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Summerside, BluWave-ai Partner for Renewables (Ind. Report)
Date: 2021-11-29
In Atlantic Canada, the city of Summerside, Prince Edward Island reports it has partnered with BluWave-ai to optimize its smart grid and ensure the integration of more distributed renewable energy resources.

Summerside Electric Utility and BlueWave-ai tested an artificial intelligence-based platform as part of the city's living lab programme. The aim was to develop algorithms that can be used to streamline the control and operation of solar, wind and battery energy storage systems -- "the first end-to-end AI-optimised smart grid in North America, the first industry proof point of a scalable system applicable to entire states and countries for moving their energy networks towards maximized use of renewable assets," according to the release. (Source: BluWave-ai, Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: BluWave-ai, Devashish Paul, CEO,,; Summerside Electric Utility,

More Low-Carbon Energy News BluWave-a,  Solar,  Wind,  Renewable Energy,  

Octopus Energy, Elia Group Plan Cutting Edge Smart Grid (Int'l.)
Octopus Energy, Elia Group
Date: 2021-11-08
In the UK, London-headquartered Octopus Energy Group's Kraken Technologies and Belgian energy innovator Elia Group are reporting an agreement which they say will help Belgium and Germany transition to a smart green grid.

The agreement will allow energy system operators to use Octopus Energy's flexibility platform, KrakenFlex, and Elia Group Inc.'s energy data affiliate, re.alto, to use green technologies such as electric vehicles (EVs) and heat pumps to balance the grid by adjusting power consumption to benefit from cheaper renewable energy on the grid when it is abundant.

Grid operators will be able to better balance supply and demand without disruption to end consumers. Participating consumers will also benefit from real-time energy data from KrakenFlex and re.alto's API, allowing them to optimise the use of their electric household appliances in line with grid supply and demand. (Source: Octopus Energy Group. PR, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: Octopus Energy, Greg Jackson, CEO, +44 2045 308369,; Kraken Technologies, www.

More Low-Carbon Energy News Smart Grid,  Octopus Energy,  Kraken Technologies,  nFlex,  Energy MManagement,  Smart Grid,  

Pertamina Sinking $12Bn in New Renewables (Int'l. Report)
Date: 2021-07-07
Indonesian state-owned oil and gas company Pertamina says it needs to invest $12 billion to meet its target of generating 10GW of electricity from new and renewable energy sources by 2026. The transition to renewable energy is a key element in the government's plan to reduce national greenhouse gas emissions by 29 per cent by 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2060.

Pertamina's 10GW target is comprised of gas-to-power, renewable energy -- including geothermal -- and other new initiatives, such as an electric vehicle (EV) ecosystem and hydrogen pilot projects.

The gas-to-power business segment is projected to contribute 6GW to the 10GW target. Existing gas-to-power projects include the 1.8GW gas and geothermal power plant Java 1 in West Java. The renewable energy business is expected to contribute 3GW. Solar power, biogas-fuelled power plants, smart grids and other new and renewable energy power plants are projected to contribute 1.9GW while the EV ecosystem, as well as green and blue hydrogen, are expected to produce 1GW by 2026. (Source: Pertamina, PR, Jakarta Post, 4 July, 2021)Contact: Pertamina,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Pertamina,  Renewable Energy,  

PSE Adding Landis+Gyr Smart Street Lighting Controls (Ind. Report)
Landis+Gyr ,Puget Sound Energy
Date: 2021-03-31
Atlanta-based Landis+Gyr reports it has contracted with Bellvue, Washington-based Puget Sound Energy (PSE) to add Landis+Gyr Gridstream® street light control capabilities to the utility's smart grid and AMI network.

PSE plans to deploy 25,000 street light controllers over the next five years. Landis+Gyr will host the street light control software used to program, monitor, and control the lights. Billing data will be processed through the utility's meter data management system which measures power consumption using the billing-grade metrology in the street light controller.

Landis+Gyr's smart lighting solution is part of the Gridstream Connect comprehensive IoT platform. Built on a leading-edge smart grid network that connects intelligent devices, such as meters and sensors, across the utility distribution system, Gridstream Connect leverages hardware, software, and application development to provide a strong and flexible platform for smart city and utility IoT applications, according to the Landis+gyr release. (Source: Landis+Gyr, PR, 31 Mar., 2021) Contact: Contact Landis+Gyr, Dan Jacobson, Senior Marketing Communications Manager, (320) 307-7486,,; Puget Sound Energy, David Mills, Snr. VP, CSO, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Landis+Gyr ,  Puget Sound Energy,  

Armada Power, NRTC Partnership Announced (Ind. Report)
Armada Powe, NRTCr
Date: 2021-01-27
Columbus, Ohio-headquartered Armada Power is reporting a partnership agreement with Herndon, Virginia-based NRTC to extend innovative energy-efficient technologies to rural America.

NRTC is a member-driven, technology-focused cooperative that supports more than 1,500 rural utilities and affiliates in 48 states. NRTC's products and services include integrated smart grid and utility solutions, advanced energy, broadband infrastructure and managed network services, wireless technologies, and others.

Armada Power manufactures and incorporates smart technologies into a secure platform that optimizes individual devices through secure, real-time, two-way communication into a larger, aggregated, controlled, and responsive grid tool. (Source: Armada Power, PR, 25 Jan., 2021) Contact: NRTC, Greg Bartolomei, Pres., Smart Grid Solutions , Chris Martin, VP of Member & Industry Relations,,; Armada Power, Dave Myers, Marketing Manager, 614-918-7493,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Armada Power,  NRTC,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Storage,  

TCPL Seeks Smart Grid Expansion Loan Funding (Ind. Report)
Traverse City Light & Power
Date: 2021-01-04
In Michigan, the Traverse City Light & Power (TCLP) utility is reporting plans to seek an $18 million loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to build out the rest of its fiber optic network and upgrade a city "smart grid" for better power outage management and energy efficiency.

The USDA offers multiple financing programs to assist communities with sustainability and growth efforts, including utilities expansion. TCLP has already successfully worked with USDA in recent months, becoming the first municipal utility in the country to receive a USDA loan to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy. If approved, the USDA loan will enable TCLP to drawn down funds as the project proceeds rather than assume the entire debt upfront. (Source: TCLP, PR, Website, The Ticker, 4 Jan., 2020) Contact: Traverse City Light & Power, Tim Arends, 231-922-4940,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Traverse City Light & Power,  Smart Grid,  Energy Efficiency,  

Alfen Supplies Integrated Energy Storage for PZEM Middelburg (Int'l.)
Date: 2020-11-09
Netherlands-based energy producer and supplier PZEM reports the selection of battery energy storage systems specialist Alfen to supply an energy storage system in combination with grid integration and a charging plaza for electric vehicles at its office in the Middelburg municipality. The combination of products from all three of Alfen's business units -- Smart Grid Solutions, Energy Storage Solutions and Alfen Charging Equipment -- offer a unique and reliable energy storage solution, according to PZEM.

Alfen's energy storage system, called TheBattery, will be installed at PZEM in Q1, 2021. This battery ensures that the electricity from the network is stored in a 'container battery'. The charging plaza, equipped with 10 smart Alfen Eve Double charge points, has already been successfully installed. If many vehicles are charging simultaneously, the electricity from the energy storage system can be used, reducing the strain on the electricity grid. For the integration with the grid, Alfen also installed a transformer substation, according to the release. (Source: PZEM. PR, Renewable Energy, Nov., 2020) Contact: Affen, +31 36 54 93 400,,; PZEM,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy STorage news,  Alfen news,  PZEM news,  

Octopus Energy Acquires Evolve Energy (M&A, Ind. Report)
Octopus Energy,Evolve Energy
Date: 2020-10-07
In the UK, London-headquartered Octopus Energy is reporting the acquisition of Silicon Valley-based startup Evolve Energy. The $5 million deal is the pivotal element in Octopus's $100 million investment in the US market.

Starting in Texas, Octopus Energy US, as the new business will be known, is targeting 25 million US energy accounts on its technology platform by 2027. They will make up a quarter of the business's global target of 100 million energy accounts in the same time frame.

At the heart of Octopus's success is Kraken, its proprietary cloud-based energy technology (EnTech) platform designed to drive the smart grid, giving customers access to cheaper electricity when renewable energy is abundant. (Source: Octopus Energy, Website, PR, Oct., 2020) Contact: Octopus Energy, Greg Jackson, CEO, +44 808 164 1088,; Evolve Energy, 844-386-5832,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Octopus Energy,  Evolve Energy,  

Thames Valley Zero-Carbon Management Platform Online (Int'l.)
Smarter Grid Solutions,Stantec
Date: 2020-08-31
Glasgow-based energy software specialist Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) reports the Thames Valley Live Lab has gone live. The project brings engineering consultancy Stantec, SGS and six local authorities together to implement their required moves towards net-zero carbon emissions.

In 2019, the cloud-based project partnership was awarded £4.5 million as part of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) SMART Places Live Labs Programme -- two-year £22.9 million project funded by the Department for Transport and supported by project partners SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business, EY, Kier, O2, Ringway, and WSP.

Local authorities are working on 8 projects across England to introduce digital innovation across SMART mobility, transport, highways maintenance, data, energy and communications.

The Live Labs system is based on SGS's ANM Strata fleet distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) to create the Smart Energy Operations Platform (SEOP). (Source: Smarter Grid Solutions, Energy, 30 Aug., 2020) Contact: Smarter Grid Solutions, Graham Ault, executive director,; Stantec,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Stantec,  Smarter Grid Solutions,  Energy Management,  Smart Grid,  

Schneider Electric Inks $869mn Egyptian Smart Grid Deal (Intl.)
Schneider Electric
Date: 2020-08-31
Energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is reporting an agreement with Egypt's Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy to establish 14 distribution control centres across Egypt. The centres would be established in three phases within 30 months. Four would be operationalized in Phase 1, and five each in Phases 2 and 3 at a total estimated cost of $869 million.

The agreement is within the framework of a national plan to establish smart distribution and control centres that would accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and become the backbone of Egypt's energy grid.

Schneider Electric notes it is participating in the development of smart cities in Egypt including the New Administrative Capital and New El Alamein cities, supplying them with its EcoStruxure technology for the management of utilities. (Source: Schneider Electric Egypt, Zawya, 31 Aug., 2020) Contact: Schneider Electric Egypt, +20 2-2618-9189,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric ,  Energy Efficiency,  Smart Grid,  Renewable Energy,  

Grid4C, Trilliant Partner on Smart Meter Analytics Tech. (Ind. Report)
Grid4C, Trilliant
Date: 2020-07-20
Cary, North Carolina-based Smart Grid and Smart City IoT solutions specialist Trilliant Networks reports it is partnering with Austin, Texas headquartered Grid4C to deploy its AI-powered solutions to Trilliant's smart metering platform.

Grid4C's AI grid edge solutions provide energy managers with real-time predictions and actionable insights for both their operations and customer-facing applications. When combined with Trilliant's communications and edge device integrations for metering, distribution automation, street lighting, environmental monitoring, and much more, the platform delivers valuable aggregated data for applications.

The data analytics further enhance the visibility of operational efficiency goals, improve proactive management of devices and assets, deliver insights into new revenue streams, and enhance security, enabling business outcomes and customer success.(Source: Trilliant Networks, PR, 20 July, 2020) Contact: Trilliant Networks, 919.495.6111,; Grid4C, Dr. Noa Ruschin-Rimini, CEO, 512-960-0684, www.grid4c.som

More Low-Carbon Energy News Grid4C news,   Trilliant news,  Smart Meter news,  Energy Efficiency news,  

£40Mn UK Clean Growth Fund Launched (Int'l. Report)
UK Clean Growth Fund
Date: 2020-05-22
In London, the UK government is reporting the launch of a £40 million venture capital fund for green energy, low-carbon technologies across the power, transport, waste, and building energy efficiency sectors.

The fund seeks investments in early stage, seed or Series A rounds in 'exciting, innovative clean growth start-ups". Qualifying projects could include: energy storage and smart grid systems to bolster resilience in the power system; renewable heating and ventilation technologies across homes and commercial buildings; and bio-fuels and bio-energy systems.

Investment parameters for the fund focus on clean growth technologies, hardware, products and services in sectors including power generation, waste, energy networks, buildings management, industries, bioenergy and alternative fuels. The fund will be managed by Clean Growth Investment Management (CGIM). (Source: UK Clean Growth Fund, 21 May, 2020) Contact: UK Clean Growth Fund,

More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Clean Growth Fund,  Low Carbon Energy,  

DOE Announces $25Mn for Grid Management Systems (Ind. Report)
Date: 2020-04-27
The U.S. DOE has announced $25 million in funding for 10 projects as part of the Performance-based Energy Resource Feedback, Optimization, and Risk Management(PERFORM) program. These projects will work to develop innovative management systems that represent the relative delivery risk of each asset, like wind farms or power plants, and balance the collective risk of all assets across the grid.

PERFORM teams will design risk scores that communicate the delivery risk of an asset's offer, such as the reliability of electricity from a solar plant due to the weather on a given day. They will also develop grid management systems that internally capture uncertainty and evaluate the system risk to meet or exceed a set baseline. This risk-driven paradigm will enable grid operators to better maintain a supply-demand balance and system reliability, even with the intermittency of renewables. In turn, they can optimally manage the system and assess the true value of essential reliability services in real time, allowing for a more diverse energy mix.

Details and sampling of PERFORM projects HERE. (Source: US EPA, April, 2020) Contact: US DOE ARPA,

More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE,  Energy Management,  Smart Grid,  

BIRD Energy Announces Renewables, Energy Efficiency Funding (Int'l.)
BIRD Foundation, BIRD Energy
Date: 2020-04-01
Reporting from Tel Aviv, BIRD Energy has announced its next funding cycle for US-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on Renewable Energy and Efficiency and Natural Gas Technologies.

Proposal must include R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution - one from the U.S. and one from Israel. The proposal should have significant commercial potential and the project outcome should lead to commercialization.

Examples of research and development topics within the scope of this call are: Solar and Wind Power, Advanced Vehicle Technologies and Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas and other associated technologies, Smart Grid, Storage, Water-Energy Nexus, Advanced Manufacturing or any other Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency technology. This year the topic of AI for Energy Management has also been added to the scope. The conditional grant per project is up to 50 pct of the R&D costs associated with the joint project, and up to a maximum of $1 million per project.

BIRD Energy was established following an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of Energy to promote and support joint research and collaborations in the field of Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency. BIRD Energy is administered by the BIRD Foundation, which has been promoting cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technology sectors since 1977. (Source: The BIRD Foundation, PR, 30 Mar., 2020) Contact: BIRD Foundation, Limor Nakar-Vincent, Deputy Executive Director of Business Development and BIRD Energy, +972-3-698-8310,; Maya Vardi Shoshani, Director, Business Development, West Coast, -650-752-6485,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  BIRD Foundation,  BIRD Energy,  

Energy Efficiency Included in BIRD Energy Funding (Int'l. Funding)
BIRD Energy
Date: 2020-04-01
Reporting from Tel Aviv, BIRD Energy has announced its next funding cycle for US-Israel joint project proposals with a focus on energy management, smart grid and energy efficiency among other technologies.

Proposal must include R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution - one from the U.S. and one from Israel. The proposal should have significant commercial potential and the project outcome should lead to commercialization. The conditional grant per project is up to 50 pct of the R&D costs associated with the joint project, and up to a maximum of $1 million per project.

BIRD Energy was established following an agreement between the U.S. Department of Energy and the Israel Ministry of Energy to promote and support joint research and collaborations in the field of Alternative Energy and Energy Efficiency. BIRD Energy is administered by the BIRD Foundation, which has been promoting cooperation between U.S. and Israeli companies in various technology sectors since 1977. (Source: The BIRD Foundation, PR, 30 Mar., 2020) Contact: BIRD Foundation, Limor Nakar-Vincent, Deputy Executive Director of Business Development and BIRD Energy, +972-3-698-8310,; Maya Vardi Shoshani, Director, Business Development, West Coast, -650-752-6485,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News BIRD Energy news,  Energy Efficiency news,  Energy Management news,  Smart Grid news,  

DEWA Touts New Solar, Energy Efficiency R&D Center (Int'l. Report)
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority
Date: 2020-03-11
In the UAE, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) reports the opening of the 5-GW Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park research, testing and certification facility focused on solar power, energy efficiency, and the integration of smart grids.

DEWA claims that the new R&D center is the largest, most comprehensive solar testing and certification facility in the UAE. (Source: DEWA, 10 Mar., 2020) Contact: DEWA,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Dubai Electricity and Water Authority,  Solar,  Energy Efficiency,  Smart Grid,  

Ameren Investing $7.6Bn in Renewables, Smart Grid Tech (Ind. Report)
Ameren,Ameren Missouri
Date: 2020-03-02
St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri reports that under its Smart Energy Plan it will its will invest $7.6 billion over five-years in wind and solar energy, energy storage and smart meters to serve its customers, primarily in Missouri. The plan includes;
  • More than 2,000 infrastructure improvement projects across the state totaling $5.3 billion in capital investments over the next five years, including approximately $1 billion in electric investments in 2019.

  • Major renewable energy projects to continue the transition to a cleaner energy future for customers, including $1 billion for wind energy in 2020. This also includes modernizing the energy grid to allow Ameren Missouri to add more solar energy and battery storage on the system to cost-effectively boost reliability, particularly in rural areas.

  • New smart grid sensors, switches and self-healing equipment to rapidly detect and isolate outages- reducing the number of outages and speeding power restoration when service interruptions occur.

  • A stronger, more secure energy delivery backbone including installing 12,000 new utility poles for storm hardening, many fortified with composite materials to better withstand severe weather.

  • More than 400 miles of new underground cable and equipment to create a more efficient and reliable underground energy delivery system that better serves customers.

  • Over 70 new or upgraded substations to increase energy service reliability and serve more customers through a streamlined network that is more cost-effective and efficient.

  • Addition of 800,000 smart electric meters through 2023 to give customers more insight and control of their energy options and costs.

    Details of Ameren's Smart Energy Plan are HERE. (Source: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Corporation, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: Ameren Missouri, Michael Moehn, Pres., Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859,,, Andrew Kirk, 314.554.4859,, Twitter at @AmerenMissouri,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameren Missouri,  

  • 21,000,000 PRIME Alliance Technology Smart Meters Installed (Int'l)
    PRIME Alliance
    Date: 2019-09-20
    In Brussels, the PoweRline Intelligent Metering Evolution Alliance (PRIME) reports more than 40 participants from over 20 utilities and integrators and certification entities -- CEZ Distribuce, EDP Distribuicao, E-Redes, Iberdrola and others -- attended its fifth annual Utility to Utility User Group Conference in Munich. The conference highlighted the deployment of 21,000,000 smart meters with PRIME Technology worldwide.

    Attending utilities received further clarification on how approximately 80 products have been PRIME certified by laboratory members, such as DNV-GL and Tecnalia.

    PRIME represents a public, open and non-proprietary telecommunications architecture which supports present and future AMM functionalities and enables the building of the electricity networks of the future, or smart grids.

    PRIME aims to establish a complete set of international standards which will allow for full interoperability among equipment and systems from different providers. Thus, competition in the metering market will benefit utilities and its customers.

    The components of PRIME architecture (modulation and coding techniques, protocols, data formats etc.) are not subject to any Intellectual Property Rights. Specifications are comprehensive and detailed enough so that any new entrant will be able to provide interoperable solutions to the market, according to the PRIME website. (Source: PRIME Alliance, PR, 19 Sept., 2019) Contact: PRIME Alliance,,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News PRIME Alliance,  Smart Meter,  Energy Management,  Energy Efficiency,  

    NMSU Granted $5Mn for Phase II Smart Grid R&D (R&D, Funding)
    National Science Foundation,New Mexico State University
    Date: 2019-09-18
    The National Science Foundation (NFS) reports its Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) has awarded New Mexico State University (NMSU)in Las Cruces a second $5 million grant to fund Phase II of the school's collaborative smart grid research.

    The research is aimed at strengthening and improving the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of the electric energy grid by addressing infrastructure challenges, security issues and working to create a highly trained and flexible workforce to support the future of the industry. (Source: New Mexico State University, PR, 16 Sept., 2019) Contact: NMSU, Prof. Enrico Pontelli, Principal Investigator, Computer Science, (575) 646-6239; (575) 646-1002 - fax,,; NSF Public Affairs, (703) 292-8070,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News National Science Foundation,  New Mexico State University,  Smart Grid,  Energy Efficiency,  

    Portland GE Pilot Addresses Energy Consumption (Ind. Report)
    Portland General Electric
    Date: 2019-07-31
    In Oregon, Portland General Electric (PGE) is reporting the launch of a test bed pilot program in three neighborhoods aimed at encouraging residential and business customers to be more proactive in monitoring their energy consumption and cultivating good energy use habits.

    As part of the test pilot, residential customers will be given incentives for using smart-home technologies as well as rebates for shifting their energy use during off-peak times. Commercial customers, meanwhile, will have the option of enrolling in PGE's Energy Partner Smart Thermostat program, which offers free thermostats and installation to qualifying businesses. The program will also give payments for businesses participating in load-control events. Other potential energy-saving opportunities include incentives for customers using rooftop solar or smart devices such as thermostats, water heaters and electric vehicle chargers and batteries.

    PGE worked the Rocky Mountain Institute and an advisory panel to develop the program. PGE will also utilize the advanced communications capabilities and distribution system upgrades in three Oregon cities: Hillsboro, Portland and Milwaukie which have remote controls and other smart grid technologies installed to increase system reliability.

    The launch of the test pilot comes as PGE submitted a new integrated resource plan to the Oregon PUC for approval to add more renewable power, increase energy efficiency and partner with customers to balance energy consumption during peak demand periods. (Source: PGE, PR, Daily Energy Insider, 30 July, 2019) Contact: PGE, Maria Pope, CEO, Steve Corson, (503) 464-8444,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Portland General Electric,  Energy Consumption,  Energy Use,  Energy Efficiency,  

    inteGRIDy Solutions for Energy Efficient Buildings (Ind Report)
    Date: 2019-07-24
    Researchers from the EU-funded inteGRIDy -- Integrated Smart GRID Cross-Functional Solutions for Optimized Synergetic Energy Distribution, Utilization Storage Technologies -- project report they've developed a cloud-based platform to reduce energy use in buildings and battery energy storage systems.

    Launched in 2017, inteGRIDy is running 10 pilot schemes in 8 European countries focused on electricity demand response, enhancing the operation of the distribution grid and energy storage.

    Download one of the 10 projects -- A Demonstration of an Integrated Battery Energy Storage System in Residential and Commercial Buildings -- HERE. (Source: Cordis News, July, 2019) Contact: inteGRIDy,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Storage,  Building Energy Efficiency,  Energy Consumption,  

    StorTera, Equilibrium Engineering Lands $2.6Mn for Energy Storage Pilot Project (Ind. Report)
    Equilibrium Engineering,StorTera
    Date: 2019-06-26
    Edinburgh, Scotland-based energy storage specialist StorTera, together with its Kentville, Nova Scotia-headquartered partner Equilibrium Engineering, report receipt of $2.6 million Cdn (£1.6 million) to implement its pilot Alba Nova: A Smart Grid Pilot Using Advanced Battery Storage system.

    The funding from the Power Forward Challenge, a joint initiative between the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Natural Resources Canada, will support the implementation of commercial and domestic battery systems with in-built artificial intelligence that can increase uptake of renewables, save money for customers and utilities, and accelerate carbon reductions by boosting the use of electric energy.

    Alba Nova is run in partnership with the Nova Scotian town of Berwick and the Renewable Energy Storage Lab at Dalhousie University in Halifax. (Source: StorTera, The Scotsman, 25 June, 2019)Contact: Equilibrium Engineering, (902) 482-0811,; StorTera, +44 131 569 0727,

    Eni Pilot Explores Wave Energy in the Adriatic (Int'l Report)
    Date: 2019-03-29
    Rome-headquartered, state-owned Italian oil and gas major Eni New Energy SpA reports the installation of a unit that can produce energy from sea waves in a pilot program that could be spread to offshore oil platforms being phased out.

    The pilot plant, which was installed about 90 miles south of Venice along the Adriatic Sea, has a "peak power output of 51 kW" and has been integrated into "the world's only hybrid smart grid wave energy system featuring photovoltaics and energy storage," according to a company statement.

    According to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM} the U.S. wave energy resource potential along the outer continental shelf stands at 2,640 TWh per year, of which 1,170 TWh/yr are recoverable -- 1 TWh/yr of energy will supply around 93,850 average U.S. homes with power annually. (Source: Eni New Energy SpA, World News, 28 Mar., 2019)Contact: Eni New Energy SpA, +39 06 598 21, +39 06 598 22141 - fax,

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Eni,  Wave Energy,  

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