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Serving the Power Grid

May 2014
Hendrix, a premier provider of high-quality overhead and underground power distribution products, presents Hendrix Spacer Cable for upgrading distribution infrastructure. Whatever the challenge posed by your existing infrastructure, including upgrading circuits in alleyways, road widening projects, backlot bare
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05/30/2014
With the international geothermal power market booming, with a sustained growth rate of 4% to 5% and almost 700 projects currently under development in 76 countries, the GRC Annual Meeting & GEA Geothermal Energy Expo is expected to be an exciting international gathering of geothermal companies, academics,
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05/30/2014
UniEnergy Technologies (UET), manufacturer of large-scale energy storage systems for utility, commercial and industrial, and microgrid applications, announced commercial availability of the Uni.System grid-scale energy storage system.  The Uni.System is modular, factory-integrated (including power conversion),
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05/30/2014

Tollgrade Communications, Inc., the industry leader in redefining the global standard for reliability at the world’s largest electric utilities and telecommunications providers, announced today that their LightHouse® line of smart grid sensors has received a 2014 Smart Grid Product of the Year Award from
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05/29/2014
Kevin Mays of IUS Technologies on infrastructures in the smart grid

Kevin Mays of IUS Technologies

In this PSDcast Kevin Mays of IUS Technologies talks to Alix Paultre about the developing infrastructures in the growing smart grid. Requirements, regulations, and the technologies to address them often vary from region to region, state to state, and country to country, challenging the industry as it develops
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05/28/2014
Janice Lin of the Global Energy Storage Alliance on grid management

Janice Lin of the Global Energy Storage Alliance

In this PSDcast Janice Lin, co-founder and chair of the Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA), talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about some of the issues involved in the development of the next generation of the smart grid, especially in the area of energy storage and management. In addition to her
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05/27/2014
Oncor announced its latest initiatives to pursue the company’s strategic vision of improving the value of the grid to customers through proactive customer service initiatives and investments to minimize the impact of service interruptions to customers. In addition, the company will file for certification to
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05/27/2014
In support of President Obama’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department today announced $10 million to improve subsurface characterization for enhanced geothermal systems (EGS) by developing state-of-the-art methods that quantify critical underground reservoir properties as they change over
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05/26/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, announced the launch of its latest compact secondary substation, UniPack-G and a new retrofit program for relays as part of its continued commitment to deliver greater customer value. The UniPack-G range extends ABB’s current UniPack Compact Secondary Substation
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05/24/2014
To kick off the SunShot Initiative’s Grand Challenge Summit and Peer Review, the Energy Department today announced SunShot Catalyst, a new prize competition to spur the rapid creation and development of products and solutions that address near-term challenges in the U.S. solar marketplace. Intended to tackle
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05/21/2014
Dresser-Rand, a global supplier of environmentally-friendly technology platforms in distributed power generation for the oil and gas, industrial, institutional, and commercial industries, will showcase its Guascor® biogas engines to visitors attending the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) Biennial Conference
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05/21/2014
An energetic crowd of hundreds of leaders throughout the solar community gathered yesterday in southern California to kick off SunShot’s four-day summit and generate ideas to tackle the grand challenge to make solar energy cost competitive in the United States by 2020. Mayor Tom Tait of Anaheim
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05/21/2014
Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated on smart metering

Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated

In this PSDcast Kris Ardis of Maxim Integrated talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about power metering, especially sub-metering in intelligent facilities and buildings. Metrology, security, and communication are the core elements of smart electricity meters, and Maxim's field-proven solutions address
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05/15/2014
SBE and Danfoss Silicon Power to exhibit & present at PCIM

SBE will display at PCIM

SBE will exhibit at the PCIM conference in booth # 9-140, and SBE's CEO, Ed Sawyer and Europe Applications Engineer, Dayana El Hage will be present. Mr. Sawyer, will speak on "Integrated DC link capacitor/bus enables 20% increase in inverter efficiency." On display will be a Power Ring Bank Hardener,
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05/15/2014
PERC silicon solar cells achieve world record efficiency

ISFH increases the conversion efficiency of industrial p-type silicon solar cells

The Institute for Solar Energy Research Hamelin (ISFH) increases the conversion efficiency of industrial p-type silicon solar cells with screen-printed metal contacts from today's typical 17.5% to 19.5% to a record value of 21.2%, using leading-edge front-side metallization pastes supplied by the Photovoltaics
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05/15/2014
Cloud-based home management systems that allow users to remotely control household features like lighting and air conditioning are set for rapid growth in the coming years, with the installed base set to rise by a factor of eight from 2013 to 2018. The global installed base of cloud-based home management
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05/15/2014
PEIC has been awarded a $500,000, two-year grant from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) Program to fund their proposal titled “Strengthening the Domestic Power Electronics Ecosystem”. The AMTech Program provides
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05/13/2014
In this episode of PSDtv - Cooling, Modularity, Monitoring and Control are common issues in grid tie applications, resulting in decreased efficiency and costly downtime. As providers
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05/13/2014
Analog Devices, a leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, will demonstrate a broad portfolio of smartly integrated solutions that optimise system performance and show the development and rapid prototyping of solutions and tools at this year’s PCIM 2014 show taking place
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05/12/2014
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has selected 17 leaders to participate in its 2014 Executive Energy Leadership program (Energy Execs), which empowers executives to integrate clean energy solutions in their communities. The five-month program offers executive decision-makers
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05/12/2014
As a part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced the selection of three pioneering offshore wind demonstrations to receive up to $47 million each over the next four years to deploy innovative, grid-connected systems in federal and state waters by 2017. These
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05/09/2014
In this episode of PSDtv - Since President Obama took office, the country has made significant advances in clean energy. Last year alone was record-breaking for new installations,
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05/09/2014
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently recognized the professionals behind the lab's greatest innovations from the past year during its annual Innovation and Technology Transfer Awards ceremony. The event also celebrated NREL's commercialization and partnering successes, recognizing
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05/09/2014
This month Energy Solutions Forum features a Clean Energy Connections panel on "The Age of Intelligent Storage: Distributed Systems, Smart Software and Control Systems" on Wednesday, May 14. ESF Research Pro: New York Green Bank to Transform Clean Energy Markets With
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05/08/2014
The Energy Department will help host a live webinar titled “Top Solar Tools: What are they and how do they help policymakers?” on Wednesday, May 14, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. As part of the Solar Technical Assistance Team's Do-It-Yourself Solar Market Analysis summer series, this
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05/08/2014
ABB touts grid connection breakthroughs at AWEA Windpower 2014

ABB promotes grid interconnection technology applications for wind farms

ABB, a leading wind industry power technology provider, is promoting a series of grid interconnection technology applications for wind farms from the show floor at the annual AWEA Windpower 2014 conference and exhibition this week. Building off a very interactive, half-day, pre-show technical training session
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05/07/2014
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the launch of WINDExchange, a national engagement and outreach initiative that marks a new era of DOE's involvement in wind energy. Building on the success of DOE's previous work in this area, the purpose of WINDExchange is to provide objective information on the
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05/05/2014
Steve Ehrlich of Space-Time Insight on predicting and managing damage to the grid

Steve Ehrlich of Space-Time Insight

In this PSDcast Steve Ehrlich, SVP of Product Management for Space-Time Insight, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the developing smart grid and the issues facing those responsible for maintaining and managing its infrastructure. Space-Time Insight helps companies in asset-intensive industries
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05/01/2014
AMETEK’s JEMStar II revenue meter claims highest accuracy

JEMStar II Revenue Meter

AMETEK Power Instruments, a leader in revenue meters for electrical utilities, has released the JEMStar II Revenue Meter, presented as having the highest accuracy in the market at 0.05% of reading for watt hours. The JEMStar II is often used to measure hundreds of thousands of dollars of electricity
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05/01/2014

 



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