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, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.prime-alliance.org
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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, email@example.com, www.nmsu.edu; NSF Public Affairs, (703) 292-8070, www.nsf.gov
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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, www.portlandgeneral.com
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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, www.integridy.eu
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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, www.equilibrium-engineering.ca; StorTera, +44 131 569 0727, www.liquid-batteries.com
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, www.eni.com
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The Smart Neighborhood Builder Program promotes energy efficiency through collaboration with home-builders to build energy-efficient homes that feature advanced energy products and home automation.
Smart Community Neighborhood homes feature: enhanced energy-efficiency measures and smart home technologies such as voice-activated security, smart locks, lights, cameras and garage door control; Smart homes also will feature: Google Home smart speakers; Nest Learning thermostats; advanced energy-efficient building features such as improved insulation, high-efficiency heat pump and water heater and Energy Star appliances.
For the project, Alabama Power representatives will serve as technical experts, supporting builders on program standards and energy-efficient technologies.
Participating homebuilders include Holland Homes, Harris Doyle Homes and Curtis White Companies. (Source: Alabama Power, Smart Grid Observer, 9 Nov., 2018) Contact: Alabama Power, Greg Barker, Exec. VP Customer Services, www.alabamapower.com
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The Florida Future Fund would provide low-interest or interest-free loans and loan guarantees to projects, including investments in parks, the urban tree canopy, clean energy, and smart grids. It would also support energy efficiency upgrades, expand local and regional transportation access, upgrade public transportation systems, and more. Successful implementation of such a fund in Florida could provide a blueprint to other states searching for ways to build resilience to climate change.
Download the Florida Future Fund Report HERE. (Source: Center for American Progress, 5 Sept., 2018) Contact: Center for American Progress, Tom Caiazza, (202)-481-7141, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.americanprogress.org;
CLEO Institute, (305) 284-0908, www.cleoinstitute.org
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As much as 90 pct of unpaid principal and interest on loans taken out by recognized Native American or Alaskan Native tribes to carry out projects may be guaranteed via the Tribal Energy Loan Guarantee Program. Tribal borrowers need to invest equity in projects and all project debt needs to come from non-federal lenders, according to the DOE Loan Program Office (LPO), which administers the program.
Tribal Energy loan guarantees may be awarded for fossil fuel, renewable energy or smart grid projects such as solar or wind power farms or battery-based energy storage projects.
While serving ASHRAE president, Hayter will continue her role as a group manager with the DOE NREL in Golden, Colorado, as well as chair of ASHRAE's board of directors and executive committee. (Source: ASHRAE, PR, July, 2018) Contact: ASHRAE, (800) 527-4723, www.ashrae.org
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According to the report, corporate funding in battery storage came from 34 investors, with the top dealan $80-million Series D financing round of behind-the-meter battery startup Stem Inc. Germany's Sonnen GmbH, raised $71 million in a financing round led by Shell Ventures. Massachusetts-based materials technology company Ionic Materials raised $65 million and Durapower raises $40 million while thermal energy storage provider Ice Energy also raised $40 million.
The number of battery storage-related M&A transactions in the six months was eight, only one of which was with a disclosed value. This compares to two such deals in the first half of 2017, according to the Mercon report. (Source: Mercom Capital Group
Contact: Mercom Capital Group, (512) 215-4452, email@example.com, www.mercomcapital.com
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The Indian renewable energy sector attracted more than $42 billion in investments over the past four years for clean technologies, including solar, wind and biomass as well as smart grids and ESS, according to Indian government data.
PGCIL is an Indian state-owned electric utilities company that transmits about half of the total power generated in the nation on its transmission network. (Source: KEPCO, Yonhap, Korea BizWire, 10 July, 2018)
Contact: PGCIL, www.powergridindia.com; KEPCO, www.kepco.co.kr/eng
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The two energy efficiency project include: an LED lighting system of about 3,800 new high performance lighting points that is expected to save more than 1.1 GWh/year on behalf of a cement factory in Sicily. The sale price was €480,000. The second project, an historic building energy efficiency renovation, includes new insulation, windows replacement, installation of an air conditioning system, a new LED lighting system, an access control system and Building Management System (BMS0, sold for &eur;1.7 million.
TerniEnergia was established in September 2005 as part of Italeaf Group, is the first Italian smart energy company committed to worldwide integrated and sustainable energy solutions. TerniEnergia, also through its subsidiaries -- Softeco Sismat, Selesoft Consulting, Greenled Industry,GreenAsm, Wisave, Ant Energy -- is active in smart grid, renewable energy, energy efficiency, distributed power generation and carbon emissions reduction projects.(Source: ITALEAF SpA, Website PR, 8 Jan., 2018) Contact: ITALEAF, Filippo Calisti
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.italeaf.com; TerniEnergia, www.ternienergia.com; Genera SpA, +39 0744 742310 - 0744 1921760, , www.generaspa.it
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The EERF mechanism will support the 'proof of concept' investments for the new technologies of super-efficient ceiling fans, tri-generation technologies and smart grid-applications and ultimately scaling up energy efficiency financing and programme development to help cover initial investment costs of identified energy efficiency programmes like street lighting, domestic lighting, five-star rated ceiling fans and agricultural pumps.
The GEF project further brings together many technical and financing partners including United Nations Environment (UN Environment), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Kreditanstalt fur Wiederaufbau (KfW).
GEF is an international partnership of 183 countries, international institutions, civil society organizations and the private sector that addresses global environmental issues. (Source: GEF, domain-b, 2 Nov., 2017) Contact: Energy Efficiency Services Limited, www.eeslindia.org; Global Environment Facility, www.thegef.org
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Down load The Clean Growth Strategy -- Leading the way to a Low Carbon Future HERE. (Source: UK Gov., Seeking Alpha, Various Other Media, 16 Oct., 2017)
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According to Kimmo Tiilikainen, the Finnish Minister for Environment and Energy ,
Finland's technology can be used for biomass projects, energy saving projects, management and related clean energy projects.
(Source: Finnish Minister for Environment and Energy, Twitter, News18 India, 3 Oct., 2017)
Contact: Finnish Minister for Environment and Energy. www.ym.fi/en-US
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The STORNETIC DuraStor® flywheel is purely mechanical and designed for a very high number of charging cycles. Applications include Grid Services, Micro Grids and Island Grids, Hybrid-Systems (e.g. in combination with thermal power stations or batteries), breaking energy of rail vehicles, wind energy, and others. (Source: Stornetic, PR, Facebook, 12 Sept,. 2017) Contact: STORNETC, +49 24 61 65-7100, email@example.com,
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In January-June 2017, smart grid companies raised $304 million while VC funding into energy efficiency technology companies totaled $242 million in 20 deals. On a quarter on quarter basis, VC funding for battery storage companies jumped to $422 million in 10 deals in April-June this year compared to $58 million in eight deals in January-March 2017. VC funding into energy efficiency technology companies fell significantly to $29 million in Q2 2017 compared to the $213 million in in Q1 2017, the report said. (Source: Mercom Capital Group, PTI, Financial Express, Others, 25 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Mercon Capital Group, (512) 215-4452, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.mercomcapital.com
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The legislation directs the Public Service Commission to develop an energy storage deployment program and a storage procurement target for 2030. The legislation aims to ensure that energy storage is among the options that New York regulators and utilities use to increase grid resiliency and integrate more renewable and distributed resources into the grid.
(Source: Various Media, Smart Grid Observer, 23 June, 2017)
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HiVE is an integrated, high performance energy storage solution designed from the ground up to work with any conventional solar system. HiVE's adaptive technology can be scaled for a wide range of residential, industrial, smart grid, and military applications, big or small.
Partnering with SunBurst Finance and HNU Energy, HiVE's solar-integrated battery/financing leasing package provides solar installation, battery integration and system management and can be tailored to fit existing solar systems,
according to a HiVE release. (Source: HiVE Energy System, Pacific Bus. News, 16 June, 2017) Contact: HiVE Energy Systems, http://hiveenergysystems.com
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Schneider supplied controls will be used to cut energy consumption, increase energy security and meet energy demand from renewable sources. These controls will manage the base's distributed energy resources (DER) as well as optimize energy efficiency and "Net-Zero" resiliency. Schneider Electric will also provide cybersecurity, ongoing system maintenance and energy optimization services.
Other Schneider services will enable remote monitoring, visualization and reporting of energy loads,with the flexibility of generation control to achieve "Net-Zero" energy consumption. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, 14 Mar., 2017) Contact: Schneider Electric, Mark Feasel, VP, Electric Utility Segment, Smart Grid & Microgrid , www.schneider-electric.com/microgrid, http://www.schneider-electric.us/en; Constellation, www.constellation.com
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As part of AEP Ohio's efforts to expand its use of smart grid technology, the company will deploy Utilidata's AdaptiVolt™ technology on 160 circuit of the electric system throughout Ohio. The technology leverages real-time information from the distribution grid to optimize the delivery of electric power and save energy as electricity travels from substations through the electric distribution system.
The AdaptiVolt™ technology is expected to save AEP Ohio customers 235,390 MWh annually -- the equivalent of $210 million in overall bill savings over 15 years.
In addition to its work with AEP, Utilidata has partnered with major utilities across the country, including National Grid, Pacific Gas & Electric, Ameren Illinois, and Vectren. (Source: Utildata, 2 Mar., 2017) Contact: Utilidata, Josh Brumberger, CCO, (401) 383-5800, email@example.com, www.utilidata.com; American Electric Power Ohio, www.aepohio.com
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In the energy efficiency sector, the report found that VC funding fell sharply, bringing in $528 million in 33 deals compared to $852 million in 67 deals in 2015. Total corporate funding, including debt and public market financing, was $3.8 billion, compared to $2 billion in 2015.
The top VC funded companies were Ygrene Energy Fund, which raised $95 million, followed by Renew Financial with $70 million, ecobee with $35 million, and UrbanVolt brought in $32.9 million.
Efficiency Finance companies captured the most funding with $256 million in 7 deals. A total of 72 investors participated in funding deals compared to 129 investors in 2015.
Energy Efficiency companies raised nearly $3.2 billion in debt and public market financing. Financing in Energy Efficiency is also moving toward project funding. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing totaled $2.3 billion in 12 deals in 2016 compared to $1.1 billion in seven deals in 2015.
(Source: Mercom Capital Group, Jan., 2017) Contact: Mercon Capital Group, (512) 215-4452, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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The new power plan estimates renewable energy will account for 72 pct of the total by 2030. The estimates expect Molokai could reach 100 pct renewables by 2020. Hawaii Island would reach 80%, Maui 63 pct, and Oahu 40 pct by the same year, thanks to expanded use of solar, wind, biofuels and storage.
(Source: HECO, SolarLove, Others, 11 Jan., 2017)
Contact: HECO, Shelee Kimura, VP Bus. Dev., (808) 543-7780, email@example.com, www.hawaiianelectric.com/landRFI, www.HawaiianElectric.com
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The Future Labs are the first public-private partnership with New York City tasked with creating a sustainable incubation program focusing on increasing the success rate of new ventures and generating economic impact.
Highview Power Storage utilizes the basic principles of Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) that draws from established processes from the turbo-machinery, power generation and industrial gas sectors. (Source: Highview Power, PR, Investor Ideas, 12 Jan., 2017)
Contact: Highview Power, +44 20 7872 5800, www.highview-power.com
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Energy efficiencwill receive $300,000 over 2 years for work on Minnesota energy efficiency and carbon pollution policy; The Environmental Defense Fund, Inc. of New York will receive $700,000 over 2 years to advance energy efficiency, smart grid, and related clean energy policies in Illinois and Ohio; the Illinois Environmental Council Education Fund will receive $180,000 over 2 years to continue energy efficiency and carbon pollution reduction education and organizing efforts.
The Joyce Foundation works with grantee partners to develop and advance evidence-based policy solutions to improve quality of life, promote community vitality and strive for a fair society. The Foundation focuses much of its grant making on the Great Lakes region, and also partners with public agencies, advocates and other funders nationwide.
(Source: The Joyce Foundation, PR, 13 Dec., 2016 Contact: The Joyce Foundation , Lilly Athamanah, (312) 782-2464, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.joycefdn.org
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The MoU aims broaden the existing cooperation and funding for energy efficiency, smart grid, renewable energy and similar EU projects and initiatives. It will also enhance Europe's energy security by further promoting the interconnectivity of EU energy systems and decommissioning of nuclear power plants. It will extend cooperation to related areas like regulatory and financing criteria issues. Until now, cooperation focused mainly on energy security, energy efficiency and nuclear decommissioning.
Since 2006, the has contributed over €290 million in support of the EBRD's green ventures which have surpassed €20 billion over the same time frame. (Source: EU, EBRD, , mondovisione, Dec. 8, 2016
Contact: EBRD, +44 (0) 207 338 6000, www.ebrd.com
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The ESC aims to advance the energy storage industry in Canada through collaboration, education, policy advocacy and research. The organization takes an unbiased view towards technology and works with other energy storage alliances and associations to push the industry forward.
Since 1984, VRFB technology has evolved parallel to lithium and has increased in energy density for grid-scale and other applications such as electric vehicles (EVs).
(Source: Vanadium Corp Resource Inc., PR, CNV, 21 Nov., 2016)
Contact: Vanadium Corp., Adriaan Bakker, CEO, Pres., (604) 385-4485, www.vanadiumcorp.com; National Research Council of Canada. www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca; Energy Storage Canada, www.energystoragecanada.org
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LS Industrial Systems will install a solar energy generation system and energy storage systems that will supply the power across the campus while KEPCO establishes a building energy management system (BEMS) in six campus buildings. The energy savings generated by the project will be divided among
Montgomery College, KEPCO and LS Industrial System according to their stakes. The project is expected to cut the school's energy consumption smart campus system would reduce the school’s annual energy consumption by 15 to 20 pct. (Source: KEPCO, Maell Business News Korea, 21 Nov., 2016)Contact: KEPCO, www.kepco.co.kr
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Opus One Solutions recently received an investment from Energy Impact Partners, a utility-backed fund representing seven of North America's largest utilities, as well as project awards with five U.S. and Canadian utilities. Two of these projects include the demonstration of transactive energy functionality in which Opus One's platform will create markets, tariffs and operational systems that will allow resource providers to monetize products and services, while the utility becomes the purchaser and aggregator of DERs, allowing the customer to have a greater role in how they use energy.
(Source: ENGIE, PR, 2 Nov., 2016) Contact: Opus One Solutions, Joshua Wong, CEO, (905) 707-0773, email@example.com, www.opusonesolutions.com; ENGIE, www.engie.com
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