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Siemens Launches an Advanced Microgrid Demonstration Environment at Its New Jersey R&D Hub

August 5, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

New living lab incorporates photovoltaics, battery storage, power infrastructure equipment, building automation and cloud platforms, setting the standard for the next generation microgrid Microgrid lab will also result in a lower CO2 footprint for the Princeton…

New ASCE Publications Offers Insight for the Design Stage of Electric Transmission Structures

July 23, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

RESTON, Va. – In this age of increasing dependency on electricity to support digital lifestyles and economic development, new transmission lines are…

Addressing Catastrophic Threats to the US Electric Grid

July 17, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Boulder, CO - Rocky Mountain Institute’s Electricity Program has released a report assessing the current approaches to grid resilience in the United…

New Guidance on Electrical Transmission Poles Offered in Updated ASCE Standard 48

May 6, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Reston, Va. – Providing a uniform basis for the design, detailing, fabrication, testing, assembly, and erection of steel tubular structures for electrical transmission poles, this updated standard, Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures (ASCE/SEI 48-19),…

Wärtsilä gas engine power plant begins commercial operations bringing greater efficiency and flexibility to Mississippi electric coop

April 17, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy

Wärtsilä gas engine power plant delivered to Cooperative Energy began commercial operations on 8 April 2020 bringing greater efficiency and flexibility to Mississippi electric cooperative. Image Wärtsilä.   A 22.7 MW flexible gas power plant delivered…

Wärtsilä power plant will add reliability to Guyana’s electricity supply and support future use of renewables

March 10, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

The technology group Wärtsilä and electric utility Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) have signed an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contract for a 46.5 MW dual-fuel power plant at the Garden of Eden Generating Complex in the Cooperative Republic…

IQGeo Helps Peninsula Light Create Digital Twin of Electric Network

March 4, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News, Technology

Cambridge  – IQGeo (AIM: IQG), developer of mobile-first geospatial productivity and collaboration solutions for the telecoms and utility industries, is helping Peninsula Light to create a digital twin of its electric network and a new mobile meter…

Electricity’s past and future in America

February 13, 2020 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

HOUSTON  – As Americans integrate renewable energy resources into the nation’s power supply, a new research paper from the Baker Institute for Public Policy reviews how the country’s electrical system developed and says that an understanding of…

New ASCE Manual of Practice Offers Best Practices for Use of Fiber-Reinforced Polymers for Utility Lines

December 10, 2019 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s new book, Recommended Practice for Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Products for Overhead Utility Line Structures, MOP 104, Second Edition, details best practices for the use of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composite poles and crossarms…

Philippines Drives Renewable Power to Improve Energy Security, says GlobalData

August 21, 2019 - in Electric Grid, Energy, News

The Manila Electric Company (Meralco), the largest private sector electric distribution utility company in the Philippines, has launched auctions for 2.9 gigawatt (GW) of generation capacity. The utility also plans to deploy 1GW of renewable power. Tarun Bhutani,…