28. May 2014 · Comments Off on New technology to enhance solar reliability when there is no sun · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Six new research and development projects to advance innovative concentrating solar power (CSP) technologies are being funded with $10 million from the Energy Department. The projects will develop thermochemical energy storage systems to enable more efficient storage of solar energy while using less storage material, cutting the cost for utility-scale CSP electricity generation, and enhancing the ability to provide reliable power even when the sun isn’t shining.

via New technology to enhance solar reliability when there is no sun – FierceEnergy.

11. March 2014 · Comments Off on How data centers can improve energy use · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

If you’re a data center manager, one of your biggest worries is having a reliable power source. Utility companies are helping to ease such concerns by deploying smart-grid technologies throughout North America. “Utilities are recognizing the importance of data centers as a growing fraction of a rapidly changing energy consumption mix, and they know the traditional model no longer works,” says Mietek Glinkowski, global head of technology for ABB’s data center industry segment.

via How data centers can improve energy use.

29. January 2014 · Comments Off on Capacity Augmentation And Distribution Grid Automation Will Be The Focus For Transmission And Distribution · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Asia Pacific’s growing demand for electricity is likely to increase power generation by 4.1% in 2014. This needs to be actively supplemented by Transmission & Distribution (T&D) grid expansion to ensure reliable power supply. The majority of the T&D investments are likely to be concentrated in Southeast Asia in 2014.

via Capacity Augmentation And Distribution Grid Automation Will Be The Focus For Transmission And Distri.

08. November 2013 · Comments Off on Smart grid roadmap makes India part of “elite club” · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

India’s Ministry of Power has released its Smart Grid Vision and Roadmap as an integral part of meeting India’s growing electricity needs. The roadmap addresses key priority challenges, including curbing power losses and enhancing access to quality, reliable power using smart grid technology to address these issues.

via Smart grid roadmap makes India part of “elite club” – FierceSmartGrid.

14. October 2013 · Comments Off on Los Alamos residents help test smart grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The universal demand for reliable power whenever and wherever it is needed has created a vast electrical grid, “the largest engineered system ever built,” write Los Alamos physicists Scott Backhaus and Michael Chertkov in their article “Getting a Grip on the Electrical Grid,” in the May 2013 issue of Physics Today.

via Los Alamos residents help test smart grid – The Santa Fe New Mexican: Health And Science.