pinal Central Solar Energy Center (PCSEC), a universal-scale, integrated solar plant equipped with a battery system that will store energy and enable SRP to provide clean energy to customers when usage is at its highest and needed most. The 20MW solar photovoltaic generation facility, which ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • India`s first floating regasification terminal to start operations in Q4 2018

    India's first floating storage and regasification terminal or FSRU could begin importing LNG as early as the fourth quarter of this year on the country's west coast, the project's developer H-Energy Gateway Private Ltd and France's Engie, said in separate statements this week.  The Norway-flagged FSRU, named GDF Suez Cape Ann, which is under long-term timecharter ...


    By S&P Global Platts

  • Siemens Gamesa Inaugurates New Technology Center for Renewable Energy Systems in Madrid

    Siemens Gamesa recently (5/17) inaugurated a new Gamesa Electric technology and manufacturing centre in the Madrid town of San Fernando de Henares. As a result, the company has expanded and upgraded the facilities previously operated in Coslada, evidencing its clear-cut strategic commitment to technology development and innovation.The new plant is equipped with two test benches for testing and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SEIA Completes its Grid Modernization White Paper Series with In-Depth Look at Non-Wires Solutions

    Culminating a yearlong effort into grid modernization, today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) issued the fifth and final paper in its white paper series, Improving Opportunities for Solar Through Grid Modernization.Through this series, SEIA staff has offered thorough analyses on the expanding ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EPRI Study: Electrification Can Lower Costs, Reduce Energy Use and Emissions

    A new report by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) concludes that increased use of electric vehicles and increasing customer choice coupled with an expanded array of attractive electricity-powered technologies will help improve U.S. energy efficiency while reducing emissions in concert with substantial economic growth over the next three decades.  EPRI's U.S. National ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • XANT L Development on-track

    This year XANT will broaden its product portfolio with the new XANT L platform, taking the XANT USP’s to the 250-330kW power level. The XANT L extends the suitability of the XANT turbines into the MW-size range and for larger off-grid projects that require more installed wind capacity, the XANT L will be a more obvious choice than its smaller brother. For behind-the-meter customers that ...


    By XANT NV

  • Back to the future for Pacific mid-size wind

    When one of the biggest utility companies in the world turned to XANT to find a repowering solution for an older mid-size wind turbine, our design department gladly accepted the challenge. Raising the bar even higher, they wanted a gearless turbine as replacement of the current machine to be installed on the existing tower. And oh yes, OPEX had to be less than half and noise levels had to come ...


    By XANT NV

  • Energy-from-Waste firm brings industry-leading Spanish eco boilers to UK

    Macclesfield-based Tidy Planet has partnered with Spanish energy generation specialists SUGIMAT to become the UK’s exclusive distributor of their industry-leading boilers. With 40 years’ experience, SUGIMAT is a company which is globally renowned for its commitment to innovation in the thermal and power generation arena. Their waste, biomass and cogeneration boilers create energy ...


    By Tidy Planet Limited

  • Department of Energy Announces $72 Million to Advance High-Temperature Concentrating Solar Power Systems

    REcently (5/15), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $72 million for new projects to advance high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies. These projects will extend previous research on high-temperature components, develop them into integrated assemblies, and test these components and systems through a wide range of operational conditions. CSP technologies use ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Building a More Resilient Grid in Puerto Rico

    When Hurricane Maria struck the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico last September, it took the entire island's power grid with it. Today, over 95 percent of the island has its power restored, but the rebuilding process is far from finished. Over the long term, many challenges remain along with some ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Harnessing ocean energy

    AlphaMERS Ltd, a Bengaluru based SME has designed, prototyped and tested a device to covert ocean waves into electricity. The device has a seabed unit and surface floats. The 5 kW model tested satisfactorily in artificial wave tank at IIT Madras. The system has a lot of flexibility in customising to wave heights, tidal ranges and depths. AlphaMERS believed this can be useful for ports and Islands ...


    By AlphaMERS Ltd

  • Revenue for Intelligent Building Solutions Is Expected to Near $68 Billion in 2027

    A new report from Navigant Research examines the global intelligent buildings market in the era of digital transformation, providing forecasts, broken out by segment, subsegment, sector, and region, through 2027. Digital transformation is redefining business processes across industries, including in the intelligent buildings industry, where IT ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Switch2 Energy welcomes proposed heat network regulation

    Community and district heating specialist Switch2 Energy has welcomed proposals to regulate the heat network sector by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). This chimes with earlier recommendations for a new regulatory framework from the Heat Network Task force, which is supported by Switch2..   In its ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • SMUD Selects OSI Technology for a New Advanced Distribution Management System

    Open Systems International, Inc. (OSI) has been selected by the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to supply a new Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) based on OSI's monarch  operations technology (OT) platform. This state-of-the-art solution will interface with SMUD's existing Energy Management System and Outage Management System, enabling ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • California Energy Commission Adopts Standards Requiring Solar Systems for New Homes, First in Nation

    Moving to cut energy use in new homes by more than 50 percent, the California Energy Commission today adopted building standards that require solar photovoltaic systems starting in 2020. The building energy efficiency standards, which are the first in the nation to require solar, will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equivalent to taking 115,000 fossil fuel cars off the road. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Combi boiler market to be driven by rigorous regulatory frameworks and rapid product advancements

    Owing to the massive investments being made in low carbon innovations, the revenue graph of combi boiler market has received a remarkable boost over the recent years. A marked increase in environmental concerns to lower the greenhouse gas emissions has compelled various regulatory authorities to prescribe stringent legislations regarding the installation of heating systems across commercial and ...

  • New Estimates Show Rapid Growth in Off-Grid Renewables

    New data from IRENA shows that about 115 million people worldwide currently rely on the basic energy services provided by solar lights, while another 25 million obtain a higher level of renewable energy services through solar home systems or connection to a solar mini-grid. In addition to  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Poll: 84% of Massachusetts Residents Want the Freedom to Choose Clean Energy

    A new poll shows that Massachusetts residents overwhelmingly want to be able to choose their energy supplier, choose clean energy, and want more renewable energy in the Massachusetts power system. The poll commissioned by CleanChoice Energy, a renewable energy company providing 100% clean electricity, was conducted by SurveyUSA. SurveyUSA interviewed 550 Massachusetts adults who rent or own their ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Union of Concerned Scientists: Driving Electric Is Cleaner Than Ever

    Electric vehicles have lower global warming emissions than the average new gasoline car everywhere in the country, even when the electricity comes from the dirtiest coal-dominated electric grid, according to a new  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Third-party energy cost calculator lets businesses estimate impact of rising charges

    Inprova Energy has launched an online third-party cost calculator to help business energy buyers estimate how rising non-commodity ...


    By Inprova Energy

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