Distributed Power Articles

  • District heating reduces carbon footprint – Case Study

    District heating is a system for distributing heat generated from a centralized location for residential and commercial heating requirements. The heat is often obtained from a cogeneration plant that burns fossil fuels, but increasingly these plants are transitioning to biomass. According to recent research, district heating is one of the cheapest methods of reducing carbon on the planet and has ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

  • Schneider Electric Case Study

    Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. At their North American headquarters in Boston, the company wanted to create a visible example of their microgrid technology in action, while offsetting energy costs and creating a backup power source during outages. REC Solar built and will operate the canopy and rooftop solar arrays that power the microgrid, which ...


    By REC Solar

  • Energy revolution: This is how intelligent technology supports upheaval

    It is no longer a secret that fossil fuels such as hard coal and lignite are harmful to the environment. Germany would like to become greener and continue to rely on renewable energies as a result of the energy revolution. Intelligent technology in particular should support people in this and make power generation more eco-friendly. The problem of climate change Phasing ...

  • American Electric Power preserves institutional knowledge while assuring compliance - Case Study

    AEP wanted a system to better manage processes, tasks, deadlines and record-keeping related to their compliance efforts. Owning and operating tens of thousands of megawatts of generation capacity in the United States, AEP is the ...


    By Enviance, Inc.

  • Clarke Energy Supplies Jenbacher Gas Engines to Power New Algerian ‘Mega Mosque’

    Clarke Energy to Deliver Four of GE’s Jenbacher J320 Gas Engines to Power Trigeneration Plant at Djamaâ el Djazaïr Mosque being Built in Mohammadia, Near Algiers Jenbacher Trigeneration Units to Supply Reliable, Lower Emission Power, Heating and Cooling Project Highlights Growing Industrial Demand for Advanced Trigeneration Technologies ALGIERS, ALGERIA ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Knowledge is Power: It Takes more than software…

    In the time it takes the average person to read this sentence, 36 petabytes of IoT data, (an amount roughly equivalent to 720 million four-drawer filing cabinets filled with text) will be created. That number will double by the end of 2019. During lunch today (for those fortunate enough to take lunch), GE Power Digital’s ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Utility-Scale Solar: Maximizing Project Profitability with Trackers

    Watching the prices recently for utility-scale solar power-purchase agreements has felt a bit like being a spectator at an ultra-competitive Olympic event, where each successive race delivers a new world record. The headline-grabbing 1.79 cents per kilowatt-hour tender announced ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Above all, biogas must be efficient

    Herning Bioenergi and Bigadan use blower technology made by AERZEN In Denmark, AERZEN blowers create the link between biogas plant and dairy plant. Until 2020 Denmark wants to reduce its gross energy consumption - regardless of the aspired economic growth - by 12% compared with 2006. Another goal: Until 2050 the own power and heat requirements shall exclusively be served by ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • What rural Alaska can teach the world about renewable energy

    I flew into Unalakleet, Alaska, on a late fall day. With about 700 people, Unalakleet is large by rural Alaska standards and serves as a regional hub. The village is located on a sandy spit of land where a clear river meets the turbid water of the Bering Sea. Out the plane window the sun shone bright, glittering off the wind-tossed whitecaps of the sea. To the east, the rolling Nulato Hills, clad ...


    By Ensia

  • How Energy Storage Can Pave the Way for Renewable Energy Adoption

    Introduction Renewable energy offers a hopeful promise to reduce the energy sector’s carbon footprint, but many challenges must be addressed before it can be more extensively integrated into our society. One of the greatest barriers to widespread adoption is quite simply that due to the nature of renewable energy – the fact that it is produced only when solar rays, wind, etc. ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Lighting Considerations for Indoor and Outdoor Sets

    Movie sets have meticulous lighting requirements. Optimal lighting conditions can enhance filming by contributing to the mood of the scene and illuminating dark spots in the shot. Bright lighting systems may also help promote safety for crew members setting up electrical wirings and installing fixtures on the set. Read on to learn about unique lighting considerations for indoor and outdoor sets. ...


    By Larson Electronics LLC

  • Kwendin, Liberia - Case Study

    Kwendin is a remote village in Nimba County in central Liberia. It has a population of about 2000 inhabitants, and no access to the very limited national electrical grid. With funding from a USAID grant, APL, in partnership with Stable Outcomes are building ...


    By All Power Labs

  • Geli Keeps the Lights On When Utilities Can’t - Case Study

    Challenge Imagine you’ve found the perfect plot of land and construction has started on your dream home, but in order to turn the lights on it will cost an additional $250,000. That’s exactly what happened to one couple in Marin county in Northern California. When local utility Pacific Gas & Electric quoted an exorbitant price to extend grid power to their new home, the ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • White Paper: Energy Superhighway Will Be Crucial to Successful Delivery and Management of Energy Services

    Rrecent white paper from Navigant Research provides a far-reaching view of the connectivity needs of electric utilities, exploring approaches and technologies, with case studies of projects designed to develop an Energy Superhighway. Over the last decade, with the advent of smart grid technology, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Geli Enables BMW EV Demand Response Program - Case Study

    Challenge BMW Technology Group planned to launch a ground-breaking electric vehicle (EV) program called i ChargeForward that would allow individual BMW i3 owners to earn money by participating in demand response (DR) events. However, in order for BMW to participate in Pacific Gas & Electric’s day-ahead and real-time DR markets, it needed to guarantee 100 kilowatts (kW) of demand ...


    By Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

  • Want to improve wind and solar power? Bring them together

    By combining intermittent renewable energy sources through hybrid projects, developers are taking advantage of the strengths of each. What’s keeping solar and wind power from fully taking over the electric grid? For starters, the sun only shines during the day. Wind blows intermittently, is ...


    By Ensia

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