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GE wins order to upgrade India’s West Bengal Grid

The order from West Bengal State Electricity Transmission Co., one of the state's largest transmission utilities, will address the growing energy demand of the state and provide the utility with the latest transmission infrastructure.

More than 20 utilities now representing at POWERGEN International

This year's conference and exhibition already has close to 30 speakers from more than 20 utilities talking on all facets of the power generation sector. 

Next-Gen Grid Architecture: A grid coordination primer

Grid coordination is the operational alignment of assets to provide electricity delivery. Although the grid has always relied upon effective coordination, it has become a higher priority issue for electricity distribution because of the rise of distribution-connected distributed energy resources (DER) such as solar, batteries and EVs (electric vehicles), that are not owned or directly controlled by a utility. Some theories for resolving these DER coordination issues are being discussed but few rigorous models or formulas exist. Grid architecture addresses grid coordination from a structural perspective using a methodology built upon a firm mathematical foundation.

Papua New Guinea a leader in off-grid solar lighting

Drawing on extensive research in-country, the report says the market for solar solutions now stands at about $260 million a year and is expected to grow over the next five years

Accessing national electricity rates is key to optimizing energy management programs

Electricity costs are a major factor in today's business landscape -- whether you are running a hospital, operating a retail store, maintain a commercial office building or managing an industrial facility. Commercial and Industrial (C&I) organizations in the U.S. spend an estimated $130 billion on electricity every year. In order to analyze and optimize electricity costs, it is essential for energy managers to be able to accurately and conveniently obtain electricity rates.

How vulnerable is the US electric grid this summer?

What is the likelihood of a cyberattack on the U.S. electric grid this summer? This answer to this is complex as there are a number of aspects that factor into it. To evaluate this, we must consider the types of threat actors, the types of threats and the target – the U.S. electric grid.

Portland General Electric opens smart grid test bed

With this pilot, PGE is building the roadmap to a virtual power plant 

National Grid buys wind and solar developer for $100 million

The utility company also is contributing approximately $125 million for a 51 percent controlling stake in the joint venture that acquired 379 MW of solar and wind generation projects from Geronimo Renewable Infrastructure Partners.

ARPA-E funds high-risk, high-reward energy technology for grid control and more

Six words grab John Perkins' attention whenever he sees a presentation from the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E): "If it works, will it matter?"

Why you need a power bridging strategy to support grid infrastructure upgrades

Utilities across the globe are exploring the wide range of innovative and emerging technologies that are available today as options for updating grid infrastructure. One of the challenges of navigating this breadth of options is that the timeline for making decisions on upgrading grid infrastructure is quickly approaching.