#Energy Systems

Bitcoin Miner Crusoe Energy Adds Law Chief Amid Expansion Talks

Crusoe Energy Systems Inc. has hired Jamey Seely as the company’s general counsel, months after reports that it sought additional financing to expand Bitcoin mining operations. Seely was most recently general counsel of animal health tech company Covetrus Inc. Before that she worked for recruiting firm BarkerGilmore LLC. Denver-based Crusoe...
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Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Biden seeks to quell concerns over climate proposals

Welcome to Friday’s Overnight Energy & Environment, your source for the latest news focused on energy, the environment and beyond. Subscribe here: Today we’re looking at President Biden ’s comments on repurposing previously proposed clean electricity funds, a financial oversight panel’s climate risk plan and a court decision tossing...

DOE Envisions Future Grid’s Transformation into a ‘Network’

The grid must accommodate more inverter-based generation and adequately handle the bi-directional flow of electricity, but it must also apply alternative grid configurations and coordinate planning and operations across multiple participants and jurisdictions. That’s the vision Michael Pesin, deputy assistant secretary for the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Grid Research and Development division, outlined in detail in a keynote speech for attendees at the Experience POWER conference and exhibition, which took place this week in San Antonio, Texas.

Largest Depot for Electric Buses in Australia

Transit Systems (owned by Sealink Travel Group) is currently operating 15 electric buses in Sydney’s Inner West urban streets. With 40 more ordered, the time has come to create the largest electrified depot in Australia. Australasian Bus and Coach writes, “The Leichhardt depot retrofit will include: the use of 40...

Govt planning to install 25k Mwh of electricity storage systems

© Provided by The Financial Express Based on an analysis conducted by PwC, the total cumulative potential for battery storage in India will be 5,50,000 MWh by 2030. The government is planning to come up with 25,000 mega-watt-hour (Mwh) of electricity storage systems, which will be utilised by the upcoming large-scale renewable energy projects to enhance the security of the electricity grid to balance supply fluctuations from solar and wind based power sources. “India is planning to have around 12 Gwh of battery storage in Ladakh and we are going to have 13 Gwh of battery storage system in Khevada (Gujarat)”, secretary to the Union power ministry Alok Kumar said on Thursday.

Liverpool firm wins £8.1m homes energy contract

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority has secured £11.3m to install energy-saving measures in 1,200 homes and Next Energy will take on the work in 800 of them. Tony McDonough reports. Liverpool energy systems specialist Next Energy has won an £8.1m contract to install energy-saving measures in more than 800 properties...

Inspecting nuclear facilities with unmanned aerial systems

Over the past decade, unmanned aerial systems (UASs), more commonly referred to as drones, have played an increasing role in the day-to-day activities of the energy sector. Applications range from visually inspecting wind turbines, flare stacks, pipelines, and facilities to evaluating vegetation encroachment near power lines. Although the benefits of UASs have been reported in these industries, their use in the nuclear community has only recently been explored. For instance, a drone was sent into a waterbox at a Duke Energy facility to inspect for leaks.1 And at Fukushima Daiichi, a drone was used to conduct a post-accident radiation survey inside Unit 3, and drones are being investigated for use inside the damaged containments.2.

Open house at Solar Energy Systems

NAPPANEE, Ind. -- Solar Energy Systems in Nappanee is holding a fall open house from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. People are invited to visit the new facility and talk to a solar expert. Free snacks will be available.

Can ecological modernisation bring about a just transition?

By Giovanni Carrosio, Professor of Environmental Sociology at University of Trieste, member of Forum on Inequality and Diversity & Lorenzo De Vidovich, Research Fellow in Ecowelfare Studies at University of Trieste. Some 1.4 billion people in the world are affected by energy poverty. Fifty million of these people are European...

Ameresco Announces Contract for Large Distribution Battery Energy Storage Systems in California

October 22, 2021 -- Ameresco, a leading cleantech integrator and renewable energy asset developer, owner and operator, this week announced that it has entered into a contract with Southern California Edison (SCE) to design and build three grid scale battery energy storage systems (BESSs) at existing substation parcels throughout SCE's service territory in California. Due to the impact of the extreme weather events in the state, this aggressive plan will significantly increase reliability of the grid with a targeted commercial operation date in August 2022.

Aviation sector goes green as stakeholders like Adani and SBI adopt sustainable measures

When sustainability and energy efficient systems are being discussed, airports are hardly mentioned. In fact, a majority of us see airports as enablers of convenience – a place which facilitates faster travel, and nothing more. However, airports are self-sustaining entities, with ample room for green investments, that can influence renewable energy policies in the Indian context.

Rolls-Royce, Boeing and World Energy Join Forces for Flight

Working together with Rolls-Royce, Boeing and World Energy, it successfully carried out the test flight of the 100 Flying Testbed aircraft, which has a Trent 1000 engine powered by 747 percent Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). The aircraft, which successfully completed the tests, was able to meet with the sky while...

Indy Autonomous Challenge livestreams Saturday

Autonomous racecar competition takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Indy Autonomous Challenge will be livestreamed on Oct. 23 through Amazon Web Services for viewers worldwide. Teams from 21 universities from nine countries will compete for the $1 million grand prize, which will be used to advance the education and research missions of the winning universities.

Will More Eco-Authoritarianism Come From COP26?

Our international political class is set to descend on Glasgow this November for the United Nations climate change summit, COP26. A swarm seems to be an apt comparison given that 1,500 waste disposal staff are set to strike for the duration of the event, leaving the unnecessary trash produced by environmental devotees flowing out of bags and bins for all to see. And, like flies, the bad ideas proposed to revolutionize everyone’s lives for the worst are bound to be in abundance.

Tigo Energy to Showcase Solutions for Roof Space Usage, Monitoring, and Safety at Key Energy

(MENAFN- AETOSWire) MONTEVARCHI, Italy-Friday 22 October 2021 [ AETOS Wire ]. (BUSINESS WIRE )-- Tigo Energy, Inc. , the solar industry's worldwide leader in Flex Module Level Power Electronics (MLPE), today announced the Company's presence as an exhibitor at the upcoming Key Energy in Rimini, Italy. Tigo representatives will showcase all of its TS4 Flex MLPE devices, including the recently released TS4-A-O, compatible with all PV modules up to 700Wp, and the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) software platform. Together, these products are the most cost-effective and advanced solution for optimization and module-level monitoring for small to large-scale solar projects.

Work Brands Eye Opportunity in Green Energy Sector If Infrastructure Bill Gains Approval

President Joe Biden’s much-debated infrastructure bill is not the first time Washington has attempted to modernize the country, but it’s among the boldest with a budget of over $1.2 trillion. As of press time, the legislation was still stalled in the House of Representatives, but among its components is a commitment to expanding clean energy through a range of new-age projects, and workers in these green-friendly jobs will require protective gear that starts with the right pair of boots. So brands are busy creating the tools necessary for these trades. At Dan Post Boots, VP of sales Tommy Morrison predicts that the...

In the transition to renewables, energy storage is a hot topic

On Thursday, at the India Energy Forum in New Delhi, BP Chief Executive Bernard Looney said energy companies need to invest more in storage. ​Looney didn’t mean more tank farms or natural gas holders. He meant things like batteries that can save electric power when the wind is blowing or the sun is shining and release it to the grid when they aren’t. That’s going to be key to transitioning away from fossil fuels. ​