Swiss engineering group ABB has developed technology that can double the power flow of underground cables, making it cheaper to integrate electricity into the grid from distant offshore wind farms.
Clean Grid Technology
In the few years since the 2010 census, estimates have shown population growth in NYC, especially in the boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn. From 2010 to 2013, Brooklyn’s population grew by 3.5% and Queens’ population grew by 2.9%. Increasingly, New Yorkers are opting to live in these boroughs.
Tucked away in the suburbs of Boston is Greentown Labs, a clean-tech incubator and shared work space that has grown from just three companies to nearly fifty promoting sustainable and clean energy solutions. Among these is a start-up called Altaeros Energies, which is pushing the boundaries of conventional wind power.
Zondits spoke with Doug Staker, Vice President of Global Sales at Demand Energy, to learn about Demand Energy’s cloud-based platform which integrates energy usage information to optimize the use of energy storage in buildings.
It makes sense that many electric utility companies (“utilities”) are turning their attention to influencing the data center and information technology (IT) markets with financial incentives, outreach and education programs. But how effective are these incentives at promoting energy efficiency in data centers?
Eventually, the smart grid will be able to communicate directly with individual buildings and even with individual devices inside.
Funding Supports Energy Highway Blueprint to Develop “Smart Grid” Technologies to Improve Power Flows, Promote Clean Energy and Lower Costs to Consumers