ABB brings reliable electricity to remote communities using integrated microgrids

ABB’s MGS100 has been built to perform in extreme environments, and has the ability to transform lives and businesses for the better in places that struggle to access affordable and reliable electricity. The scalable system can be connected to multiple power sources to provide electricity for remote places that are not connected to the main grid.

S&C completes Ameren Microgrid Project near University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

S&C Electric Company, a smart grid leader shaping the future of power delivery announced that it has provided the intelligent automation and control systems for Ameren Corporation’s microgrid facility in Champaign, Illinois. Located at Ameren’s Technology Applications Center (TAC) near the University of Illinois campus, the Ameren microgrid provides multiple sources of distributed generation (wind,

Ameren unveils one of North America’s most advanced microgrids

As part of its commitment to innovation and building a smarter, clean energy infrastructure, Ameren Corporation announced completion of one of the most technologically advanced utility-scale microgrids in North America. Ameren built the microgrid facility to test monitoring and control methods for aggregating clean, renewable energy sources from wind, solar, and natural gas – with advanced

How might flywheels impact the transmission grid and renewables?

Since the invention of the potter’s wheel, flywheels have helped smooth the flow of energy in machines. Over time, more modern devices have found their way into some buses, trains, cranes, and automobiles, typically in the form of regenerative braking. In these cases otherwise wasted energy, say from a vehicle decelerating or stopping, is captured

Wärtsilä introduces new hybrid and energy storage solutions

By providing hybrid power plants, engines+storage Wärtsilä also introduces energy management system (EMS) to optimize the usage of hybrid power plants.

Nominations open for Energy Storage North America’s Innovation Awards

Energy Storage North America (ESNA) has issued a call for nominations for the 2017 ESNA Innovation Awards. The Innovation Awards highlight excellence and impact in the energy storage sector, and are presented at ESNA’s annual storage event — the largest conference and expo for grid-connected energy storage in North America. This year, the event will take place August 8 to

Advanced Energy Storage Caucus launched in Congress

U.S. Representatives Chris Collins (R-NY) and Mark Takano (D-CA) recently launched the Advanced Energy Storage Caucus in Congress, joined by executives from leading utilities, developers, and manufacturers of storage technologies. The focus of the Caucus is to educate Members of Congress regarding the benefits of storage to the U.S. electric system and investigate ways to

The next energy frontier: power efficiency

Efficiency gains have slowed, making the next savings frontier power efficiency.

PG&E kicks off 2017-2019 self-generation incentive program

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced the opening of the self-generation incentive program (SGIP) for 2017 through the end of 2019. During this timeframe, PG&E will administer more than $240 million in SGIP incentives to customers, offering financial incentives to help them install storage, renewables, and other energy technologies. Developed by the state legislature

XetaWave intros advanced smart battery XetaPAK 

XetaWave, a Colorado‐based wireless technology provider, has announced the release of XetaPAK, an advanced, long lasting smart battery that represents an entirely new approach for batteries used in remote telemetry sites. Telemetry is an automated communications process whereby measurements and other data are collected remotely and transmitted for monitoring. As a drop‐in replacement for 12 AH, 24 AH,