Tag: energy resources

The world’s energy resources can be divided into fossil fuel, nuclear fuel and renewable resources. The estimates for the amount of energy in these resources is given in zettajoules (ZJ), which is 1021 joules. The 2C target in global warming means only a quarter of existing, exploitable fossil fuel reserves are burnable.

AclaraConnect Smart Infrastructure Industry Conference Attracts Industry Thought Leaders for “Game-Changing” C-Suite Panel Discussion

AclaraConnect Smart Infrastructure Industry Conference Attracts Industry Thought Leaders for “Game-Changing” C-Suite Panel Discussion

New Executive Track Also Explores Trends Affecting Operations and Business Models

Several of the utility industry’s top executives and analysts will speak at the AclaraConnect Executive Track, during Aclara’s 9th annual industry conference that will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from April 10-14, 2017. Open to all AclaraConnect attendees, the

Shared Resources and Community Energy Storage

Shared Resources and Community Energy Storage

In today’s sharing economy, the concept of communal energy resources, collective energy purchasing, and community microgrids, the emergence of community energy storage (CES) is only logical. I learned recently that the concept involves the modular use of batteries at the neighborhood level to help integrate distributed energy resources and manage

Energy Management Systems

To exemplify the evolving nature of energy management systems, Greg Turner, vice president for Honeywell Business Solutions, recalls a recent conversation in which a hospital facilities manager spoke of how he’d have to come up with budget figures once a year that would either be accepted or rejected.

“Now I get calls almost

Editor’s Comments: Leading the Orchestra

Editor’s Comments: Leading the Orchestra

I  recently listened in amazement as Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major. As the interplay of perfectly executed notes and pleasant harmonies filled my senses, I wondered about the role a conductor plays as leader of an orchestra. I could see that each

Reuse: Global Reach, Local Impact

In just 14 years, the United Nations estimates the world will only have 60% of the water resources it needs, if we do nothing different. Obvious solutions to water scarcity can include water reuse, wastewater reclamation, and conservation. But, what if we are just hitting the tip of the iceberg

Eaton Launches New Software Tool to Help Utilities Simplify Integration of Distributed Energy Resources, Capacity Analysis and Growth Planning

Eaton Launches New Software Tool to Help Utilities Simplify Integration of Distributed Energy Resources, Capacity Analysis and Growth Planning

Power management company Eaton today announced a new software tool designed to help utilities of all sizes efficiently and accurately integrate distributed energy resources without adversely impacting reliability and power quality. The Integration Capacity Analysis module is one of the latest additions to Eaton’s CYMETM software platform that provides customized

Challenges of Urban Water Infrastructure

Challenges of Urban Water Infrastructure

AT PRESENT, 80.7% OF the US population resides in urban areas (US Census Bureau 2012). Increased urbanization (paved areas and buildings) and urban population growth has exerted significant pressure on urban water demand and expansion of urban water infrastructure—i.e., potable water supplies, wastewater treatment and discharge, and urban stormwater runoff

SEPA and SGIP Announce Intent to Merge

SEPA and SGIP Announce Intent to Merge

Merger provides a single source for information and collaboration for utilities and DER providers on the smart transition to clean energy.

Julia Hamm, CEO and President of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), and Sharon Allan, CEO and President of SGIP, will kick off DistribuTECH 2017 in San Diego with an

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