06. October 2015 · Comments Off on ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Smart meters about to take center stage in Europe’s electrical grids · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

After several false starts, 2017 could be the year when smart meters finally run wild across Europe. That’s when Germany — the last holdout among major industrialized nations in the European Union — is set to begin pushing out a ramped-up rollout of smart meters in a phased-in process that now has the support of the country’s 900 distribution service operators (DSOs).According to a draft Digitization Law document leaked to the press in early August, smart meters would be compulsory for high energy consumers and for those living in new buildings.

Source: ENERGY EFFICIENCY: Smart meters about to take center stage in Europe’s electrical grids — Friday, October 2, 2015 — www.eenews.net

09. August 2015 · Comments Off on Modernizing the U.S. Energy Grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A vast network of power plants, transmission lines, and distribution centers together make up the U.S. electrical grid. The grid constantly balances the supply and demand for the energy that powers everything from industry to household appliances. Out of sight for most, the grid usually only comes to public attention due to large-scale failures, such as the blackout that struck the Northeast in 2003.

Source: Modernizing the U.S. Energy Grid – Council on Foreign Relations

04. June 2015 · Comments Off on Honeywell And TPDDL Deploy First-of-its-Kind Smart Grid Project To Improve Energy Reliability · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) and Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL) today announced that they have successfully implemented the first ever automated demand response (ADR) project for commercial and industrial facilities in India.TPDDL is using Honeywell technology and services to link more than 160 buildings in its distribution network, and call for temporary reductions in energy use when demand threatens to outpace supply. This includes power management during periods of peak consumption, as well as other grid emergency situations. ADR gives the grid operator a new, domestic resource to help alleviate stress on transmission and distribution lines, and improve supply efficiency.

Source: Honeywell And TPDDL Deploy First-of-its-Kind Smart Grid Project To Improve Energy Reliability

28. April 2015 · Comments Off on Refrigeration Battery Works as Energy Storage  · Categories: News · Tags: , , ,

Axiom Exergy, a provider of energy storage systems for large supermarkets and food distribution facilities, has created the Refrigeration Battery for businesses with high refrigeration loads. The Refrigeration Battery enables facilities to store cooling for later use, thereby transforming their refrigeration systems into large-scale, cloud-connected, smart energy-storage resources.

Source: Refrigeration Battery Works as Energy Storage – Energy Manager Today

15. April 2015 · Comments Off on Oncor launches one of the most advanced microgrids in North America · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

With the recognition that microgrids and distributed generation are a growing trend and that these technologies will proliferate in the coming years, Oncor, who operates the largest distribution and transmission system in Texas, has launched what is being called one of the most advanced microgrids in North America.

The state-of-the-art microgrid facility was built by S&C Electric Company and Schneider Electric at Oncor’s System Operating Services Facility (SOSF) near Lancaster, Texas, and consists of four interconnected microgrids utilitizing nine different distributed generation sources, including two solar photovoltaic arrays, a microturbine, two energy storage units, and four generators.

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