26. June 2017 · Comments Off on Growing Smart Meter Technologies to Improve Smart Grid Capability · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The introduction of smart grid has significantly transformed transmission and distribution system in electrical grid. Smart grid has been constantly instrumental in increasing the operational efficiencies of utility providers, reduce transmission and distribution losses, and improve interoperability of various components involved in the managing of an electric grid. The advent of distributed generation of energy and the increasing deployment on renewable power generation have boosted the smart grid market. Concerted efforts by utility providers to incorporate substation automation are offering a constant impetus to the adoption of smart grid technologies. An ageing grid infrastructure has led governments of several developing and developed countries to take sustained initiatives to modernize electric grid.

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01. December 2015 · Comments Off on 5th Energy Storage Virtual Summit 2015 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Energy storage is the key enabler for extending the penetration of renewable resources into the energy mix. Scenarios include storage for distributed rooftop systems, utility-scale storage for grid regulation and management, and long-term storage of seasonal, intermittent energy resources. Correctly evaluating and deploying storage systems will become increasingly important for utilities of all types as they move to integrate higher percentages of renewable power into their portfolios.

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17. April 2015 · Comments Off on New energy storage plant could ‘revolutionise’ renewable sector · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could “revolutionise” the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks.

The plant will use a motor-generated flywheel to harness kinetic energy from the grid at times of over-supply. This will then be released from submerged turbines at times of supply shortfalls.

The project in Rhode, County Offaly, is expected to launch commercially in 2017, with an operating capacity of 20MW.

via New energy storage plant could ‘revolutionise’ renewable sector | Environment | The Guardian.

16. April 2015 · Comments Off on New energy storage plant could ‘revolutionise’ renewable sector · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Foundations for an energy storage plant in Ireland that could “revolutionise” the integration of renewable power into electricity supplies will be laid within weeks.

The plant will use a motor-generated flywheel to harness kinetic energy from the grid at times of over-supply. This will then be released from submerged turbines at times of supply shortfalls.

via New energy storage plant could ‘revolutionise’ renewable sector – 09 Apr 2015 – News from BusinessGreen.

11. February 2015 · Comments Off on Renewable Energy Sources Trumping Fossil Fules As Prices Plummet · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Renewable Energy Sources Trumping Fossil Fules As Prices Plummet, According to New Report - weather.com

A revolution in the renewable energy source domain is picking up speed after a new study released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) revealed plummeting costs for wind and solar power.

The International Renewable Energy Agency noted renewable power generation technologies reached a historical level of competitiveness between 2013 and 2014.

As Grist’s David Roberts points out in a series of graphs he boiled down from the report, power from geothermal, hydro and onshore wind are in the same competitive price range as traditional fossil fuels.

via Renewable Energy Sources Trumping Fossil Fules As Prices Plummet, According to New Report – weather.com.