Off-Grid

Over 3000 mini-grids are expected to be built by end-2022 in Africa and Asia, according to a new report, Mini-grids for Village Electrification: Industry and African & Asian markets analysis – 2020 Edition, issued by Infinergia. The research company analysed the recent developments of this market in over 20 African and 11 Asian countries. 2019’s announcements confirm...
Off-Grid

ENGIE Africa is providing off-grid power to 4 Million people through the development of three off-grid energy companies: Fenix International, ENGIE Mobisol, and ENGIE PowerCorner. Global independent electricity producerENGIE Africa announced last week announced that it has accelerated its Access to Energy (A2E) strategy that it launched in 2018 and is now providing energy to...
Microgrids

Two kinds of voices were heard at the 2020 World Economic Forum at Davos. From the climate activists like Greta Thunberg and others: Do something. Cut fossil fuel use. Stop emissions. The other voice was less strident, but had the momentum that comes from the status quo: You do not know enough, young girl. Technological...
DER

Envision Digital International Pte Ltd (Envision Digital), a global digital AIoT technology company headquartered in Singapore, has been appointed to develop the first smart grid for Thailand’s major energy company, PTT Public Company Ltd (PTT). The contract involves developing an AIoT smart grid at Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), powered by Envision Digital’s...
Storage

When Ireland’s first-ever battery-based energy storage project goes online in the coming weeks, the 11-megawatt (MW) installation in Co. Kerry will be guaranteed to deliver a response to any power fluctuations on the grid in 150 milliseconds – about one sixth of a second – or less. The need for speed is critical to Ireland’s...
Microgrids

Today UL announced the acquisition of Boulder, Colorado-based HOMER Energy, a company that produces modeling and optimization software for microgrids. The acquisition combines UL’s experience in solar, wind and battery technology with HOMER Energy’s system design capabilities and distributed energy project database enabling UL to expand services across the renewable energy value chain. HOMER Energy is...