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Mytilineos Completes First Phase of 650MW Power Plant in Libya
Greek energy company Mytilineos has completed the first stage of construction for a power plant in Tobruk, Libya, with 185MW having already been distributed to the country’s electricity system.
Dutch DSOs Make Bold Moves to Tackle Grid Bottlenecks
Holland’s grid is at capacity. Bottlenecks have been appearing in Dutch cities and to expand grid capacity Liander and Stedin – two DSOs – have announced different measures to alleviate the situation.
New Energy Harvesting Tech Could Bring Power to Remote Regions
Piezoelectric could be quite the saver in the costs to generate a little remote power.
Australia’s AGL Energy Names Board Member McKenzie as Chair
AGL Energy said on Monday board member Patricia McKenzie would replace Peter Botten as chair, as part of an overhaul after the power producer scrapped plans to split its coal-fired generation unit from the energy retail business.
New Cybersecurity Partnership to Safeguard Smart Meters
A new partnership is supplying a cybersecurity solution for smart meters as the energy industry faces the increasing threat of cyberattacks.
Transgrid Interconnector Uses Smart Grid Tech to Unlock Network Capacity
Australian TSO Transgrid has announced its use of smart grid technology through an interconnector project to unlock additional renewable energy capacity.
Researchers at Sandia Lab Successfully Test New Power Generation Technology
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico announced they completed a successful test of a new power-generating technology.
Paris Plans to Turn off Eiffel Tower’s Lights Early to Save Electricity, Report Says
Paris plans to turn off the Eiffel Tower's lights earlier each night to save electricity.
LV Support Room Uses Smart Meter Data to Expedite Fault Detection
Transmission and distribution network operator SP Energy Networks has opened a new low voltage (LV) support room, which leverages data from smart meters and substations to pre-emptively spot faults on the electricity network.
Siemens to Equip Alexandria with ADMS, AMI and 300K Smart Meters
Siemens has been awarded a contract to upgrade Egypt’s second largest city’s distribution management system, establish advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and supply 300,000 smart meters.
Project CARMEN: Joint Romania-Hungary Smart Grid
The Carpathian Modernised Energy Network (CARMEN) smart grid project is up for funding from the Connecting Europe Facility programme.
Smart Meters Set to Transform Into Grid-Edge Computing Devices – Whitepaper
According to a new whitepaper from Guidehouse Insights, there is an extensive base of smart meters set for upgrade and replacement over the coming decade in both the US and Western Europe.
$10.5 billion programme for US grid upgrades launched
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is seeking input on a $10.5 billion programme for smart grids and other upgrades to strengthen the country’s electricity grid.
Octopus Energy and National Grid Demonstrate First V2G in Great Britain
Octopus Energy Group and National Grid ESO have announced the first successful integration of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, using a test environment of the balancing mechanism
EDF Looks to Pay as You Go Meters amid British Billing Crisis
Electric utility company Électricité de France (EDF) has announced support packages for British consumers, one of which involves using smart prepayment meters to assist with energy efficiency as the bills crisis worsens.
Rolls-Royce and AVK Provide 3.5GW Emergency Power in the UK
Image credit: Rolls-Royce Power SystemsGerman-headquartered Rolls-Royce Power Systems has delivered the 200th mtu emergency generator to UK-based emergency power provider AVK.Over a period of three years, the majority of generators were installed across E
DOE Cybersecurity Project Funding to Bolster Grid Resilience
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $45 million in funding for projects that will create and test technology to protect the electric grid from cyber-attacks while supporting with clean energy deployment.
Technology Trending: Microgrid DERMS, AI for Outage Recovery, Next-Gen Battery Electrodes, New Energy T ransition Materials
DERMS for Australian rural microgrids, AI for rapid outage recovery in China, 3D printing of high performance battery electrodes and a partnership to discover new materials for the energy transition are in the technology radar.
Coal-Fired Power Plants
UK Could Pay £420M for Keeping Coal-Fired Power Stations Open This Winter
National Grid ESO has confirmed it has agreed on contingency contracts with four coal units
Switch2 Energy Releases Heat Savings Calculator amid Cost of Living Crisis in UK
As energy bills are on a staggering rise, a new heat network efficiency savings calculator has been made available to UK network operators by Switch2 Energy as part of its new website launch.British pounds on a radiator. Courtesy 123rf.The free heat netwo
Smart Grids Are Spurring Demand for BESS – Study
Grid modernisation initiatives, including the movement to new technologies such as smart grids, are spurring the demand for battery energy storage systems (BESS), according to latest research from Research and Markets.
Flexibility Market Starts Development in Lithuania
Lithuania’s largest distribution system operator (DSO) Energijos Skirstymo Operatorius (ESO) is investigating the development of a local flexibility market.
Maritime Electrification Sets Sail With ‘Vessel-To-Grid’ Solutions
Cleantech company Nuvve and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) have announced collaboration to develop a ‘vessel-to-grid’ solution for ships and vessels to give energy back to the electric grid.
Intelligent Grid Platform to Automate Der Connections in Estonia
Power network developer Enefit Connect OÜ will utilise software developer envelio’s Intelligent Grid Platform (IGP) to digitise its network planning processes.
Sweden Overtakes France as Europe’s Biggest Net Power Exporter
Sweden overtook France as the biggest net exporter of power in Europe during the first half of this year.
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