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- Middle East And North African Countries To Spend Billions On Smart Grids, Solar Integration
Jun 25, 2014 - renewgrid.com
Middle East and North African (MENA) countries will spend billions of dollars over the next decade to modernize their electric grids and add solar generation resources, according to a new study by Northeast Group LLC.
- COLUMN-Super-grid: China masters long-distance power transmission: Kemp
Jun 19, 2014 - John Kemp - reuters.com
(Reuters) - China's power engineers have become world leaders in ultra-high-voltage transmission systems connecting far-off power sources with cities hungry for electricity.
- EPRI Reveals Its Worldview on the Integrated Electrical Grid
Apr 22, 2014 - Eric Wesoff - greentechmedia.com
“What's happening at the edge of the grid will affect what’s
happening at the transmission level.”
- Time to Rightsize the Grid?
Apr 14, 2014 - Peter Fairlay - spectrum.ieee.org
Last week a team of systems scientists known for counter-intuitive insights on power grids delivered a fresh one that questions one of the tenets of grid design: bigger grids, they argue, may not make for better grids.
- How to Build a Clean Energy Grid
Jan 14, 2014 - John Jimison, Bill White and Ben Paulos - renewableenergyworld.com
As part of their regional webinar series, Americans for a Clean Energy Grid is hosting a free webinar on transmission issues and opportunities in the PJM region. Register here for the January 24th session.
- India is now one nation, one grid - Jan 1, 2014
Utpal Bhaskar, Amrit Raj, Arundhati Ramanathan - livemint.com
New Delhi/Chennai: In a potential game-changer, South India has joined the national electricity grid, completing the integration of the entire country into one seamless network for delivering power to consumers.
- Good Electricity Grids Make Good Neighbors
November 20, 2013 - Daniel Kammen of University of California - energyblog.nationalgeographic.com
Today we face a different situation, where “front lines” of
conflict have blurred and disappeared, and non-state actors dominate
the threat-scape. Instability in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Kenya, Somalia,
and elsewhere requires a different form of engagement. Important steps
have been made in peace-building and post-conflict resolution, but so
far we have not taken advantage of a major opportunity to use some of
our greatest infrastructure investments to build peaceful, prosperous,
and cooperative regional economies.
- Renewable HVDC 'Supergrid' Concept Has Staying Power
Oct 25, 2013 - bulletin.pbworld.com
Modern electricity transmission grids use alternating current (AC) to transport energy from large, centralized generating plants – powered principally by coal, oil, gas, and nuclear energy – to the major load centers. However, as concerns have grown about the environmental impact of carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and about the safety of nuclear installations, there has been a strong reciprocal escalation of political pressure to increase the amount of renewable energy used to power our world.
- Thousands of German Cities and Villages Looking to Buy Back Their Power Grids
Oct 11, 2013 - Matthias B. Krause - greentechmedia.com
What do Boulder, Colorado and Hamburg, Germany have in common? Boulder, Colorado and Hamburg, Germany don't seem to have too much in common. One is a small, green-minded city at the foothills of the Rockies, the other one is the second biggest metropolis in Germany with almost 1.8 million people, defined by its busy harbor.
- Virtual Power Plants: A New Model for Renewables Integration
Sep 30, 2011 - Tildy Bayar, Associate Editor - renewableenergyworld.com
With distributed energy generation growing and increasing amounts of renewable power coming onto the grid, new technologies and business models are helping to balance loads, smooth variability and integrate diverse resources.
- Building the supergrid
May 21, 2013 - Peter Larsson - kth.se
KTH Royal Institute of Technology researchers are helping to ensure that the power grids of the future meet the new demands created by renewable energy.
- The Best is Yet to Come: Electric Cars Connect to the Grid
Apr 29, 2013 - SustainableBusiness.com News
For the first time, electric cars are feeding electricity to the grid and making money on it!
- Qatar to add renewables to electricity grid
May 24, 2013 - Nilima Choudhury - pv-tech.org
Qatari energy distributor Kahramaa has announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding granting approval for Qatar Foundation’s Solar Smart Grid Project Connectivity to be connected to Kahramaa's main grid.
- Elpipes for the High Capacity Backbone of an Asian Grid
Roger Faulkner, President;Electric Pipeline Corporation, One Marina Park Drive, Boston MA USA email@example.com - Now 2011
Elpipes are polymer-insulated underground HVDC electric pipelines based on metallic conductors. Elpipes use relatively rigid extruded conductors designed for higher capacity and efficiency than are practical for overhead power lines. Rigid insulation may be used. In this paper, we discuss the technical trade-offs for elpipes, and application of elpipes to linking load centers to remote dispatchable hydro power, energy storage sites, and large dispatchable loads, to achieve load leveling through non-local storage and dispatchable loads, via the HVDC grid. Elpipes with voltage source converters (VSC) enable placing many AC/DC power taps on a single HVDC loop. It is advantageous to build up a continental scale HVDC grid from local loops that tie together 10-20 taps.
- RENEWABLE ENERGY: Clinton calls for rebuilding U.S. electric grid to carry more wind and solar power
Dec 13, 2012 - Daniel Cusick - eenews.net
CHICAGO -- Former President Clinton supports extending the production tax credit (PTC) for wind energy as part of a plan to build a national electricity grid that could move hundreds of thousands of megawatts of trapped wind and solar power from sparsely populated states to urban markets.
Germany’s $123 Million Power Line Aids Nuclear Exit, Merkel Says
Dec 18, 2012 - Stefan Nicola - Bloomberg.com
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said a $123 million electricity line that took a decade to develop will improve supply security, transmitting renewable energy from north to south and helping the nation phase out nuclear power.
- Ending India's Massive Power Grid Outages
Nov 1, 2012 - Darchan Goswami - EnergyPulse.net
On July 30th and 31st the world's largest blackout -- The Great Indian Outage -- stretching from New Delhi to Kolkata occurred. This blackout caused by northern power grid failure had put nearly 700 million people -- twice the population of the U.S. without electricity. A grid failure of this magnitude has thrown light on the massive demand for power in a country and its struggle to generate much-needed power supply.
- WGA seeks ways to add renewables
Jul 15, 2012 - Bill Opalka - renewablesbiz.com
Greater amounts of renewable energy are continually being added to the power mix in the Western states, so ways to integrate those resources are paramount.
- Germany Plans 3800-Kilometer, $25 Billion Transmission Network for Wind Power
May 30, 2012 - Dave Levitan - spectrum.ieee.org
Fresh off the record-setting solar weekend in Germany, the country's transmission operators say plans are in the works for a huge transmission line buildout to accommodate growing wind power resources.
With changes, the grid can take it
Dec. 5, 2011 - David L. Chandler - web.mit.edu
MIT report shows that with new policies, U.S. electric grid could handle expected influx of electric cars and wind and solar generation..
Landau: Israel and Cyprus to link electricity grids
Dec. 12, 2011 - Guy Katsovich - globes.co.il
The Minister of National Infrastructures said that
a cable joining the Israeli and Cypriot grids would provide mutual backup.
How to build a better electric grid
Dec. 5, 2011 - Ucilia Wang - gigaom.com
Efforts to modernize the U.S. electric grid in recent
years have emerged in the form of a hodgepodge of pilot projects, the
installation of new technology and hefty financial backing from the U.S.
government and private investors. How to plan for such a big change is
a daunting task. MIT released a report on Monday that looks at some of
the challenges (and opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors and utilities)
and solutions to solve them.
Stormy sun could knock out power grids - report
Dec. 2, 2011 - Ethan Bilby - in.reuters.com
(Reuters) - An upcoming cycle of stormy solar activity
risks causing damage to electrical transformers and threatening vulnerable
energy infrastructure around the globe, a report by an insurance group
Big Growth Expected For High-Voltage Transmission Sector
Dec. 5, 2011 - renewgridmag.com
Investment in high-voltage transmission (greater than 345 kV) in the U.S. is expected to top $41 billion over the next 10 years, with more than 40% of it being made in just the first three years, according to a study from IHS Emerging Energy Research.
The Future of the Electric Grid
Dec. 12, 2011 - glennmosier.com
Grid research by MIT is a “must read” for San Diego."
New Lab to Help Utilities 'See' Grid of the Future
Dec. 6, 2011 - Heather Lammers - nrel.gov
With the simple flick of a light switch, you are connected to "the machine."
U.S. power grid needs cybersecurity shield: report
Dec. 5, 2011 - Deborah Zabarenko - reuters.com
(Reuters) - The threat of cyberattacks on the U.S. power grid should be dealt with by a single federal agency, not the welter of groups now charged with the electric system's security, researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology reported on Monday.
Sri Lanka Plans To Set Up Undersea Power Power Grid Link With India
Aug. 29, 2011 - rttnews.com
(RTTNews) - Sri Lanka is planning to set up a power
grid connection between the island nation and India
which is facing growing requirement for electricity,
Sri Lankan High Commissioner to India Prasad Kariyawasam
Sunday said in Bengaluru, reports said.
Jinping- Sunan ±800kV UHV DC Transmission Project Progresses Smoothly
Aug. 23, 2011 - Bai Minghui, Wang Xin - sgcc.com.cn
" In order to ensure the timely delivery of
the power from the hydropower station in Guandi and
Jinping and alleviate the power shortage effectively
in Eastern China, we will further clarify the objective
of Jinping- Sunan ±800 KV UHV DC Transmission
Project to ensure its bipolar operation in 2012." Vice
Executive President Zhen Baosen made the request
on August 1st, during the construction meeting in
Yulong Converter Station in Xichang, Sichuan, where
the project started.
Jonathan Approves Construction Of 765KV Super Grid Network
Jul. 9, 2011 - Juliet Alohan - leadership.ng
President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the construction
of 765KV super-grid transmission network to address
the nation’s power challenge, Minister of Power,
Prof. Barth Nnaji, has disclosed.
- The Need for a National Smart Grid
Oct. 1, 2011 - Duncan Gromko - leadenergy.org
GE recently announced a new phase to its six month,
$200 million dollar smart grid challenge, this one
bringing smart grid technology into the home. This
follows Vice President Joe Biden’s 2009 declaration
that $3.3 billion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment
Act would be invested in researching smart grid technology.
These investments, both public and private, are critical
to address the economic, security, and environmental
risks that our current electrical power grid poses.
However, investment alone is insufficient: better
coordination between utilities and regulators is
also needed to improve our national electricity grid.
- Interconnected European offshore grid will save billions of Euros
Oct. 5, 2011 - elp.com
New results on offshore electricity grid infrastructure in Europe: the EU "OffshoreGrid" project analysis reveals tremendous cost saving potential.
- European supergrid could slash cost of renewables
Sept. 22, 2011 - Daniel Mason - publicserviceeurope.com
The United Kingdom could more effectively balance
its electricity supply and demand by connecting the
network to a European supergrid – potentially
cutting the cost of building offshore wind farms
by a quarter, a group of MPs in the House of Commons
UK MPs hail cost and social benefits of North Sea supergrid
Sept. 22, 2011 - Karl-Erik Stromsta - rechargenews.com
An influential group of UK members of parliament
warns that without a North Sea supergrid, the social
and financial barriers to meeting Britain’s
long-term renewables targets will be significantly
higher – and potentially insurmountable.
Marshall Plan to Build a Smart Grid -- in China
Sept. 18, 2011 - James Greenberger - theenergycollective.com
I wrote in last week’s column about the three
most interesting insights into the future of grid-connected
energy storage offered last week at the 2011 NAATBatt
Annual Meeting and Conference by David Mohler, chief
technology officer of Duke Energy. It occurred to
me after posting my article that I neglected one
other important insight. The fourth insight came
not from David’s speech but from where he went
after his speech: David is in China this week exploring
commercial opportunities, undoubtedly trying to find
ways to monetize Duke’s expertise in power
Cost Review: Grid Parity for Renewables?
Sept. 2, 2011 - renewableenergyworld.com
Research from the University of Melbourne's Energy
Research Institute predicts that the price of wind
and solar energy will continue to fall. The Institute's
Renewable Energy Technology Cost Review covers the
current and future costs of three forms of renewable
energy technology - photovoltaic (PV), wind and concentrating
solar thermal (CST) - by comparing data from a range
of international and Australia-specific studies.
- Electric Vehicles Present Challenges For Distribution Grids
Oct. 16, 2011 - Dr. Russell Lefevre - renewgridmag.com
Increased worldwide interest in electric-vehicle
(EV) deployment has led many researchers to consider
the effects wide-scale adoption will have on the
electric grid. Most experts have concluded that there
is enough generation and transmission capacity to
accommodate the expected number of EVs, at least
in the near term.
Technology: Electric Cars Become Power-Grid Batteries
Oct. 27, 2011 - Lesley Evans Ogden - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Imagine a car that runs quietly, burns no gas, produces
no emissions, stores renewable energy, and sometimes
even pays you back. Seem like a pipe dream? Soon
it won’t be. Vehicle-to-grid technology allows
networks of electric vehicles (EVs) to function like
a giant battery with an intelligent software interface
feeding power from car to grid or grid to car on
an as-needed basis. It’s now one step closer
to U.S. commercialization.
- Bangladesh and India shaping South Asia Power Grid
Nov 17, 2011 - steelguru.com
bdnews24.com reported that Bangladesh and India are working together to draw the contours of the proposed South Asia Power Grid, even as the two countries are set to strengthen bilateral cooperation in the energy sector during Indian prime minister Mr Manmohan Singh's visit to Bangladesh on Sep 6 to 7.
- To Build a Better Grid
Nov 4, 2011 - Mark McDonald - nytimes.com
JEJU, SOUTH KOREA — Lim Ki-choo has lived most of his life in a modest stucco house on Jeju, this pleasant freckle of an island off the southern tip of South Korea. He was a village leader in days gone by, and before that he ran a bank for local fishermen. All of which suggests that Mr. Lim, 84, has a certain standing here. Yet, he says, he’ll be damned if he can figure out how to work the controller the electric company gave him that runs all the new gizmos in his house.
- Butte College to Become First Grid-Positive College in the US
Nov 4, 2011 - sustainablebusiness.com
Butte College, located in Northern California and resting on a 928-acre wildlife refuge, has been recognized over the last few years as a national community college leader in sustainability. By May 2011, the college will move to the head of its class--as the only college in the nation that is grid positive--producing more clean energy from sustainable on-site solar power than it uses.
- Switched on to mini grids
Oct 20, 2011 - Simon Rolland - renewableenergyfocus.com
A BILLION AND a half people around the world still don't have access to electricity. Could hybrid mini grids be the best way to provide electricity – particularly to rural, often isolated, areas?
- Son launches Japan renewables push with Asia 'supergrid' call
Oct 5, 2011 - rechargenews.com
Launching the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation (JREF), Masayoshi Son, Softbank’s founder and chief executive, claimed the country could shift 60% of its power production to renewables over the next two decades with the help of a ¥2 trillion national onshore and offshore transmission network.
- Power import from India as planned
Oct 5, 2011 - thedailystar.net
The import of 250 megawatt electricity from India will go ahead as planned, the government said yesterday, dispelling media reports that it could be delayed due to opposition over use of land in Paschimbanga for installing power transmission line.
- Guest Post: The $200 Billion Energy Question
Sep 27, 2011 - Rosalind Jackson - greentechmedia.com
The U.S. stands at an energy crossroads. With or without new direction from policymakers, huge sums will be invested in the electricity system as aging infrastructure is replaced and new infrastructure is built to meet our country’s growing energy needs. In the 11 states that comprise the Western Interconnect, that amounts to more than $200 billion over the next two decades.
- Solar power boost to National Grid
Sep 12, 2011 - Chamikara Weerasinghe - dailynews.lk
Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka yesterday said they have arranged to introduce the first main grid connected solar power plant in the Hambantota District.
- More Than 1200 MW Set To Enter European Grid
Sep 1, 2011 - Meg Cichon - renewableenergyworld.com
Grid connectivity is a lingering issue for renewables. Many ideal sources for renewable power tend to be in remote areas with no line access or densely populated areas with undersized, or already over-powered transmission.
- U.S. BLM Approves Four Projects Use of Public Land to Connect Renewable Energy to Power Grid
Aug 19, 2011 - Eboom Staff - energyboom.com
The United States Department of Interior's Bureau of Land Management approved four new projects to run transmission lines through public land to transport electricity from large-scale renewable energy projects to the power grid.
- Department of Energy Commits Support for Landmark Rooftop Solar Project
Aug 9, 2011 - globalenergywatch.com
Largest Rooftop Project in U.S. History Will Enable Wide Distribution of Solar Power Across Country While Creating at Least a Thousand Jobs
- Solarcentury connects UK's largest solar system to national grid
Aug 5, 2011 - Chris Whitmore - pv-tech.org
Solarcentury has broken new ground in the UK solar industry by connecting the nation's largest solar system to the grid. The 748kW array is comprised of over 3,000 panels and will produce enough electricity to power one-quarter of the Oxfordshire business park in which it is located.
- First College in US Generates Income Selling Solar to the Grid
Aug 3, 2011 - sustainablebusiness.com
Butte College, near Sacramento, California is the first college in the US to be ‘grid positive' - it generates more electricity than it needs from its solar arrays and thus can deliver energy to the electric grid, making a tidy profit.
- South Asia’s energy quest could reshape region
Jul 14, 2011 - Rama Lakshmi - washingtonpost.com
New Delhi — India and its Himalayan neighbor Nepal are set to build a massive power transmission line across their border, a step toward addressing rising energy needs in a region that analysts say has been held back economically by political distrust.
- Plugging High-Speed Rail Into Germany’s Power Grid
Jul 13, 2011 - Michael Scott Moore - miller-mccune.com
Using rail lines for the energy grid may help a suddenly nuclear-shy Germany transition to wider use of renewable sources.
- Viewpoints: How electrical 'microgrids' might revolutionize power transmission
Jul 2, 2011 - Peter Asmus - sacbee.com
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has long been seen as a clean technology pioneer. After all, this is a utility that shuttered a nuclear reactor after a public vote in 1989 and has since blazed trails on wind, solar and energy efficiency.
- U.S. smart grid to cost billions, save trillions
Jun 29, 2011 - reuters.com
(Reuters) - A planned modernization of the U.S. national power grid will cost up to $476 billion over the next 20 years but will provide up to $2 trillion in customer benefits over that time, according to industry experts.
- Maui selected for smart-grid demonstration
June 5, 2011 - mauinews.com
WAILUKU - Maui has been selected as the site for a "smart grid" renewable energy demonstration project, with an investment of approximately $37 million from the Japan-based New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization, Hawaiian Electric Co. announced Wednesday afternoon.
- California's Grid Plan Ready for Renewable Power Influx
June 5, 2011 - energycentral.com
The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) Board of Governors yesterday approved the 2010-2011 Transmission Plan that includes 33 grid upgrades for addressing future reliability and policy-driven needs worth $1.2 billion. The approval provides a timely decision that will aid renewable power projects seeking financing. The ISO accelerated its planning process by six months so that American Recovery and Reinvestment Act projects could meet eligibility criteria.
- How Will the California System Operator Cope With 33% Renewables?
June 5, 2011 - greentechmedia.com
To meet California’s new standard requiring the state to get 33 percent of its power from renewables by 2020, the grid operator will have to stop talking about the weather and do something about it. The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) just brought its Mission Critical Wing, a new high tech control center, on line to do that.
- Energy Grid Integration
Mar 27, 2011 - energybiz.com
NREL Integration Effort Focused on the Market
- California ISO Board Approves Two Ways to Green the Grid
May 18, 2010 - Business Wire
The California ISO Board of Governors today approved two key changes that will help integrate renewable generating resources like wind, solar and geothermal onto the power grid faster and more efficiently. As California adds more renewable generation, these resources will replace some of the conventional generation that California has relied on for decades. The shift promises significant environmental benefits, but it also poses challenges because renewable resources are often located in remote areas. Additionally, wind and solar produce energy intermittently.
Keeping the Lights On While Transforming Electric Utilities
Feb 19, 2010 - Lena Hansen & Amory B. Lovins - Rocky Mountain Institute
Electric utilities operate now much as they did a century ago—but the environment in which they operate is changing dramatically.
- Plugging Highway Vehicles into the Electric Grid
Feb 19, 2010 - Lauren Morello - Climatewire
If enough plug-in electric vehicles communicate with the grid, they could provide cheap storage for excess electricity
- Planning the 'smart grid'
Feb 8, 2010 - Billings Gazette, Billings, renewablesbiz.com
Borgquist doesn't build wind farms, rather he's got a plan for collecting and transmitting wind power. Ultimately, he hopes to gather enough wind-generated electricity to equal the output of Hoover Dam, or two coal-fired power plants at Colstrip.
- No wires, no juice
Jan 19, 2010 - Bill Opalka - renewablesbiz
After nearly two years of speeches, announcements and attention from all parts of the energy and other media, oilman and wind power booster T. Boone Pickens last week shelved his plans for a massive wind-power project in Texas when he cut his order for GE turbines in half, from 667 units to 333. So I asked a transmission group what it would take to get projects like Pickens and others moving again. After all, large, sometimes multi-state transmission projects are what's needed to deliver energy from massive wind farms to load centers. Naturally, we focused on a discussion of pending federal energy legislation and regulations, which will also be considered at the EnergyBiz Leadership Forum.
- NV Energy and Great Basin Transmission bring Nevada transmission in line with renewables
Jan 12, 2010 - NewNet
NYSE-listed holding company NV Energy and Great Basin Transmission, an affiliate of LS Power, have signed an agreement to jointly own a 500KV transmission line, which will provide access to isolated renewable energy resources in parts of northern and eastern Nevada.
processing 244 proposals for renewable energy facilities
Jan 04, 2010
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says the projects
represent 70,000 MW of capacity that will help the state meet its 2020 goal of
one-third of power from renewables.
green energy goes to waste in distribution bottleneck
Dec 22, 2009
Green electricity from north China's growing wind power generators
is being wasted because the country's power grid cannot absorb it, power experts
plans to build mega power carrier in Inner Mongolia
Dec 16, 2009 -
State Grid Corp of China(SGCC), a major power grid operator, plans
to build next year an ultra-high volt-age carrier that will transmit electricity
generated by wind and thermal power plants in Inner Mongolia to Jiangsu Province,
China Daily reported Thursday.
shows snapshot of energy transmission potential
Dec 2, 2009 - Susan
Montoya Bryan - The Associated Press
State legislators, utilities and energy
producers now have the first snapshot of how renewable energy sources fit with
New Mexico's transmission potential thanks to months of data gathering by the
state Renewable Energy Transmission Authority.
Enters a Maze of Questions About Renewable Energy Transmission
23, 2009 - Peter Behr - The New York Times
The spread of wind and solar
power is being held back by fragmented policies on paying for new transmission
lines to carry renewable energy, said a group of leading transmission providers
in a petition to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
Konrad: We need transmission!
Nov 22, 2009 - Marc Gunther - The Energy
Today’s guest post comes from Tom Konrad, Ph.D., an
investment analyst specializing in clean energy. Tom, who is 40, and calls
himself a policy wonk, lives in Denver and writes about stock market investments
in clean energy at his excellent blog, AltEnergyStocks.com.
Tom wrote this article in response to a column by John Farrell (which we
published here) arguing that localized, distributed renewable energy sources are
preferable to massive transmission lines. Tom’s response
first appeared on his blog Clean Energy Wonk, where he writes about energy
policy and economics. John replied in the comments there if you want to
dig deeper into this controversy.
Nov 18, 2009 - Matthew L. Wald - Teh New York
TECHNOLOGY and policy are coming together to promise electricity
as abundant as sunshine and as freely available as the breeze — and about as fickle.
energy companies looking for lines
Nov 13, 2009 - UPI - DES MOINES,
Proposed multistate transmission lines carrying wind-generated
electricity from the Midwest are a vital next step in U.S. energy efforts, experts
solar cells blossom, posing new challenges for power grid
2009- North County Times
Solar power installations are sprouting on California
rooftops like leaves in the spring, but all that renewable energy poses new problems
for the aging power grid.
plans undersea power cable
Oct 30, 2009 - Mark
Niesse - The Associated Press
Hawaii is moving forward with plans
to build an undersea cable to carry wind-generated electricity from Maui County
to power-hungry Honolulu.
energy's success creates a power grid challenge
Oct 29, 2009 - Matthew
Preusch - Oregon Live.com
The rows of white turbines spinning over wheat
fields and ridgelines in eastern Oregon are ample evidence that renewable energy
from wind is real and growing.
Whirlpool and Others Launch Smart Green Grid Initiative Aimed at Including Smart
Grid in Copenhagen Meetings
Oct 20, 2009 - Smart Green Grid
GE, Whirlpool Corporation and a number of other companies today announced the
creation of a new collaborative effort aimed at demonstrating the role of smart
grid technologies and practices in the achievement of climate change goals. Called
the Smart Green Grid Initiative (SGGI), the effort will include educational events
at the upcoming climate change meetings in Copenhagen. SGGI has been approved
by the United Nations to be an official smart grid delegation to the Copenhagen
meetings. SGGI will also be sponsoring educational events in the U.S. in the weeks
preceding the meetings in Copenhagen.
connects U.S. grids to transport solar, wind
Oct 13, 2009 - Martin
LaMonica - cnet.com
A proposal to use superconducting cables to transport
renewable energy across the United States will be unveiled Tuesday.
Releases the 6th Edition of its Connecting to the Grid Guide
2009 - IREC
The sixth edition of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council's
(IREC) Connecting to the Grid Guide is now available online. This guide provides
a comprehensive introduction to a span of topics that relate to grid-tied renewable
energy sources. The sixth edition has been revised to include information on IREC's
recently updated model procedures, alternative billing arrangements for net me