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  • IEG: Ecomondo And Key Energy From 3rd To 6th November at Rimini Expo Centre (Italy)

    The countdown has begun. Ecomondo and Key Energy are returning to Rimini expo centre (Italy) from 3rd to 6th November. The figures confirm the great importance of the event organized by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), indispensable for the entire circular economy and renewable energy world: 750 companies, 40 start-ups and 140 meetings and workshops. All the entrances will be open and the railway ...

  • 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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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  • Met-Ed Installing New Automated TripSaver Devices to Help Reduce Frequency and Duration of Power Outages

    Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp., plans to complete installation of more than 160 automated "TripSaver" reclosing devices on power lines across its service area in 2020 to help limit the frequency, duration and scope of service interruptions. The electrical devices work like a circuit breaker in a home with the added benefit of automatically re-energizing a ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Department of Energy Coal FIRST Initiative Invests $80 Million in Net-Zero Carbon Electricity and Hydrogen Plants

    This week the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy announced selection of four projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0002180, Design Development and System Integration Design Studies for Coal FIRST Concepts. When fully negotiated and awarded, it is estimated that approximately $80 million in federal funding will ...


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  • Willdan Wins $42 Million For New Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program

    Willdan Group, Inc. recently announced that it has been selected to design and implement the new Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program for SDG&E customers. This three-year, $42 million program will provide energy efficiency and demand response to small businesses with peak demand of less than 20 kilowatts.Willdan has provided energy efficiency and resource procurement programs in ...


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  • Itron to Modernize Electricity Grid at New Brunswick Power in Northeastern Canada

    Itron, Inc., which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, this week announced that New Brunswick Power (NB Power) will deploy Itron's multi-purpose solution, including an IoT network and more than 350,000 Measurement Canada-approved distributed intelligence-enabled smart meters, to modernize its electricity grid. The project is a part of NB Power's overarching smart ...


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  • Next-Gen Smart Grid Virtual Summit on December 9 to Look at Key Technology Advances and Business Models

    Energy networks are undergoing fundamental change: centralized power systems are decarbonizing and incorporating more distributed energy resources, fostered by developments in power system management and ICT advances. The energy ecosystem is characterized by a growing number of prosumers (consumers and producers), interoperability challenges among disparate devices, new load sources such as EVs, ...


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  • WPD Becomes First in UK to Install Outage-Mitigation Device

    S&C Electric Company and Western Power Distribution (WPD), a U.K.-based electricity distribution network operator serving 7.9 million customers throughout Wales and England's Midlands and South West regions, have completed the installation of the first S&C TripSaver II Cutout-Mounted Recloser in the United Kingdom. Designed to significantly improve the way utilities respond to faults on ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Rethinking Energy 2020-2030: 100% Solar, Wind and Batteries is Just the Beginning

    By 2030 electricity systems comprised entirely of solar, wind and batteries (SWB) can provide both the cheapest power available and two to three times more total energy than the existing grid in the continental United States, and most populated regions globally, bankrupting coal, gas and nuclear power companies and slashing consumer costs dramatically, according to a new report by RethinkX. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The Rockefeller Foundation Commits $1 Billion to Catalyze a Green Recovery from Pandemic

    The Rockefeller Foundation will commit $1 billion over the next three years to catalyze a more inclusive, green recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic. Building on current efforts and long-standing programs, the Foundation will focus on two key areas: catalyzing billions of dollars in private and concessional investments to scale distributed renewable energy across developing countries; and ensuring ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EPRI Joins International Consortium to Overcome Barriers to Renewable Energy Integration

    The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) recently joined a major international project, the Global Power System Transformation Consortium (G-PST), to help remove technical hurdles to renewable energy integration. As a core G-PST technical team member, EPRI will work closely with several leading energy research organizations, a U.S. Department of Energy national lab, and more than 25 power ...


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  • DP&L Reaches Comprehensive Settlement Agreement Resolving Numerous Cases Including Its Smart Grid Plan

    Dayton Power & Light Company (DP&L), a subsidiary of the AES Corporation, has filed a nearly unanimous stipulation to invest $249 million in capital projects over the next four years providing direct customer benefits through modernizing the electric grid and building a smarter energy future for customers. This four-year plan is a significant initial step to modernize the electric grid to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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 ...


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  • 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 ...


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  • 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

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