17. February 2016 · Comments Off on Getting ahead of the wave: Hawaii’s renewables transformation · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Driven by market forces and evolving customer demands, Hawaii has, in a relatively short time, integrated a significant amount of distributed renewables. To better understand the renewable transformation currently underway in Hawaii, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) and energy consulting firm ScottMadden Inc. led a group of international energy industry executives to explore the state’s renewable energy market through face-to-face meetings with thought leaders and decision makers — including the Hawaiian electric utility, transmission and renewable energy industries; government, trade, and industry associations; and market experts — who are adapting to the state’s dynamic and challenging environment.

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12. November 2015 · Comments Off on How Will Robots and Smart Gadgets Transform Energy? You Ask, We Answer · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

A multibillion dollar trend is transforming the energy industry, and it’s not about drilling. It involves a different kind of bit: digital data.Just as fracking made oil and gas cheaper to produce, a new era of digital technology is starting to cut costs and boost efficiency for all kinds of energy—whether from oil fields, wind turbines or solar farms.This frontier includes traffic robots, inspection drones, smart meters, self-driving vehicles and other sensor-equipped machinery, all connected through the Internet of Things. Its Big Data could save energy and alleviate climate concerns. It also raises questions about privacy and security.

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27. August 2015 · Comments Off on Get ready for the digital business journey · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

It’s no secret that, although the innovations are constantly rolling in the energy industry, utilities can be slow to change. Digital businesses are rapidly emerging across industries and, in terms of utilities, can be extremely important in terms of how they relate to security, smart devices and the Internet of Things, among others.

Although utilities may not yet be on road to taking their own businesses digital, it is important that they are at least aware of the changes.

Source: Get ready for the digital business journey – SmartGridNews

14. May 2015 · Comments Off on Energy storage a game-changer for Australian energy market  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has released a roadmap for energy storage in Australia. According to CEC, the “Australian Energy Storage Roadmap” outlines the path the country should take to study the effects of energy storage both for electricity customers and the renewable energy industry.

Source: Energy storage a game-changer for Australian energy market – SmartGridNews

01. May 2015 · Comments Off on UW develops new material for energy storage · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The University of Wisconsin (UW) and their Wisconsin Energy Institute (WEI) has been an innovator in the energy industry, and a partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) has helped develop what could be helpful in electric microgrids — by creating a new way to utilize a lithium ion battery. According to the university, the new development could potentially improve everything from energy storage to portable electronics.

Source: UW develops new material for energy storage – SmartGridNews