Wave and tidal power in the energy mix: what is the potential?

July 18, 2014
Wave and tidal power has the potential to contribute significant amounts to the overall energy mix, according to the Electric Power Research Institute which carried out extensive research and publish...

Threats to the utility market: how solar and energy storage will disrupt status quo

July 16, 2014
As recently reported on Engerati, analysts in the credit research division of Barclays investment bank warns that the cost-effectiveness of self-generation and storage technologies will create a huge ...

Wind power: Denmark uses excess energy for power-to-gas project

July 14, 2014
Denmark will use excess wind power in a commercial-scale €6.7 million power-to-gas project developed by the pan-European BioCat Consortium.  The 1 MW facility will use excess wind energy to prod...

JOS distribution company invests in metering infrastructure

July 11, 2014
Aura Energy, owners of Jos Electricity Distribution Company has invested N210 million into IT, metering and billing infrastructure. Umar Bello, Executive Director (Operations Support) says that tra...

Opower shares learnings on behavioural energy efficiency

July 9, 2014
US utility Opower has launched a website called Beepotential that shows the potential of energy savings through the implementation of behavioural energy efficiency programmes in the US, Canada and Eu...

Off-Grid energy in Japan – a growing trend

July 7, 2014
Off-grid or grid divorce is gaining traction in Japan as consumers lose confidence in utilities in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Tens of thousands of Japanese homeowners have made the...

California’s small-scale distributed energy storage – Stem’s solution for utilities

July 3, 2014
US advanced energy tech company Stem is actively participating in the California Independent System Operator market with distributed energy storage devices on the California grid. Stem is bidding ...

How Smart Grid Gotland is getting even smarter

June 30, 2014
Smart Grid Gotland, a Swedish initiative to create one of the world's smartest electricity networks, has teamed with Ventyx, an ABB company, to add the functionality to allow customers to control co...