National Grid has unveiled plans for the future home of its Sustainability Hub, a 2,200 square-foot facility centrally located within the company’s smart grid pilot area in Worcester, Massachusetts....More
With land-use and permitting issues becoming more complex and expensive, cable might be close to being price-competitive with overhead transmission. That would particularly apply in highly populated areas where right of way is a premium (as is visual impact). Do you see that happening in the U.S.? Europe? Doesn't the recent storm damage make cable more attractive financially?...More
An analytical report released last month by the U.S. Department of Energy found that as of March 2012 the total invested value of the $2.96 billion to support Smart Grid projects generated at least $6.8 billion in total economic output....More
A virtual power plant (VPP) is a collection of power generator units, power storage devices and flexible power consumption units that is directed by a central control system. A VPP can enable the participation of small- and medium-sized renewable power generation units in the electricity market...More
It’s costly getting fuel to Marble Bar, a town on the other side of nowhere in western Australia. Today, a utility-scale, solar PV diesel power station provides much of the residents’ energy needs courtesy of local sunshine.
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