Large Solar Projects Come Online in Hawaii, Florida

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:55:58 +0000

Two large solar power projects—located more than 4,600 miles apart—recently came online in the U.S., providing service in Florida and Hawaii. Duke Energy on Jan. 8 announced its 74.9-MW Hamilton Solar Power Plant was online. The installation in Jasper, Fla., is part of the company’s plan to build or acquire at least 700 MW of […]

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Innovative Microgrid Will Power Finnish Distribution Center

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

A distribution center in Finland is installing what is being called the country’s largest industrial microgrid, a system that will use 100% renewable energy. The system is being built by Schneider Electric

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10 Takeaways from the IEA’s Newest World Energy Outlook

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

The International Energy Agency (IEA) deemed growth and disruptions of the world’s power sector so significant to the future of energy, it dedicated—for the first time—a four-chapter “special focus”

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Control Room Considerations: What You Need to Know

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

Control rooms are vital for organizations to efficiently and effectively monitor multiple information streams and make accurate mission-critical decisions. With an ever-increasing number of content sources and

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Energy Storage Resources: A Year in Review

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

From both a regulatory and development perspective, 2018 was a significant year for the expansion of energy storage resources (ESRs). From a significant ruling of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

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Natural Gas and Renewable Energy to Continue Leading the Market

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

Cheap natural gas and social pressure to reduce carbon emissions give gas-fired power plants and renewable energy resources a competitive advantage over traditional coal and nuclear generation. Energy storage

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Blockchain Technology Will Transform the Power Industry

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

What began in the world of finance has moved into the power sector. Blockchain, a nascent technology most often associated with cryptocurrency, is a new frontier in the energy space, changing the way power is

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Game-Changing Coal Power Technologies

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 02 Jan 2019 04:59:00 +0000

To be a relevant player in the future power mix, coal power efficiency and costs must improve, and technologies in the realm of research and development promise to do just that. Although most experts agree

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NV Energy Accelerates Retirement of One of Nevada’s Last Coal Units

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 12:57:34 +0000

NV Energy plans to retire a 254-MW coal-fired unit in a power-constrained region of Nevada at the end of 2021, four years ahead of schedule. The company will instead purchase 1,001 MW from new solar photovoltaic projects equipped with 100 MW of long-term battery storage, effectively doubling its total renewable generation from 14% in 2017 […]

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Blockchain-Enabled VPP Planned for South Korea

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2018 19:03:45 +0000

The South Korean government has pledged 4 billion Korean won (about $3.5 million) to support a blockchain-enabled virtual power plant (VPP) in Busan, the country’s second-most-populous city after Seoul. Busan officials said they have selected a project to build a VPP on a “citizens-shared” blockchain. Technology Aggregates Resources, Standardizes Transactions A VPP is a cloud-based […]

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