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Microgrid delivers energy security to children’s home in Puerto Rico

Microgrid delivers energy security to children’s home in Puerto Rico

A collaborative project to provide energy resiliency has been completed at a Puerto Rican home for neglected children. The three-year effort includes work and equipment from ASCO Power Technologies, Affiliated Engineers, Engineers without Borders, and Schneider Electric. The microgrid delivers energy security for the Hogar Albergue para Niños Jesús de Nazaret children’s home in Puerto Rico. In the wake of […]
Wind and Solar Power Changing How Coal Plants Operate

Wind and Solar Power Changing How Coal Plants Operate

The Gentleman coal plant was once the linchpin of Nebraska’s electricity grid, its twin smokestacks visible for miles across the prairie. Now, the state’s biggest power source is routinely pushed aside to make room for more wind and solar energy.
Australian Utilities Combine Wind, Hydro Assets

Australian Utilities Combine Wind, Hydro Assets

Wind farm developments and mini-hydroelectric plants owned by Meridian Energy of New Zealand will soon be a part of the daily routine for Australian assets management company Southern Hydro.
Using Reliability-Centered and Condition-Based Maintenance Practices

Using Reliability-Centered and Condition-Based Maintenance Practices

For many hydro facilities, the use of reliability-centered or condition-based maintenance practices extends the duration between maintenance routines, improves unit availability, and even eliminates some forced outages.
Using an ROV to Repair a Leaking Surge Shaft

Using an ROV to Repair a Leaking Surge Shaft

Excess seepage revealed during routine monitoring of the 1,020 MW Tala powerhouse and dam led to the use of a remotely operated vehicle to both find and repair the source of the leakage.
Duke Energy Carolinas Seeks Purchased Power Opportunities

Duke Energy Carolinas Seeks Purchased Power Opportunities

Duke Energy Carolinas has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to purchase power or generation assets up to 800 megawatts (MW) of peaking and/or intermediate generation in the 2010 timeframe, and up to 2,000 MW of peaking and/or intermediate generation in the 2013 timeframe.
Are solar panels worth it in Los Angeles in 2018?

Are solar panels worth it in Los Angeles in 2018?

Los Angeles is a sun-drenched city of nearly 4 million. Because of its abundant sunshine, incentives, and other variables, the City of Angels has routinely been one of the best communities in the United States to install residential solar energy systems.
New virtual reality game aims to save lives of wind turbine technicians

New virtual reality game aims to save lives of wind turbine technicians

A university-developed virtual reality (VR) game could help save the lives of wind turbine technicians who are at risk of fatal accidents or serious injury without regular refresher training. The game, created by third-year students at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU), comes on the back of an award-winning study from the University’s BEAM Centre. The study found technicians struggle to recall […]
Solar Company Changes NASDAQ Trading Symbol

Solar Company Changes NASDAQ Trading Symbol

October 21, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) announced that NASDAQ has notified the company that, as a result of the delayed filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2003 with the Securities and Exchange Commission as described in the company’s press releases of October 14 and October 15, 2003, NASDAQ will […]
After Katrina: Rebuild with Solar?

After Katrina: Rebuild with Solar?

Should the US government make a policy to use solar energy products to re-build Katrina-affected states? --Pradeep M, Chhattisgarh, India