Serving the Power Grid
Baezil Nazri of IBC SOLAR
In this PSDcast Baezil Nazri of IBC SOLAR Malaysia talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about their photovoltaic diesel hybrid project there. The nine photovoltaic diesel hybrid systems set up by IBC SOLAR provide electricity for a total of 3,500 people, 9 rural clinics and 9 schools. In addition to
Maxwell Technologies, a leading developer and manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage products, announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SK Innovation, a subsidiary of SK Holdings and Korea’s leading energy provider, to develop next generation energy storage solutions leveraging
Venkat Mattela of Redpine Signals
In this PSDcast Venkat Mattela, Chairman & CEO of Redpine Signals, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the power management issues in the Internet of Things (IoT), and RF power as it applies to devices operating in it. Redpine is one of the pioneers in the creation of highly differentiated
Officials from the Albany County Sewer District and New York State on Wednesday unveiled a multi-stage combined heat and power system that will save the county an estimated $400,000 per year.
This $8.6 million Organic Rankine Cycle heat-to-energy technology was recently installed at the North Plant and
Globally, economic and political circumstances are reshaping power systems in favor of those that operate with greater flexibility and efficiency and incorporate renewable energy and demand response. Coal, which is widely perceived to provide only baseload power generation, remains a critical component in most
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has won orders worth around $75 million from Hydro-Québec, the utility in eastern Canada, and National Grid, the utility in New England, USA, to refurbish three high-voltage direct current (HVDC) converter stations.
The multi-terminal HVDC link
In this PSDcast Kiran Kumaraswamy of ICF talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on distributed energy resources and the future smart grid. Kiran has worked on the dynamics of distributed generation systems where he studied the modeling of fuel cells and microturbines related to power generation. In theis
EMerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson
In this PSDcast EMerge Alliance Chairman Brian Patterson talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the recent attention being paid to High-Voltage DC ditsribution systems. Long neglected by the industry, DC power distribution is getting a second look as a viable power infrastructure solution in applications
CPL has recently inaugurated the largest agricultural biomass biogas power plant in Italy. Nine hectors of ground area, Four 1 MWe power stations, for a total of 4 MWe generated electricity for 10,000 households a year at zero emissions.
The largest agricultural biomass for biogas power production
Silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor technology has now reached a point in its evolution where SiC power devices can serve as the catalyst for a new generation of ultra-efficient power electronics systems, especially in the emerging market for small- to medium-sized solar power inverters. Several
From the North East blackout of 2003 to last year’s Super Storm Sandy, we’ve learned the hard way that our 100-year-old-plus electricity grid is lacking the intelligence to effectively respond to power outages and disturbances. Here are a couple of key points to consider that call out for the need for a
Alix Paultre, Editorial Director, PSD
Our society, already in the throes of integrating multiple disruptive technologies simultaneously, must also integrate the myriad byproducts and their impact as well. We take for granted that the future will be a web of inter-communicating smart devices within a cloud-based Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructure
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Figure 1. The reference design board, MAXREFDES14.
Measuring electrical power consumption—dynamic current and voltage—is a fundamental requirement of many high-precision applications like electric vehicle charging stations, industrial control and automation systems, data centers, smart home appliances, solar inverters, street lighting, distribution automation,
According to a recently released report by the Solar Energy Industries Association, the third quarter of 2013 was the second largest on record for the U.S. solar industry, and new solar electric capacity added this year will generate enough clean energy to power more than 850,000 average American homes.
Erik Christian of Tollgrade
In this PSDcast Erik Christian of Tollgrade, a smart grid sensor market leader, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the Smart Grid and the challenging landscape facing the power engineering community. Tollgrade, a leading provider of predictive fault analytics, is helping to redefine a new standard
2 Technology’s new polyphase metering technology
42 Technology (42T) announced a novel technology for more robust and accurate polyphase metering with system costs estimated at up to 30% lower than currently available solutions. This breakthrough approach uses a resistive sensing topology, which is already the preferred approach for single phase meters on
Jim Douglas,Senior VP of Marketing at Wind River
In this PSDcast Jim Douglas, Senior VP of Marketing at Wind River, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systerms Design about the issues involved with making sure all of the devices involved in the Internet
AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS), a provider of power electronics for renewable energies, and its subsidiary skytron energy, a leader in monitoring and control solutions for utility-scale renewable energy power plants, announced the successful deployment of a 5.8 MWp commercial PV installation for PPA Partners in
An increase in smart meter deployments will see the global market for wireless communication modules approximately double in value over the coming years, jumping from $532m in 2012 to $1.3 billion in 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 12%, according to the latest report from research and consulting
Edward Herbert, Co-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Committee
In this PSDcast, Edward Herbert, Co-Chair of the Energy Efficiency Committee, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design on the recent EPRI-PSMA Workshop "Are You Smart Enough for the Smart Grid?". There are many issues and opportunities involved, from the hardware to the software to the very terminiology