Grid Archive

25 Aug 2014

Smart Grid Spending Expected To Total Nearly $600 Billion By 2023

Following on from news earlier this week, which saw Navigant Research predict investment in microgrids to reach $ 31 billion in the Asia Pacific region by 2023, the same company has released another report investigating smart grid
20 Aug 2014

Rooftop Solar May Reach Grid Parity In 25+ States By 2017

In just three years, new numbers tell us, more than half of the states in the US may have rooftop solar available at the same price as the local grid’s electric rates. And that’s even without considering
19 Aug 2014

ABB to Connect Europe’s Largest Tidal Project to UK Grid

MeyGen tidal stream project in Scotland’s Pentland Firth, the largest tidal energy project in Europe, will use ABB technology to feed energy into the onshore distribution grid. The Daily Fusion
19 Aug 2014

ABB to provide onshore grid connection for MeyGen tidal stream project

ABB has secured a contract from Atlantis Resources to provide the onshore grid connection for the first phase of the MeyGen tidal stream project in Pentland Firth, Scotland. CTBR – News
6 Aug 2014

GPS completes grid synchronization at ETEC’s Woodville biomass plant in US

Engineering, procurement and construction firm Gemma Power Systems (GPS) has completed initial synchronization at East Texas Electric Cooperative’s (ETEC) 49.9MW biomass plant in Woodville, Texas, US. CTBR – News
2 Aug 2014

The Next Frontier For Beyond The Grid Solar Markets: Big Data

by Justin Guay When it comes to energy access, we’re fond of saying small is big. That’s because all those small-scale solar lanterns, solar home systems, and solar mini-grids add up to a very big market. But the size
31 Jul 2014

Renewable Energy Pushing Utilities & Grid Operators To Invest In FACTS

Though the first flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS) were implemented in electric grids in the 1920s, the recent surge in renewable energy deployment has rapidly increased their demand. And according to a new report compiled by
21 Jul 2014

Giant Lithium Titanate Battery to Be Connected to Grid in UK

The UK’s first 2 MW lithium titanate battery will be connected to the electrical grid later this year, as part of new research as a part of a research effort to tackle energy storage challenges. The Daily
10 Jul 2014

Putting Grid Management In EV Drivers’ Hands

By Beaudry Kock The smart grid will only live up to its promise if utilities and grid operators spur innovation and engagement by relinquishing their tight control of grid data and consumer energy profiles; and if consumers who can store
28 Jun 2014

Clean storage: These scientists are making an organic, water-based battery for the power grid

Most batteries — whether they’re embedded in your iPhone or they’re plugged into the power grid somewhere — use some kind of metal to create the chemical reaction that stores the energy. In laptops and Teslas, that