Energy Monitoring Articles

  • Plummeting prices test offshore developers amid fragile supply chain

    A sharp drop in offshore wind prices and global expansion plans have increased the pressure on developers to control costs and meet project deadlines in a rapidly-consolidating supply market, industry leaders told the Offshore & Floating Wind Europe 2019 conference. Technology advancements and European deployment learnings have sliced offshore wind costs and laid the ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Nine utilities – one smart grid platform - Case Study

    The investment in a shared intelligent multi-utility system has not only meant significant benefits and savings for the members of the MV Group and their customers. The system’s flexibility has also made it possible for a number of smaller utility companies to become part of the collaboration. In 2013, when the MV Group consortium made the decision to invest in a comprehensive smart ...


    By Kamstrup A/S

  • US wind O&M thrust creates new roles, supplier networks

    U.S. wind operators will invest in repowering, digital tools and remote technologies in the coming decade, supported by deeper service and spares networks, analysts and suppliers told New Energy Update. The phasing out of the U.S. federal production tax credit (PTC) is set to profoundly impact wind industry spending and employment trends. The 10-year PTC is set at $23/MWh for projects completed ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Growth for the all-round power supply – Siemens extends its portfolio of power supply units to include 3-phase devices

    At the fair Smart Production Solutions (SPS) 2019, Siemens is presenting new 3-phase 24-volt power supply units within its Sitop PSU6200 product line, extending the scope of application of its standard power supplies. The new power supply units in the Sitop PSU6200 series supply a rated output current of 5, 10 or 20 amperes (A), extending the previous ...


    By Siemens AG

  • Reliable Backup Power Recovers Significant Income from Lost Bank ATM Transactions

    In many locations a stable power grid is taken for granted. But there are still many places around the globe where power outages can cause significant interruptions to business operations, disruptions that can have serious financial implications. In these places, reliable backup power can be extremely valuable. ...


    By GenCell Ltd

  • Capacity-hungry solar owners deploy tech to curb growing pains

    Fast-growing U.S. solar operators are using automated systems, centralized spare parts networks and advanced monitoring solutions to minimize labor and operations costs, company officials told the PV Operations USA conference. Rapid growth in solar installations and intense price competition is presenting new challenges for fleet operators. Utility-scale installations ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Invenergy equips solar services teams for 3 GW growth push

    Invenergy is developing in-house analytics to accelerate growth in solar services and predicts more complex roles and wider technology knowledge within maintenance teams, Brad Purtell, Director, Services Business Development at Invenergy, told New Energy Update. As U.S. solar costs fall and installations surge, developers are expanding operations and maintenance (O&M) ...


    By New Energy Update

  • New technology enables biogas optimization

    The Vaisala stand, 016 in hall D6, at the Ecomondo Green Technology Expo in Rimini, Italy, 5-8 November 2019, will feature Vaisala’s new Ex certified in-line multigas measurement instrument, the MGP261. With this technology, biogas plant operators will, for the first time, be able to optimize the production of high quality biogas in real-time, and thereby derive greater value ...


    By Vaisala

  • Floating wind digital twin set to accelerate wave impact learnings

    A new digital twin project led by floating wind developer Principle Power will use advanced wave behavior analysis to improve load calculations critical to long-term design efficiency, project partners told New Energy Update. Last month, U.S. group Principle Power announced it would lead a consortium of public and private groups to develop the world's first digital twin software for floating ...


    By New Energy Update

  • As Europe extends turbine lifespans, data becomes crucial

    Ageing wind assets, growing corporate demand and limited appetite for full repowering are favoring lifetime extension projects, increasing the importance of performance analysis. European lifetime extension (LTE) activity is set to hike in the coming years as feed-in tariffs expire and wind operators seek to maximize revenues from ageing assets. Around 4 GW/year of European wind turbine ...


    By New Energy Update

  • PV owners urged to use tech advances, retrofits to hike yield

    Solar operators must capitalize on new panel coating and analytics technologies and optimize retrofit and repowering strategies to boost competitiveness, Mate Heisz, lead coordinator of new European solar O&M best practice guidelines, told New Energy Update. As capital costs fall and subsidies end, solar plant owners are seeking to reduce operations and maintenance (O&M) ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Cerro Dominador CSP developer plans larger plants in Chile

    The ground-breaking 110 MW Cerro Dominador CSP plant could start commissioning by end of 2019 and the fund-owned developer is studying larger projects at three other sites in northern Chile, Francisco Vizcaino, Project Director at Cerro Dominador, told New Energy Update. After a troubled start, Latin America's first utility-scale CSP plant is now in the final stages of ...


    By New Energy Update

  • US maps solar ground reflectance to reduce bifacial risks

    White paint and snow can boost bifacial plant output but operational data is rapidly needed to mitigate early deployment risks, experts told New Energy Update. A first wave of U.S. large-scale bifacial solar plants this year will provide valuable operational data and test the accuracy of modelling performed in more controlled laboratory environments. Demand for ...


    By New Energy Update

  • US offshore CEOs call for East Coast supply hubs to beat competition

    The U.S. offshore sector must create regional East Coast supply chains and public-private initiatives that accelerate training and port investments to ensure long-term competitiveness, leading developers told the U.S. Offshore Wind 2019 Conference. New Jersey's decision last week to select Orsted’s giant 1.1 GW Ocean Wind project for its first large-scale facility ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Turbine suppliers invest in multi-brand services as competition mounts

    Wind turbine suppliers are investing in supply chain solutions and combining new technologies with data advantages to win service contracts for third-party turbines, leading suppliers told the Wind Operations Dallas 2019 conference. As intense price competition squeezes margins, turbine suppliers are targeting a greater share of the growing operations and maintenance ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Wind turbine technology leaps set to slice maintenance costs

    Self-diagnosing turbines, real-time output maximization and “crane less” maintenance will soon impact wind operations, cutting labour costs and increasing generation revenue, Denver Bane, Onshore Wind Services Strategy Leader at GE Renewable Energy, told the Wind Operations Dallas 2019 conference. Intense competition in the wind market is spurring turbine ...


    By New Energy Update

  • CSP cloud cameras set to cut sun block losses

    Cutting-edge camera technology and irradiation forecasts could increase CSP revenues by several percentage points and boost competitiveness in key China and Middle East markets, researchers say. Advances in sky camera systems are set to drive up CSP efficiency in the coming years. In November, U.S. technology developer Heliogen hit ...


    By New Energy Update

  • Tata Steel UPP Control System India Case Study

    For our customer TATA, a system control for an iron mine was installed in June 2017 in the Indian city of Noamundi. Our UPP System connects the newly erected photovoltaic system with the existing diesel generators. Diesel, PV, grid power supply and all switching devices for the medium voltage systems are now fully automatic to ensure a stable power supply and a maximum of diesel fuel saving. In ...


    By Dhybrid Power Systems GmbH

  • Trax Apparel DHYBRID Energy Solution for Garment Factory in Cambodia Case Study

    Our customer, one of the leading textiles producers of sportswear with operations in 4 countries in Southeast Asia, is setting an example for lower energy costs and more sustainability in the textile ...


    By Dhybrid Power Systems GmbH

  • STS appoint Polish Siloxane Monitor Distributor

    STS Instruments have been keen to progress the supply of our Siloxane Monitoring systems into Europe and as such have recently appointed a new distibutor in Poland. CES ( Centrum Elektroniki Stosowanej, www.ces.com.pl) have been granted an exclusive 2 year licence to ...

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