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  • Enel and ENAP Inaugurate South America`s First Geothermal Power Plant Cerro Pabellón

    Enel and ENAP inaugurated Cerro Pabellón, which is the first geothermal power plant in South America and the world's first large-scale facility of this kind to be built at 4,500 meters above sea level. The inauguration ceremony, which follows the start of operations at the second of the plant's two 24 MW-units, was opened by Chile's President Michelle Bachelet and attended by Chile's ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

    A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals’ ultrathin coating and how ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry Announces Nearly $20 Million To Help Commercialize Promising Energy Technologies

    Recently (9/13), U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced $19.7 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from DOE's National Laboratories to the marketplace. This second Department-wide round of funding through the Office of Technology Transition's Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) will support 54 projects across 12 National Laboratories ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • INL and NREL Demonstrate Power Grid Simulation at a Distance

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have successfully demonstrated the capability to connect grid simulations at their two labs for real time interaction via the Internet. This new inter-lab capability enables the modeling of power grids in greater detail by allowing software and equipment anywhere in the world to establish a ...

  • SDE Will Grid India With Sea Wave Power Plants

      Cost Price  of KW/h is 2 cents, the cost of construction of  a facility with a capacity of  1 MW  is 1  M  $ Delegation of a major Indian automobile manufacturers ...


    By SDE. Ltd

  • Utilities Partner to Enhance Power Grid Preparedness

    November 2, 2016 -- Southern Company, along with Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E and KU), PPL Electric Utilities and the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA),have announced a new initiative designed to enhance the resiliency and ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Policy options for expanding and modernizing the US power grid

    The US will need to expand and modernize its outdated power transmission grid to incorporate more renewable energy sources, but balkanized ownership and regulation are going to make that process slow and difficult, according to a new Duke University analysis. Yang is the lead author of a 26-page paper from CCPP reviewing these challenges and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Wind energy bumps into power grid`s limits

    When the builders of the Maple Ridge Wind farm spent US$320 million to put nearly 200 wind turbines in upstate New York, the idea was to get paid for producing electricity. But at times, regional electric lines have been so congested that Maple Ridge has been forced to shut down even with a brisk wind blowing. That is a symptom of a broad national problem. Expansive dreams about renewable ...

  • Independent Power Grid as a Milestone for an Energy Transition Project

    For the first time, a portion of the low-voltage network has been decoupled from the main power grid. In the community of Wildpoldsried in the Allgäu region of Germany it was possible to provide uninterrupted and stable operation of the island grid. Siemens and its project partners implemented a regional, self-contained and intelligent power distribution grid there, a microgrid. As the share ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Europe’s planned ‘Super Grid’

    An electricity super grid is being planned to connect all 28 European Union countries and provide them with insurance against power blackouts. Forty leading organisations from research, industry, utilities and grid operators are combining in a €63 million research program aimed at incorporating all renewable energies into a super grid that can balance intermittent sources of electricity and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Australia’s Smart Grid Opportunity

    Australia is now considered to be one of the world leaders in technology, comparable only to the United States in terms of smart grid innovation. Last year they received from the Federal Government a National Energy Efficiency Initiative of AU$100 million to develop a smart-grid energy network. A recent study, conducted by IDC, polled utility leaders from Australia, about their major initiatives, ...


    By GDS International

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Smart Grids on the Verizon

    The European Union recently announced concern that more than 55% of its energy still comes from outside of its jurisdiction. Therefore new legislations have been passed to force large utilities to promote to their customers a more frugal approach to energy usage, backed by massive investment in the renewable sector. The end goal is to reduce the energy reliance outside the EU.   Owing to ...


    By GDS International

  • New York Completes Smart Grid Project to Build a More Reliable, Resilient Power Grid

    As part of the Obama Administration’s broader efforts to strengthen critical energy infrastructure and build a stronger, more reliable power grid, the Energy Department today recognized the completion of New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) smart grid and control center project in Rensselaer, New York. Today, Assistant Secretary for Electricity Delivery and Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • New Battery Design Could Help Solar and Wind Power the Grid

    Researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have designed a low-cost, long-life “flow” battery that could enable solar and wind energy to become major suppliers to the electrical grid. The research, led by Yi Cui, a Stanford associate professor and member of the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • NREL Teams with SolarCity to Maximize Solar Power on Electrical Grids

    The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and SolarCity have entered into a cooperative research agreement to address the operational issues associated with large amounts of distributed solar energy on electrical grids. The work includes collaboration with the Hawaiian Electric Companies to analyze high penetration solar scenarios using advanced modeling and inverter ...

  • Commission proposes EU priority corridors for power grids and gas pipelines

    The European Commission today presented its energy infrastructure priorities for the next two decades, aimed at making networks fit for the 21st century. In the Communication, the Commission defines EU priority corridors for the transport of electricity, gas and oil. This map of priorities will serve as a basis for future permit granting and financing decisions on concrete EU projects. ...


    By Europa Press Room

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