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PG&E and BMW Partner to Extract Grid Benefits from Electric Vehicles

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and automaker BMW are teaming up to test the ability of electric vehicle batteries to provide valuable services to the electric grid. If successful, the pilot program could pave the way for significant utility payments that could stimulate further customer purchases of electric vehicles. PG&E selected BMW after a … Continue reading PG&E and BMW Partner to Extract Grid Benefits from Electric Vehicles

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Super Grid to disperse wind energy across Europe

EU-funded researchers are involved in the development of a pan-European ‘super grid’ capable of dispersing wind power across Member States. This will bring more renewable energy into homes and businesses, help reduce reliance on fossil fuels and enable Europe to move closer towards achieving energy independence. This final point is an important consideration given that … Continue reading Super Grid to disperse wind energy across Europe

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Green Light for First Dutch Offshore Wind Power Grid Connection

Pondera Consult with Arcadis been commissioned by TenneT for the guidance of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure for the first offshore grid connection in the Netherlands. TenneT TSO is responsible in the Netherlands for the connection of offshore wind farms in the North Sea. Wind Borssele area is the first area that is being … Continue reading Green Light for First Dutch Offshore Wind Power Grid Connection

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Energy Storage for Grid System Industry in China 2014-2017

China Energy Storage for Grid System Industry Report 2014-2017 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. Energy storage has a wide range of applications in electric power system involving all aspects of power generation transmission distribution and end user. The energy storage technologies for grid system include pumped storage compressed air flywheel chemical battery … Continue reading Energy Storage for Grid System Industry in China 2014-2017

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EPRI, Utilities, Automakers to Demonstrate Technology Enabling Plug-in Electric Vehicles to Support Grid Reliability

The demonstration will showcase the software system’s demand response capabilities and how it can reduce customers’ electric vehicle charging costs through more effective scheduling.   The Electric Power Research Institute, along with several auto manufacturers, utilities, and regional transmission organizations, will demonstrate an advanced software platform for integrating plug-in electric vehicles (PEV) with smart grid … Continue reading EPRI, Utilities, Automakers to Demonstrate Technology Enabling Plug-in Electric Vehicles to Support Grid Reliability

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A 50% share of variable renewables can save up to 6% on system costs

The REserviceS project – led by the European Wind Energy Association (EWEA) and involving other stakeholders from across the electricity system and academia – also found that creating markets to trade grid support services (GSS) can provide revenue streams for generators, in addition to energy-only markets. Wind and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy is capable of … Continue reading A 50% share of variable renewables can save up to 6% on system costs

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Alstom will connect wind power projects for Voltalia in Brazil

Alstom has signed two contracts, valued at €14 million, to supply Voltalia Energia do Brasil with Electrical Balance of Plant (EBoP) systems. The systems will connect two wind farm complexes in the northeast of Brazil, São Miguel do Gostoso and Vila Amazonas, to the transmission grid, and inject approximately 201 MW of wind power into … Continue reading Alstom will connect wind power projects for Voltalia in Brazil

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Energy Storage for the Grid is Expected to Reach $15.6 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2024

Developing energy storage that is viable for grid applications has been a goal of vendors and grid operators for a number of years.  Recently a number of factors have begun to converge to bring that goal close to fruition.   According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide revenue from energy storage for the … Continue reading Energy Storage for the Grid is Expected to Reach $15.6 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2024

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Plan of connecting Korea to Japan

Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco), the nation’s energy provider, is pushing a plan of connecting Busan to Japan’s Tsushima Island and Kyushu through a 200-kilometer (124-mile) underwater cable. The project will create a new grid to share power from Korea, which has a surplus, with Japan, which has a shortage of power due to the … Continue reading Plan of connecting Korea to Japan

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Prysmian, New Contract Worth Approx. € 730 M For Offshore Wind Farm Grid Connections In Germany

Prysmian Group, world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry, has been awarded by 50Hertz Offshore GmbH a subsidiary of 50Hertz Transmission GmbH, operator of transmission grids in Germany a new contract worth approximately up to € 730 million (including options for grid connections in value of approximately € 250 M) to design, … Continue reading Prysmian, New Contract Worth Approx. € 730 M For Offshore Wind Farm Grid Connections In Germany

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Active Power Control of Wind Turbines Can Improve Power Grid Reliability

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), along with partners from the Electric Power Research Institute and the University of Colorado have completed a comprehensive study to understand how wind power technology can assist the power grid by controlling the active power output being placed onto the system. The rest of the power system’s … Continue reading Active Power Control of Wind Turbines Can Improve Power Grid Reliability

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HVDC Electricity Transmission Technology Revenue Will Total Nearly $57 Billion from 2013 to 2020

Since the advent of the electricity grid, most grids have been built using alternating current (AC) transmission systems. mac os x 10.7 download purchase Today, however, driven by growth in electricity demand, transmission system congestion, and grid instability, adoption of high voltage direct current (HVDC) transmission is growing on a worldwide basis.

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) With Storage Can Benefit the Grid

The evidence is piling up that when the real value of energy is considered, electricity generated from concentrating solar power (CSP) plants with storage capability outperforms solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power. Rigorous research studies cited throughout The Economic and Reliability Benefits of CSP With Thermal Energy Storage: Recent Studies and Research Needs, a report … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) With Storage Can Benefit the Grid

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Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) With Storage Can Benefit the Grid

The evidence is piling up that when the real value of energy is considered, electricity generated from concentrating solar power (CSP) plants with storage capability outperforms solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power. Rigorous research studies cited throughout The Economic and Reliability Benefits of CSP With Thermal Energy Storage: Recent Studies and Research Needs, a report … Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) With Storage Can Benefit the Grid

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How Big an Impact Will Electric Vehicles Have on the Grid?

Doug Staker, the VP of Business Development at Demand Energy, would like to own a Tesla Model S. Unfortunately, he has two children in college and at least one responsible adult household member (his wife) with little desire for the car. (Demand Energy builds integrated energy storage systems for behind-the-meter energy optimization and emergency backup … Continue reading How Big an Impact Will Electric Vehicles Have on the Grid?

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LA Times has faulty analysis on costs of integrating renewables

A recent LA Times article misunderstands how renewables are integrated onto the electric grid. While the topic is admittedly complicated, this article gets almost everything incorrect. Here is a point-by-point correction of the errors in the LA Times piece along with an overview of recent analysis from the grid operator in California (the California Independent … Continue reading LA Times has faulty analysis on costs of integrating renewables

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Electric vehicles and the power grid

Under funding from the National Science Foundation’s Cyber-Physical Systems Program, a research group is attempting to develop mathematical algorithms to help guide the integration of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PEVs) into the power grid. Specifically, the researchers are working to anticipate and solve optimization problems critical to various parties, such as PEV owners, commercial charging … Continue reading Electric vehicles and the power grid

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