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  • High voltage specialist Smith Brothers appointed to energise eleven wind turbines

    Two wind farms in Perth and Kinross, Scotland are closer to completion following the appointment of Elland-based high voltage electrical engineering firm Smith Brothers. Spread across two adjacent sites, eleven wind turbines will provide a combined output of 23.55MW to the SSE network once energised. 14.35MW of this will be delivered by seven turbines at Tullymurdoch. A ...

  • U.S. Department of Energy to Invest $30 Million to Boost Unconventional Oil and Natural Gas Recovery

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of six projects to receive approximately $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development in unconventional oil and natural gas recovery. The projects, selected under the Office of Fossil Energy’s (FE’s) Advanced Technology Solutions for Unconventional Oil and Gas ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Power underpins wave of African industrialisation

    Power is closely tied to a surge of new infrastructure projects and rapid industrialisation across Africa, with significant opportunities still open to the power sector, delegates heard at a briefing for key power sector stakeholders in Sandton this week. Infrastructure spend across Africa will grow at 10% per annum from 2015 and 2025, exceeding $180 billion by 2025. Much of this is expected ...


    By PennWell Corporation

  • House Passes Hydropower Policy Modernization Act

    On Wednesday November 8, The U.S. House of Representatives voted to boost hydropower production in the United States by passing the Hydropower Policy Modernization Act of 2017. H.R. 3043 would streamline the licensing process for hydropower facilities, primarily by designating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as the lead agency in the process. The legislation is similar to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New York Power Authority and GE Partner to Create the World`s First Digital Utility

    GE recently announced a wide-ranging software and professional services agreement with the New York State Power Authority (NYPA) to advance NYPA's goal to be the world's first fully digital utility. NYPA intends to work with GE to explore the digitalization of every aspect of its operations, from its 16 generating facilities and 1,400 miles of electricity transmission network, to the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 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

  • Chinese Province Larger Than Texas Just Ran For An Entire Week On Only Renewable Energy

    While the U.S. flounders on environmental action and a growing number of cabinet officials out themselves as climate deniers, China continues to make waves as an emerging leader in this space. Chinese state media announced this week that the sprawling province of Qinghai in the country's northwest had run for seven consecutive days entirely on renewable energy. The province, which is larger than ...


    By Klean Industries Inc

  • 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 ...

  • Siemens Gamesa delivers wind turbines for four onshore projects in Germany with a total capacity of 50 megawatts

    Proven direct-drive technology is being deployed in new Onshore projects in Schleswig-Holstein, Lower Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt, for which Siemens Gamesa will deliver 16 wind turbines with a total capacity of 50.6 megawatts (MW)1. Individualized planning and flexible technology helped some of these projects to qualify for the necessary approvals: in Geestpark Almdorf, Siemens Gamesa fully met site ...

  • 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. ...

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