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Using Electricity at Different Times of Day Could Save Us Billions of Dollars

David Roberts, Vox Summary For most of the 100-plus years that the electricity grid has been around, grid managers had control over the supply of power but not the demand for it. Like the weather, or the tides, electricity consumption could be reasonably well predicted , but it couldn’t be...


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UK first: Bristol Energy trials 'heat as a service'

Madeleine Cuff, Business Green Summary Government-back trial means Bristol Energy is now offering households change to buy a 'Heat Plan' tailored to their individual lifestyle. What if you paid a company not for units of energy, but for keeping the rooms of your house warm when you use...


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MEP Engineered S01E03: District Cooling in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

MEP Middle East Summary District cooling is one of the nine strategic pillars in Dubai Supreme Council of Energy’s Demand Side Management strategy, towards achieving 30% power savings in the emirate by 2030. With government initiatives like this, there appears to be a greater opportunity for...


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Vienna Smart City Pilot Project

Bernd Richter and Andreas Schuster, T&D World Summary Austria’s capital city of Vienna is creating a new district in which the buildings, electrical grid and energy market will be monitored continuously in a world-class living laboratory that incorporates new distribution grid solutions...


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U.S. Department of Energy awards Virginia Tech researchers $1.8 million to tackle challenges facing U.S. power grid

Press Release, POWER Summary January 31, 2019 — The Department of Energy has awarded four Virginia Tech researchers a $1.8 million grant to reduce the stress renewable energy sources put on the U.S. power grid. The Virginia Tech Center for Power Electronics Systems ( CPES ) and the Power...


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U.S. Department of Energy Request for Information on Efficient and Flexible Building Loads

Summary Efficient and flexible building loads provide options to increase electricity system reliability and energy affordability, while also supporting a portfolio of generation options in grid modernization. To date, savings resulting from flexible building loads have been primarily achieved...

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Is DC just about supply and demand?

Colin Bridges, MEP Middle East Summary Matching the variable demand with the supply should be the key factor in improving energy efficiency, writes Colin Bridges, business development director, Belimo Automation District Cooling (DC) is widely acknowledged, as the most efficient way to cost...


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The role of gas in Germany's energy transition

Julian Wettengel, Clean Energy Wire Summary Does the energy transition seal the fate of natural gas in Germany? Europe's biggest economy will have to virtually phase out all fossil fuels to fully decarbonise by 2050. But the industry says flexible gas-fired electricity generation is the...


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When “Green” Turns to Gold

Dominick Brook and Akshay Honnatti, Area Development Summary Companies are setting increasingly ambitious goals in their environmental efforts. It is a shift driven by investor and stakeholder demands for environmental sustainability and social responsibility, as well as governmental...


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Distributed Energy Poised for ‘Explosive Growth’ on the US Grid

Jeff St. John, Greentech Media Summary Distributed energy resources are poised for “explosive growth” across the United States over the next five years. U.S. utilities “need to change, and are slowly changing,” how they plan, operate and maintain their distribution grids to adapt. That’s how...