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  • DESMI introduces solution to reduce costs and energy loss on electric installations

    At Kormarine 2017, DESMI Pumping Technology A/S is introducing a new solution that enables shipowners and operators to avoid overheated and damaged electric installations and thus, reduce costs and energy loss. The solution is suitable for newbuildings and retrofits. The new OptiPower from DESMI Pumping Technology A/S includes power quality analysis from measuring to design and installation of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • U.S. Department of Energy Partners with Eaton to Advance Hydropower Generation

    Power management company Eaton has announced it is helping advance energy resiliency for the national power grid through a U.S. Department of Energy funded initiative to deploy new hydropower generation at existing non-powered dams and waterways. Under the second stage of the contract awarded in 2017, Eaton will manufacture and test new, low-cost integrated hydropower ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The Most Efficient Form of Renewable Energy

    The renewable energy sector is growing fast. Its strength lies in its diversity and its numerous tangible benefits. This infographic explores the different types that are currently in use. Learn more about how they work and how experts determine their efficiency. Renewable energy accounted for a tenth of the total US energy consumption in 2015. Half of this was in the form of electricity. There ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • RUF presents improved hydraulic system at EMO 2017, Hannover

    In pressed form, metal chips are worth hard cash. RUF presented the equipment necessary to do this at EMO 2017 (Hall 6/Stand H42). As an example, with the highly-efficient briquette press RUF 11/1600/80 exhibition visitors could see how easy it was to press loose chips into solid briquettes.  When the world leading companies in metal processing come together in September at EMO in Hannover, ...

  • HYDRO 2017 Seville 9-11 October: Shaping the future of hydropower

    HYDRO 2017, an international conference on hydropower & dams development will take place in Sevilla from 9-11 October 2017. The event will bring together 1500 high level delegates from 90 countries, who will have the opportunity to learn about Spanish expertise in the field.  The event will focus on the future of hydropower and is organised by Aqua-Media International Ltd ...

  • Archimedes screws largest in diameter

    At the quayside of Landustrie Sneek BV two large hydropower screw turbines, with a total weight of 64 tons, were boarded. Both Archimedes screws head for North Yorkshire, England. With a diameter of 4.5 meters, these are the largest screws manufactured by Landustrie so far and therefore too large for regular transport by road. On location in England the hydropower screws are installed in an ...


    By Landustrie Sneek BV

  • NREL Updates Baseline Cost and Performance Data for Electricity Generation Technologies

    The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2017 Annual Technology Baseline (ATB), updating a key source of reliable electricity generation technology cost and performance data used to support and inform electric sector analysis in the United States. Now in its third year, the ATB documents technology-specific information on a broad spectrum of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Modular Rotork CK actuators introduce reliable and economical automation at hydroelectric facility

    Rotork CK range modular electric valve actuators have provided a reliable and economical automated flow control solution for a hydroelectric generating station in Mexico. The actuators have been installed at the Alameda Hidroeléctrica Planta to control the flow of water to turbines generating up to 6 MW of electricity. The modular CK design enabled the operator to tailor the actuator ...


    By Rotork

  • Energy Department Announces up to $12 Million for Projects to Advance Wave Energy

    The Energy Department announced up to $12 million in new projects to support the development of innovative technologies capable of generating reliable and cost-effective electricity from U.S. water resources. The four projects will advance marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) energy technologies, which can harness energy from the nation's oceans and rivers. Two projects will test and validate wave ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Oceaneering to Participate at the TPH Hotter ‘N Hell Energy Conference

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced today that Chief Financial Officer Alan Curtis will meet with institutional investors at the TPH Hotter ‘N Hell Energy Conference in Houston on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The conference handout will be made available after the close of the market on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, through the Investor Relations section ...

  • The international summit and exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2017”

    The international summit and exhibition “Hydropower Balkans 2017” (15-17 November 2017 Montenegro, Podgorica) – is a professional platform, bringing together chief ministers, major investors, decision-makers of the leading hydropower plants and investment project initiators, as well as regulators, to consolidate efforts focused on efficient implementation of key projects ...


    By Vostock Capital

  • Steam Turbines For Jordanian Project

    Siemens said it will supply the key components for the Attarat steam power plant in Jordan. The customer China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co. Ltd. will build the facility as general contractor for the operator of the plant, the Attarat Power Company. Siemens’ scope of supply comprises two SST5-5000 steam ...

  • Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

    More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour ...

  • Oceaneering to Participate at the Morgan Stanley Energy Conference

    Oceaneering International, Inc. (“Oceaneering”) (NYSE:OII) announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Roderick A. Larson will participate on the Subsea Services Trends Panel at the Morgan Stanley Energy Conference in Houston on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. The panel will not be webcast. Mr. Larson and other members of management will also meet with institutional investors. ...

  • Energy Department Announces New National Laboratory Collaborations with 38 Small Businesses

    At Earth Day Texas 2017 last week (4/21), the U.S. Department of Energy announced the 38 small businesses that will collaborate with national lab researchers through the Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot. SBV facilitates access to the DOE national labs for American small businesses, enabling them to tap into the intellectual and technical resources they need to overcome critical technology ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Plunger Valves Nencini: A Special Adjustable Actuation

    Last month we have completed and delivered two plunger valves for a power plant in the South of Italy. These two control valves have special actuation that was fully engineered by our Technical Department. The challenge was to set a variable limit in the open position that adjusts the output to different seasonal conditions. Normal position of the valve is open. The desired maximum open position ...


    By F.Nencini Srl

  • GE and Southern California Edison Debut World`s First Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid

    GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) recently unveiled the world's first battery-gas turbine hybrid system in Norwalk, California. This is the first of two units that GE has delivered for SCE only months after announcing initial deployment plans of this innovative technology. The system, called the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT)* supports SCE's increasing renewable energy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Cost of Renewables Fell in 2016, Lowering Global Investment in Clean Energy

    The world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, even as investment in clean energy fell, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) recently (4/6) reported. "Ever-cheaper clean tech provides a real opportunity for investors to get more for less," said UNEP executive Director Erik Solheim. "This is exactly the kind of situation, where the needs of profit and people meet, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EIA: U.S. power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

    A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration “Today in Energy” report finds that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of 1,803 MMmt over the same time period. ...

  • ANDRITZ HYDRO to modernize Dnipro 1 hydropower station, Ukraine

    ANDRITZ HYDRO, part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, was awarded a contract by state-owned utility Ukrhydroenergo for modernization of the Dnipro 1 hydropower station on the Dnieper River, Ukraine. The project is part of a rehabilitation program financed by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). The contract value for ANDRITZ HYDRO amounts to approx. 60 million ...


    By ANDRITZ HYDRO Hammerfest

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