Energy infrastructure News for April 2010

Energy infrastructure News Archive

AREVA and Keppel Verolme construct German offshore wind substation

AREVA’s Transmission and Distribution (T&D) division and Dutch consortium partner Keppel Verolme B.V. will build an offshore wind substation in German waters.

Smart charging of electric vehicles using 'green' power at Fraunhofer ISE

Electric vehicles make most sense if their batteries are charged using electricity from renewable energy sources – but the supply of ‘green’ electricity is not always adequate. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Germany have now developed an intelligent charging station, which can adapt recharging times to suit energy supply and network capacity.

USA and Japan smart grid orgs form alliance

The USA and Japan are forming a working relationship to develop and deploy smart grids in both countries through the GridWise Alliance.

EU roadmap to 2050 renewable energy

‘Roadmap 2050: a practical guide to a prosperous, low-carbon Europe’ outlining various scenarios for renewable energy in Europe, has been published by the European Climate Foundation (ECF).

ABB and Deutsche Telekom develop smart grid

ABB and Deutsche Telekom ICT subsidiary T-Systems will develop solutions for smart grids.

IdaTech, Cascadiant deploy fuel cells with Hutchison Telecom in Indonesia

Fuel cell developer IdaTech, with its partner Cascadiant and Indonesian wireless operator PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications (HCPT), have deployed the latest generation of hydrogen fuel cell backup power systems throughout the Indonesian island of Sumatra.

AFC Energy continues progress in commercializing alkaline fuel cell system

In the UK, alkaline fuel cell developer AFC Energy reports that it has received a positive independent interim review of its technical activities from the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI).

GE launches smart grid in Erding, Germany

GE will deploy smart grids to manage energy and water consumption in Erding, Germany.

AMSC’s interconnection systems used in wind farms

AMSC is supplying 24 D-VAR based interconnection system modules for the 206 MW Collgar Wind Farm in Western Australia.

Ontario signs 184 more contracts in renewable energy

Ontario in Canada will generate C$9 billion in private sector investment and create 20,000 jobs from new contracts for renewable energy projects.

Renewable energy coalition releases manifesto

Nine of Britain’s renewable energy associations have outlined detailed proposals for the delivery of renewable energy targets by 2020.