1. Articles in category: Smart Grid

    1-24 of 639 1 2 3 4 ... 25 26 27 »
    1. Sunrun's Evolution From Home Solar Installer to Comprehensive Energy Solution Provider

      Sunrun's Evolution From Home Solar Installer to Comprehensive Energy Solution Provider

      A decade may not seem like a remarkably long time to have been in business, but it certainly is in the world of rooftop solar. In an industry known for its ups and downs, residential solar installer Sunrun hit the commendable milestone last week of 10 years in operation. Executive Chairman and co-founder Ed Fenster and CEO and co-founder Lynn Jurich launched Sunrun in 2007 from an attic in San Francisco and signed the company’s first customers from a booth at a county fair. Since then, Sunrun says it has built more than $2.5 billion in solar systems, saved customers more than $150 million on their energy bills and generated more than 2.4 billion kilowatt-hours of clean energy.

      Read Full Article
    2. NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

      NYSERDA Announces REV Connect ’17 Event to Advance Partnerships for New Energy Solutions

      The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) today announced REV Connect ‘17, a one-day state-sponsored event to bring together New York’s electric utilities and technology companies to create new business models and energy solutions to benefit New York electricity consumers. The event will build on the progress of New York’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy to build a clean, resilient and affordable energy system for all New Yorkers.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: NY NYSERDA
    3. World's First Grid-Scale Pole-Mounted Energy Storage System Showing Promising Results

      World's First Grid-Scale Pole-Mounted Energy Storage System Showing Promising Results

      TORONTO, July 4, 2017 - A pole-mounted energy storage system located in Toronto's North York neighbourhood is showing positive results in the early stages of a pilot program. Put into service in August 2016, this unique energy storage system is mounted to the top of an existing hydro pole. The system stores energy during off-peak hours and releases power as needed. The project team is currently monitoring how the technology responds to real-time data. From initial results, the energy storage system has demonstrated an ability to reduce strain on the local transformer. The pilot continues to run and, if successful, it could become a standard that's rolled out with all new installations on the over 175,000 poles across the city.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Canada Ontario
    4. Johnson Controls Teams with Clemson University to Adopt Technology for a New Building that Runs Smartly and Efficiently While Saving on Energy Costs

      Johnson Controls Teams with Clemson University to Adopt Technology for a New Building that Runs Smartly and Efficiently While Saving on Energy Costs

      MILWAUKEE, June 28, 2017-- Johnson Controls' Distributed Energy Storage System is making it easy for Clemson University to operate its world class graduate engineering building more efficiently by integrating next-generation energy storage with the building management systems and at the same time providing students and faculty the opportunity to collaborate on measuring the energy savings. The Zucker Family Graduate Education Center can draw power as needed from Johnson Controls L2000 Distributed Energy Storage System to reduce expense during times of peak cost. The system includes batteries and inverter in a single, compact package able to deliver 160kWh capacity and 50 kW power. Combining the storage and inverter into a turnkey energy storage system provides a cost-effective, easy-to-install package.

      Read Full Article
    5. Power Grid: US Announces $7.5 million to Advance India's Power Grid

      Power Grid: US Announces $7.5 million to Advance India's Power Grid

      The US will provide $7.5 million to help advance India's power as part of their commitments to ensure access to affordable and reliable energy in both countries. The Ministry of Science and Technology and industry will match the commitment of US' Department of Energy, bringing the total commitment to $30 million, officials here said.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE India HI
    6. Trump’s 2018 Budget: What’s on the Chopping Block for Clean Energy

      Trump’s 2018 Budget: What’s on the Chopping Block for Clean Energy

      The Trump administration presented a $4.1 trillion budget for fiscal year 2018 today, which includes $3.6 trillion in spending cuts over the next 10 years in an attempt to balance the budget by 2027. In addition to deep cuts for health care, student loans and food stamps, the White House has proposed to slash budgets for climate and clean energy programs -- despite the bipartisan support many of these initiatives enjoy.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE U.S. Congress
    7. Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Announces Name Change to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

      Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) Announces Name Change to Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy

      Brooklyn, NY: Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) announced a new name and logo today during a live, virtual event held before hundreds of supporters across the country. Under the new name, Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy (WRISE), the organization will continue to build on over 10 years of success working to advance women across the renewable energy spectrum.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Canada NY Eguana
    8. Trump Admin. Outlines Global Solar Plan: 10 Terawatts By 2030

      Trump Admin. Outlines Global Solar Plan: 10 Terawatts By 2030

      President Trump talks a great game when it comes to US coal miners and coal jobs but he sure is walking the renewables walk. The latest item in the flood of renewable energy news pouring from the Energy Department since Inauguration Day is a new study that charts a do-able path for global energy producers to harvest 5-10 terawatts of solar power by 2030. That’s quite a big feat considering that the current scope of global solar generation is still measured in gigawatts, but then again President Trump is known to be a huge fan of the bigly.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Japan DoE Germany
    9. Microgrids: Energy Independence (and Money Saved) for Companies

      Microgrids: Energy Independence (and Money Saved) for Companies

      ANDOVER, Mass. -- At the end of a heavily wooded, sparse industrial park here sits the North American headquarters and R&D center for Schneider Electric, which earlier this month unveiled its own campus power microgrid. The microgrid for the global energy management conglomerate is expected to produce 520,000 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year, or 10% of Schneider Electric's power needs. It's also expected to reduce its energy costs by 20%.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia Japan DoE
    10. 7 Energy Storage Disruptors to Watch

      7 Energy Storage Disruptors to Watch

      According to market research firm IHS, the energy storage market is set to “explode” to an annual installation size of 6 GW in 2017, exceeding 40 GW by 2022. Such forecasts reveal a huge jump from an initial base of only 0.34 GW installed in 2012 and 2013. Here is a list of seven energy storage disruptors that are innovating and changing the industry as we know it:

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    11. Commonwealth Edison Makes Move into Community Energy Storage

      Commonwealth Edison Makes Move into Community Energy Storage

      Commonwealth Edison, a leader on community microgrids, is now making a move into the fledgling arena of community energy storage as well. The Exelon subsidiary Thursday announced the first of what are expected to be multiple pilot projects that use batteries to improve electric reliability for communities. ComEd is focusing on areas prone to power outages from harsh weather.

      Read Full Article
    12. ComEd Conducting Illinois' First Community Energy Storage Pilot

      ComEd Conducting Illinois' First Community Energy Storage Pilot

      CHICAGO- ComEd announced today the launch of a pilot project to test the use of battery storage technology to reduce the impact of power outages in residential areas where customers experience service interruptions, particularly in extreme weather events. ComEd’s Community Energy Storage (CES) pilot is being conducted in Beecher, Ill., approximately 40 miles south of Chicago. The pilot will focus on improving power reliability for customers experiencing multiple interruptions. One of the first utilities in the nation to install CES, ComEd will also evaluate the potential of this technology to serve as a proactive tool to drive continuous improvement in service reliability.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: DoE IL Exelon
    13. Dynapower Energy Storage Inverter is the First Designated as 'Smart'

      Dynapower Energy Storage Inverter is the First Designated as 'Smart'

      Vermont Business Magazine South Burlington-based Dynapower, the global leader in energy storage inverters, and Intertek, a leading provider of quality solutions to industries worldwide, have jointly announced that Dynapower’s MPS-250 (link is external) is the first storage-only energy inverter to be confirmed by Intertek to meet the UL 1741 SA draft requirements for a “smart” inverter. Compliance with this standard ensures that Dynapower’s MPS-250 smart inverter is California Rule 21 and Hawaii Rule 14H compliant through development of advanced inverter features. This was achieved by Dynapower through the use of Intertek’s SATELLITE™ Data Acceptance Program.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA HI VT
    14. Engie S A : The rise of solar energy

      Engie S A : The rise of solar energy

      There are a number of reasons that explain the boom in solar energy: installations are more powerful and less expensive, investments have been stepped up, and more encouraging regulations have been introduced. As a result, in more and more countries, industrial operators and electricity producers such as ENGIE are focusing on this solution of the future. The sun is a source of energy with considerable potential to fight against climate change, stimulate growth and enable widespread access to energy: it is virtually unlimited, easily available, present in practically every country in the world, non carbon-emitting, and can be exploited on either a small-scale or a large-scale basis. At the present time, there is no technological barrier holding back the energy transition towards solar energy. It is rather financial and legal issues that are restraining it, but these are in the process of changing all around the world. The time for solar energy has dawned.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: India France Africa
    15. AEMO Hires New York Energy Reformer as New CEO

      AEMO Hires New York Energy Reformer as New CEO

      The Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) has hired Audrey Zibelman, one of the leading players in New York’s ground-breaking “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV), as its new chief executive. Audrey ZibelmanThe appointment of Zibelman (pictured right) follows the death last year of her predecessor Matt Zema, and could signal the biggest ever shift in culture and technology of the AEMO, which is responsible for the operation of Australia’s main grids, but which has been criticised in some quarters for its slow response to renewable energy and other new technologies.

      Read Full Article
    16. Smart Grids and Energy Storage: Microgrid on a Blockchain Platform

      Smart Grids and Energy Storage: Microgrid on a Blockchain Platform

      On sunny days, Martha Cameron’s electric meter runs backwards. There’s a simple reason for that. On the roof of her brownstone, a row house that was built about 1900 in the idyllic Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn, she has a solar installation. When the sun is shining brightly, she can’t use all the electricity from her 18 photovoltaic panels, so the excess power is transferred to the power grid. When Cameron installed her solar system in 2010, she was a pioneer. But she was soon joined by five other buildings with solar systems on her leafy street, which is lined with Norway maples and sycamores.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Siemens NY
    17. AES and Mitsubishi Corporation to Deliver India’s First Grid-Scale Energy Storage Array to Tata Power DDL

      AES and Mitsubishi Corporation to Deliver India’s First Grid-Scale Energy Storage Array to Tata Power DDL

      AES India, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation, today announced a joint partnership agreement to deliver India’s first grid-scale energy storage array to the electric grid operated by Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL). AES and Mitsubishi Corporation will develop and own the 10 megawatt (MW) Advancion energy storage array, which will demonstrate peak load management, increase system flexibility and support high levels of reliability for more than 7 million customers in the region. This is the first grid-scale project in India, and part of a larger global trend to solve critical infrastructure challenges using battery-based energy storage.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Australia Asia India
    18. Energy Storage, a Crucial Piece in the New Technology Jigsaw

      Energy Storage, a Crucial Piece in the New Technology Jigsaw

      Alternative power sources are rapidly becoming a crucial part of the global power sector due to the rising acknowledgment of the environmental damage caused by fossil fuels. Despite rising public and government support, the key obstacle in the path of the alternative energy market has consistently been the fluctuations in the energy output achieved by the use of most alternative energy sources. The lack of a reliable energy storage technology that will allow for long-term storage of the energy generated from renewable energy sources has exacerbated the problems holding back the alternative energy sector and is thus likely to be a key area of research in the coming years. 

      Read Full Article
    19. Transforming the Market for Virtual Power Plants with Advances in Energy Storage

      Transforming the Market for Virtual Power Plants with Advances in Energy Storage

      The evolution of energy markets is accelerating in the direction of a greater reliance upon distributed energy resources (DER), whether those resources generate, consume, or store electricity. One strategy to address this trend is a virtual power plant (VPP), the concept that the intelligent aggregation and optimisation of DER can provide the same essential services as a traditional 24/7 centralised power plant. As a result of the wide divergence of what constitutes a VPP, Navigant Research has come up with its own definition, which has generally been validated by market participants: “A VPP is a system that relies upon software and a smart grid to remotely and automatically dispatch retail DER services to a distribution or wholesale market via an aggregation and optimisation platform.”

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: Asia Europe PJM
    20. A Boost for Siemens Microgrid Software...Big Real Estate Meets Hybrid Electric Buildings...Wesleyan Microgrid Goes Solar

      A Boost for Siemens Microgrid Software...Big Real Estate Meets Hybrid Electric Buildings...Wesleyan Microgrid Goes Solar

      Siemens has introduced a new Digital Grid Services platform for the U.S. market, which it says will enhance its microgrid software, along with other aspects of its grid portfolio. The platform allows utilities to better access an increasingly digital operational environment through use of cloud and managed service offerings, Siemens says. The company offers the software-as-a-service grid management product via a subscription. Customers receive managed services, including engineering and operations expertise, and cloud-hosted environments via Siemens secure data centers.

       

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: CA DoE U.S.
    21. Tesla SolarCity Merger: A Utility's Worst Nightmare or Sweetest Dream?

      Tesla SolarCity Merger: A Utility's Worst Nightmare or Sweetest Dream?

      On November 17, 2016, shareholders will vote on whether to approve the merger of Tesla and SolarCity. If approved, this merger would bundle together a triangle of disruptive distributed energy resources (DERs): rooftop solar, electric vehicles and battery storage. The attractiveness of Tesla products is undeniable, and as consumer interest multiplies so do their questions. While some utilities will take advantage of this opportunity to give objective, trusted advice and build their customer relationships (see some who already have in this on-demand webinar), undoubtedly, others will not.

      Read Full Article
      Mentions: U.S. Apple SolarCity
    22. Pure-play battery or hybrid grid energy storage? | Energy Storage News

      Pure-play battery or hybrid grid energy storage? | Energy Storage News

      Transmission and distribution (T&D) organizations within electric utilities are transitioning to battery-based grid energy storage solutions. As a result, these groups are reporting that the applications for this “reservoir of electrons” reaches far beyond the grid applications that they are now busy solving. Even regional energy system operators such as independent system operators (ISOs), distribution system operators (DSOs) and transmission system operators (TSOs) are implementing these advanced battery energy storage systems as a means of providing stability and reliability within their respective energy system service territories.

      Read Full Article
    23. SoCal Edison's Grid Edge Experiment Contracts for 125MW of Batteries and Demand Response

      SoCal Edison's Grid Edge Experiment Contracts for 125MW of Batteries and Demand Response

      Southern California Edison has picked six companies to build 125 megawatts of distributed energy storage and demand response for its Preferred Resources Pilot (PRP), a long-term testing ground to learn how distributed energy and the grid can work together. Winners of this second round of PRP contracts include Advanced MIcrogrid Solutions, with a 40-megawatt contract for demand response with energy conservation and batteries; Convergent with 35 megawatts of batteries; Hecate with 15 megawatts of batteries; NextEra with 10 megawatts of batteries and 10 megawatts of demand response, NRG with 10 megawatts of solar-storage "hybrid," and and residential battery startup Swell with 5 megawatts of batteries. 

      Read Full Article
    1-24 of 639 1 2 3 4 ... 25 26 27 »
  1. Popular Articles

  2. Organizations in the News

    1. (1 articles) PJM
    2. (1 articles) NYSERDA
    3. (1 articles) Southern California Edison
    4. (1 articles) FERC
    5. (1 articles) DoE
    6. (1 articles) Duke Energy
    7. (1 articles) CAISO
  3. Locations in the News

    1. (2 articles) NY
    2. (1 articles) RI
    3. (1 articles) U.S.
    4. (1 articles) TX
    5. (1 articles) Mexico
    6. (1 articles) PA
    7. (1 articles) CA
    8. (1 articles) New Mexico
    9. (1 articles) Washington, D.C.
    10. (1 articles) NV
    11. (1 articles) WA
    12. (1 articles) HI
  4. Storage Providers in the News

    1. (1 articles) Tesla
    2. (1 articles) Johnson Controls
  5. Categories

    1. Electricity Source:

      Solar Photovoltaic, Wave, Tidal, Hydro, Wind
    2. Storage Market:

      Commercial & Industrial, Military, Residential & Community & Microgrid, Smart Grid, Utility Grid, Vehicle-to-Grid/Home
    3. Storage Technology:

      Compressed Air/Gas, Flow Battery, Flywheel, Hydrogen, Lead, Liquid Metal, Lithium, Magnesium, Mechanical Storage, Nickel, Sodium, Supercapacitors, Vanadium, Zinc
    4. Article Types:

      Null, Reports and Conferences