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  • Perkins presents new hybrid technologies on three engines at bauma Munich 2019

    Perkins is presenting a dedicated team and new technologies focused on hybrid and electric power solutions that are relevant and adapted to meet the specific needs of construction machines at bauma 2019. Following a significant investment in hybrid engines and electrification research, Perkins is showing a range of technologies that will add real value to original equipment ...

  • NREL Supports New Strategies to Accelerate PSH Development

    The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory is partnering with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) to offer a new prize that will help to accelerate commissioning times and reduce cost and risk in pumped-storage hydropower (PSH) projects. The Furthering Advancements to Shorten Time (FAST) Commissioning for PSH Prize seeks fresh solutions and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Renewable Energy Now Accounts for a Third of Global Power Capacity

    The decade-long trend of strong growth in renewable energy capacity continued in 2018 with global additions of 171 gigawatts (GW), according to new data released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today. The annual increase of 7.9 per cent was bolstered by new additions from solar and wind energy, which accounted for 84 per cent of the growth. A third of global power capacity is ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • ABB Working to Meet Needs of Smart Cities Globally

    From small to mega cities, ABB is helping modern cities deal with the increasing pressure of rising populations and aging infrastructure by working with governments and citizens to implement initiatives focusing on Smart Utilities, Smart Buildings, Smart Transportation and Smart Industries.Most recently in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam, a city with expanding boundaries and an increasing population, ABB ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New record low solar power price? 2.175¢/kWh in Idaho

    Idaho Power has agreed to pay $21.75/MWh for 120 MW of solar power in a 20-year power purchase agreement with Jackpot Holdings. The solar facility will offset a soon-to-close coal plant in Nevada starting in 2022. ...


    By pv magazine

  • The Penguin celebrates its two year continues deployment anniversary

    The Wello Penguin (WEC-1) wave energy converter has survived another year in the harsh Orkney climate and is celebrating it’s second continues deployment anniversary. Funded thanks to the European Commission’s research and innovation programme, Clean Energy from Ocean Waves (CEFOW) research project coordinated by Fortum, the Penguin was originally deployed in 2012. The wave energy ...


    By Wello Oy

  • Venezuela´s oil ports closed, output stalled

    Venezuela´s main oil terminals remain closed and most upstream production is shut in five days after a catastrophic blackout swept across the Opec country, according to officials at state-owned PdV and its labor federation. PdV safety inspectors are currently assessing the extent of potential structural damages that terminal infrastructure may have suffered because of the ongoing blackout, ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • NREL Data Book Reveals Trends in U.S. and Global Renewable Energy Growth

    U.S. renewable electricity grew to 19.7 percent of total installed capacity and 17.7 percent of total electricity generation in 2017, compared to 18.3 percent of total installed capacity and 15.6 percent of total electricity generation in 2016 according to the 2017 Renewable Energy Data BookPDF, now in its 10th edition. Installed global renewable electricity capacity also continued to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Venezuela´s fragile power grid partially restored

    Electricity has returned to about three-quarters of Caracas, but much of the country remains without power and associated municipal water supply for a fourth consecutive day. "More national blackouts will come at any moment," a senior official with state-owned utility Corpelec toldArgus, bemoaning a chronic lack of maintenance across the national grid which remains "very unstable". The ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • TVA Board Acts to Ensure Future Flexibility, Efficient Generation System

    The Tennessee Valley Authority Board of Directors recentlly (2/14) acted on a recommendation to better balance TVA's current generation system with changing energy load demands. This decision will help ensure continued reliability while maintaining rates as low as feasible.After a detailed review of fuel, transmission, economic and environmental impacts, as well as reviewing public input, the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • PdV oil ops taking longer to restore than power

    Venezuela´s state-owned PdV is struggling to restore its upstream and downstream operations that were mostly shut down after a catastrophic nationwide blackout that started to ease yesterday. Three heavy crude upgraders, a blending plant and other facilities at the Jose terminal in Anzoátegui state remain suspended ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Four Microturbines ordered for Mexico - two for a petfood manufacturer, two for a latex glove maker

    Capstone Turbine Corp. has won orders for four C200 systems to be installed in Mexico for two industrial combined heat and power (CHP) applications. ...


    By Global Media Publishing Ltd.

  • Mitsubishi Generators for Virginia Powerplant to be fuelled by Shale Gas

    Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) will supply three 1×1 M501JAC powertrains for a 1600 MW combined cycle power plant in the state of Virginia, USA. When completed in 2022, the Chickahominy Power Station will provide electricity in support of expected regional growth. Balico, LLC, Gemma Power Systems, and MHPS have partnered on the project. Virginia is experiencing substantial regional ...


    By Global Media Publishing Ltd.

  • Venezuelan oil operations halted, blackout persists

    Venezuela's main oil export terminal and heavy crude processing complex in Jose are shut down as a historic blackout persists across much of the country today. Crude exports were already backed up because of US oil sanctions before the record power outage darkened nearly all of Venezuela on 7 March. Around 14mn bl of crude are backed up in tankers anchored offshore. Three heavy crude upgraders ...


    By Argus Media Ltd.

  • Joi Scientific and New Brunswick Power to Develop World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Distributed Electricity Grid

    Joi Scientific, whose mission is to make clean and affordable hydrogen energy available to all, is to co-develop with New Brunswick Power a hydrogen production system to enable the world’s first electricity grid that uses hydrogen as a baseload. The major electric utility in Canada’s Eastern Maritime province, NB Power is re-architecting its operations to create a highly efficient and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • E-drive and Intelligent Energy Management – An Innovative Yet Ingeniously Simple Solution

    Lindner-Recyclingtech is responding to the increasing demands placed on the automated sorting of valuable recyclables as well as the ensuing rise in the need among producers of solid recovered fuels (SRF) for pre-shredded yet ideally sortable material. With the new Atlas, the leader in shredding technology is not only focusing on the energy efficiency of shredding systems, but also on the ideal ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Lindner Atlas: Primary Shredding With Intelligent Energy Management

    Specialists, get ready: Lindner believes in the future of electric drives in shredder technology and has identified a clear trend in solid recovered fuels production. At IFAT 2018, that took place in Munich from May 14th to 18th, the technology leader with 70 years of engineering expertise introduced the Lindner Atlas. This stationary ‘ripping’ twin-shaft ...


    By Lindner-Recyclingtech GmbH

  • Tata Power Collaborates with AES and Mitsubishi Corporation to Power Up South Asia’s Largest Grid-Scale Energy Storage System in India

    Tata Power, AES Corporation, and Mitsubishi Corporation recently (2/13) inaugurated India’s first grid-scale battery-based energy storage system in Rohini, Delhi. The 10 Megawatt MW grid-connected system, owned by AES and Mitsubishi Corporation will pave the path for wider adoption of grid-scale energy storage technology across India. Fluence, a market-leading supplier of energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Harnessing the Power of Water to Energize the Future

    The Cradle of Hydropower Nested within the Swiss Alps in the canton of Glarus is one of the world’s most advanced hydropower projects – a variable-speed pump storage plant that leverages the country’s natural terrain and water resources to effectively create a giant battery. Whatever battery you may have just imagined, think much, much bigger. This battery has ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • NYPA Advances Upgrades to Digital Communications for State-Owned Power System

    The New York Power Authority recently (12/13) announced the approval of a $14 million fiber-electronics equipment and installation services contract to improve the efficiency and reliability of the statewide electric power system.The seven-year agreement will support NYPA's multiphase Communications Backbone program, first announced in 2017, which involves installation of fiber optic cables and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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