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Serving the Power Grid

July 2014
Inovateus Solar, a developer and installer of commercial and industrial solar power systems, has participated in the development of a ground-based solar array project installed on the newly-operational Maywood Solar farm located on 43 acres near the Vertellus Specialties, Inc. headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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07/31/2014
Building on the President’s Climate Action Plan, the White House and the Department of Energy hosted the fifth in a series of meetings on reducing methane emissions from natural gas systems. Following the meeting, Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz announced several new initiatives as DOE’s part of the larger
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07/31/2014
GRID2020, a leading distribution transformer monitoring provider, and Dominion Voltage, a grid optimization solutions provider, have teamed up to bring grid optimization into additional markets. "By taking advantage of the GRID2020 technology and integrating it into our platform,
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07/31/2014

On-street EV charging-parking stations added to Hangzhou car-share program network

On-street EV charging/parking stations have been added to the Hangzhou Car-Share Program network

Kandi Technologies announced that, due to the high demand for EV charging and parking facilities in Hangzhou city, Zhejiang province in China, on-street EV charging/parking stations have been added to the Hangzhou Car-Share Program network to meet the needs of the Car-Share Program
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07/30/2014
Three IEEE societies and the Indian Electrical & Electronics Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) will co-sponsor the IEEE-IEEMA INTELECT Conference & Exposition from 22-24 January 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. The conference theme is Smart Electricity for Emerging Markets, and
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07/29/2014
SCIenergy, a pioneer in optimizing buildings for energy performance and value, is finalizing a project for Time Equities, a full service real estate firm actively involved in the acquisition and management of commercial and residential properties, that will cut energy consumption at 125 Maiden Lane in New York
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07/29/2014
ABB, a leading power and automation technology group, has successfully commissioned an HVDC link for American Electric Power (AEP) to replace the 30- year-old Oklaunion HVDC back-to-back converter station in Texas, USA. The converter station is an integral part of the Oklaunion HVDC transmission link - an asynchronous
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07/28/2014
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) announced the winners of their 2014 GEA Honors, which recognizes companies, projects, and individuals who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in the geothermal industry. The winners were selected in categories including Technological Advancement, Economic Development
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07/28/2014
Concerns over climate changes due to carbon emissions have resulted in the increasing application of power electronic inverters in both renewable energy applications and in energy efficient motor drives.  Safe and reliable operation of these systems requires that the power electronic circuits connected
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07/25/2014
Energy Department launches distributed wind competitiveness improvement project awards

This turbine was constructed at the McGlynn school complex in Medford, Massachusetts

The Energy Department and the Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory announced funding for projects led by Pika Energy, Northern Power Systems, Endurance Wind Power, and Urban Green Energy that will help drive down the cost of small and medium-sized wind energy systems. Through the second round
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07/25/2014
Jason Dick of MTU Onsite Energy on alternate energy systems

Jason Dick of MTU Onsite Energy

In this PSDcast Jason Dick of MTU Onsite Energy talks to Alix Paultre about alternate energy systems, in this case diesel-based cogeneration systems. MTU Onsite Energy is one of the core brands of Rolls-Royce Power Systems, a leading provider of high- and medium-speed diesel and gas engines, complete drive systems,
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07/23/2014
AMSC, an energy solutions provider serving wind and power grid industry leaders, announced that ComEd, a unit of Chicago-based Exelon and one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, has agreed to develop a deployment plan for AMSC’s high temperature superconductor technology to build a superconducting
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07/23/2014
Steve Bottari of Fuji Electric on alternate energy

Steve Bottari of Fuji Electric

In this PSDcast Steve Bottari, General Manager of Fuji Electric’s semiconductor division, talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about the issues of integrating alternate energy sources into our electrical and electronic systems. From harvested energy in portable devices to solar & wind on the power
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07/21/2014
Charlie Vartanian and Russ Weed of UniEnergy Technologies on grid-level storage

Russ Weed of UniEnergy Technologies

In this PSDcast Charlie Vartanian and Russ Weed of UniEnergy Technologies talks to Alix Paultre of Power Systems Design about grid level storage and how it has become a key infrastructure in the future smart grid. Going far beyond UPS-like backup, grid-level energy storage is critical to grid stability, failure
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07/18/2014
Electrical industry embraces one network for all devices

Ninad Deshpande explains the advantages of the open, bus- independent safety solution, openSAFETY

The EPSG stood out at this year’s ELECRAMA exhibition for the electrical equipment industry for its dedication to the topic of communication networks. POWERLINK and open- SAFETY have been extremely well received in India, and the five-day event in Banga- lore with over 100,000 visitors was no exception. One
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07/18/2014
Energie Baden-Wuerttemberg AG (EBK) will sell a 20 percent stake in its German onshore wind farms to a group of regional energy companies. EnBW, Germany’s third-largest electricity supplier, agreed today to sell the stake in its facilities with a combined capacity of 156 megawatts to 12 companies,
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07/18/2014
As part of the Administration’s all-of-the-above energy strategy, the Energy Department announced up to $31 million to establish the initial phases of the Frontier Observatory for Research in Geothermal Energy (FORGE), a field laboratory dedicated to cutting-edge research on enhanced geothermal systems (EGS).
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07/17/2014
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) will hold its fourth annual National Geothermal Summit Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6 in Reno, Nevada. Renewable energy development in California is expected to be at the center of many conversations. The leading forum for western state policy discussions, the
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07/16/2014
Power management company Eaton has launched an updated version of its online tool that enables users to discover how vulnerable the power grid is to power outages. Eaton’s redesigned Blackout and Power Outage Tracker features a completely new user-friendly interface and now also covers the Republic of Ireland.
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07/16/2014
Hill International, a leader inmanaging construction risk, announced today that its Brazilian subsidiary Engineering S.A. has received a contract from Contour Global to provide project management services during construction of seven wind farms located in Chapada do Araripe, Piaui,
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07/15/2014
The Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) is pleased to be holding its fourth annual National Geothermal Summit Tuesday, August 5 and Wednesday, August 6 in Reno, Nevada. The leading forum for western state policy discussions, the National Geothermal Summit will bring together policy leaders, utilities and industry
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07/08/2014
Energy Department awards $2.2Million to drive innovation and lower costs of solar

The Energy Department announced $2.2 million for three California projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide.

The Energy Department announced $2.2 million for three California projects to help lower the costs of solar electricity and increase deployment nationwide. This funding will help startup businesses and entrepreneurs develop technologies, innovative programs, and streamlined processes that will make solar more
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07/04/2014
KOSTAL Solar Electric's app enables easy monitoring of PV systems

KOSTAL Solar Electric PIKO Solar App

KOSTAL Solar Electric presented its own app at Intersolar Euorpe 2014 for the first time: Using the PIKO Solar App, customers will soon be able to monitor their systems easily via their smartphone or tablet – naturally free of charge. Here, customers can view important data from your PV system in a graphic
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07/02/2014
In the July EnerKnol Roundup, the monthly communication of select EnerKnol Research, the EnerKnol Calendar of upcoming industry events, and featured event of the month. This month we are proud to feature a recap of EnerKnol's own New York Energy Week, which happened June 16 to 20. New York
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07/02/2014
Omron's latest lighting control relay features high inrush current capability

Omron G5RL U/K latching relays

Omron Electronic Components Europe is addressing lighting control with two energy-saving latching relays featuring the capacity to handle the high inrush currents associated with this application. Omron G5RL U/K latching relays are also ideal for movement control, smart meter, power line switching and PV inverter
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07/01/2014
In this episode of PSDtv recorded to celebrate the Energy Institute (EI)'s centenary, HRH The Prince of Wales HonFEI, contributes to the energy debate and speaks of the role of energy in the circular economy.
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07/01/2014
American Electric Technologies, a leading supplier of power delivery solutions for the global energy industry, announced the launch of a new company subsidiary, M&I Electric Brazil. M&I Electric provides a full range of turnkey power delivery solutions including power
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07/01/2014

 



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