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Biomass Market Harnesses Combined Heat and Power

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-10 11:56
Two big trends are converging in the world of power generation -- Combined Heat & Power (CHP) and biomass. CHP is gaining ground in many areas of the world due to the fact that its superior efficiency often results in major economic gains (CHP takes the waste heat from a turbine and uses it to generate steam which is often uses in district heating, or in industrial processes).
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Getting Renewables Strategy Right and Avoiding Pitfalls in Middle East

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-10 10:45
The outlook for renewables in the Middle East is encouraging. Recent tenders, such as in Saudi Arabia and neighboring Egypt, have demonstrated considerable investor appetite, competitive prices, and a strong market for clean energy.
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Rhode Island Encourages Brownfield Solar Projects

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-10 10:10
A Rhode Island program promoting solar development on polluted properties could help relieve tensions between the state’s fast-growing solar industry and conservationists concerned with preserving green space.
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Nevada National Security Site Installs Solar, Begins Era of Net-zero Energy Buildings

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-10 10:00
The Nevada National Security Site (NNSS) inaugurated the Mercury Solar Project late last month and moved it further down the path of sustainability, giving NNSA its first net-zero-energy building.
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Residential Batteries in Germany To Provide Primary Balancing Power for Grid Operator

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-10 09:57
Last week residential battery provider sonnen and its technology partner, tiko Energy Solutions, said that they have obtained pre-qualification from the transmission system operator TenneT to provide primary balancing power using its Germany-wide network of residential battery storage systems.
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Western Australia’s Horizon Power Embarks on DERMS Project To Manage PV & Batteries

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-10 09:52
Last week, PXiSE Energy Solutions, LLC a subsidiary of Sempra Energy and Mitsui & Co. Ltd., announced that Horizon Power would be installing the company’s Active Control Technology (ACT) as the distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) in Western Australia.
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Forecasting the Energy Community: Open Call for the Inaugural Season of a Fantasy Energy League

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-07 05:23
Fantasy sports and the energy industry might not have much in common on the surface, but I’ve always personally approached these two passions of mine in similar ways: obsessively reading the breaking news, following my favorite experts in the community on social media, and diving deep into the available statistics to create graphs and try to come up with hot takes. I think the fantasy sports model can be used to encourage an academic and educational exercise in the energy industry, so it struck me—I should establish the first fantasy league for the energy sector!
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Siemens Secures Landmark UK Grid Project for 950 MW Windfarm

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-12-07 02:23

Siemens has won its largest ever UK grid access contract with a deal to connect a 950 MW offshore windfarm.

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U.S. Senate confirms McNamee to FERC by narrowest of margins

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-06 12:37

The U.S. Senate has confirmed Bernard L. McNamee to join the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, with a vote of 50:49.

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Experts Agree: There is No Clear Winner or Loser in Power Generation Technologies

Green Power Network - Thu, 2018-12-06 08:19
At a mega-session during POWER-GEN International, a panel made up of utility resource planners, transmission operators and generation technology experts all seemed to come to the same conclusion: when it comes to picking energy generation technologies for the future, there is no standout technology. Each technology comes with a series of pros and cons that must be weighed in order to set a course for the future.
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Surprised by Cheap Clean Energy, Coal Stalwart Adds Renewables

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-05 15:40
Marubeni Corp., the Japanese trading house for whom coal makes up about a quarter of its power generation, never expected renewable energy prices to plunge as much as they have.
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EV + Clean Energy Microgrid Partnership Explored

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-05 15:21

On Wednesday, eMotorWerks, a subsidiary of the Enel Group’s new business line Enel X, and LO3 Energy said they have launched a partnership to use JuiceNet’s smart-grid control technology for a series of microgrid + EVs projects with the joint goal of exploring high-value use cases for local energy markets.

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Tesla 50-MW Battery Sparks New Projects After Promising Run

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-05 15:15
A year after Elon Musk rolled out what was then the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery to aid South Australia’s blackout-prone power grid, more projects are set to follow in its footsteps at home and abroad.
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Solar Goals Stymied in India as Investors Shun Chance to Build

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-05 15:12
India’s effort to spur its own solar power equipment industry seems to be failing, with only one company so far bidding for the nation’s tender to set up a factory.
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Italian Innovation on Display at POWER-GEN International

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-05 13:10

The panel explored Electric Vehicles in particular, with an emphasis on how the coming transition to an electrified transportation sector will affect the utility grid and the demand curve

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Xcel Becomes First Big U.S. Utility to Swear Off Greenhouse Gas

Green Power Network - Wed, 2018-12-05 08:43
Xcel Energy Inc. became the first major U.S. utility owner to pledge to fully phase out carbon-dioxide emissions that cause global warming.
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Nordex wins biggest ever wind turbine deal

Green Power Network - Tue, 2018-12-04 04:22

Windpower group Nordex has won its largest order to date in a deal with E.ON and Credit Suisse for 114 turbines at a 475 MW project

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China Hopes to Lessen Solar, Wind Curtailment in 2019

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-03 12:06
China set three-year targets for allowing more wind and solar power onto the power grid after the rapid addition of panels and windmills forced some electricity distributors to partly block that energy from flowing into their systems.
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Wind Power Operations and Maintenance is Focus of POWER-GEN International Technical Tour

Green Power Network - Mon, 2018-12-03 11:47
Attendees from utilities, insurance, vendors and consultants attended a pre-conference technical tour on Monday, December 3, 2018 in Orlando, Florida as POWER-GEN International kicked off.
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Wisconsin Energy Leader and PGI Committee Member Jeff Anthony Dies

Green Power Network - Fri, 2018-11-30 13:30

Anthony spent numerous years giving of his time as a committee member for the Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America. This past week he was a committee member for POWER-GEN International.

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