Energy infrastructure News for October 2011

Energy infrastructure News Archive

London taxis, scooter fleet powered by UK’s first hydrogen station network

A new project in London will see an additional hydrogen fueling station to support 15 fuel cell powered black cabs (taxis) and five fuel cell Suzuki Bergmann scooters carrying passengers around the city, in time for the London 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

American Electric Technologies introduces news solar inverters

American Electric Technologies Inc. (AETI) is introducing two 1000 V Integrated Solar Inversion Station (ISIS™) solar inverter modules.

Bio-methanol fuel for IdaTech telecom backup power fuel cell systems

US-based fuel cell manufacturer IdaTech has announced the availability of bio-HydroPlus renewable fuel. This mixture of bio-methanol and deionized water can be used to power IdaTech fuel cell products for telecommunications and other critical backup power applications.

American Superconductor becomes AMSC

American Superconductor Corporation will be doing business as AMSC as it introduces a new corporate identity “to foster strong, sustainable growth”, reflecting its international wind and grid activities.

Call for Papers: Fuel Cells 2012 Science & Technology conference in April in Berlin

Abstracts are now being invited for the Fuel Cells 2012 Science & Technology conference, which will take place 10–11 April 2012 at the Hotel Maritim in Berlin, Germany.

Hydrogenics to provide energy storage for wind-hydrogen installation in Germany

Canadian-based Hydrogenics has been selected by the German city of Herten to supply a wind-hydrogen energy storage solution. The project will allow excess renewable energy to be stored as hydrogen for later use in a fuel cell.

Hydrogen CHP is theme for 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest

The theme for the 2012 Hydrogen Student Design Contest is 'Combined Heat, Hydrogen, and Power'. The contest challenges students to design a trigeneration system that yields heat, hydrogen, and power while utilizing local resources.

US announces grid modernisation pilot projects

The Obama Administration is accelerating the permitting and construction of 7 proposed electric transmission lines in a move to modernise the US grids.

EIB provides €350m loan for France-Spain interconnector

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing a €350 million loan to grid operators RTE and REE to build direct current (DC) interconnector between France and Spain.

ABB opens solar inverters and engineering centre in Estonia

ABB has opened its first production line for solar string inverters and an engineering centre in Jüri, Estonia.

NEPGA highlights concerns with Northern Pass Transmission Project

The New England Power Generators Association (NEPGA) has issued a public policy position paper highlighting its concerns with the Northern Pass Transmission Project (NPTP).