Power Distribution Articles

  • Meet Forrest and Jessica Solar Bus Owners

    Forrest and Jessica tied the knot in October 2017 and it wasn’t too long after saying “I do” that the newlyweds decided to embark on a new adventure together. The dream of quitting their day jobs, selling their cozy Florida home and traveling across the U.S. in a solar powered bus became a reality for the couple. ...


    By Soltec Renewable Energies

  • Waukesha Engine Upgrade Boosts Efficiency, Availability and Helps Stabilize Grid in North-East India - Case Study

    To help India augment its energy basket, North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited (NEEPCO) recently installed three of GE’s Waukesha 275 GL+ engines as part of a gas booster station upgrade. The enhanced engine output, efficiency and availability has helped to ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Beiyi makes contribution to The Belt and Road of Mongolian railway construction

    Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Sunday to give a fresh impetus to the Belt and Road Initiative, unveiling specific measures to carry forward the inspiring initiative that he called "the project of the century." China's decision to scale up financial support ...

  • Great River Energy Spiritwood: Combined Heat and Power Plant - Case study

    Great River Energy (GRE) Spiritwood, North Dakota Plant Owner Great River Energy (GRE) Plant Name Spiritwood Station Location Spiritwood, North Dakota ...


    By Babcock & Wilcox MEGTEC LLC

  • Be prepared for next Triad season

    The 2017/18 Triad season, when electricity transmission costs peak, came to an end on Friday 23rd March 2018 and  businesses can now prepare for next year in order to avoid higher electricity costs. Triads are the three half-hour periods between November and February where UK electricity demand is at its highest and ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • 21MW Peaking Plant Delivered to Ashford Power, UK - Case study

    Clarke Energy delivered a full turnkey, design and build 21MW electricity generating peaking plant, at Ashford Power, Kings North Industrial Estate, Kent. The plant was delivered within a 40-week ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • DOE Publishes ADO Workshop Presentations

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the availability of presentations from its Advanced Development and Optimization (ADO) Workshop.  As previously reported in the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG­®) blog post DOE ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The gas to grid plant Icknield in UK - Case Study

    Location: Ipsden, Oxfordshire (UK) Capacity: 960 kWel Input materials: Pig slurry, farm by-products, energy crops Features: Production of 700 Nm³ biomethane, 360 kWel CHP, Supply natural gas to 2,150 households, Fermentation residue as fertiliser 38 million kilowatt hours per year ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • The Future Promise of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration: A Sociotechnical Review and Research Agenda

    Abstract Vehicle-grid integration (VGI) describes various approaches to link the electric power system and the transportation system in ways that may benefit both. VGI includes systems that treat plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as controllable load with a unidirectional flow of electricity, such as “smart” or “controlled” charging or time-of-use (TOU) pricing. ...


    By Annual Reviews

  • With the Right Policies, Wind Could Provide 30% of Europe’s Power by 2030

    Wind energy has the potential to provide up to 30% of Europe’s power by 2030 according to figures released today by WindEurope in its Outlook to 2020 and Scenarios for 2030 reports. According to WindEurope’s projections, Europe could be on course for an average ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Illinois Utilities Begin to Design Community Solar Programs Under New Energy Law

    Illinois utilities and regulators are putting into motion plans for community solar programs under the state’s Future Energy Jobs Act that passed last year. In filings with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) last month, ComEd outlined proposed terms and conditions for “Community Supply,” also referred to as community solar. Ameren Illinois has also ...


    By Cleantech Law Partners

  • How to Manage risk in volatile energy markets

    In the last year wholesale power prices swung by around 45%, which is twice as volatile as the previous five years.  Those who fixed their electric bill for the next three years at the height of this market could  end up paying thousands of pounds more than others, who may have pursued a more calculated and less risky approach. Fixed vs. ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Rural Electrification: GEF Experience in Renewables-based Microgrids

    This paper discusses how the existing 1.2 billion poor people worldwide without access to electricity can be environment-friendly electrified with the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7) on energy and the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change. The objective of this paper is to demonstrate the experience of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in rural electrification ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Solar park Moos 2 - Case Study

    Operator: Infra Class Energie 7 GmbH & Co. KG Energy company: EnBW AG Location: Geroldshausen-Moos, Germany Commissioning date: June 2010 Completion time: 12 weeks Rated system power: 15.82 MWp No more worries about energy Right from the start regional politicians and residents living in the Municipality of Geroldshausen close to Wuerzburg were united in wanting a ...


    By Phoenix Solar AG

  • Valve Efficiency Upgrades at SSE Great Island CCGT Power Station

    SSE plc's Great Island Power Station in County Wexford is a 464 MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant which was first commisioned in 2014. Acknowledged as one of Ireland's cleanest and most efficient natural gas power stations on the country's national grid, the plant generates enough energy to power the equivalent of half-a-million homes. In 2016 the operators identified improvements that ...


    By Rotork plc

  • How to generate an accurate load profile for CHP

    If you fail to accurately work out your site's energy demands, you'll give rise to a cogeneration system that underwhelms when served up to your customer. That's why load profiling is the key ingredient in successfully specifying your cogeneration project and ensuring that you meet your clients' expectations. Generating an accurate ...


    By ENER-G

  • Valve efficiency upgrades at SSE Great Island CCGT Power Station - Case Study

    Sector: Power Generation Category: Control Networks, Electric Actuators, Services Products: Field Service, IQ3 Range, Preventative Maintenance, Training Overview SSE plc’s Great Island Power Station in County Wexford is a 464 MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant which was first ...


    By Rotork plc

  • Bed turbulent kinetic energy boundary conditions for trapping efficiency and spatial distribution of sediments in basins

    The purpose of this study is to develop and validate a numerical tool for evaluating the performance of a settling basin regarding the trapping of suspended matter. The Euler-Lagrange approach was chosen to model the flow and sediment transport. The numerical model developed relies on the open source library OpenFOAM®, enhanced with new particle/wall interaction conditions to limit sediment ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Offshore Wind Versus Solar in the Eastern US: An Unexpected Rivalry

    Less than a decade ago, offshore wind energy and solar PV were similarly priced energy sources. Unsubsidized installed costs for both exceeded $5 per watt, or more than double that for land-based wind. Despite their cost, both technologies were seen as the best hopes for supplying urban centers with green power, especially in the BOSNYWASH (Boston-New York-Washington, DC) corridor of the eastern ...


    By AWS Truepower, LLC

  • How Do Relays Function in Industrial Power Distribution Systems?

    How Do Relays Function in Industrial Power Distribution Systems? Power distribution systems that manage large currents come with components that protect the system from abnormal conditions, which can damage the unit. One of these components is a relay, which is used to isolate, limit or control electrical loads. Relays, or simple switches that are ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

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