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Is this The Worlds Most Advanced Microgrid??

S&C Electric Company recently revealed Ameren Corporation’s microgrid facility, it is recognized as one of the most advanced Microgrids in the world! The microgrid provides multiple sources of distributed generation - solar, wind, natural gas and battery storage - as well as advanced automation to support residential, commercial and utility assets. Three points to note, The Ameren microgrid marks the fi ...

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Concern on Philippines Lack of Wind Regulatory Framework

Vestas Wind Systems, Danish manufacturer and service provider of wind turbines, expressed concern on the future of wind power development in the Philippines citing the absence of an operational wind regulatory framework at present. “We are concerned about the near-term outlook for wind in the country. Since the FIT2 (second round of feed-in-tariff) came to an end, and until other policies come into effect, ...

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China & Indias Nuclear Growth

The nuclear electric industry has sustained some mighty blows in the United States and Western Europe in recent years. It might be reeling, but it is not out and it is not going down for the count. Taken globally, things are good. The need to curb carbon in the air, to service a growing world population and the surging cities are impelling nuclear forward. At the annual summit meeting of the U.S. Nuclear In ...

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CyanConnode Has Contract Extended

CyanConnode, the world leader in narrowband radio mesh networks, announces that the $5.4 million purchase order from a specialist in energy management systems for a smart metering contract in Bangladesh, South Asia, announced on 9 February 2017 has now been increased to $9.3 million. The order for CyanConnode’s Advanced Metering Infrastructure (“AMI”) solution has been increased from 150,000 units to 250,00 ...

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TTC Invests $1 Billion in 1GW Solar Vietnam

Vietnamese conglomerate TTC Group is now seeking investors for 10 to 20 projects, with plans to connect them to the grid by next year. The Ho Chi Minh City-based industrial group is willing to provide up to 30% of the necessary investment, according to Bloomberg and local media outlets. It said recently introduced policies to support PV development have finally brought development costs to a level that can ...

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Vietnam Looks to Increase Renewables

Vietnam needs a long-term renewable energy development vision in line with international commitments to improve its economic efficiency and environmental quality, mitigate climate change and modernise industries. Experts made the suggestion at a recent workshop on energy transition in connection with social equity held by the Central Institute for Economic Management (CIEM). They said the vision will help p ...

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China’s Clean Energy Ambitions

As the United States was withdrawing from the Paris climate pact, China's clean energy ambitions were being reflected in the launch of the world's largest floating solar farm. The 40-megawatt power plant has 160,000 panels resting on a lake that emerged after the collapse of a coal mine in central Anhui province. It is part of Beijing's effort to wean itself off a fossil fuel dependency that has made it the ...

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Singapore’s Cybersecurity Act Will Improve Utilities Security

Cybersecurity Act in Singapore set to improve security culture across Asian utilities, says Black & Veatch Singapore (9 June 2017) – Singapore’s upcoming Cybersecurity Act* is expected to heighten levels of cyber risk awareness among water, power and oil & gas utilities in Singapore and in other parts of Asia, according to a Black & Veatch security expert. “As we’ve seen across the world’s banki ...

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South East Asia, The Hottest Solar Market!!

Investors are increasingly excited about the prospects for much faster growth in the solar power industry in Southeast Asia, which has until now been a backwater for renewable energy. They say that the region is in a perfect position to benefit from rapidly declining prices in solar panels. It has strong economic growth, relatively high costs of electricity and a shortage from traditional sources, undevelop ...

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