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15 kV Insulation Testing for Tough Environments
16.12.2014
Bringing the benefits of 15 kV DC insulation resistance testing to challenging environments such as HV transmission and distribution substations, read more

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High-Voltage Switchgear Will Bolster Growth in the Switchgear Market in China
16.12.2014
Increased power grid construction has contributed to the growth of the switchgear market in China, leading to a CAGR of 10.69 percent from 2015-2019. read more

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Investment in Synchrophasors, Situational Awareness Expected to Total $107 Billion by 2023
16.12.2014
A new report from Navigant Research analyzes the global market for the eight underlying technologies Content Classification:  Curated read more

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A $48 Billion Opportunity for US Electric Customers
15.12.2014
Electricity customers in the U.S. got good news last week. A new report from Accenture highlighted a potential revenue loss for U.S. utilities of $48 billion per year by 2025 due to distributed solar and energy efficiency. But where does that money go? If we pursue a democratic energy system as outlined in ILSR's new report (also released last week

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Data Analysis: Can Japan Exceed 10 Gigawatts of Solar Capacity Installation in 2014?
15.12.2014
Several analysts are predicting that Japan may add over 10 GW of photovoltaic (PV) capacity for 2014, exceeding that of China. Exceeding 10 GW means an annual growth of at least 33 percent more than the previous year. In the mist of the temporary hold of grid connection approvals placed by 5 out of the 10 utilities, can Japan still grow to be the No 1 position in the world?

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Renewable Energy Matchmaking: Newest Key to Reaching 2020 Sustainability Goals
15.12.2014
The siren call of 2020 corporate environmental sustainability goals is quickly getting louder, as corporate leaders realize they must go further today to achieve their sustainability targets for tomorrow. Increased use of renewable energy is an ambitious goal for some of the world’s largest companies, as 59 percent of the Fortune 100 and nearly two-thirds of the Global 100 have set GHG emissions reduction commitments, renewable energy commitments or both, according to a recent Ceres’ report, Power Forward: Why the World’s Largest Companies Are Investing in Renewable Energy. One global consumer products company, for example, plans to derive 30 percent of its energy from clean sources by 2020.

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Libyassa kuohuu – öljyn hinta kääntyi nousuun
15.12.2014
Pitkään laskusuunnassa ollut raakaöljyn hinta on noussut tänään eniten kahteen viikkoon, kun levottomuudet Libyassa ja lakkoilu Nigeriassa ovat vaikuttaneet maiden öljyntuotantoon.

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The Dream Becomes Real: Touring the Newberry Enhanced Geothermal Site
15.12.2014
On a crisp fall day in late-September, three white vans crept up a winding Oregon dirt road lined with thick forestry. The pitted, unwelcoming path made for a rough ride — a likely indicator that many don’t often brave the ride to the top of the crater. Midway through the journey, the lead van stopped beside a hunter readying to traverse the dense, uninhabited wood for prey. Little did he know that the woods were uninhabited for a reason.

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Arabiemiraatit ei leikkaisi tuotantoa, vaikka öljy laskisi 40 dollariin
15.12.2014
Opec ei aio leikata öljyn tuotantoa, vaikka öljyn hinta laskisi vielä selvästi, linjasi Arabiemiraattien energiaministeri eilen.

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IKEA To Start Selling Solar Panels In Switzerland
14.12.2014
IKEA has been selling solar panels produced by Hanergy in the UK and the Netherlands. IKEA and Hanergy just announced that they are expanding this partnership into Switzerland. Today, the residential solar panel offering was launched in Spreitenbach, Switzerland. The solar panels have a low price of CHF 7,650 ($7,937), while the average price for a

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Opec-johtaja puolustaa öljypäätöstä
14.12.2014
Öljyntuottajamaiden järjestön Opecin pääsihteerin mukaan öljyn hintaan ovat vaikuttaneet markkinaspekulaatiot.

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This Week's Vote Secures Minneapolis' Title as Climate Champion
12.12.2014
In August 2013, Minneapolis (MN) was in the news for considering a take-over of its energy utilities. Today, they're back in the news for supporting a first-in-the-nation clean energy partnership with those same utilities and a pioneering effort to bring more local input into the city's energy future. It's been a whirlwind week. On Monday, the city

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Threatened by Renewable Energy, Fossil Fuel Companies Highlight Their Role in Alleviating Poverty
12.12.2014
Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., Peabody Energy Corp. and Glencore Plc have increasingly taken to portraying themselves as champions of the world’s poor. Billions of people in developing countries, they say, need access to cheap oil, natural gas and coal to pull themselves from poverty into the middle class.

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Powering Up Turkey with Hydropower
12.12.2014
With its dependence on imported fuels and electricity demand growth topping 7 percent per year, Turkey is increasingly turning to development of its domestic resources to meet demand. Coupled with its favorable geography, these factors have seen a swathe of hydropower development.

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Promoting a Plug-and-Play CHP Solution: NYSERDA’s CHP Acceleration Program
12.12.2014
The NYSERDA CHP Acceleration Program is structured to drive market transformation by endorsing commercially available, pre-engineered/pre-packaged, modular combined-heat-and-power (CHP) products as plug-and-play appliances and provide all of the ease and assurances that conveys. By developing a comprehensive program that offers a catalog of pre-app

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Näin Putin hyötyy ruplan syöksystä
12.12.2014
Ruplan hurja syöksy ei ole pelkästään huono asia Venäjälle, sillä se halpenee käytännössä samassa tahdissa öljyn kanssa.

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IEA laski kulutusennustetta – öljy alamäessä
12.12.2014
Kansainvälinen energiajärjestö IEA on laskenut taas kulutusennustettaan ensi vuodelle. Öljyn kysyntä on odotettua heikompaa ja tuotanto öljynviejämaiden Opec-järjestön ulkopuolisissa maissa odotettua suurempaa, IEA sanoo.

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PG&E Unveils Two New Electric Hybrid Utility Trucks
12.12.2014
During a Capitol Hill event on Nov. 20 with U.S. Representatives Jerry McNerney (D-CA 9) and Renee Elmers (R-NC 2), PG&E unveiled two innovative new electric hybrid utility trucks. read more

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Test Runs Started for the BorWin2 Grid Link
12.12.2014
After successful testing, grid operator TenneT and Siemens have now initiated the trial run of the BorWin2 direct current link. read more

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Helicopters Remove 150 Tons of Decommissioned Transmission Line Structures
12.12.2014
Powerlink has successfully removed a 50 year-old transmission line traversing the hilly terrain of the Mt Stuart area near Townsville using a helicopter. read more

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Hydro One Rebuilds Power Line to Increase Reliability and Better Serve Customers
12.12.2014
Hydro One announced today that the relocation and capacity upgrade of a 22-km section of power line south of Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, is complete. read more

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ATC Wraps up Electric Work in Milwaukee’s Zoo Interchange
12.12.2014
American Transmission Co. has completed its work in the Zoo Interchange to relocate and erect new electric transmission infrastructure to accommodate the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s interchange expansion plans. read more

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Ninety Percent of Bipole III Route Secured
12.12.2014
Manitoba Hydro has secured access to 90 percent of the right of way required for construction of the 1,400-km Bipole III transmission line. read more

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CL&P Transmission Upgrade Completed in Stamford Ahead of Schedule
12.12.2014
After nearly nine months of intense construction in a busy section of Stamford, Connecticut Light & Power has completed the Stamford Reliability Cable Project ahead of schedule and under budget. read more

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When It Comes to Large-Scale Renewable Progress, Preparation Is Key
11.12.2014
The Renewable Energy World, North America conference sessions began Tuesday afternoon, and the Large Scale Renewables Track emphasized lessons learned from which every technology can benefit. The session included insights from the geothermal, wind and bioenergy fields, and each panelist offered insights that encompassed topics ranging from project siting to stakeholder communications to on-site safety, which all boiled down to one major lesson: preparation.

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Renewable Energy Expanding in South Africa
11.12.2014
South Africa plans to triple electricity production from renewable-energy sources to help alleviate power shortages that caused rolling blackouts throughout the country in recent weeks.

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Aclara Launches Operational Data Management System
11.12.2014
Aclara Technologies has launched iiDEAS Operational Data Management System. read more

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Situational Intelligence Helps Utilities Repair Outages from Severe Weather
11.12.2014
Severe weather – you can find it every day on the Weather channel, moving across America as large storms (often with tornadoes) pose a direct threat.. read more

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Study Finds 'Significant' Greenhouse Gas Savings with Demand Response
11.12.2014
The Advanced Energy Management Alliance was founded on the principle that adoption of demand response programs would lead to a number of beneficial outcomes. Content Classification:  Curated read more

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Flying on Green Energy
11.12.2014
The global aviation industry has committed to aggressive goals to reduce its GHG emissions, including achieving carbon neutral growth by 2020 and reducing emissions by 50 percent by 2050 compared to 2005 levels. Global renewable products company Amyris and major French energy company Total, have partnered to produce and deliver a new renewable biofuel for the aviation industry that will help it meet these aggressive goals.

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