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    What’s Better Than Saving Money? Saving the Planet

What’s Better Than Saving Money? Saving the Planet

Why utilities should start focusing on the environmental benefits of saving energy If we were to gather up energy efficiency program marketing materials from a sampling of utilities across the country and lay those all out on a conference room table, my guess is that we’d quickly see they all have one thing in common: they’d all promise savings in some form or fashion. We might see blanket “save money” claims

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    GE Supports Power Grids with Europe’s First Medium-voltage Direct Current Link

GE Supports Power Grids with Europe’s First Medium-voltage Direct Current Link

UK’s Angle-DC Project Aims to Strengthen the Transfer of Increasing Renewable Power between Anglesey and Mainland North Wales GE will Provide AC-to-DC Converters for the Medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) Link MVDC Offers Additional Benefits to Traditional Reinforcement, such as; Control of the Power Flow Direction and Reactive Power, Voltage Support and Minimizing Network Losses GE Energy Connections will deliver Europe’s first Medium-voltage direct current (MVDC) link as part of Scottish

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    Reinventing Information Management in the Energy Space

Reinventing Information Management in the Energy Space

BTL recently released their first White Paper, which focuses on blockchain technology’s application to the energy space. Over the past few months, BTL has been undertaking a European wide energy focused blockchain technology pilot. The pilot has been done on the Alpha version of Interbit, BTL’s enterprise focused blockchain platform, with some of the largest energy companies in the world. During this process the company learned a huge amount about

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    Fairbanks Energy Services Establishes 4th Office in New York City

Fairbanks Energy Services Establishes 4th Office in New York City

Fairbanks Energy Services, a full-service design/build energy conservation firm and leader in developing comprehensive commercial and industrial efficiency projects, has today announced the next step in its strategic expansion with the establishment of its newest office in New York City. This new location will enable the firm to accelerate growth in a market known for its intensive energy usage and support of energy efficiency initiatives. Located at 111 W. 19th

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    Harris Corporation to Provide Critical Communication Solution for Major US Electric Utility

Harris Corporation to Provide Critical Communication Solution for Major US Electric Utility

Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS) has announced that it will supply a multi-state, integrated, critical communication solution to one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S. Harris will transition the customer from its legacy analog radio communication system to a Harris P25 Phase 2 digital network solution, providing increased functionality, reliability and security for its 10,000-plus users. The new integrated system will include Harris’ Symphony™ command center dispatch consoles, XL-200P advanced digital handheld radios, and

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    AVANGRID Acquires Major Stake in Massachusetts Off-Shore Wind Project

AVANGRID Acquires Major Stake in Massachusetts Off-Shore Wind Project

AVANGRID Partnership combines global experience, strategic expertise, and deep financial backing Avangrid Renewables and Vineyard Wind, announced today that they have formed a strategic partnership to jointly develop a large scale wind energy project off the coast of Massachusetts. Avangrid Renewables is acquiring a 50 percent ownership interest in Vineyard Wind, the offshore wind energy developer that is part of the Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) portfolio. Avangrid Renewables is a subsidiary of

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    Free Money for Your Data Center Efficiency Project: Harness Utility Incentives

Free Money for Your Data Center Efficiency Project: Harness Utility Incentives

The data center industry’s ability to improve energy efficiency is massive. According to the latest U.S. Data Center Energy Usage Report published last year that examines data from 2014, data centers in the U.S. consumed an estimated 70 billion kWh, representing about 1.8% of the United States’ total electricity consumption. While data center capacity increased at a tremendous rate over the last five years, Data Center Knowledge points out that

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    Renewables Continue to Break Records, but Room for Improvement Remains

Renewables Continue to Break Records, but Room for Improvement Remains

Ten years ago, the landscape was very different. Driverless cars were just something you saw in sci-fi films. We didn’t have film streaming services (can you even imagine a life without them now?), and smart phones just made their debut in the market. Great strides have been made in the last decade not only in the way we interact with technology, but also in how we consume energy. In 2007,

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    Eos Energy Taking Orders for the Eos Aurora® DC Battery System

Eos Energy Taking Orders for the Eos Aurora® DC Battery System

Eos Energy is the first to accept orders below $100 per usable kWh for a complete DC battery system Eos Energy Storage (“Eos”), has announced forward pricing for the company’s Eos Aurora DC Battery System. The company is accepting orders for volume purchases at a price of $160 per usable kWh for shipment in 2017 and $95 per usable kWh for shipment in 2022. Eos is the first company to accept orders below

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    Eaton and Powin Energy Collaborate to Fast-Track Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Project

Eaton and Powin Energy Collaborate to Fast-Track Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Project

Partnership will help deliver a 2-megawatt energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin Today, Eaton announced a contract with Powin Energy to deliver a 2-megawatt energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin to support regional electric capacity and grid reliability. The project is part of the Southern California Edison 2016 Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Resources Adequacy (RA). Eaton is the single source provider for the energy storage inverter and balance of system

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    GE Completes Installation of the First Unit of 1,500-Volt Solar Inverter in Japan

GE Completes Installation of the First Unit of 1,500-Volt Solar Inverter in Japan

GE’s LV5 1,500-Volt Inverter can Lead to up to 3 Percent Lower System Cost and up to 15 Percent less Maintenance Costs Following the partnership commenced last year to bring the latest 1,500-volt solar inverter technology to the Japanese solar market, GE (NYSE: GE) has announced the installation of the first unit of two in Looop Co., Ltd.’s (Looop) solar power plant, located in Ibaragi prefecture. Installed last month, the

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    South East Water becomes First Utility Company in the UK to Use Open Source Web CMS for its Customer Network

South East Water becomes First Utility Company in the UK to Use Open Source Web CMS for its Customer Network

South East Water, a UK water supply company, has today launched its new business websites complete with Umbraco, a .NET open source cloud content management system (CMS) – the first for a utility company in the UK. Due to this open source adoption, businesses in England will have the ability to choose who they buy their water from. As a result, South East Water has re-launched its digital platform for

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    Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Publishes Wind Operating Practices Guidebook (OPG)

Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Publishes Wind Operating Practices Guidebook (OPG)

The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) has announced the release of the Wind Operating Practices Guidebook (OPG).  The guidebook is the industry’s first and authored by actual wind turbine and wind plant operating professionals. The OPG is a principle-based document written by UVIG’s Operations & Maintenance User Group.  It focuses on principles, processes and best practices; not work instructions and practices. “Wind in the U.S. has grown to almost 76

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    Shifting Currents: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

Shifting Currents: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

Originally published by the Rocky Mountain Institute – view here. The regional power-grid operator Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has quietly become a leader in renewable energy, and recent improvements to its marketplace signal an opportunity for corporate buyers. With an estimated 19 gigawatts (GW) of planned wind capacity additions (more than three times the current total of corporate off-take deals), corporate buyers will have plenty of projects to choose from. In

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    Iron Mountain Data Centers Offer Customers 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Iron Mountain Data Centers Offer Customers 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE:IRM), has announced that its Data Center business is 100 percent powered by renewable energy sourced from a new wind farm in Ringer Hill, Penn. Through a 15-year wind power purchasing agreement, Iron Mountain will utilize 25 megawatts (25 MW) of the wind farm’s capacity, serving its data centers in three states. The shift to wind power helps reduce the company’s environmental impact and operating cost, while also

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    Minneapolis Welcomes 2017 Critical Facilities Summit

Minneapolis Welcomes 2017 Critical Facilities Summit

The state of Minnesota features strong mission critical facilities and data center industries due to attractive tax incentive programs and a low cost of power Critical Facilities Summit, the only event focused exclusively on the design, construction and management of mission critical facilities, has announced that its 2017 Summit will be held in Minneapolis, MN. Held on October 23-25, 2017, Critical Facilities Summit is dedicated to optimizing data center and

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    Rocky Mountain Institute Reports On The Rise of Wind Power For Corporate Buyers In the Southwest Power Pool

Rocky Mountain Institute Reports On The Rise of Wind Power For Corporate Buyers In the Southwest Power Pool

The Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC), a leading nonprofit helping corporations buy renewable energy, today released a report titled: “Transmission Investments Affect the Value of Your Wind PPA.” The report reveals trends around wind purchasing, transmission investments and market growth for corporate PPAs in the Great Plains states. It specifically highlights opportunities in the Southwest Power Pool. Anthony Teixeira, Senior Associate at RMI and author of the report,

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    GE and Noble Corporation to Partner on the Digital Rig Solution to Provide Operational Productivity Gains for Drilling Rigs

GE and Noble Corporation to Partner on the Digital Rig Solution to Provide Operational Productivity Gains for Drilling Rigs

Long-Term Partnership Will Initially Target Four Drilling Rigs for a Period of Five Years GE (NYSE: GE) and Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) have announced a partnership to collaborate on the Digital Rig(SM) solution, enabling data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics, with the target of a 20 percent reduction in operational expenditure across the drilling rigs. Within the agreement, GE will initially deploy its latest marine Asset Performance Management (APM)

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    An Introduction for Local Government: How-to Capture Great Asset Data

An Introduction for Local Government: How-to Capture Great Asset Data

Cartegraph recently released this whitepaper, “An Introduction for Local Government: How-to Capture Great Asset Data.” Read it below: Image from Pixabay

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    A Guide for Local Governments: EAM and GIS for Complete Asset Management

A Guide for Local Governments: EAM and GIS for Complete Asset Management

Cartegraph recently released a whitepaper, “A Guide for Local Governments: EAM and GIS for Complete Asset Management.” Read it below: Image from Pixabay

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