Tagged Generation

SMA offers new monitoring and control solution

By Kathie Zipp SMA is investing in efforts to digitize commercial energy management and bring greater energy independence to customers. The company has introduced a new generation of monitoring and control solutions with the Data Manager M. In combination with Sunny Portal powered by ennexOS, an IoT platform that manages all energy generation sources and…

AEP Ohio gets go-ahead to add more renewables to grid

By Kelsey Misbrener AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power company, received approval of its Electric Security Plan (ESP) from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO). The ESP allows AEP Ohio to expand access to electric vehicle (EV) charging and renewable generation, while continuing to enhance distribution grid reliability. The ESP also offers customers rate…

Michigan Utility Under Fire For Alleged PURPA Violations

By Frank Andorka By Frank Andorka, Senior Correspondent What Happened:DTE Energy is in the news again, and it is yet again not for a good reason. Greenwood Solar has filed a complaint against the utility alleging that it is not negotiating to buy their electricity in good faith as is required under the Public Utility…

GE and ORD sign R&D agreement to test 12-MW Haliade-X turbine

By Michelle Froese GE Renewable Energy and the UK’s Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a five-year research and development agreement to test and develop next-generation offshore wind technologies. GE’s new Haliade-X 12-MW offshore wind turbine and existing Haliade 150-6-MW will undergo advanced test and demonstration programs that accurately replicate real-world operating conditions to…

The 2018 Nissan Leaf: Simply Amazing Or Epic Fail?

By Carlo Ombello The new Nissan Leaf was unveiled last September to great fanfare, as Nissan launched a months-long global marketing offensive to trumpet the arrival of its second generation mass market electric car. A daunting task: replacing the world’s best selling EV. Would Nissan once again lead the way? That was the question Read…

New control strategy helps reap maximum power from wind farms

Researchers have developed a way to extract more power from the wind. The researchers used supercomputers at the Texas Advanced Computing Center to filter out the effects of turbulence and apply control algorithms that can better manage the operation of wind farms. The approach has the potential to increase wind power generation by 6-7 percent…

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