11. July 2017 · Comments Off on Renewable Energy Record Set in U.S. · Categories: News · Tags: , ,

The U.S. set a new renewable energy milestone in March, in data released Wednesday. For the first time, wind and solar accounted for 10 percent of all electricity generation, with wind comprising 8 percent and solar coming in at 2 percent. The report was published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), which collects and disseminates environmental data that is used to inform policymakers.

Source: Renewable Energy Record Set in U.S.

23. June 2017 · Comments Off on Why India’s smart grid infrastructure is integral for power sector · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Globally, the digital revolution has increased need for electricity with greater reliability and better quality than is typically delivered through conventional power distribution systems. As more manufacturing processes and service industries become dependent on digital services, the requirement for high security, quality, reliability, and availability of an electric power supply will only go up. India’s existing infrastructure has been designed for large conventional sources of energy that involves manual intervention and oversight. However, with the government’s thrust on renewable energy sources, there is a need to restructure the grid to have an underlying IT infrastructure to merge and manage the energy generated from renewable sources along with conventional energy sources. The need of the hour is an integrated grid with an IT backbone. Smart grids can reduce energy consumption, increase efficiency of the electricity networks, and manage electricity generation from renewable technologies.

Source: Why India’s smart grid infrastructure is integral for power sector – The Financial Express

14. January 2016 · Comments Off on Enabling the clean energy revolution · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Across Asia, companies and governments are adopting more renewable energy as concerns over climate change and carbon emissions move up the development agenda. The Asian Development Bank estimates that the share of renewables in electricity generation in the region will increase from 1.9 per cent in 2010 to 7.1 per cent in 2035.As these new sources such as wind, solar and hydropower become part of the electrical grid, they also introduce instability as energy is produced only under certain weather conditions. Utility operators must therefore find a way to keep the grid stable, says Sven Wagner, Director, ConnectedEnergy at Bosch Software Innovations in a recent interview.

Source: Enabling the clean energy revolution | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

24. June 2015 · Comments Off on The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Selects Smarter Grid Solutions Active Network Management Technology for Ground Breaking INTEGRATE Project. · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

NRELs Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation (INTEGRATE) will address specific grid integration challenges that allow clean energy technologies to be deployed at scale. The program will demonstrate the use of clean energy technologies to increase the hosting capacity of the grid by providing grid services in a holistic manner and using an open source, interoperable platform. Projects that are part of INTEGRATE will increase the viability, penetration, and deployment of renewable energy technologies by ensuring the reliability and efficiency of electricity generation and use.

Source: The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Selects Smarter Grid Solutions Active Network Management Technology for Ground Breaking INTEGRATE Project.

08. April 2015 · Comments Off on Smart grids sans apps? That’s not smart enough! · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart metering apps could help make the most of smart grid pilots that will likely take off soon enough.

Electricity generation is one of the eight core infrastructure industries in India and its growth plays a critical role in determining the overall economic growth of the country. Historically, much emphasis has been laid on increasing the installed capacity, which was estimated to be around 259,000 MW in January 2015.

via Smart grids sans apps? That’s not smart enough! – The Economic Times.