» New York Puts $3.8M Behind Large-Scale Geothermal Heating-Cooling Challenge
11/12/17 23:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
New York is making it easier for facilities in the state to access analyses that will help determine whether they can benefit from geothermal systems for heating and cooling.
» CHP No Longer Perceived Negatively by Utilities
11/12/17 19:25 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Attitudes to combined heat and power technology have transformed, according to speakers at the world’s largest electric power conference.
» The View from Washington On Energy Regulations
11/12/17 17:39 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
And interview with Emily Fisher, Vice President, Law, and Corporate Secretary at Edison Electric Institute about the view from Washington following a Thursday, December 7 Plenary discussion at POWER-GEN International. Fisher describ...
» Are Utilities Getting Greener? Merger Proceedings Would Indicate Yes
11/12/17 17:32 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
There has been a steady stream of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the utility sector over the past several years. These transactions generally require public service commissions (PSC) approval in the states in which one or both of ...
» 3@3 on Solar PV: POWER-GEN, Energy Imbalance Market, Solar Trade Case
11/12/17 17:21 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Today's topics include highlights from POWER-GEN, the largest show for the power generation industry, the energy imbalance market, Azeb Asnake, the solar trade case and more.
» GE's 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy
11/12/17 16:39 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels.
» China Three Gorges Starts World's Biggest Floating Solar Project
11/12/17 16:31 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
China Three Gorges New Energy Co. started building the 150-megawatt project in July and part of the plant has connected to the grid, according to a Dec. 10 statement. The project features panels fixed to floats on the surface of a lake t...
» Trump Will Have to Wait Another Month for a Plan to Rescue Coal
11/12/17 16:22 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The Trump administration, which was looking to have a plan in place this week to bail out America’s coal country, will instead have to wait until the new year. Kevin McIntyre, sworn in Thursday as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulator...
» Can Utility-Scale Solar PV Help with Grid Reliability?
08/12/17 18:38 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
As soon as solar started being introduced to the grid, operators and engineers raised concerns about solar resources causing instability. Is it possible, however, for utility-scale solar PV plants to provide grid reliability services? Ma...
» Letter from the Editor: Why the Energy Imbalance Market is a Billion Dollar Opportunity
08/12/17 17:13 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Electric grids are mighty complicated. Of course, if you’re in the industry, you don’t need me to tell you that. When we created these huge networks of wires to pass electricity from generator to user, we simultaneously needed to track w...
» How Vibration Monitoring Can Eliminate Downtime in Wind Farm O&M
08/12/17 15:38 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Wind turbine operators are under tremendous pressure to minimize maintenance costs and maximize turbine availability in order to protect profits. A vibration monitoring strategy can help engineers can establish a robust preventative main...
» Looking for New Solar Markets? Think Water.
08/12/17 00:39 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
So if solar won’t be growing in the United States, where should developers look for new markets? One place is in disaster relief. Yung Wong, engineering manager with WorldWater and Solar Technologies explained that when disaster hits, th...
» How Drones Will Transform Wind Turbine Inspections
07/12/17 22:18 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
The services that drone companies can provide to wind farm owners/operators will lead to faster, cheaper and more efficient operations and maintenance solutions, which will completely transform the O&M business.
» POWER-GEN 2017 Keynote – Convergence and Collaboration
07/12/17 21:05 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Though the power industry continues to endure rapid change in technology, demand and regulation, the five keynote speakers at POWER-GEN International 2017 focused on making the most of a changing market through convergence and ...
» Variety of Opportunities for Next-Gen Energy Workforce Focus of Women in Power Luncheon
07/12/17 20:56 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
About 50 people gathered on Dec. 5 at the Women in Power luncheon during POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas to hear the Woman of the Year and other finalists discuss their roles in affecting change in the energy industry, and the varie...
» Energy Storage Made Practical
07/12/17 02:04 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Energy storage is undoubtedly a hot topic worldwide. And as more focus is placed on this vital piece of the electricity system puzzle, particularly in the face of the increasing deployment of intermittent wind and solar generating facili...
» The Solar Trade Case: It's Gonna Be President Trump's Decision!
06/12/17 20:41 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Not much new surfaced at today's public hearing on the Section 201 trade case. Rather it was a reaffirmation by both sides of what they had previously stated in the two public hearings at the International Trade Commission. The hea...
» Corporates #RocktheGrid by Driving Up Renewable Energy Demand
06/12/17 18:09 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Speakers in a session on utility-scale renewable power during POWERGEN 2017 presented evidence that corporate buyers are driving an unprecedented demand for renewable energy today and will continue to do so into the future. In #RocktheGr...
» Session Details Challenges and Possibilities of Microgrid Development
06/12/17 17:07 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Microgrids have suddenly become a hot topic, but why? The five speakers in Tuesday afternoon’s session titled “Tuning Microgrids for Optimized Power Generation” shed some light on why there is increased interest in microgrids by electric...
» Enel Signs 85 MW of Energy Storage Supply Agreements with PG&E
06/12/17 16:51 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Enel's North American unit signed three capacity storage agreements with California utility Pacific Gas and Electric for a total capacity of 85 MW/340 MWh. Under the agreements, Enel will build the Kingston, Cascade, and Sierra stand-alo...
» Exelon Invests in Storage Startup
06/12/17 16:41 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Exelon Corp., the biggest U.S. nuclear operator, is investing in the batteries of the future. The company is a lead backer of Volta Energy Technologies, a startup that plans to evaluate and test new energy-storage technologies....
» The Mindshift Needed for Utility-integrated Energy Storage
06/12/17 15:24 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
According to one expert, utilities need a paradigm shift in planning when it comes to recouping the full value and receiving all of the benefits of the next wave energy storage.
» Hoover Dam Is as Inspiring as it Is Educational
06/12/17 00:58 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
It’s been more than 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated Bolder Dam, which was renamed Hoover Dam more than decade later. The dam was built primarily to control water flow along the Colorado River and provide a depend...
» What Is the Best Way to Empower a Cleaner Grid?
05/12/17 23:04 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Energy market participants in some regions of the world are facing the challenge of renewables integration head-on, creating a slow, but steady, campaign to redesign their markets and form more regionalized power grids. Europe has a goal...
» Azeb Asnake Is the 2017 POWER-GEN Woman of the Year
05/12/17 19:30 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In recognition of her great work advancing power generation in Ethiopia, on Tuesday, December 5 at POWER-GEN International, Azeb Asnake, CEO of Ethiopia Electric Power, was named the 2017 Power Generation Woman of the Year.
» China Resources Power and SCE Snag Project of the Year Wins at POWER-GEN International
05/12/17 17:00 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
On Tuesday, December 5 th during the keynote session of POWER-GEN International, Renewable Energy World and Power Engineering magazine named the energy storage and renewable energy projects of the year as well as an ove...
» PoweReliability-as-a-Service Enables DER Integration for Microgrid Applications
05/12/17 14:03 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Fairbanks Morse, an EnPro Industries company, today at POWER-GEN International in Las Vegas said that it has released its PoweReliability-as-a-Service platform powered by the newly launched Trident OP engine featuring a fuel-ef...
» Offshore Wind Farm Cape Wind Officially Comes to an End
05/12/17 00:50 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
Cape Wind, the offshore wind project off the coast of Massachusetts that drew the ire of the Kennedy and Koch families, is officially dead. Energy Management Inc. has ceased efforts to build what was once expected to become the first off...
» How the Digital Grid Is Powering the Renewable Energy Era
04/12/17 22:52 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
To serve twenty-first century needs, legacy grids need the ability to accommodate new demands such as intermittent generation sources and increasingly ubiquitous distributed energy resources (DERs) located throughout the transmission net...
» Demand Response for Renewables Integration: Making a Smart Grid for Tomorrow
04/12/17 20:06 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In September 2017, Arizona Public Service proposed a new product, reverse demand response (DR), that aims to balance system load with excess renewable generation. This is the latest example of using DR for renewables integratio...
» Clean Energy Leaders Fear Brutal Impact on Renewable Growth As US Tax Reform Takes Shape
03/12/17 19:37 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
In the early morning hours of Dec 2, lawmakers in the U.S. Senate passed their version of a tax reform bill. Unlike the version of the bill passed by the U.S. House of Representative s, the Senate bill makes no changes to the Investment ...
» 850 MW Solar Thermal Plant Will Support Oil Extraction in California
01/12/17 19:56 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A new 850-MW solar thermal project will help oil and gas producer Aera Energy power its operations at the Belridge oilfield in Southern California. The project will use solar steam and solar electricity for the oilfield, reducing natural...
» Funding Boosts Australian Renewable Energy Storage Projects
01/12/17 19:32 from Renewable Energy News - RenewableEnergyWorld.com
A system to capture biogas from a wastewater treatment plant, store it as thermal energy and sell it to the electricity grid is among the next wave of projects to receive money from the South Australian Government’s Renewable Technology ...