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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in December 2015

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The strange case of the disappearing short circuit current

The strange case of the disappearing short circuit current

In my last blog, I discussed some issues related to whether or not a very large power system can be operated with only distributed solar generation? While I was speaking with some customers last week a similar question came up: "Is it possible to ene ...

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كفاءة استخدام الطاقة وطاقتها التحويلية

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Energy Efficiency and its Transformative Power

View this post in Arabic. For the last two weeks, the UN Climate Change conference COP21 dominated the news with discussions to fight climate change. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also joined these discussions and submitted its Intended Nationa ...

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Using end-use load data for better infrastructure investment planning

Using end-use load data for better infrastructure investment planning

Background of Infrastructure Planning in the Electric Utility Industry Since the development of the modern electric grid, pioneered by Thomas Edison with the Pearl Street Station in New York City in 1882[1], the struggle to match generation and tran ...

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Shaping Africa’s Energy Future

Shaping Africa’s Energy Future

Africa's economy is now the second fastest growing in the world after China. It has the youngest population on Earth, with over 50 per cent below the age of 19. Additionally, it is home to many countries that either completely lack any kind of electr ...

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Five ways to make the CPP EM&V guidance better

Five ways to make the CPP EM&V guidance better

EPA issued draft guidelines for evaluation, measurement, and verification (EM&V) of energy impacts of energy efficiency (EE) programs for public comment when it finalized the Clean Power Plan (CPP) in August. The guidelines are available for publ ...

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Taking Advantage of Energy Efficiency Potential in the Middle East

View this blog post in Arabic. The Trend Today, decreasing revenue for oil rich countries, increasing energy per capita consumption and ongoing energy subsidies by the government continue to require further network development, requiring capaci ...

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الاستفادة من إمكانات كفاءة استخدام الطاقة في الشرق الأوسط

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Advanced Lighting Controls – Market Feedback Required

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It is no secret that utilities are exploring ways to diversify their energy efficiency portfolios. One of the major trends right now is the movement away from offering only widget-based programs to encourage ...

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Are you compliant?

So December 5th 2015 has now passed, the date by which businesses all across Europe must comply with Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (also known as 'Article 8'). In short, for businesses with either at least 250 employee ...

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