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Leidos Engineering Sends Five Experts to APPA Business and Financial Conference
02.10.2014
Leidos Engineering energy experts presented on data analytics, advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and distributed generation for educational seminars at American Public Power Association’s Business and Financial Conference. read more

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Dominion Foundation Awards $200,000 To Eight Ohio Colleges
02.10.2014
Eight Ohio institutions will receive a combined $200,000 in Dominion Foundation Higher Education Grants for 2014. read more

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Konstantin Papailiou: The Father of Overhead Lines
02.10.2014
Konstantin Papailiou considers the worldwide “overhead lines society” to be like a big family. read more

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Will Lithium Ion Work for Grid-Scale Storage?
02.10.2014
Lithium batteries have revolutionized consumer electronics and made EVs a mainstream reality. But will they play a similar role in energy storage? That was one of the most prominent questions at Energy Storage North America, the second annual conference taking place this week in San Jose. “Lithium ion was not fundamentally designed for grid scale s

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China Solar Funds Boost Global Clean Energy Spending to $175 Billion
02.10.2014
About $175 billion was spent globally on renewable energy projects during the first three quarters, up 16 percent from the same period last year, with Chinese solar investment at a record, according to a Bloomberg New Energy Finance report.

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HOK-Elanto saattaa "kylmätä" ABC-asemia
02.10.2014
HOK-Elanto neuvottelee parhaillaan neljän eri ABC-liikennemyymälän muuttamisesta kylmäasemiksi pääkaupunkiseudulla. Toimialajohtaja Markku Kuusisen mukaan väenvähennyksiä ei ole tiedossa.

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Is Distributed Energy Storage the Energiewende’s Missing Link?
02.10.2014
For years, critics of the Energiewende, Germany’s clean-energy transition, have carped that the country’s power system cannot be based on intermittent generation sources — namely onshore wind and solar PV — without advanced storage technology to balance supply and demand. In Germany, battery storage has come a long way fast, and a year ago the German government started the first-ever subsidy program to support storage systems for homes, businesses, and public institutions, like schools. Yet the program has been slow to catch on, and observers maintain that its long-term impact on the Energiewende as such will be minimal.

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Oikeuskansleri: Vapaavuori ei ollut esteellinen
02.10.2014
Oikeuskansleri ei ole löytänyt viitteitä Jan Vapaavuoren esteellisyydestä Fennovoima-jutussa.

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Tesla-pomo kiusoitteli D:llä – fanit ymmärsivät tahallaan väärin
02.10.2014
Elon Muskilla on jotakin näytettävää 9. lokakuuta. Ja nyt puhutaan siis sähköautoista, ettäs tiedätte.

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Resiliency: How Superstorm Sandy changed America's grid
02.10.2014
Superstorm Sandy provided a painful lesson on how utilities must prepare for the widely predicted surge in large-scale disasters read more

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From the basic to the complex
02.10.2014
Optimizing an aging infrastructure in the modern grid There’s a lot of life left in your overhead distribution network, but these aging assets present reliability issues. read more

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Right Tree, Right Place
01.10.2014
Matthew Churches, CenterPoint Energy CenterPoint Energy reaches out to the community. read more

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Increasing Capacity to Central Tokyo
01.10.2014
Hiroyuki Nakajima, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Tokyo Electric expands delivery with the use of large gas-insulated transformers. read more

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South Carolina Welcomes Enhanced Reliability
01.10.2014
John Bagwell, Orangeburg DPU The morning shift at a manufacturing facility began as usual on Feb. 18, 2012, with the world’s largest Ibuprofen plant gearing up for another day of all-out production. But at 8:27 a.m., the plant and its more than 300 employees were plunged into sudden darkness. All electric power was lost, production equipment shut down and the reassuring hum of complex manufacturing processes gave way to complete silence. read more

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Optimized Maintenance
01.10.2014
José Luis Martinez, Edenor Argentine utility reduces power transformer outages and increases availability with a proactive strategy. read more

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Grid Resiliency Demonstrated During January Polar Vortex
01.10.2014
The bulk power system showed its resiliency during the Jan. 6 - 8, 2014, polar vortex weather event , according to a report by the North American Electric Reliability Corp. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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FERC, NERC Initiate Review of Electric Industry Recovery and Restoration Plans
01.10.2014
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, working with the North American Electric Reliability Corp. and the Regional Entities, has initiated a joint staff review to assess and verify the electric utility industry’s bulk power system recovery and restoration planning. read more

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NRECA International Implements Low-cost Rural Electrification Pilot Projects in Tanzania
01.10.2014
The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association has announced that its international program—NRECA International—has contracted with Tanzania’s Rural Energy Agency (REA) to conduct two rural electrification pilot projects in the Kilombero and Mbozi districts. read more

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Grid-Scale Energy Storage Systems Launched In 2013-2014 Total More Than 360 MW
01.10.2014
A new report from Navigant Research provides a comprehensive resource of grid-scale energy storage projects worldwide, including a database of 697 projects encompassing 1,160 systems. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Xcel Energy Powers Up Texas Segment of TUCO-Woodward Electric Transmission Line
01.10.2014
The signature transmission project in Xcel Energy’s Power for the Plains grid improvement plan for Texas and New Mexico is now in service, providing a host of benefits to communities across the area, as well as to the industries that underpin the regional economy. read more

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Navy, University of Hawaii to Study Electrical Grids at Three Naval Bases in Hawaii
01.10.2014
The Office of Naval Research has contracted with the Applied Research Laboratory at the University of Hawai‘i (ARL/UH) for a $2.5 million energy research project, read more

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How to Make a “Perfect” Solar Absorber
01.10.2014
The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material’s spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that reach Earth’s surface from the sun — but not much of the rest of the spectrum, since that would increase the energy that is reradiated by the material, and thus lost to the conversion process.

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Turkki Italian ohi venäläisen kaasun ostajana
01.10.2014
Turkista on tulossa toiseksi suurin venäläisen kaasun ostaja Saksan jälkeen, kertoo uutistoimisto Interfax.

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A Bounty of Shared Solar
01.10.2014
I always enjoy learning obscure terms for collective nouns (a convocation of eagles, a bloat of hippopotamuses) so I wonder if we could coin a good term for a collection of shared solar programs? A ‘bounty’ perhaps? Whatever we call it, the collection of programs continues to grow year after year. If you’ve been following IREC for some time, you ma

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German Renewables Output Tops Lignite
01.10.2014
Renewables became Germany’s most important power source for the first time this year, according to Agora Energiewende.

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Listen Up: Cap and Trade's Impact on Fuel Prices
01.10.2014
Over 95 percent of climate scientists have concluded that CO2 is the primary cause of global warming. Solving the problem requires a dramatic reduction in CO2 emissions. Some people are altruistic, but almost all businesses are bottom line oriented and will not reduce their CO2 emissions unless they have an economic incentive to do so. There are two realistic incentives: taxing CO2 emissions or setting up a cap and trade program for CO2. Since increasing taxes is politically unfeasible, the most practical approach is with a cap and trade program.

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Renewable Gas from Wastewater Treatment Plant Fueling UK Homes
01.10.2014
Extracting energy from “processed poo” to help power homes in the Birmingham area is what Severn Trent Plc, Britain’s second-largest publicly traded water company, is now doing to generate a cost-saving renewable gas.

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Vapaavuorta kypsyttää politiikan epä-älyllisyys
01.10.2014
Elinkeinoministeri Jan Vapaavuori (kok.) myöntää, että ongelmien kasautuminen näyttää yhdistävän kaikkia isoja ydinvoimalahankkeita. "Pelin henki", kuittaa Vapaavuori julkisen myllytyksen.

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Here's a Great Solar Guerrilla Marketing Lesson from a Neighborhood Barbershop
01.10.2014
I was walking home the other day and I just had to stop when I saw this simple but effective sign: While I didn’t need a haircut, I loved the creativity, and I thought about how this one little sign is a great lesson for some residential solar guerrilla marketing: Creative content: What made me stop was this package deal: I could get a cut, a wash,

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Editorial
01.10.2014
And this requires maintenance. In order to avoid any misunderstanding it is best to start the discussions on this topic in this edition of the magazine by common industry definitions. According to th...

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