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  • California Community Choice Aggregators Issue Request for Long-Duration Storage

    Eight Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) recently launched a joint Request for Offers to procure up to 500 megawatts of long-duration storage. The RFO is seeking a minimum 10-year contract for grid-charged technologies. Central Coast Community Energy, CleanPowerSF, Marin Clean Energy, Peninsula Clean Energy, Redwood Coast Energy Authority, San Jose Clean Energy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Enel Green Power Starts Construction of Its Second Solar + Storage Project in North America

    Enel, through its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, started construction of the 284 MW1 Azure Sky solar + storage project, its second hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage. The project is another milestone in the company's commitment, announced in July, to invest in renewables-plus-storage hybrids in the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Fusion Energy Can Be the Most Cost Competitive Source of Baseload Power, at the Same Level as Renewables

    Fusion energy could be the most cost-effective solution for clean baseload power, four times cheaper than nuclear, complementing the need to continue rolling out renewable energy technologies as fast as possible to achieve a zero carbon global energy system by 2050. A new peer-reviewed scientific paper authored by Dr Nicholas Hawker, founder of First Light Fusion, published today in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The Penguin begins its journey to the Basque Country

    On Saturday, September 26, the Penguin Wave Energy Converter (WEC) left Orkney where it has started its final journey towards the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) in the Basque country. The two-week trip will be towed by the En Avant 30 tug and will see the device travel down the Irish Sea, next France’s western Coast and to its new home in Armintza. The tug operations are being ...


    By Wello Oy

  • Archimedes screw pumps arrive in Vancouver

    Three Landy Archimedes screw pumps are on their way to British Columbia, arriving in Vancouver (CND). These pumps are for industrial use, dimensioning 2,5 m diameter and 14 m length. Material of these screws is stainless ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • 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 of work previously completed by ...


    By Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI)

  • Test of floating thin-film solar module has officially started

    In the Weperpolder, next to the floating solar system of Groenleven, is the test setup of the TKI project Solar @ Sea. This floating thin-film test set-up has been operational since March this year, but due to the corona measures, this could not be celebrated by the consortium partners. Moving Along Within the framework of the TKI project Solar @ Sea, a ...


    By Solliance

  • 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 carve through ...


    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. Many startups around the world are increasingly focusing on renewable energy production with ...


    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 beginning in June 2020. Emrgy Inc. is a USA based ...


    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 RTX POWER double ...


    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. Their goal? Getting closer to nature in ...


    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

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