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    Belgium`s biggest battery park set to open in 2021

    EStor-Lux is set to establish Belgium’s largest battery park in Bastogne in a partnership with Centrica Business Solutions, which will be responsible for the operating and enhancing the revenue received from the batteries. The battery park will function as a virtual power plant, making efficient use of the available supply on the high-voltage grid and discharging the power when demand ...


    By Centrica Business Solutions

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    New Survey Finds More Countries Turning to Macro Grids to Enable Energy Transition

    A global survey of Macro Grids conducted by Iowa State University and released recently shows countries around the world are scaling up their electric grids in order to tap low-cost domestic and foreign renewable resources, grow their economies, and strengthen security. Sponsored by Americans for a Clean Energy Grid as part of the Macro Grid Initiative, Macro Grids in the Mainstream: An ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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    Invenergy Powers Daily Life with Largest Solar Project in the U.S.

    Invenergy this week announced a 1,310-megawatt solar energy generation facility that will be the largest in the United States upon completion. Currently under construction in northeast Texas, the Samson Solar Energy Center will support the sustainability objectives of five major consumer brands and supply power to three Texas municipalities. "Invenergy continues to lead the energy transition, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Expanding Local Solar And Storage Could Save Ratepayers Nearly A Half A Trillion Dollars

    Developing 247 GW of local rooftop and community solar and 160 GW of local energy storage is the most cost-effective way for the United States to transition to a clean energy system by 2050, while saving consumers up to $473 billion on electricity. This is enough local solar to power over 25% of all U.S. homes. These are among the core findings of a new report -- Why Local Solar for All Costs ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Comprehensive Study Reveals Natural Gas Buses Outperform Electric

    An analysis released today – Maximize Clean Transit Investment: Natural Gas Outperforms Electric – shows alternative fuel natural gas transit buses outperform their electric counterparts on virtually every major assessment mark: Natural gas buses are less costly to purchase, maintain, and operate; Natural gas refueling is more affordable, efficient, and convenient for transit ...

  • Cross-Industry Survey Reveals 79% Plan to Adopt WBA OpenRoaming

    According to a Wireless Broadband Alliance cross-industry survey of service providers, equipment manufacturers and enterprises, almost four out of five (79%) have adopted or plan to adopt the WBA OpenRoaming standard. As the Wi-Fi roaming standard was only introduced in late May 2020, this demonstrates a very rapid and widespread acceptance of WBA OpenRoaming in less than six months. The vision ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DHYBRID Introduces Technology to Lower Costs and Increase Proportion of Solar Power in Microgrids

    The microgrid specialists at DHYBRID have introduced a new technology that lowers energy costs for stand-alone grids by achieving significantly greater solar yields. By improving system management, the recently patented inverter control system can increase the proportion of solar power by more than 10%, with corresponding reductions in the amount of power required from diesel generators or other ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Report Explores Hydropower

    A major EU-funded energy innovation initiative to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system this week (Nov 30) published its first major report. Flexible energy sources such as renewable hydropower are increasingly important to balance growing variable sources, primarily wind and solar power, in the power grid. Meanwhile ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Webinar - Embedded Gas Engine Generation - Enabling Green - 9th December 2020

    Clarke Energy in conjunction with INNIO Jenbacher and Data Centres Ireland are hosting a webinar on ‘Embedded Gas Engine Generation – Enabling Green on 9th December 2020, 10am GMT. Clarke Energy’s General Manager Ireland, John Curley will be taking part in the panel discussion. The panel discussion by industry experts and gas engine specialists focusing on the merits of on-site ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • U.S. Department of Energy Announces $35 Million in Funding for Hydrokinetic Turbine Development

    The U.S. Department of Energy this week announced $35 million in funding for 11 projects as part of the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy's (ARPA-E) Submarine Hydrokinetic And Riverine Kilo-megawatt Systems (SHARKS) program. SHARKS teams will develop new economically competitive Hydrokinetic Turbines (HKT) designs for tidal and riverine currents. "Hydrokinetic energy is an abundant ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Sunrun Signs Virtual Power Plant Agreement With Southern California Edison

    Sunrun, a leading provider of residential solar, battery storage and energy services, recently announced that it has contracted with one of the largest electric utilities in the United States, Southern California Edison (SCE), to increase grid resilience and lower power costs. SCE will send signals to Sunrun during high-demand events such as extreme heat waves when the energy grid is strained. In ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • SimpliPhi Power CEO Awarded Meaningful Business 100

    SimpliPhi Power CEO Catherine Von Burg has been named one of the 2020 Meaningful Business 100 global leaders who combine profit and purpose to help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) in the Energy Industry. Von Burg has been recognized by the MB100 for her work in spearheading projects at SimpliPhi Power that advance the Affordable and Clean Energy and Climate ...


    By Simpliphi Power, Inc.

  • Direct Energy Expands Partnership With Innowatts for AI-based Services

    Direct Energy is expanding services to its residential customers via a deepened partnership with Innowatts, a leading AI-enabled SaaS platform for global energy providers. Through the partnership, Direct Energy plans to deliver more responsive, customized services for its U.S.-based residential customers, adding value and reducing customer costs by providing actionable energy insights, customized ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • An Unexpected Debut: ARIES Microgrid Infrastructure Powers NREL Campus Through Outage

    Less than two months after the Department of Energy and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) commissioned utility-scale infrastructure for the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) research platform, it experienced a utility-scale emergency: An outage at NREL's Flatirons Campus cut power to the entire site, including its servers, offices, and research hardware. With ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • AWEA Releases 2021 Clean Energy Road Map

    Next year brings renewed prospects for America to support renewable energy and, in turn, address climate change, while creating hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs, providing enormous social and health benefits, ensuring energy security and resilience, and spurring a post-COVID economic recovery. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) this week released its Vision for Driving a Clean ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Carbon Engineering chosen as sustainability partner for Virgin’s new rewards club, Virgin Red

    Today, the Virgin Group launched its new rewards club, Virgin Red, on an exclusive, invitation-only basis. In a world-first for a loyalty programme, Virgin Red has included an option for members to directly support the development of an emerging climate change solution – Direct Air Capture (DAC). Carbon Engineering’s (CE) DAC technology is a key solution that can remove carbon dioxide ...


    By Carbon Engineering Ltd

  • Mississippi Power, Southern Company Announce Smart Neighborhood Collaboration in Lauderdale County

    Mississippi Power and Southern Company announced this week a partnership to build the first smart neighborhood in the world exclusively featuring the Tesla Solar Roof in Lauderdale County. Enzor Place homes will also feature Powerwall batteries, energy efficient equipment and appliances, and smart home automation. "Mississippi Power uses the most advanced technologies to offer creative energy ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Survey Reveals Low-Income Consumers Need Financial Help to Engage in Smart Energy

    The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) this week released a new report that sheds light on lower-income consumers' behaviors, attitudes and values as they relate to energy efficiency, smart home technology, renewable energy, their electricity providers and climate change. The "Understanding Lower-Income Consumers and the Smart Energy Future" report was developed from an online national ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Hecate Teams Up with Ideematec for Inaugural L:Tec Project

    Ideematec Inc., the leading global supplier of solar tracking systems, today announced that it was selected by world-leading developer Hecate Energy to provide 4 megawatts (MW) of its Horizon L:Tec™ solar trackers for an upcoming installation. The project, located in Newberry, South Carolina, will be installed by construction and project management services company, Reach Construction ...


    By Ideematec Deutschland GmbH

  • NY Green Bank Announces Financial Commitments of $165.9 Million in Record Setting Second and Third Quarters in 2020

    NY Green Bank, a division of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), this week announced its strongest third quarter since inception with the release of its Quarterly Metrics Report. Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, NY Green Bank has remained committed to its mission, executing 16 clean energy and sustainable infrastructure transactions representing $165.9 ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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