Europe replaces 50% of electricity meters with smart models

More than half of electricity meters in Europe are now smart, a new report released by Berg Insight has found. The study states that the penetration of smart electricity meters has passed the 50% mark owing to increased investments in grid modernization and digitalization by utilities in the region. In 2020, approximately 150 million smart …

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Watch: ESS boss discusses flow batteries, listing on NYSE, and U.S. infrastructure bills

Follow @EngelsAngle ESS CEO Eric Dresselhuys joined Renewable Energy World for a conversation about the company’s journey, the promise of flow battery technology, and the impact of proposed tax credits for energy storage currently being considered by the U.S. Congress. Earlier this month, ESS became the first U.S. long-duration energy storage company to list on the …

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Honeywell to test new long-duration flow battery with Duke

Follow @EngelsAngle Honeywell has developed a new flow battery technology capable of storing and discharging renewably-generated electricity for up to 12 hours, the company announced Tuesday. The company will test the 400 kWh unit at Duke Energy’s Emerging Technology and Innovation Center in Mount Holly, North Carolina next year, with the deployment of a utility-scale, …

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Group targets retired American coal plants for clean energy hubs

Follow @EngelsAngle A partnership formed between thermal energy storage developer E2S Power and global engineering giant SNC-Lavalin aims to convert American fossil-fuel power stations into clean energy hubs. The companies plan to address the growing energy storage market by approaching utilities and power generators with thermal energy solutions at facilities that are being phased out. …

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Drone data helps a Minnesota city conserve energy

Originally published at ILSR.org Maintaining healthy, comfortable buildings can be expensive in Minnesota — especially during polar vortex events. Warren, a small city in Northern Minnesota, is offering an innovative public service: images that reveal building heat loss, captured by drones. For this episode of the Local Energy Rules Podcast, host John Farrell speaks with City …

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Nine years after Hurricane Sandy, microgrids provide resiliency in New York City

A partnership launched in response to Hurricane Sandy has produced eight, state-of-the-art microgrids to provide resiliency to New York City communities nine years after the storm. UGE International designed and deployed the microgrid systems, utilizing battery systems from SimpliPhi Power, natural gas generators, and rooftop solar installations. RISE:NYC was launched through a partnership between the …

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What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s expected from the Glasgow summit

Shelley Inglis, University of Dayton Over two weeks in November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Scotland to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how international law and institutions help solve problems that no single …

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A supply chain is born: Can the U.S. reach 30 GW of offshore wind by 2030?

Follow @EngelsAngle Moments after Siemens Gamesa announced that it would build a $200 million offshore wind blade finishing facility at the Port of Virginia, the first of its kind in the U.S., Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm playfully nudged the company to do even more to support a burgeoning domestic supply chain. “We’re talking about blades …

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Poland releases plans to build new, modernize existing pumped storage facilities

Poland will build new pumped storage power plants and thoroughly modernize the existing ones, which will significantly improve the country’s energy balance. Joint actions for the development of fully ecological energy storage will be undertaken by the Ministry of Climate and the Environment, National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management and PGE Polska Grupa …

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