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Battery safety: Are consumer electronics safety considerations the same for large batteries?

Battery safety: Are consumer electronics safety considerations the same for large batteries?

Source: CNN Tech Thanks to the work we completed in 2016 on battery safety testing (available here), DNV GL is now able to speak publicly about battery safety in a very transparent way. And in 2017, we will be spending a lot of time debunking batt ...

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Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

Renewables on track to beat ‘fuel parity’ with combined cycle gas turbines

In November, the UK Government published an updated version of its Electricity Generation Costs analysis. This is a rigorous assessment of Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE) for a very wide range of generation options, forecasted for 2020 and 2025. ...

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The utility's role in zero energy and resiliency

The utility's role in zero energy and resiliency

At the past two Conference of Parties (COP 21 and 22), worldwide goals are being developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, plan for extreme weather events, and pave the way for affordable and clean energy communities. Policymakers, city planners, ...

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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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