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Renewable Energy and Unintended Consequences

Posted in Power on Monday, August 15th, 2016. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris “Because the wind blows during stormy conditions when the sun does not shine and the sun often shines on calm days with little wind, combining wind and solar can go a long way toward meeting demand, especially when geothermal provides a steady base and hydroelectric can be called on to fill in […]

Renewables Growing Faster than Expected

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, November 13th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Juan Carlos Bravo As we have been reporting in this blog, the energy scenario is changing. In fact, it might be changing faster than anyone expected due the low oil prices. As reported by the World Energy Outlook 2015, “renewables contributed almost half of the world’s new power generation capacity in 2014 and have […]

How the Sun Affects Your Utility Bill

Posted in Energy, Power on Monday, September 14th, 2015. No comments yet
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Author: Douglas Morris Catalina Island is home to many attractions including theaters, casinos, and Hollywood stars. It’s also home to a self-contained utility system called a microgrid, which is a mini version of the electrical grid supplying your home or place of work. Emerson is helping with this system so that it can properly manage […]

Ultra-High Voltage Transmission (UHV) – A New Way to Move Power

Posted in Power on Friday, January 9th, 2015. 2 comments so far
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Author: Alan Novak, Mining and Power Industries Director Ultra-High Voltage (UHV) transmission refers to power transmission lines operating at greater than 800,000 volts (800 kV). For reference, most transmission lines in the United States operate at voltages less than 395kV. The primary benefit of UHV transmission is the ability to transport electricity over long distances […]

The US Power Grid-A Challenge for Wind

Posted in Energy, Power on Friday, July 19th, 2013. No comments yet
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As the outlook for U.S. energy sources continues to change, Emerson’s Alan Novak, Director of the Mining and Power industries, looks at the outlook for wind energy. As highlighted in a recent New York Times article, Ideas to Bolster Power Grid Run Up Against the System’s Many Owners, the US power grid is a complicated, […]