The Electrification of Transportation

| What do you get when you put microgrid developers, policy experts, and electrical engineers in a room together? An exhilarating experience. This year’s HOMER International Microgrid Conference brought together energy experts from 17 different countries to exchange case studies, share technical presentations, and to map out the future path of microgrid development. One particularly insightful ... READ MORE

Back to School with Solar: Three California School Districts Select ForeFront Power as Solar Provider to Install 3.7 Megawatts Across 13 Sites

| ForeFront Power was selected by three school districts to install 3.7 megawatts (MW) of solar parking canopy systems. Stockton Unified School District, South Monterey County Joint Union High School District, and Shasta Union High School District will receive solar energy at 13 locations without any upfront cost via a Power Purchase Agreement framework. The systems ... READ MORE

Siemens Helps Bring Comfort and Efficiency to Louisiana Hospital

| Facility improvement measures to help hospital reduce energy consumption by 27%, save approximately $200,000 per year in natural resource and operational costs Project energy savings equivalent to reducing CO2 emissions by almost 950 metric tons annually Infrastructure improvements being made to LaSalle General Hospital in East Central Louisiana are part of a $2 million energy ... READ MORE

Sonoma Clean Power to Offer AI-Driven Energy Storage In Partnership with Stem, Inc.

| Stem inks first deal with a leading California Community Choice Aggregator Sonoma Clean Power has selected Stem, Inc., the global leader in artificial intelligence (AI)-powered energy storage, as a preferred vendor for energy storage services in Sonoma and Mendocino counties. The partnership will offer increased energy savings and control for local, commercial, and industrial customers ... READ MORE

Energy Storage North America 2018 Conference Program to Showcase the Future of Power and Transportation

| Industry’s Largest Event Draws Energy Storage and Mobility Leaders from Around the World Energy Storage North America (ESNA), the most influential gathering of policy, technology and market leaders in energy storage, has released its full Conference and Expo program, which will explore and illuminate the role of energy storage at the intersection of the power ... READ MORE

Cutting-Edge Developments in Pump and Turbine Technology

| Sulzer shares its latest solutions at Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia 2018 Sulzer, a worldwide leading provider of turnkey pumping solutions and maintenance services for rotating equipment, is inviting visitors to this year’s event to view and discuss the innovations that are shaping the sector. By attending the technical sessions and visiting stand 1719 at Turbomachinery ... READ MORE

The Birds and the Bees

| As a result of increasing environmental stressors and urbanization, bee populations have declined significantly in recent years. Researchers at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are investigating ways to support pollinator populations by hosting them on solar sites—a solution that also increases land use efficiency. Bees play a valuable role in agricultural ... READ MORE

Schneider Electric Enables Direct Replacement for GE Circuit Breakers with New PowerVAC Solution

| Vendor agnostic direct replacement solution enables seamless modernization for General Electric (GE) circuit breakers Provides enhanced safety, improved reliability and reduced CAPEX and OPEX costs Schneider Electric, the global specialist in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, today announced its GE PowerVAC Direct Replacement, a one-of-a-kind switchgear solution with advanced circuit breaker technology. ... READ MORE

Use and Chemical Composition of Turbine Lubricants

| Lubricants are materials that reduce friction by increasing the smoothness of moving surfaces in contact. All solids have surfaces with imperfections and roughness. These irregularities lead to increased friction and associated heat generation. By covering these imperfections in a viscous material or slippery liquid, friction is reduced and the moving system’s components are kept cool. The lubricant itself acts as a transmitter of friction-induced heat, carrying it away from the machinery as it circulates and minimizing the threat of overheating. Lubricants can be liquids, solids, or gases—or a combination of these. The amount and type of lubricant applied to working joints, spinning axles, or supporting ball bearings depend on the level of friction reduction required. In addition to aiding movement, lubricants can act as a seal and protective coating to prevent corrosion and rust. ... READ MORE

Russelectric Emergency Power System Offers Redundant PLC Controls and Manual Backup Capability

| Reliable paralleling switchgear ideal for emergency backup power Russelectric, a leading manufacturer of automatic transfer switches and power control systems offers its robust and reliable Emergency Power System which provides backup power during a utility power loss. The paralleling switchgear systems offer redundant programmable logic controller (PLC) controls and manual backup capability. Trusted by the ... READ MORE

Eaton Helps High West Energy Speed Delivery and Reduce Costs of Powering Natural Gas Production with a Portable Power Station in Wyoming

| Power management company Eaton today announced it was awarded a contract to provide High West Energy with a Modular Integrated Transportable Substation (MITS) to help the electric utility power transient natural gas production in southeast Wyoming. Instead of building brick and mortar power stations, High West Energy will be able to move Eaton’s modular power ... READ MORE