Forget the new bathroom; 21 million households want "digital remodeling"
Electronic document management software (EDMS) specifically designed for engineering CAD/CAM drawings has come into its own over the last five years.
Lately, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has felt a bit like Don Quixote: lots of tilting at windmills.
Atlanta-based Future Energy Resources Corp. (FERCO) received $16 million from the Turner Foundation and a group of private investors to commercialize FERCO`s biomass gasification technology currently in operation at the McNeil Generating Station, Burlington, Vt. FERCO`s process produces electric power directly from biomass fuel using unmodified product gas in a gas turbine. Energy crops and forestry, agricultural and municipal waste streams can be converted into a clean medium BTU gas that can d
Voith Hydro is using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis and visualizations to design turbines that are friendlier to fish. In conjunction with the Georgia Institute of Technology, Voith has developed virtual fish that swim in a computer-generated animated environment. CEI`s EnSight visualization software allows researchers to watch virtual fish pass through a hydraulic turbine and pinpoint what forces could harm fish.
An Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)-sponsored working group has developed the first interconnection standard of its kind for allowing utility interconnections of non-utility-owned distributed generation (DG) equipment.
Portland General Electric agreed to sell stakes in its hydroelectric system over four decades to American Indian tribes that now lease the dam properties to the utility. It plans to sell a third of the 408 MW Pelton Round Butte system to the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs next year, up to 49.9 percent by 2021 and an option for a controlling stake in 2037. The tribes would pay for the system over 50 years by selling their share of the electricity to Portland General or other utilities at
KW International, a London-based risk management software company, recently opened its first U.S. office, in San Francisco. The company`s primary product, kW2000, uses transaction and contract analysis methodologies to provide users with energy forwards trading, portfolio management and risk management capabilities. Major clients include Cinergy and Southern Company`s European trading arm, plus international energy companies including Electricite de France, Electrabel of Belgium, Norsk Hydro, Po
To provide renewable energy options to its 3.4 million customers, ComEd plans to team up with Spire Corp., and invest $6 million in a new Chicago solar manufacturing company.
Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) plans to introduce a bill, entitled the Home Energy Generation Act, to remove regulatory barriers to net metering nationwide. The bill would allow electricity customers who generate electricity from renewable energy sources and fuel cells to be credited for any excess energy fed back to the local utility.