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    Fluence Acquires Digital Intelligence Platform of AMS

    Fluence, a Siemens and AES company, today announced it has acquired the digital intelligence platform of AMS, a leading provider of AI-enabled optimized bidding software for utility-scale storage and generation assets. The combination of the two companies' technologies will help utilities, developers, and commercial and industrial customers optimize energy storage and flexible assets to deliver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NREL Unveils Open-Source Distributed Generation Market Demand Model

    After years of development, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the open-source dGen model, marking a new era since the model launched in 2016. Public users can access model methodology and instructions, run the code, and receive technical support from the dGen team. dGen simulates customer decisions about adopting and using solar, wind, and storage technologies for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • U.S. Department of Energy to Hold Sixth CyberForce Competition

    This week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced its sixth CyberForce Competition will take place on November 14, 2020. The event, which challenges college students to compete in a realistic cybersecurity defense exercise, will be held virtually this year. Argonne National Laboratory, which hosted the first-ever CyberForce Competition in 2016, manages the competition on behalf of DOE's Office ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Lazard Releases Annual Levelized Cost of Energy and Levelized Cost of Storage Analyses

    Lazard Ltd has released its annual in-depth studies comparing the costs of energy from various generation technologies and the costs of energy storage technologies for different applications. Lazard's latest annual Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis (LCOE 14.0) shows that as the cost of renewable energy continues to decline, certain technologies (e.g., onshore wind and utility-scale solar), which ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Enel Green Power Starts Construction of Its Second Solar + Storage Project in North America

    Enel, through its US renewable subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, started construction of the 284 MW1 Azure Sky solar + storage project, its second hybrid project in North America that integrates a renewable energy plant with utility-scale battery storage. The project is another milestone in the company's commitment, announced in July, to invest in renewables-plus-storage hybrids in the ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Fusion Energy Can Be the Most Cost Competitive Source of Baseload Power, at the Same Level as Renewables

    Fusion energy could be the most cost-effective solution for clean baseload power, four times cheaper than nuclear, complementing the need to continue rolling out renewable energy technologies as fast as possible to achieve a zero carbon global energy system by 2050. A new peer-reviewed scientific paper authored by Dr Nicholas Hawker, founder of First Light Fusion, published today in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Stimulus Investments in Advanced Energy Sector Would Deliver More Than $350 Billion to Illinois Economy

    The national business group Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) recently (10/8) released results of a report that quantified significant economic benefits associated with investments in advanced energy deployment for the state of Illinois. The report, which was produced by international economics consultant Analysis Group for AEE, used an industry-standard modeling tool to estimate the impact of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Siemens To Build Large CO2-Free Hydrogen Production Plant In Southern Germany

    Siemens Smart Infrastructure and WUN H2 GmbH signed a contract to build one of the largest hydrogen production plants in Germany. It will be built in Wunsiedel in the north of Bavaria. With a power intake of six megawatts in the initial development phase, the plant will run solely on renewable energy and will be CO2-free. The electrolysis plant from Siemens Energy will have the capacity to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • The Penguin begins its journey to the Basque Country

    On Saturday, September 26, the Penguin Wave Energy Converter (WEC) left Orkney where it has started its final journey towards the Biscay Marine Energy Platform (BiMEP) in the Basque country. The two-week trip will be towed by the En Avant 30 tug and will see the device travel down the Irish Sea, next France’s western Coast and to its new home in Armintza. The tug operations are being ...


    By Wello Oy

  • Big Deal: GE Signs First Contract for the World`s most Powerful Offshore Wind Turbine in Operation

    John Lavelle has seen many powerful machines during his nearly four decades as a GE engineer. But none measure up to the Haliade-X, the world’s most powerful offshore wind turbine in operation. The turbine set a world record earlier this year when it generated 288 megawatt-hours of electrical energy in a single day. That’s enough to power 30,000 homes in Rotterdam, where the first ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Foot On the Gas: Record-Breaking Turbines to Help Taiwan Fuel Economic Growth and Achieve Energy Goals

    Taiwan has long had one of East Asia’s most dynamic economies, helping revolutionize industries like electronics and communications. Now Taiwan, which has historically imported vast volumes of fossil fuels to power its growth, is also making good progress on its pledge to generate 20% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2025. Renewables made up nearly 14% of Taiwan’s total ...


    By GE Renewable Energy

  • Clarke Energy chosen by Alinta Energy to expand their Newman Power Station

    Clarke Energy to Engineer, Procure and Construct an expansion and upgrade of Alinta Energy’s gas-fired Newman Power Station in Western Australia’s Pilbara region Fourteen high-efficiency INNIO Jenbacher J624 gas engine generators to provide 60MWe of capacity Clarke Energy to design and construct two separate power houses and supply a 66/11kV export transformer complete with ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Array Technologies Announces SmarTrack Production Boost of up to 5%

    Array Technologies, a market leader in single-axis solar tracking, have made its performance enhancing software SmarTrack even smarter – adding functionality to increase utility-scale energy harvest. Detailed research and projections from independent engineers at DNV GL spotlight the real-world and accurate energy gains now available to Array customers with SmarTrack. During extensive beta ...


    By Array Technologies Inc

  • Clean Energy Jobs Powering North Carolina

    Shortly, NCSEA and E2 are set to release a report describing the size and economic importance of the clean energy industry in North Carolina in 2019. Overall, clean energy has remained resilient throughout the recession. However, North Carolina's clean energy industry did experience negative impacts as a result of COVID-19, despite our status as No. 9 in the country for clean energy jobs in 2019. ...

  • Ocean Wave Energy Company Receives DOE Boost for Energy Storage Technology

    Oscilla Power, Inc is pleased to announce that it has been selected for a $1.1 million Phase II SBIR award from the US Department of Energy. This award will help Oscilla develop a novel underwater energy storage technology and investigate how large-scale farms of ocean wave energy devices can be best connected to the grid. This award will allow a continuation of work previously completed by ...


    By Oscilla Power, Inc. (OPI)

  • North East offshore engineering firm welcomes host of new talent on board

    Leading North East offshore technology supplier Osbit has welcomed two graduates and two further permanent staff members to its Northumberland-based team. The new employees have joined Osbit’s 110 strong workforce as the business celebrates ten years of operations, with the company also confirming a third engineering graduate, who will commence employment later in the summer. ...


    By Osbit Limited

  • Select Committee Democrats Release 'Solving The Climate Crisis', A Congressional Roadmap for Ambitious Climate Action

    Earlier this week, led by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Chair Kathy Castor (D-FL), members of the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled a comprehensive plan titled "Solving the Climate Crisis: The Congressional Action Plan for a Clean Energy Economy and a Healthy, Resilient, and Just America." The report lays out the Climate Crisis Action Plan, which contains climate solution ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Osbit celebrates ten years in business

    Northumberland-based offshore technology supplier Osbit is celebrating a decade in business. Osbit began operations at its Riding Mill headquarters 10 years ago with three owner-directors, now four, all engineers and soon established a powerful engineering team. Over the course of 10 years, Osbit has delivered a number of offshore technology firsts to support its global customer-base. ...


    By Osbit Limited

  • TEP Plans Clean Energy Expansion, Carbon Reduction

    Tucson Electric Power (TEP) plans to provide more than 70 percent of its power from wind and solar resources as part of a cleaner energy portfolio that will reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2035. TEP's 2020 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), filed last week with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC), outlines the company's energy portfolio over the next 15 years. It calls for a dramatic ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • X-energy Teams with NFI to Supply Exclusive Fuel to the High-Temperature Gas-Cooled Reactor (HTGR) in Japan

    X-energy announced it has teamed with Nuclear Fuel Industries (NFI) to be the exclusive counterparty to supply fuel to the Japanese high-temperature gas-cooled reactor (HTGR). X-energy is purchasing the compact press equipment that can make annular fuel compacts for the “prism-type” HTGR core from Japanese-based NFI. X-energy will use the TRISO-X fuel facility and the former NFI ...


    By X-Energy, LLC

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