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    Ocean Wave Energy Company Receives DOE Boost for Energy Storage Technology

    Oscilla Power, Inc is pleased to announce that it has been selected for a $1.1 million Phase II SBIR award from the US Department of Energy. This award will help Oscilla develop a novel underwater energy storage technology and investigate how large-scale farms of ocean wave energy devices can be best connected to the grid. This award will allow a continuation ...


    By Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI)

  • Gurtec Gup Rollers provide long-term solution at Snowy Hydro Project

    GURTEC will support Australia’s biggest green energy project and the world’s biggest pump storage plant through the supply of over 20,000 GUP conveyor rollers. Snowy 2.0 is an expansion of the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme and will help deliver reliable and affordable energy to over 500,000 homes, extending its generation capacity by 50%. The project is set to ...


    By Gurtec GmbH

  • Unique Ways to Generate Renewable Energy in the Future

    The energy sector is undergoing a revolutionary change because of the desire to go green and create an environment-friendly world. Based on the data released by IRENA, it is clear that the global renewable power generation capacity is expanding rapidly, and has almost doubled from 2008 to 2020. ...


    By CleanEnergyAuthority.com

  • Avista Micro-Transactive Grid to Study Energy Sharing, Resiliency

    By March 2021, Avista Utilities will energize a microgrid in Spokane, Washington's University District that allows buildings to share energy, which will minimize impacts on the power grid and create a local energy market.  The project, known as a micro-transactive grid or MTG, will allow distributed energy resources (DER) to be traded from one building to another as needs shift, forming what ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Resolute Project Selected for DOE Phase I SBIR award

    Today Resolute Marine was notified by the Department of Energy’s Office of Science that it has been selected for a Phase I SBIR award for a project entitled “Nereus, Powering AUVs using Ocean Waves.” This project envisions adapting a proprietary floating wave energy converter and related subsystems co- developed by Resolute and its project partners to provide power for ...


    By Resolute Marine

  • Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (BECRC) Projects

    10 June 2020 – Carnegie is pleased to announce its involvement in four short-term scoping projects recently awarded funding by the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (BECRC). The BECRC is coordinating a $300m+ programme to advance Australia’s blue economy in the areas of seafood production, marine renewable energy and offshore engineering. These projects involve collaboration ...


    By Carnegie Clean Energy

  • Emrgy Inc. Announces Australasia Distribution Partnership

    Emrgy Inc., founded in 2014 and based in Atlanta, Georgia USA is excited to announce an exclusive distribution contract with Emrgy Australasia, based in Geelong Victoria, to promote and develop our modular hydrokinetic projects throughout Australasia. The partnership launch includes the initial 100kW (10 module) order delivery to Australia ...


    By Emrgy Inc.

  • OREAC: 1,400 GW of Offshore Wind Is Possible by 2050, and Will Be Key for Green Recovery

    On World Ocean Day, the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind globally by 2050 to drive decarbonization and a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This ambition goes beyond current offshore wind forecasts, but is entirely achievable considering the resource potential, technology innovation, and government appetite to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Happy World Oceans Day!!

    Today is #WorldOceansDay. C·Power marks this important day through reconfirming our commitment to help create a healthier ocean for everyone’s benefit, as we help to lead the transition from a carbon-fueled ocean economy to one powered by clean, reliable ...

  • C·Power Selected for WPTO Small Business Innovation Project

    C·Power was selected for a Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant by the Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) as part of its $4.4 million award announcement. The project - Wave Energy Power Generation System for Hybrid Oil and Gas Drill Rigs - will explore opportunities for wave energy to offset the carbon cost of conventional offshore energy sourcing. C·Power ...

  • First remote commissioning by REIVAX

    Currently, several paradigms have been changed due to the pandemic caused by the coronavirus. With the impossibility of making trips due to the closing of borders between countries, services that were previously provided in person were adapted to the remote mode. This is what happened in the supply of the Futaleufú Hydroelectric Plant – Argentina. Altogether, 4 ...


    By Reivax North America, Inc.

  • Remote operation of the Huampaní Hydroelectric Power Plant - Enel Peru

    In Peru, many power generation plants were affected by the government decree that restricts the movement of people due to Covid-19, since local operators are part of the risk group. In order to solve the operational deficiency and return its machines to the electrical system, Enel, owner of several plants in Peru, sought the help of REIVAX to implement a remote operation system at the ...


    By Reivax North America, Inc.

  • Seasam embarks on the Energy Observer Odyssey

    Friday, May 8th, marked the departure for the Energy Observer team on a new expedition – in complete autonomy! The Energy Observer Odyssey to imagine the world of tomorrow. Earlier this month, The Energy Observer team started a two-month trip aboard their catamaran, with complete energy and food autonomy across the Caribbean and French Guiana. ...


    By Notilo Plus

  • PG&E Poised to Expand Battery Energy Storage Capacity by More Than 420 Megawatts

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has requested approval of five energy storage projects totaling 423 megawatts (MW), in a filing with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The projects are intended to further integrate clean energy from renewable generation sources while ensuring future reliability of the electric system. "PG&E is deeply committed to the California ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IEA: Global Energy Demand to Plunge This Year as a Result of the Biggest Shock Since the Second World War

    The Covid-19 pandemic represents the biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades, with the drop in demand this year set to dwarf the impact of the 2008 financial crisis and result in a record annual decline in carbon emissions of almost 8%. A new report released today by the International Energy Agency provides an almost real-time view of the Covid-19 pandemic's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • IEEFA Update: Renewables Surpass Coal in U.S. Power Generation Throughout the Month of April 2020

    by Seth Feaster (swfeaster@ieefa.org), IEEFA data analyst In a first for any month, renewables generated more electricity than coal on every day in April, new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows. This impressive stretch actually began on March 25, when utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower collectively produced ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Soltec collaborates in the construction of a hydroalcoholic gel production plant in Malawi

    Soltec, a manufacturer and supplier of solar tracking equipment for photovoltaic panels worldwide, in its commitment to help alleviate the impact of the current health crisis, has joined the initiative promoted by Botanicae, a company from Murcia specialized in the development and packaging of perfumes, to finance the construction of a plant for the production of hydro-alcoholic solutions in ...


    By Soltec Renewable Energies

  • Dominion Energy Nears Construction on First-Ever Offshore Wind Turbines in U.S. Federal Waters

    Dominion Energy and Ørsted recently announced the turbine components and monopiles for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project have started their journey to North America. The project team and vessel crews have been successful in navigating the impact of the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • A Unique Heat Storage Technology from Argonne National Lab Gathers Steam

    Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants. An innovative system currently being developed at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory can quickly store heat and release it for use when needed, surpassing conventional storage options in both flexibility and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB Partners with China`s State Grid to Integrate Large-Scale Renewables

    ABB's Power Grids business has won several major orders to supply advanced HVDC converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for three 800 kilovolt, ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission links, owned by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), in China. The links will help in integrating hydro, wind and solar power generation, whilst reducing CO2 emissions. Financial ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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