Distributed Energy Conference

A number of speakers across digitalization, water, energy sectors show breadth Scheduled for October 19-21 in Chicago, the Distributed Energy Conference is planning as if all systems are go. The breadth of industries covered during this trade show are exemplary of the integration happening in today’s world, with utilities, energy systems, and digitalization. Three keynote […]

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Scherer Plant Shuttering

One of the major producers of carbon emissions begins a shutdown The Robert W. Scherer Generating Facility in Julliette ,Ga., is one of the single largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions at a single location in the country, emitting more than 16 million tons of CO2 in 2018 (the most recent year data is available […]

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Servo Certified

Applied Motion gets UL tag for 2020 Applied Motion Products, the Watsonville, Calif., manufacturer, gained increased acceptance of its MDX integrated servo motors into industrial motion control applications in 2020, with UL recognition on all models. This certification assures users in the U.S. and Canada that these motors meet high-quality standards for electrical safety. The […]

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Super-Size Me

“Supersize” wind turbines offer heightened efficiency and output, a Berkeley Lab study finds. Superconductors, supercables, superstition…most of today’s news is superlative. Why not let super-sized wind turbines join the party? A recent Berkeley Lab study, published in the science journal Wind Engineering, finds that making our wind turbines larger would yield exponential bounds of energy […]

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Chevron Gets Noble

Merely three weeks later, another record-setting energy deal Energy acquisitions are more than just the flavor of the month—they’re a direct consequence of a health crisis impacting the economics of the shale oil and gas industry. Chevron announced Monday it would acquire Noble Energy (NBL) for $5 billion. It’s the biggest energy deal since the […]

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Advanced Energy Certified

Advanced Energy certified for electric motors by U.S. Department of Energy On July 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued its final determination classifying Advanced Energy as a nationally recognized certification program. It’s a standout moment for AE—Raleigh’s energy consulting firm and motor test center. After achieving Certification Body status under ISO 17065 […]

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A ‘Water-Purifying’ Solar Panel?

Sometimes the craziest-sounding inventions can have the biggest impact. Researchers at the University of Rochester are collaborating with the armed forces on something that falls in that “so crazy it just might work” category—combining solar power and water purification to combat water shortages during the coronavirus pandemic. Bear in mind, to them, this technology is […]

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AWWA Virtual Summit

September 23-24 at home office booth near you! The American Water Works Association announced it is backing a full-on virtual blitz to substitute for its an annual convention come September. The AWWA Virtual Summit will take place September 23-24 and sure seems to be planning to pack a ton into those two days. Major themes […]

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Negative Is Positive

Major “carbon-negative” project advances in California Long Beach, Calif.-based Ways2H Inc., a global producer of renewable hydrogen from the world’s worst waste streams, and Ford, Bacon & Davis, a Baton Rouge-based energy facility engineering, procurement and construction firm, announced June 30 a joint collaboration to design and build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other locations […]

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A Buffett-Style Deal

Investing legend purchases Dominion Energy assets For his first major move in four years, investing magnate Warren Buffett turned to the energy sector, purchasing the gas transmission and power storage assets of Dominion Energy, the Richmond-based utility. An affiliate of Buffett’s Berkshire-Hathaway conglomerate took on the Dominion sale for approximately $9.7 billion, the companies announced […]

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