Smart Power Grid

January 2015
Vishay Intertechnology has introduced a new series of neutral ground resistors for industrial power systems. Consisting of the company's GRE1 high-power, high-current grid resistors mounted in rugged, weatherproof IP23-rated enclosures with extremely high voltage insulation, Milwaukee Resistors (a product line
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01/28/2015
Smart Wire Grid, a leader in distributed power flow control for the electric grid is dropping the word “Grid” from its name to better align the brand with its mission. As Smart Wires, the company looks forward to pursuing a host of opportunities worldwide to address the challenges of the modern electric
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01/26/2015
The recent debates over the Keystone XL pipeline – and its amendments – have foreshadowed both the Republican legislative agenda and the Democratic strategies to stop it, as well as possible bipartisan compromise that could lead to a comprehensive energy efficiency bill. Republicans will focus on securing
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01/26/2015

ScottMadden, a leading energy consulting firm, is proud to join leading industry players as a sponsor and panel moderator at the 2nd annual NC Clean Tech Summit being held February 19–20, 2015, at the UNC Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC. This event, co-sponsored by the University
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01/26/2015
Power Magnetics' eBook offers In-depth understanding of medium-voltage harmonic filter reactors

Harmonics are becoming more of an issue in almost every industry

Power Magnetics announced the availability of a new eBook, called "Understanding the Advantages of Medium Voltage Harmonic Filter Reactors," which provides critical insight to the value, understanding and efficient use of these specialized devices in systems for reducing the destructive effects of
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01/23/2015
Patti Engineering, a leader in control systems integration, announced its participation for the ESD Michigan Regional Future City Competition for the fifth consecutive year. Organized by the Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD), the Michigan Regional Future City Competition is a program where sixth, seventh
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01/22/2015
First Wind, a renewable energy company focused on the development, financing, construction, ownership and operation of utility-scale power projects in the United States, has contracted with Winergy Drive Systems Corporation (WDSC) to rebuild gearboxes for some of its Clipper wind turbines at wind farms across
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01/21/2015
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Alternative Energy Committee is sponsoring a Special Industry Presentation session at APEC 2015 entitled "Constructing a Solar Powered World through Technology.” The session will take place on Wednesday morning, March 18, 2015 at the Charlotte Convention
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01/21/2015
Micromem Technologies, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Micromem Applied Sensor Technologies (MAST), announced that MAST and Northeast Utilities (NU) have executed a supplemental agreement that furthers the transformer sensor project described in an agreement announced December
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01/20/2015
Shmuel De Leon is pleased invites all to participate as an exhibitor or sponsor in the 5th Israeli Power Sources Conference & Exhibition (Batteries, Fuel cells, Smart-Grid & EV), which will take place in the Daniel Hotel, Herzelia, Israel on May 21, 2015. The conference is held once a year and
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01/19/2015
Institution of Engineering and Technology’s releases Numerical Analysis of Power System Transients and Dynamics book

Numerical Analysis of Power System Transients and Dynamics

The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s has released a power system book called Numerical Analysis of Power System Transients and Dynamics.The transient analysis of electrical networks has become very important for both HVAC and HVDC systems, due to significant changes introduced through the connection
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01/14/2015
Scientists at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed an enzyme that could change the economics of biofuel conversion by converting biomass to sugars up to 14 times faster and much cheaper than competing catalysts in enzyme cocktails today. This enzyme is
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01/14/2015
Machine-to-machine methods, (or M2M), intelligent embedded and/or smart fusion have been around in some form for many years. The Internet of Things (IoT) goes way beyond this capability and interconnects virtually unlimited numbers of smart objects and changes the way we interact with our environment. To help
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01/13/2015
Pulse Electronics introduces high-isolation switch mode transformer

Pulse's switch mode high-isolation transformer

Pulse Electronics, a leading provider of electronic components, introduced a series of high-isolation switch mode transformers that come in a standard SMT package. Pulse Electronics' PH9185 series provides a reinforced insulation power supply that's compatible with the MAXIM MAX253 to power RS-485/RS-232 transceivers.
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01/13/2015
IBC SOLAR provides training for PV installers in Morocco

IBC SOLAR has held its first training course for Moroccan solar installers

IBC SOLAR, one of the world's leading photovoltaic system houses, has held its first training course for 30 Moroccan solar installers together with its exclusive partner SEWT sarl (Sun Energy and Water Technologies). The aim of this educational program is to establish a network of trained specialists who will
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01/12/2015
IHS identifies technologies transforming the world

Trends

The Internet of Everything, cloud computing/big data and 3-D printing are the three technologies most likely to transform the world during the next five years, according to IHS Technology. “We know that technology has the capability to change the world: from the Gutenberg printing press to the steam
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01/12/2015
Wave energy integration costs should compare favorably to other energy sources

A wave energy testing platform

A new analysis suggests that large-scale wave energy systems developed in the Pacific Northwest should be comparatively steady, dependable and able to be integrated into the overall energy grid at lower costs than some other forms of alternative energy, including wind power. The findings, published
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01/07/2015
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is making available $14.5 million for replicable projects that demonstrate reduction of greenhouse gas emissions at power plants through the use of market-ready technologies. Examples of eligible technologies include advanced controls
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01/07/2015
Technological innovation is the wellspring of social and economic progress. Despite this, a growing array of interests—some economic, some ideological—now stand resolutely in opposition to innovation. These “neo-Luddites” have worked to convince the public and policymakers that technological innovation
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01/06/2015