Electrical grid

Guidehouse Insights Report Forecasts Cumulative Spending for the Energy as a Service Microgrids Market Will Reach $110 Billion Globally by 2030

Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 10:15am

A new report from Guidehouse Insights forecasts spending in the energy as a service (EaaS) microgrid market for the worlds main regions and for primary EaaS microgrid segments through 2030.

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  • A new report from Guidehouse Insights forecasts spending in the energy as a service (EaaS) microgrid market for the worlds main regions and for primary EaaS microgrid segments through 2030.
  • According to a new report from Guidehouse Insights, cumulative spending in the EaaS microgrid market is forecast to reach $110.5 billion globally by 2030, with Asia Pacific emerging as the clear market leader.
  • The missing piece is less fragmented financing and dependence upon government subsidies for microgrids serving critical facilities, communities, and utilities.
  • Neither Guidehouse Insights nor Guidehouse undertakes any obligation to update any of the information contained in this press release or the report.

State’s Grid Operator Asks Californians to Conserve Energy Today Due to High Energy Demand and Tight Supplies Across the West

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 4:30pm

The Flex Alert , called by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), was issued yesterday and will be in effect today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

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  • The Flex Alert , called by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), was issued yesterday and will be in effect today from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • The grid operator is predicting an increase in electricity demand, primarily from air conditioning use.
  • The grid operator is asking all Californians to reduce electricity use during a Flex Alert to prevent further emergency measures, including rotating power outages.
  • PG&Es Demand Response programs offer incentives for business owners and residential customers who curtail their energy use during times of peak demand.

Juliet Shavit to Speak on Grid Edge Innovation at IEEE Power and Engineering Society General Meeting this Week

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

SmartMark Communications, the leader in smart grid customer education, announced today that its president, Juliet Shavit, will be speaking at the IEEE Power and Engineering Society General meeting this week.

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  • SmartMark Communications, the leader in smart grid customer education, announced today that its president, Juliet Shavit, will be speaking at the IEEE Power and Engineering Society General meeting this week.
  • Shavit will be speaking on the panel entitled, Innovation at the Edge of the Grid on July 29, 2021 at 10:00am ET.
  • These applications include such areas as smart homes and buildings, connected communities, and more personalized energy use tools that leverage disaggregated data.
  • Shavit will join a number of industry experts from the U.S. Department of Energy and private industry on the panel.

Sunnova, National Grid and SolarEdge Partner to Leverage DERs for New England’s Grid

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 11:50am

Sunnova and SolarEdge will provide voltage support across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, proving that distributed resources can unlock additional value to ratepayers.

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  • Sunnova and SolarEdge will provide voltage support across Massachusetts and Rhode Island, proving that distributed resources can unlock additional value to ratepayers.
  • This first of its kind solution aims to save homeowners money, increase New Englands grid efficiency and support National Grid on its path to achieving Net Zero by 2050.
  • To create the grid of tomorrow, DERs, especially solar and battery storage, will need to work together to support the grid in meeting its energy objectives while providing consumers with energy independence.
  • National Grids continued efforts to further integrate distributed energy resources will be accelerated by this effort which will leverage DERs interconnected to the grid to optimize power quality, which will reduce costs for all customers, said John Isberg, Vice President of Customer Sales and Solutions at National Grid.

More Interregional Transmission Could Have Saved Nearly $1 Billion, Preserved Power for 200,000 Homes During Texas Freeze

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:15pm

The report, Transmission Makes the Power System Resilient to Extreme Weather, details the value additional transmission would have provided during five severe weather events in Texas, the Northeast and the Midwest between 2014 and 2021.

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  • The report, Transmission Makes the Power System Resilient to Extreme Weather, details the value additional transmission would have provided during five severe weather events in Texas, the Northeast and the Midwest between 2014 and 2021.
  • "This report demonstrates that we are already paying an enormous price for our lack of interregional transmission, and that the benefits of a robust transmission grid would quickly surpass the cost of constructing new lines.
  • Texas heat wave in August 2019 Each additional GW of transmission ties between ERCOT and the Southeastern U.S. could have saved consumers nearly $75 million.
  • Transmission Makes the Power System Resilient to Extreme Weather was commissioned by ACORE and authored by Grid Strategies LLC.

Partners Group and Glenfarne Group Announce EnfraGen Partnership with GivePower to Fund Clean Energy and Clean Water Projects in Colombia

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

Since its founding in 2014, GivePower has completed over 2,500 projects across 23 countries, changing the lives of more than half a million people.

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  • Since its founding in 2014, GivePower has completed over 2,500 projects across 23 countries, changing the lives of more than half a million people.
  • Over the next few years, EnfraGen, will be funding several essential impact infrastructure projects in Colombia, where EnfraGen subsidiary, Prime Energia, operates.
  • These infrastructure projects include solar microgrids, solar water farms and other projects focused on providing access to clean water and clean energy to some of the most at-risk communities throughout the country.
  • GivePower is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to extending the environmental and social benefits of clean, renewable energy around the globe.

Repurposing Fossil Fuel Assets: New Options Available Says IDTechEx

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 3:25pm

A redundant power station may continue to use its transmission system, avoiding a writeoff, but Raghu Das, CEO of analysts IDTechEx, recommends a more value-added approach.

Key Points: 
  • A redundant power station may continue to use its transmission system, avoiding a writeoff, but Raghu Das, CEO of analysts IDTechEx, recommends a more value-added approach.
  • Indeed, many other options are arriving that use more of the skills and assets of oil, gas, and coal majors and repositioning utilities.
  • Mitsubishi Power has even rebranded to reflect its new concentration on emerging solutions including solar power and redox flow battery grid storage, shedding its fossil fuel past.
  • IDTechEx guides your strategic business decisions through its Research, Subscription and Consultancy products, helping you profit from emerging technologies.

Repurposing Fossil Fuel Assets: New Options Available Says IDTechEx

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 3:20pm

A redundant power station may continue to use its transmission system, avoiding a writeoff, but Raghu Das, CEO of analysts IDTechEx, recommends a more value-added approach.

Key Points: 
  • A redundant power station may continue to use its transmission system, avoiding a writeoff, but Raghu Das, CEO of analysts IDTechEx, recommends a more value-added approach.
  • Indeed, many other options are arriving that use more of the skills and assets of oil, gas, and coal majors and repositioning utilities.
  • Mitsubishi Power has even rebranded to reflect its new concentration on emerging solutions including solar power and redox flow battery grid storage, shedding its fossil fuel past.
  • IDTechEx guides your strategic business decisions through its Research, Subscription and Consultancy products, helping you profit from emerging technologies.

National Grid Joint Venture Secures $150 Million Portfolio Revolving Facility to Advance Multiple U.S. Renewable Energy Projects

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 3:00pm

This novel facility will bundle several renewable energy projects together to provide economies of scale and operational efficiencies.

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  • This novel facility will bundle several renewable energy projects together to provide economies of scale and operational efficiencies.
  • "Adding more renewable energy to the grid is just one of the many ways in which National Grid is supporting the transition towards a cleaner energy landscape," said Alexandra Lewis, Group Treasurer of National Grid plc.
  • National Grid Renewables develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable energy projects across the U.S., including solar, wind and battery storage.
  • National Grid Renewables, part of the non-regulated National Grid Ventures division of National Grid, develops, owns and operates large-scale renewable energy assets across the United States, including solar, wind and battery storage.

CPower Makes Vertical Commercial Agriculture More Cost Effective Through Distributed Energy Resource Optimization

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

BALTIMORE, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading, national energy solutions provider CPower Energy Management today announced that it will support Scale Microgrid Solutions , a leading provider of distributed clean energy and microgrid platforms, to deliver energy management services to vertical commercial farming company, Fifth Season .

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  • BALTIMORE, July 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading, national energy solutions provider CPower Energy Management today announced that it will support Scale Microgrid Solutions , a leading provider of distributed clean energy and microgrid platforms, to deliver energy management services to vertical commercial farming company, Fifth Season .
  • "Our partnership with Scale Microgrid allows Fifth Season to unlock value from their distributed energy resources, ensuring reliability and achieving energy resilience, without disrupting their operations."
  • "Our Scale energy system and CPower demand response creates opportunities to be just as resourceful with our energy management."
  • CPower Energy Management is a leading, national energy solutions provider guiding customers towards a clean and dependable energy future.