Aug. 27 Webinar Will Focus on Financing Facility- and Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Projects

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:45
August 20, 2014Aug. 27 Webinar Will Focus on Financing Facility- and Community-Scale Tribal Renewable Energy Projects

The Energy Department's Office of Indian Energy, Tribal Energy Program, and Western Area Power Administration will present the next Tribal Renewable Energy Series webinar, Introduction to Facility- and Community-Scale Project Financing, on Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mountain time. The webinar will focus on the various forms of financing for smaller renewable energy projects that serve an individual facility or community, and will explore their relative advantages and disadvantages to tribal communities.

Future of utilities: New England may opt for "outcomes-based" regulations

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:24
The northeast region of the country is undergoing major changes that include rapid adoption of distributed generation, electric vehicles, smart buildings and more. Plus demands from regulators and ratepayers for a more resilient and dependable grid. Read the story for a look at the New England Clean Energy Council’s vision of the electricity future.

The 7 technologies that are revolutionizing the transmission grid

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:11
The U.S. transmission network is old. More than half of the country’s high voltage transmission lines have been in service for 25 years or longer. However, there are several new technologies that could help correct its inadequacies and enable it to meet 21st century demands. Click to learn about them.

The good news for solar that could be bad news for utilities (including much higher efficiency)

SmartGridNews - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:01
Solar may seem like a threat utilities don’t really need to worry about quite yet, if ever in areas that don’t get a lot of sun and costs are high. But recent developments in the solar and energy storage industries could mean the time when today’s utility customers start generating their own power is coming soon.

DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Project Financing, Building Re-tuning for Energy Efficiency, and More

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:27
August 20, 2014DOE Announces Webinars on Tribal Energy Project Financing, Building Re-tuning for Energy Efficiency, and More

EERE offers webinars to the public on a range of subjects, from adopting the latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, to training for the clean energy workforce. Webinars are free; however, advanced registration is typically required. You can also watch archived webinars and browse previously aired videos, slides, and transcripts.

Spending on Smart Grid Technologies Will Total Nearly $600 Billion from 2014 Through 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 13:07
...Spending on Smart Grid Technologies Will Total Nearly $600 Billion from 2014 Through 2023, Forecasts Navigant Research TMCNet: Spending on Smart Grid Technologies ...

Energy Department Invests $67 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 12:00
August 20, 2014Energy Department Invests $67 Million to Advanced Nuclear Technology

Building on President Obama’s Climate Action Plan and the Administration’s efforts to expand clean energy innovation, the Energy Department announced today nearly $67 million in nuclear energy research and infrastructure enhancement awards. 83 projects were selected from across the country based on their potential to create scientific breakthroughs that both help strengthen the nation’s energy security and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement for Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts

DOE RSS - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 11:21
August 20, 2014Energy Department Announces Notice of Intent to Issue Funding Opportunity Announcement for Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy intends to issue, on behalf of the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), a funding opportunity announcement (FOA),“Targeted Algal Biofuels and Bioproducts.”

Renesas Electronics Expands Portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs with Innovative Wide Input DC/DC Regulators Targeting Smart Grid and Industrial Applications

Smart Grid.tmcnet.com - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 07:29
...Renesas Electronics Expands Portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs with Innovative Wide Input DC/DC Regulators Targeting Smart Grid and Industrial Applications TMCNet: Renesas Electronics Expands Portfolio of Simple Power Supply ICs with Innovative Wide Input DC/DC ...

Renewable Energy Accounts For All New U.S. Power In July

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00
All new U.S. electrical generating capacity put into service in July came from renewable energy sources, according to the latest Energy Infrastructure Update report from [...]

DOE Report: U.S. Wind Power Prices Reach All-Time Low

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00
U.S. wind power prices have reached an all-time low, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and its Lawrence [...]

Smart Grid Sensor Market 'Steadily Climbing' Toward $47B

Renew Grid - Wed, 08/20/2014 - 00:00
The market for all types of sensors used in smart grid applications will grow from $26.4 billion this year to $36.5 billion in 2019 and [...]

Boulder discovers challenges to becoming its own utility

SmartGridNews - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:44
The city of Boulder is finding out that divorcing electric service provider Xcel could become a lot harder than anticipated. While no one expected the city’s effort to set up its own municipal electric utility would be carefree and painless, escalating costs alone could be a make or break obstacle.

Will the new EPA rules hurt grid reliability? Here's what FERC has to say

SmartGridNews - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 17:33
FERC told a Senate subcommittee last week that EPA’s Clean Power Plan wouldn’t harm the reliability of the transmission grid. But it turns out comments from FERC commissioners left room for interpretation. Click to learn about two different points of view.

SaskPower Used Non-Electricians to Install Smart Meters

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:26

The Canadian Press reports that Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) is claiming the provincial government changed the law to enable SaskPower to use unqualified workers to install smart meters. Deputy NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon says a freedom of information request secured documents that detail an exemption was granted to a July 2013 law that requires…

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August 22 ESTAP Webinar: A Solar Storage Microgrid for the Energy City of the Future

DOE RSS - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:26
August 19, 2014August 22 ESTAP Webinar: A Solar Storage Microgrid for the Energy City of the Future

On Friday, August 22, 2014 from 1 - 2 p.m. ET, Clean Energy State Alliance will host a webinar to discuss a project to build a solar plus storage microgrid located in Rutland, Vermont. OE is partnering with the State of Vermont Public Service, Green Mountain Power, and Dynapower on a resilience microgrid that will combine 2.5 MW of solar generation with 4MW of energy storage. Webinar speakers include OE's Imre Gyuk, Energy Storage Program Manager. The event is free but registration is required.

Westermost Rough Wind Farm Installs First Siemens Turbine

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:25

The first of 35 6MW wind turbines has been installed at the Westermost Rough offshore wind farm in the North Sea off the Holderness northeastern England. It is the first time the Siemens turbine, which are designed to produce greater energy yields than current models, will be used on a commercial scale. When fully operational…

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Tesla Announces More UK Supercharger Sites

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:25

Tesla has announced the debut of new supercharger sites in London and Birmingham. The locations are part of a network expansion that is designed to enable UK drivers who own Tesla Model S vehicles to drive anywhere in the country and charge for free for life. In London the first new supercharging site is located…

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PEV Manufacturers Take Aim on Asia Pacific Region

SmartMeters.com - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:25

Plug-in electric vehicles (PEV), which are readily available in the US states, most Canadian provinces and territories, and in every Western European country have not yet been widely distributed in the Asia Pacific region. The irony is that PEVs are especially suited for dense urban areas, making many Asian Pacific metropolitan areas prime markets. A…

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Get our latest infographic: 4 things to look for in a workflow solution

SmartGridNews - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 16:04
One smart way utilities can prepare for inevitable changes ahead is to significantly upgrade their day-to-day operations. And a smart way to do that is with a business workflow solution. Learn how to pick the right one with our new (free) infographic.
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