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NERC Regulations changes regarding low impact BES facilities

NERC Regulations changes regarding low impact BES facilities

What is a Low Impact BES? A simple definition of a facility rated as Low Impact to the Bulk Electric System Systems (BES) is a system that is not categorized as being High or Medium Impact.  At a high level, the Bulk Electric System is: The ...

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GUEST BLOG: Offshore wind 2017 - quo vadis?

GUEST BLOG: Offshore wind 2017 - quo vadis?

The year 2016 closed with some remarkable cost progress for offshore wind in Europe. The last tenders for offshore wind farms in the Netherlands and Denmark showed unexpectedly low bids with a price level of around 5 - 5,5 Cents per kWh not nearl ...

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Inductive charging: a boost for electric mobility?

Inductive charging: a boost for electric mobility?

Inductive charging is one of the latest developments to spark global interest in the world of electric mobility. The concept sounds as simple as it is attractive – simply drive your vehicle over a charging plate, and it starts charging itself. ...

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Five trends for Energy Efficiency in 2017

I think everyone will agree that 2016 was a year full of surprises and many people are looking forward to putting it behind us.  However, 2016 was a good year for energy efficiency.  There were major legislative initiatives, industry mergers, and m ...

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Year in Review: Top 10 Energy in Transition blog posts from 2016

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2017, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the 2016, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart metering, and energy ...

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Geothermal Power as Baseload Power in Small Island Contexts

Geothermal Power as Baseload Power in Small Island Contexts

Small islands face various energy challenges, including low purchasing power for traditional diesel generation, vulnerability to fluctuating oil prices, and microgrids vulnerable to weather events without connection to other islands or power sources ...

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How is DNV GL shaping the utilities of the future in the Middle East?

How is DNV GL shaping the utilities of the future in the Middle East?

More than ever, utilities and regulators around the world understand the need to better understand electricity and water demand patterns. Demand for both is soaring in most parts of the world and many systems face challenges in meeting that demand, e ...

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To deem or not to deem? That is the (valid) question.

To deem or not to deem? That is the (valid) question.

During the annual program planning and design phase, energy efficiency utility incentive program implementation teams have to consider how to balance risk and reward when determining whether measures should be custom or prescriptive. A utility and a ...

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ISO 50001: easier Article 8 compliance, plus energy cost savings

Right across Europe, Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (also known as ‘Article 8') now applies. Simply put, from December 5th 2015, businesses with at least either 250 employees - or annual revenues of €50 million and an ...

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How the wind energy industry can reduce financial, economic, and reputational risks caused by fires

How the wind energy industry can reduce financial, economic, and reputational risks caused by fires

The significant increase of global use of wind power, does present some challenges for wind turbine manufacturers, wind farm operators and other parties involved. Particularly fire protection is becoming a major concern, as the risk of wind turbine f ...

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