Tag: GRID

GRID was established in accordance with the Energy Commission Act, 1997 (Act 541) and the Volta River Development (Amendment) Act, 2005 Act 692, which provides for the establishment and exclusive operation of the National Interconnected Transmission System by an independent Utility and the separation of the transmission functions of the Volta River Authority (VRA) from its other activities within the framework of the Power Sector Reforms.

The Future of Energy

The Future of Energy

The energy industry is in the midst of a dramatic transformation as it reevaluates and reconfigures the way that it generates, stores, and distributes electrons.

Energy demand worldwide increases by 2% each year as our culture becomes more energy-dependent. Meanwhile, mounting concern over CO2 emissions, fossil fuel usage, and sustainability have

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Estimating Earthwork Volumes

Formulas and methods for determining the volumes and areas of regular shapes and surfaces go back at least as far as ancient Greece. Pythagoras and other mathematicians determined those formulas that are still used to calculate the volumes of spheres and pyramids, as well as the areas of curve conic

Reliable Power from Reliable Fuel

Reliable Power from Reliable Fuel

The US economic infrastructure depends heavily on the use of energy. Fuel diversity helps mitigate fuel risk for businesses, consumers, and industries against factors like price fluctuations, delivery infrastructure problems, new environmental policies, and regulations.

Guest Commentary:  The New Era of CHP

Guest Commentary: The New Era of CHP

What do the Excelsior Hotel, Cathedral Village Retirement Home, Grand County High School, Statz Farms, Willard Apartments, and Supreme Sports Club have in common? They all represent the new face of the combined heat and power (CHP) market—relatively small commercial facilities that are installing CHP to save money on energy

Testing the Limits

Testing the Limits

There is a problem with having backup gene­rators. The problem is that the operator may not know if the generator is capable of meeting necessary power demands in an emergency situation. What is needed is a device that allows for the testing of a simulated electrical load. Load banks are

Small Systems, Big Impact

Small Systems, Big Impact

The Lotte New York Palace hotel in midtown Manhattan is a sprawling place, boasting 813 guest rooms and 86 suites, in addition to 22,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a spa, and a fitness center. For years, the hotel was powered using city steam, the most expensive fuel

Project to Leverage Solar Power in Support of Rural Economic Development and Environmental Justice

Project to Leverage Solar Power in Support of Rural Economic Development and Environmental Justice

As part of its effort to empower rural communities and prevent their exploitation by corporate interests, nonprofit organization Laboratorio de Investigación en Control Reconfigurable (LiCore) A.C. launched a crowdfunding campaign last week aimed at galvanizing construction of one of Mexico’s first community-owned solar farms.

Entitled “Environmental Justice for Ucareo,” campaign organizers

How Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Create Big Savings

How Thermal Energy Storage Tanks Create Big Savings

For more than 25 years, retailer JCPenney has relied on ice-based energy storage from CALMAC to save hundreds of thousands of dollars in energy costs. In 2015 alone, the retailer’s headquarters in Plano, TX, reduced its annual energy bill by more than $100,000.

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