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Siemens to design self-sufficient microgrid in Finland

Renewables Now Summary German engineering group Siemens AG has won a contract to design and engineer a self-sufficient smart medium-voltage microgrid in Finland for local district heating firm Lempäälän Energia Oy. The Lemene project calls for the installation of a grid in the Marjamäki...


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Northern heat and powerhouse: energy innovation puts Gateshead on the map

Brendan Coyne, The Energyst Summary At The Energyst Event, Marissa Granath, Gateshead Council’s energy business development officer, outlined how the local authority is providing cheaper heat and power to commercial and residential customers, and funding front line services. Gateshead...


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The Power Market Fix We've Been Waiting For

Mark Ahlstrom, GreenTech Media Summary The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s recent two-day technical conference discussing distributed energy resources in wholesale markets stemmed from FERC’s recent adoption of Order 841, which directs regional markets to come up with rules for...


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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...


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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...


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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...


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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. ...


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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...


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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...


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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 ...