Artificial Intelligence Platform Detects Power Grid Flaws And Wildfire Dangers Better And Faster Than Humans

Jim Conca

Powerlines and equipment problems have been the cause of most recent wildfires. But a new AI and machine vision technology can analyze millions of images of powerlines and towers to find dangerous faults and flaws to help utilities identify problem areas and repair them before a fire starts.

China Has ‘First-Strike’ Capability To Melt U.S. Power Grid With Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

Jim Conca

China now has a network of satellites, high-speed missiles, and super-EMP weapons that could melt down our electric grid, fry critical communications, and even takeout the ability of our aircraft carrier groups to respond.

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How the U.S. power grid is evolving to handle solar and wind

GreenBiz

Data Electricity Grid Energy & ClimateAs renewable energy sources move mainstream, electricity generation and distribution systems are getting an extreme makeover.

PG&E Outlines Path to Easing Future Power Grid Outages

GreenTechMedia

CEO Bill Johnson’s statement that PG&E will be continuing public safety power shutoff (PSPS) events for the next decade or so drew a quick public outcry, and a quick explanation from the utility that it will reduce the scope and duration of those outages over time.

Hitachi Completes Acquisition of ABB Power Grids to Tackle Renewable Energy’s Rise

GreenTechMedia

Japan’s Hitachi has completed its acquisition of a majority stake in ABB Power Grids worth up to $7.8 billion, creating a new business aimed at tackling the renewable and distributed energy frontiers of the power industry.

ABB wins $100 million framework contract to strengthen South America’s power grid

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ABB Power Grids partners with ISA in building a reliable and efficient power grid, improving the quality of life of millions of people in South America

Hitachi ABB Power Grids commences operations

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Complementary portfolios and technology strengths to ensure continuity, enhance customer value and bring growth opportunities

Florida Community with Virtual Power Plant & Net-Zero Homes Moves Forward

CleanTechnica

Buildings Clean Power Grid Press Releases Solar Energy Virtual Power Plants COMPASS DEVELOPMENT MARKETING GROUP EnergyStar EPA WaterSense Indoor Air PLUS LEED Zero Pearl Homes sonnen

Why Utilities In Minnesota & Other States Need To Plan For More Competition

CleanTechnica

Clean Power Grid Solar Energy Institute for Local Self Reliance Minnesota utilities distributed generation

WoodMac: Wind, Solar and Storage to Dominate Europe’s Power Grid by 2030

GreenTechMedia

Europe's power system will look very different in 2030, with energy storage supporting the “dominance” of wind and solar generation, according to new research from Wood Mackenzie. Coal and nuclear power will be the biggest losers in Europe's energy system by 2040.

Western Australia Utility Removing Poles & Wires In Renewable Energy Transition

CleanTechnica

Utility companies and grid operators in Western Australia are taking down poles and wires and replacing them with standalone systems that use solar panels, inverters, and batteries to create local microgrids.

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Solar-Home Systems & Mini-Grids: Same, Same But Different!

CleanTechnica

SHS are micro-power plants with integrated energy storage that provide electricity to individual buildings or households. SHS typically provide DC power that can be used without any problems for lamps and mobile phone charging.

BoxPower Supplies Two Portable Microgrids For Use In Puerto Rico

CleanTechnica

BoxPower has supplied two of its portable microgrids to communities in Puerto Rico left without electricity after a series of earthquakes wiped out parts of the island's electrical grid.

To Attract Investors & Developers, India Announces Incentives For Solar Energy Parks

CleanTechnica

The Indian government is planning to facilitate implementation of solar power parks across the country with each project having a capacity of 2 gigawatts. The solar and wind energy parks shall be implemented under the ultra mega renewable energy power parks program.

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Could the UK run a net-negative emission power grid by 2033?

Business Green

National Grid's Future Energy Scenarios analysis paints a compelling picture of the potential for an energy system replete with hydrogen, CCS and millions of EVs.

'Progress can be both quiet and spectacular': Britain's power grid emissions hit record lows

Business Green

Electricity grid smashed several records over the bank holiday weekend, with low demand and high renewables output cutting both CO2 and flexible tariff prices. At the time, 65 per cent of power was sourced from renewables.

A deluge of batteries is about to rewire the power grid

Renewable Energy World

They stir silently into action—powering the appliances in the five-bedroom home’s twin kitchens, recharging a $100,000-plus Model X SUV, driving a filter pump for an 18-meter swimming pool sparkling in the shade of a century-old native black bean tree. News DER Off-Grid Grid Scale

How The Future Of California’s Power Grid Hangs On The Constitutionality Of ‘Inverse Condemnation’

Forbes Green Tech

PG&E, in court documents filed last week in its ongoing bankruptcy case, made clear its position that until courts and lawmakers change what the utility sees as unconstitutional state laws, northern Californians will have little choice but to suffer more forced power outages when the wind gusts

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India x Cleantech — September 2019

CleanTechnica

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we will pull news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article. Ongoing, this series will find a home over on CleanTechnica's “Future Trends” page.

Canada’s power grid is pretty clean. Here’s why it needs to be cleaner

Clean Energy Canada

The electricity that powers our country. Not only that, it’s the electricity that will power much of the transition to a carbon-free future. All of them incentivize plugging more things — from our cars to our homes — into our electricity grid. Relative to most countries, we have a head start: Canada’s electricity grid is already 81 per cent non-emitting. Strategic investments in cleaning up government operations, innovation and off-grid communities.

How the U.S. power grid is evolving to handle solar and wind

AGreenLiving

power grid is evolving to handle solar and wind. Business Green data electricity grid energy & climate extreme-makeover- generation-and renewable energy sources-move systems-are

Smart Hot Water: New project to help balance UK power grid

Business Green

USER Project to integrate AI technology with hot water cylinders to help manage grid demand. The humble immersion heater is being reinvented as an artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled smart grid technology, as part of a cutting edge trial that was unveiled this week. At almost 100GWh, this capacity is equivalent to six million Tesla Powerwall units, the group said, adding that it could play a role in managing the increase in variable renewables coming onto the grid.

BNEF finds that hydrogen’s plunging price could boost its role in a carbon-free future

Renewable Energy World

News Wind Power Grid Scale Solar InfrastructureThe cost of producing hydrogen gas with renewables is likely to plummet in the coming decades, making one of the most radical technologies for reducing greenhouse gases economical.

Siemens inaugurates world’s largest electrothermal energy storage system

Renewable Energy World

News Wind Power Grid Scale Storage Utility IntegrationSiemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) said that is has begun operation of its electric thermal energy storage system (ETES), a milestone in the development of energy storage solutions, according to the company.

In quest for bigger batteries, California mulls pumped hydro

Renewable Energy World

News Hydropower Wind Power Grid Scale Storage SolarAs the sun sets on California’s solar farms, a backup energy source deep in the Sierra Nevada Mountains springs to life.

Australia in planning for multiple massive battery projects

Renewable Energy World

News Utility Scale Wind Power Grid ScaleFrance’s Neoen SA has outlined plans to build a giant renewables complex in South Australia, including battery storage with up to nine times more capacity than the Tesla Inc.

Bermuda Electric Light Company installs 10-MW/5.5-MWh energy storage system

Renewable Energy World

The system provides up to 10 MW power for spinning reserves and frequency response to maintain grid stability and has a storage capacity of 5.5MWh, said the company. Energy Efficiency Microgrids News Wind Power Grid Scale Solar

Smart Grids & Microgrids Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Creating Intelligent Power Grids in Asia

LineVision Announces 5 EU-Funded Projects with 4 European Utilities

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LineVision expands to fourth continent with FARCROSS project to enhance the European regional power grid with advanced monitoring technologies

Real-Time Innovations to Showcase Electric Vehicle and Plug-and-Play DER Solutions at DistribuTECH International

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RTI In-Booth Demos to Address Urgent Issues Facing the Electrical Power Grid

Natural gas to be ‘substantial part’ of Singapore's energy mix for next 50 years

Eco-Business

Besides use of the fossil fuel, the city-state plans to boost solar adoption, tap regional power grids and other low-carbon alternatives, and manage energy consumption

Analysis of 100% Clean Bill (SB 5116) Cost Cap

Low Carbon Prosperity

We previously reported projected rate impacts of the steps leading to 100% Clean Power – the summary table of which is shown below. 100% Clean Power. The total avoided carbon potential is many times that which would result from eliminating the last 1% of power system GHGs.

ABB partners with China’s State Grid to integrate large-scale renewables

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ABB Power Grid’s HVDC transformer and high-voltage technology an essential part of integrating large-scale renewables in China

UPDATED: Effect on GHG Emissions and Rates from 100% Clean Power

Low Carbon Prosperity

This updated Low Carbon Prosperity Institute (LCPI) analysis examines the rate impacts of eliminating coal power, achieving an 80% clean energy standard by the year 2030, and a 100% clean energy standard by the year 2045.

ABB strengthens grid stability and operational efficiency with Asset Performance Management solutions for power transformers

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ABB’s Power Grids business has launched its APM Edge solution for transformers to accommodate the growing complexity of grid operations to safeguard energy reliability and resilience – all whilst reducing capital investment and operational expense

Renewables Can Sometimes Resolve Grid Variability Better Than Fossil-Fuel Plants Can: NREL Analyst

Forbes Green Tech

Wind and solar may introduce concerns about variability into the power grid, but in some cases they can resolve those concerns, according to an analyst from the National Renewable Energy Laboratories, better than thermal plants can.

Grundfos launches Distributed Pumping System to meet Asia’s sustainable cooling needs

Eco-Business

Rising temperatures across the world has cast a spotlight on the need to provide cooling in cities without overburdening urban power grids and in turn further contributing to climate change.

Enel Green Power Fuels Recovery by Connecting Three New Wind Farms in North America

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-Enel Green Power North America has begun operating a 50 MW expansion to the High Lonesome wind farm in Texas, increasing the project’s total capacity to 500 MW -The 105 MW Riverview and 29.4

Daimler launches charging infrastructure program for electric trucks

Charged

The initiative will bring together e-truck customers, power grid operators, energy suppliers, charging hardware manufacturers and charging software providers, says Daimler.

POWER2DRIVE EUROPE 2020: SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON INTELLIGENT CHARGING SYSTEMS

altenergymag

Smart charging is resulting in e-mobility becoming increasingly intelligent by, for example, charging electric cars when it makes economic sense to do so or by allowing car batteries to temporarily store electricity for use in the car owner’s home or the power grid The expansion of charging infrastructure is one of the most important factors that will determine the success of the transportation transition.

Off-grid

Sunrun

Off-grid Definition: When we talk about a power grid we’re referring to the network that delivers electricity to our homes. An off-grid system is designed to help people function without the support of this network

Shetland wind power set to reach UK mainland via new HVDC link

Business Green

Major milestone reached for pioneering green grid project. Hitachi ABB Power and Grids is to build an HVDC converter station on Shetland and an HVDC switching station in Caithness on the Scottish mainland, connected via subsea power cables.

Fermata receives UL certification for vehicle-to-grid EV charging system

Charged

The standard covers bidirectional equipment that charges EVs from an electric power system (EPS) and also allows the vehicle to export power to an EPS, potentially enabling EV owners to earn money by helping to stabilize the electric power grid when the vehicles are parked. “By We believe bidirectional energy solutions such as Fermata Energy’s V2G system will play an important role in reducing energy costs, improving grid resilience and combating climate change.”.