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Sony CSL Launches Open-Source Microgrid Project to Automate P2P Power Distribution
Mechanical Engineering Grad Student Innovates Gas Turbine Heat Sensors
Shawn Siroka, a doctoral student in the Penn State Department of Mechanical Engineering, is using his talents to innovate new heat flux sensors in gas turbine engines.
GE Wins Second Gas Turbine Order For Israeli Plant
GE said it has received an order for a second 9HA.01 heavy-duty gas turbine from Israel Electric Corp., the largest generator and supplier of electricity in Israel.
Romanian Plan 250MW Gas Fired Power Plant
Three Romanian energy companies, two of which are wholly owned by the state, want to build a new 250 MW gas-fired power plant in Mures county.
Argan Subsidiary Scores 1,085 MW Natural Gas-Fired Power Plant in Harrison County
Argan, Inc. announced this week that in late December 2019 its wholly owned subsidiary, Gemma Power Systems, entered into an engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) services contract with Harrison Power, LLC to construct the Harrison Energy Cent
Asaluyeh Combined -cycle Power Plant Steam Unit Ready by Spring
Construction of the first steam unit of Asaluyeh Combined-Cycle Power Plant has made 90% progress and is planned to come online by March.
Doosan Deploying First Large-Class Gas Turbine for Korean Demonstration Project
South Korea has formally entered into the large gas turbine global competition by starting locally.
Siemens Supplies Gas Turbines for Peaking Power Plants in Belarus
Siemens will deliver the power generation equipment for two new peaking power plants in the Republic of Belarus.
UAE Supports Renewable Energy Projects in Developing Countries
The UAE has been supporting and promoting renewable energy projects across developing countries, including financing sustainable clean energy projects in these countries through the establishment of various initiatives and funds.
Trump Administration Says it will Approve Largest U.S. Solar Farm
Federal officials plan to approve a massive solar farm with energy storage in the desert outside Las Vegas, paving the way for a $1-billion project that will provide electricity to Nevada residents served by billionaire Warren Buffett’s NV Energy.
What Will it Take to Boost Microgrid Markets to the Next Level?
Moving the microgrid market is an ambitious goal that will require policy changes, technology advances and a customer-centric approach, say several microgrid industry leaders recently interviewed by Microgrid Knowledge.
Why Microgrids? The Evolving Energy Landscape
Concord Engineering Group’s Joe Sullivan walks readers through the evolving landscape that is bringing about energy independence. This shift involves a reshaping of our approach to producing and delivering electric power and answers the question.
What Electrification of Transportation and Buildings Means to Microgrids
The energy industry is poised for what some describe as a sizable investment shift. Oil and gas lose, and power wins with the growing electrification of transportation and buildings. So what does this mean for microgrids?
Distributed Energy Resources to Grow 15.9% CAGR
Basic economics, local electricity prices and government incentives are driving the growth of distributed energy resources, including microgrids and solar-plus-storage, at a rapid clip, according to new findings by Navigant Research.
Is Load Flexibility the New Demand Response?
Demand response is reaching a saturation point, but load flexibility is emerging as its new iteration, a 2.0 that is much more powerful and could become a 200 GW grid resource for the U.S. by 2030.
PowerGen-E.ON Deal Boosts Microgrids, Minigrids, Micro-utilities in Africa
PowerGen Renewable Energy, a leading player in Sub-Saharan Africa’s fledgling, but fast growing markets for microgrids, minigrids and micro-utilities, acquired the Tanzanian microgrid assets of another emerging market leader, Rafiki Power, aka E.ON Off-Gr
Solar Mini-Grid Brings Power to Yesagyo’s Community
Parami Energy connected 1442 households to the newly-launched mini-grid mid-December with plans to expand the coverage to more than 4000 households Magway’s Yesagyo.
The Quick-Thinking, Self-Driving Energy Grid of the Future
A quick-thinking, self-driving energy grid of the future — an autonomous energy grid — is being developed by researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Researchers Propose Floating Microgrids Made up of Electric Boats
Electric boats may enable floating microgrids that could serve islands that have historically been powered by fossil fuels, according to a report from researchers at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
Hawaiian Island will Create a Virtual Power Plant from 1,000 Solar Homes
Sunrun and Open Access Technology International (OATI) will create what they describe as the world’s largest residential virtual power plant (VPP) by managing the electricity from some 1,000 rooftop solar-plus-storage systems to be installed.
The True Value of Distributed Energy Resources?
Connecticut regulators are working to pin down the true value of distributed energy resources, which some stakeholders say needs to take into account community resiliency.
Microgrids Poised for the Moment, as Businesses Seek Energy Resilience
Increasingly, U.S. companies are concluding that they need the type of business continuity, cost predictability and sustainability goal-aligned energy solutions that microgrid-plus-storage installations offer.
Microgrids as Non-Wires Alternatives
S&C Electric’s Erik Svanholm discusses the potential of microgrids as non-wires alternatives, which use distributed energy resources and microgrids to defer or replace the installation of more traditional ‘wires and poles’ infrastructure.
California Utility Builds Solar Microgrid in 27 Days
A solar microgrid, built in 27 days in cold and windy weather, was Southern California Edison’s (SCE) solution to an urgent need to avert wildfires near a remote dam in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Sweden’s Summer Sunshine Stored in Hydrogen for the Winter
Renovations to six public housing buildings in the small town of Vårgårda, South West Sweden will allow them to run on renewable energy all year round.
Top 10 Most Popular Microgrid White Papers of 2019
Microgrid Knowledge’s 10 most popular microgrid white papers of 2019 explore key questions surrounding microgrid development, finance, design, construction and operation.
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LA Company Secures Funding for 14k Distributed Energy Storage Systems
Microgrid Partnership Sealed to Grow Sector
Nigeria Electrification Project Energises Another Community
TOGO: 129 Localities Soon to be Electrified Via Mini-Grids