Daily Archives: March 24, 2017

How Beecher, Ill., plans to end power outages

Kevin Ebi reports for Smart Cities Council North America that disruptive power outages could soon become a thing of the past for residents of the small community of Beecher, Illinois. “Resiliency is always one of the top goals for any … Continue reading

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Innovative, carbon free ‘turn-down’ demand response sector delivering for UK consumers

Capacity Market Auction results announced today mean dozens of industrial and local businesses will help keep the lights on at peak demand next winter and cut carbon through innovation in the demand response sector, the Association for Decentralised Energy said. … Continue reading

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Coal mine to be transformed into 200 MW pumped hydro plant in Germany

Diarmaid Williams reports in Power Engineering International that the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia is set to turn its Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine in Bottrop into a 200 MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant. The facility will act like a battery and … Continue reading

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