Energy Efficiency Can Meet Pacific Northwest Demand Through 2035

The Pacific Northwest’s current largest resource is hydroelectric generation, but it may not be for much longer. In two decades, it is predicted that energy efficiency could be just as … Continue reading “Energy Efficiency Can Meet Pacific Northwest Demand Through 2035”


Power-Gen International Shows a New Focus in the Electricity Sector

At Power-Gen International, a conference for power generators, a preview of major changes to come for the future of the the U.S. electricity sector was shown. Keynote speakers showed contrasting … Continue reading “Power-Gen International Shows a New Focus in the Electricity Sector”


Tesla Competitor Sonnenbatterie Unveils Community Solar-Storage System

German battery maker Sonnenbatterie introduced a very competitive community storage system that will render conventional electricity suppliers obsolete. The system will combine photovoltaic panels, batteries and a digitally controlled software … Continue reading “Tesla Competitor Sonnenbatterie Unveils Community Solar-Storage System”


Electric Power Substation Automation Market Worth $48.25 Billion by 2020

The key drivers behind the growth of the market are the increasing demand for electric power substation automation in smart grid and technological advancement. According to recent market research, the … Continue reading “Electric Power Substation Automation Market Worth $48.25 Billion by 2020”


Three trends that get the grid to 70% renewables by mid-century

Electricity system operators have contemplated how to respond to the challenge of the ever-growing renewables sector, but finally – change is imminent. Utility system operators are now looking to solar … Continue reading “Three trends that get the grid to 70% renewables by mid-century”


Transactive energy ops not ready for peak load

Throughout the past two decades, federal and state demands for a more reliable and economically responsive electrical grid have grown considerably. Since that time, several solutions to this demand have … Continue reading “Transactive energy ops not ready for peak load”


How Blackouts Could Derail the Economy of South Africa

Blackouts are very rarely a good thing. They can mean a number of things: downed power lines, blown transformers, your power company is just testing their system to ensure grid … Continue reading “How Blackouts Could Derail the Economy of South Africa”


Commissioning Lessons from the Field

In practice, the commissioning process includes an integrated application of a set of engineering techniques and procedures to check, inspect and test every operational component of a project. This can … Continue reading “Commissioning Lessons from the Field”


How Should Utilities Value Solar?

The ever-advancing field of solar energy is constantly changing and adapting to emerging trends in solar cell technology. In the next few years, electricity providers will have to face the … Continue reading “How Should Utilities Value Solar?”

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