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  • Smart grid renewables integration

    Smart grid technologies are often portrayed as being vital to the efforts to increase renewable energy production, yet this aspect of the smart grid is the least developed. Massive amounts of new transmission lines will be necessary to access the best large-scale wind and solar resources, however the biggest buzz is about smart grid technologies at the distribution level. These tools include ...


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  • Upcoming Events by SGO

    The 4th Annual Demand Response & Distributed Energy Resources World Forum, October 11-12, 2017 in Costa Mesa, CA brings together stakeholders from across the DR / DER industry and internationally to examine the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Grid Integration of Large Scale Renewables in the MENA Region

    Renewables Academy starts a new capacity building project for Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Syria and Tunisia on grid integration of renewable energies. In order to empower professionals in the MENA region to be able to cope with high volumes of renewable energy power in their electricity systems, the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) was commissioned by the Federal Ministry for the ...

  • OTTI e.V. organises conference on grid integration for renewable energies in Berlin

    The East Bavarian Technology-Transfer-Institute (OTTI) is organising the Fifth International Conference on Grid Integration for Renewable Energies. For the first time, the event will take place in the country making a major change in its energy policy: Germany. From 4 to 6 December in Berlin, international experts from 17 countries will be discussing the change in Germany’s energy policy ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • PNNL receives US$5.73m for integrated climate research and smart grid analysis

    The Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has received more than $5 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to advance climate research and to further its ability to analyze 'smart' power grids. 'These new initiatives will help the U.S. maintain its scientific leadership and economic competitiveness while creating new jobs,' said Secretary Steven ...

  • Department of Energy Grant to Advance Grid Integration of Solar Energy in Texas

    Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) recently announced that they were awarded a $3.24 million grant by the Department of Energy (DOE) to demonstrate the use of advanced energy storage technologies to integrate high penetrations of solar energy into the electric grid in Texas. The project is a collaboration among leading-edge companies in the energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • International Organization for Standardization Approves Standard that Integrates Control Technologies into the Grid

    SGIP recently announced that the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA Standard 201-2016, Facility Smart Grid Information Model (FSGIM), which helps electrical energy consumers participate in smart grid networks. The standard, published earlier this year by ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), provides a common basis ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • AWS Truepower Delivers Solutions to CAISO for Integration of Solar into Grid Operations

    AWS Truepower, LLC, an international leader in wind and solar energy consulting and engineering services, has delivered on a U.S. Department of Energy SunShot funded project awarded in 2013 worth $799,970 to help California Independent System Operator (CAISO) more reliably incorporate solar energy into its system. AWS Truepower, along with project team members Pacific Northwest National ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Integrated Smart Grid Provides a Wide Range of Benefits in Ohio and the Carolinas

    Duke Energy’s comprehensive grid modernization program, funded in part by a Smart Grid Investment Grant from the Department of Energy, has reduced outages and improved power quality for Ohio and Carolinas customers. By deploying smart grid technologies and integrating them with upgraded back-end information management systems, Duke has improved operational ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • GridBright to Leverage ARPA-E GRID DATA Repository to Support Integration of Solar

    GridBright, Inc. recently announced that it is part of three of the thirteen projects selected for award negotiations by the DOE SunShot Initiative ENERGISE; a $30M program to support integration of solar energy into the nation's electric grid, while diversifying the nation's electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid. The three projects represent ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NYISO Charts Course for an Integrated Grid Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap Released

    Continuing its work at the forefront of market design and commitment to making the electric grid smarter, greener and more efficient, the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) recently (2/2) released its Distributed Energy Resource Roadmap. With Distributed Energy Resources (DER) poised to transform New York's wholesale electric system, the Roadmap offers routes to a future where consumers ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Renewable energy distributed through integrated Europe-wide grid

    A new report makes recommendations on how to develop a fully integrated, pan-European grid that can secure reliable electricity for the future while incorporating more renewable energy. The EU has set a target which states that a 20 per cent share of energy should come from renewable sources by 2020 1. Electricity systems will have to incorporate more renewable energy from a variety of sources, ...

  • Microinverters and DC Power Optimizers Will Be Critical to Grid-Scale Integration of Renewable Energy

    One part power electronics and one part networking and communications technology, microinverters and DC optimizers (commonly referred to as module-level power electronics, or MLPEs) are playing an increasingly significant role in large-scale and distributed renewable electricity generation. With the potential to improve the grid’s reliability and increase the overall energy harvest of solar ...

  • Wanted: GOLD for smart grid

    As John McDonald tells it, smart grid needs GOLD. And he's not talking money. GOLD stands for Graduates of the Last Decade, the technology savvy, risk-taking engineers and technicians who may be among the greatest benefactors of the new smart grid movement. While most recent college graduates face dismal employment prospects, for the GOLD kids, the job market is, well, golden. 'I've never seen ...


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  • Smartening the Grid - What’s at stake

    When President Obama signed into law the economic stimulus act, he opened the door for a massive infusion of capital to bring new forms of clean energy on line to reduce America’s dependency upon foreign oil, and to deploy technologies that would help reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions. Of all the many initiatives that will be funded, none will have a greater impact in terms of bang for the ...


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  • The Smart Grid at GLOBE 2012

    "Smart grid" technology will deliver more efficient and reliable power, although some consumers face rising costs to replace aging electric grid infrastructure, industry experts told the GLOBE 2012 business and environment conference. A "small minority" of consumers also still have concerns about privacy issues and potential health impacts of smart grid technology, they told a GLOBE ...


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  • Integration of Distribution Automation and AMI Networks Key to Maximizing the Benefits of Smart Grid Deployments

    As the smart grid sector matures, utilities are turning their focus to integrating advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) more deeply into the grid, particularly for use in distribution automation (DA) applications. These applications include outage management, restoration verification, load monitoring and profiling, asset and condition monitoring, and the integration of distributed generation ...

  • DOE announces awards for up to US$11m for new solar energy grid integration systems

    U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Steven Chu announced today the investment of up to $11.8 million—$5 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act—for five projects designed to advance the next stage of development of solar energy grid integration systems (SEGIS). The selections announced today are part of DOE's continuing work to help assure the nation's electrical grid ...

  • Driven by Smart Grid Integration, the Electric Utility Substation Automation Market Will Reach $4.3 Billion by 2020, Pike Research Forecasts

    Substation automation equipment, including communications, protective relays, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) devices, and related sensors, has been a significant and mature market for at least a decade. Today, the integration of substation automation functions into the broader smart grid architecture is gradually shifting the nature of the ...


  • European Commission Awards eStorage Consortium €13 Million Grant to Better Integrate Wind Energy Into Electrical Grid

      eStorage, a consortium of major European stakeholders from the entire electric power value chain, has been awarded a €13.3 million grant by the European Commission to develop a solution for cost-effective integration of intermittent renewable energy generation, such as wind, into the electrical grid. In addition to Alstom, the consortium leader, eStorage includes Elia, a transmission ...


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