Grid Archive

17 May 2015

New Battery Technology Will Fundamentally Change The Way The Grid Operates

Originally published on Energy Post. By Michael McElfresh The spread of cost-effective batteries, such as Tesla’s new Powerwall, will fundamentally change the way the electric grid operates, writes Michael McElfresh of Santa Clara University. Combined with other
8 May 2015

ABB to implement rural smart grid project in Sweden

Swiss power technology firm ABB has won a contract to undertake a rural smart grid project on the Swedish island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. CTBR – News
5 May 2015

Toshiba To Supply Grid Storage Batteries To Ohio Utility

Originally published on Solar Love. With all the attention being paid to Panasonic and its partnership with Tesla in the GigaFactory under construction in Nevada, people sometimes forget that there are other battery companies in the world.
28 Apr 2015

Siemens completes SylWin1 HVDC grid connection in German North Sea

Siemens has delivered the 864MW SylWin1 high-voltage direct-current (HVDC) grid connection in the German North Sea to transmission operator TenneT. CTBR – News
26 Apr 2015

Clean Power Plan Won’t Kill The Grid, Even If The Wall Street Journal Says It Will

Those who take the Wall Street Journal for gospel miss a lot of what’s going on with US energy, says Denise Robbins of Media Matters for America. Too bad they probably won’t get it if they stick to that source
23 Apr 2015

300 MW Of Solar Connected To UK Grid In March By Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric connected over 300 MW of solar power in the UK in March, the company has just announced. The 300 MW of solar is distributed over 20 different sites, and 7 different companies assisted in their construction.
14 Apr 2015

GVK synchronizes first unit of Alaknanda Hydropower project with the Northern Grid in India

India-based GVK Power & Infrastructure has synchronized the first unit of Alaknanda Hydropower with the Northern Grid and tested to generate the full rated capacity of 82.5 MW. CTBR – News
21 Mar 2015

Enel to invest EUR18bn in renewable energy and smart grid projects

Italian power major Enel is planning to invest around €18bn in emerging markets, renewable energy and digital power grids to boost profits and dividends over the next five years. CTBR – News
14 Mar 2015

Alstom Grid wins contract to supply flexible AC transmission systems in Australia

Alstom Grid has secured a contract from ElectraNet to supply flexible AC transmission systems in Southern Australia. CTBR – News
10 Mar 2015

SunEdison Acquires Solar Grid Storage — Enters Energy Storage Market

SunEdison recently announced its acquisition of Solar Grid Storage — a startup deploying combined energy storage and solar PV systems — for an undisclosed amount. It is a little kept secret that with rooftop installations taking off, energy storage is going