Search

1 to 10 of 30
Sort by

Blog Entry
German power plant lobby sees tighter supply by 2023

Reuters Summary FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German power companies see a potential gap between conventional electricity supply and demand by the early 2020s, urging policymakers to help investors plan better by rewarding conventional capacity and speeding power grid expansion. “Existing...


Blog Entry
The Spectrum of Resiliency – What Role Does Energy Storage Play in a Microgrid?

Benjamin Lavoie, Microgrid Knowledge Summary In this week’s Industry Perspectives , Ameresco’s Benjamin Lavoie explores the role that energy storage plays in a microgrid, and what this means for resiliency efforts. Microgrids and energy storage are highly promising and frequently...


Blog Entry
It’s Official: Fast-Growing Microgrid Developer EPS Now Part of Engie

Elisa Wood, Microrid Knowledge Summary French utility giant Engie closed last week on a majority stake in Electro Power Systems (EPS), a fast-growing energy storage and microgrid developer with offices in Milan and Paris. The acquisition is among several by Engie into green and innovative...


Blog Entry
5 Energy Trends to Watch

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary The energy industry is undergoing constant change. From evolving energy storage technology to energy efficiency breakthroughs and upgraded commercial energy management systems, the industry’s advancements should be harnessed by companies. ...


Blog Entry
FERC issues storage, reliability orders, calls conference on aggregated DERs

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Thursday issued new orders on energy storage participation in wholesale power markets and frequency response services provided by generators. FERC directed regional grid operators to devise new tariffs for storage...


Blog Entry
Smarter energy management delivers reliability, efficiency and cost savings

Andy Low, Network Asia Summary Electrical power is essential. From the time when our alarm goes off in the morning to when we turn the lights off at night, we use electrical power. Residences, businesses, healthcare, community infrastructure and educational institutions all rely on power. In...


Blog Entry
Fuel cell CHP planned for Finnish district energy smart microgrid

Tildy Bayar, Decentralized Energy Summary A Finnish district energy smart microgrid is set to add to its renewable credentials with two fuel cell cogeneration systems. Fuel cell manufacturer Elcogen and fuel cell system developer Convion have agreed to develop and deliver the two ...


Blog Entry
E.ON to support energy park plans at Hunterston in UK

Press Release, Clean Technology Business Review E.ON stated that it will support the plans for a new multimodal centre for energy, manufacturing and logistics on Scotland's west coast at Hunterston. Hunterston Port and Resource Centre (PARC), which includes one of the deepest ports on the UK’s...


Blog Entry
S&C Electric to exit storage business

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary After more than a decade producing storage systems, such as invertors, S&C Electric will exit the storage development business to focus on microgrids, Greentech Media reports. S&C deployed its first battery system in 2006. But since then the rate...


Blog Entry
Survey: Businesses have 'false sense of security' on low carbon transition

businessGreen Summary Many companies are taking action to improve energy efficiency, but far fewer are responding to new technologies such as battery storage, microgrids or CHP, new poll finds Many large corporations are limiting themselves to conventional approaches to climate change and...