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  1. Siemens battery storage system benefiting Italian island

    The Mediterranean island of Ventotene, 100 KM south of Rome , is to optimise the potential of its power generation infrastructure, following the successful installation of a turnkey Siestorage battery storage system on behalf of Italian energy utility Enel. Siemens and Enel together produced an intelligent control unit, which provides for more economical and efficient operation of the island’s entire energy system. In addition, Siestorage uses integrated converters to stabilize the frequency and voltage of the island's network. The lithium-ion battery-based storage system has an output of 500 kW and a storage capacity of 600 kWh. Previously powered by diesel and solar PV, the island network management is guaranteed by the intelligent control unit that provides for the optimal interoperation of storage system, generation, and consumption, which are continuously adapted to the actual demand. This ensures that the diesel generators in particular can be used in a more efficient operating mode because short-term peak loads are covered by power from the storage system and not from the generators. During off-peak periods, it is even possible to switch off the diesel generators completely. This saves fuel, extends the service life, minimizes maintenance, and reduces the stock of fuel reserves. The result is lower CO 2 emissions and significantly reduced consumption of diesel fuel, which has to be specially transported to the island from the mainland. The system is additionally intended to balance out frequency and voltage fluctuations by means of the converter integrated in the storage system, and thus stabilize the island network. In addition, this prepares the network for future applications, such as charging stations that can charge electrically powered transport vehicles. Another objective is to increase the capacity of the entire island network so that it can absorb fluctuating energy from renewable sources more effectively. The storage system also helps with maintenance of the generators, because they can be disconnected from the network during maintenance periods while the new system temporarily takes over the supply.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  2. Solar Farm developer offers 5.5GW pipeline of 20MW-80MW size solar power projects

    The company has built on this success by hiring top solar power industry executives along with solar farm development professionals and is now developing approximately 10 Gigawatts of Solar Farm projects per year across thirty (30) states.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  3. Skanska receives contract to build Norway’s 85-MW Nedre Otta hydropower plant

    Eidsiva Vannkraft AS has awarded a NOK657 million (US$81 million) contract to Skanska to build the 85-MW Nedre Otta hydropower plant in Norway, according to a Skanska press release.

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  4. FERC approves reliability standard on geomagnetic disturbances

    Applicable entities must develop a plan to achieve the performance requirements, FERC said

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  1. Recurrent Energy Completes 200-MW Solar Project

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  2. FPL Halfway to 1 Million Solar Panels Installed

    Each of the three solar energy centers will be able to generate up to 74.5 MW of power, making them among the largest solar projects in the eastern U.S.

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    Sat, 24 Sep 2016

  3. Dominion's Heacock to Retire; Stoddard Promoted to Chief Nuclear Officer

    Dominion announced that David A. Heacock, president of Dominion Nuclear and the company's chief nuclear officer, will retire, effective March 1, 2017. Beginning Oct. 1, Daniel G. Stoddard, senior vice president of Nuclear Operations, will become senior vice president and chief nuclear officer.

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    Sat, 24 Sep 2016

  4. DONG terminates contract for Maersk Resolve jack up

    DONG Energy has terminated its contract with Maersk Drilling AS for the Maersk Resolve jack up rig after it concluded work at Hejre field in the Danish North Sea.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  5. Madhya Pradesh unveils new decentralized renewables scheme

    India's Madhya Pradesh state has unveiled a new decentralized renewable energy support scheme, titled ‘Smile on Every Roof’.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  6. Bureau Veritas appoints CEO

    Bureau Veritas has appointed Paul Shrieve as CEO of North Sea Offshore Operations, Marine and Offshore.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  7. OPG’s clean electricity is helping tackle climate change

    In 2014, OPG stopped burning coal to create electricity and this remains North America’s single, largest action to combat climate change.

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

  8. USDA grant to study waste power plant in Minnesota

    As the largest coal-fired power plant in the upper Midwest, the SHERCO power plant drives more than 70 percent of Becker’s tax levy and employs nearly 350 people 

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    Mon, 26 Sep 2016

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