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Posted By: Ron Exler , John J. Simmins, Ph.D.
On: January 30, 2015
White House announces fast-track industry-led effort to improve information sharing with consumers and first responders   Co-Authors: Authors: Dr. John J. Simmins, Technical Executive at the Electric Power Research institute (EPRI) and co-chair OGC Energy & Utilities Domain Working Group, Renee Bogle Hughes, Business Relationship Manager at Consumers Energy and ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Samuel T. Kelly
On: January 29, 2015
THE DECADES LONG SEARCH for low cost grid scale energy banking has reached a new level of urgency with the burgeoning use of renewable energy from wind and solar energy collection as well as from increasing threats to our electrical power grid. Mass energy storage has long been seen as ... more...
Filed under: Energy Storage
Posted By: Bruce Baccei
On: January 28, 2015
Conventional Air Conditioners (ACs) Lose Efficiency as Temperatures Rise As temperatures rise in the searing heat of July and August afternoons, above 90-95° F, ACs work harder and harder using more energy per unit of cooling provided because their efficiency goes DOWN as temperatures rise! To make matters worse, at ... more...
Filed under: Energy Efficiency
Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
On: January 27, 2015
Live in a rural area? Enjoy the serene and pristine beauty around you? Clearly, anyone would. Do you start sweating each time that low rumble begins and your house starts to tremor? If you live within a few miles of a fracking site, that shaky ground just might become one ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Jesse Grossman
On: January 26, 2015
With 3.9 gigawatts (GW) of solar photovoltaics installed across America through September and over 16GW cumulative capacity, the industry enters 2015 with incredible momentum. Solar energy has become codified as a fundamental energy option for corporations, local governments, non-profits, and educational institutions. No longer a fringe product, it's now a ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Kimberly Klemm
On: January 23, 2015
Electricity power outages result from weather conditions, intentional or accidental damage to distribution lines and poles, and transmission line and generator impairments. Managing an electrical power outage correctly is critical to the restoration and recovery of fully functioning power systems. The key elements from both the utility providers point of ... more...
Filed under: Grid Operations
Posted By: Jason Thomas
On: January 22, 2015
In a special report released recently as part of its annual World Energy Outlook, the International Energy Association stated that despite high-profile initiatives to invest and develop energy in Sub-Saharan Africa, there will still be more than half a billion people without power by 2040. Currently, less than one-third of ... more...
Filed under: International
Posted By: Jason Larson
On: January 21, 2015
While Industrial Control System (ICS) vendors are quite practiced at finding and fixing implementation bugs, many have minimal experience with design bugs. In the near future, we can expect the attacker community to leverage this weakness, as it did with earlier technologies. Therefore, ICS vendors must begin focusing better on ... more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Wayne M. Kovach
On: January 20, 2015
Wind farms are popping up all over the world with the lure of cleaner electric generation and a lessened dependency on fossil fuels. Renewable energy, including solar, hydroelectric, geothermal, and biomass, is all the rage in the race to combat climate change. So, why is wind so often contested amongst ... more...
Filed under: Wind
Posted By: Michael Hinton
On: January 19, 2015
For energy traders, the growing compliance burden in Europe is set to intensify with the introduction of MIFID II in 2017. There is still some uncertainty as to how the directives will be implemented by EU nation states, and doubt over the future of regulatory exemptions currently relied on by ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

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