Posts tagged as market

Energy storage trends and opportunities in emerging markets

  A market research report by ESMAP (Energy Management Assistance Program) of IFC (International Finance Corporation) – a World Bank Group Energy Storage technologies are emerging as a major disruptor of the traditional approach to centralised power generation, transmission and distribution, as well as a key enabler of a new flexible approach to distributed generation, […]

3D printer market set for rapid growth in 2015

  According to Gartner’s latest forecast, worldwide shipments of 3D printers will reach 217 350 units in 2015, up from 108 151 in 2014. 3D printer shipments will more than double every year between 2015 and 2018, by which time worldwide shipments are forecast to reach more than 2,3 million. Seven technologies constitute the 3D […]

Wind and solar hybrid for telecoms market

Turkey’s youngest operator in the telecoms market, Avea, is using a hybrid solution as an alternative to diesel generators to power its telecoms base stations. The 6 kW wind turbine was manufactured by Scottish firm Proven Energy and installed by Turkish resellers Girasolar. The telecommunications market is one of the largest in Turkey and a […]

Merger improves market position

Rockwell Automation has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to buy Pavilion Technologies, a privately held company that is a recognised leader in advanced process control, production optimisation and environmental compliance solutions for process and hybrid industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, USA, with offices in […]

Reserve optimisation incorporating demand market participation

by P Smit, R Naidoo and V NaidooUtilities must ensure that they have adequate generator reserves to allow for possible plant outages and electricity demand forecast errors. If an excess of plant is committed, then this will result in unnecessary fuel usage. This will result in an increased cost of producing electricity.Download the PDF document

Company enters diesel generator market

Alstom has announced it has entered the diesel generation market. The product range comprises equipment with ratings from 10 to 1 600 kVA in single set formats and at common local supply voltages (with the possibility of synchronising banks of equipment to create larger format municipal supply alternatives). Products on offer include open skid mount […]

Retailer of last resort

by John Greig, Allens Arthur Robinson Lawyers, AustraliaThe National Electricity Market of Australia [1] has seen the first suspension of an active electricity retailer and the application of “Retailer of Last Resort” schemes across a number of states. John Greig, a partner at Allens Arthur Robinson Lawyers, looks at what happened and, the consequences for […]

Vacuum switches continue to grow market acceptance

Joslyn Hi-Voltage’s switch production containing the new VacStat vacuum pressure monitoring technology continues to grow, with the introduction of this feature into another vacuum switch model. Interest from both the utility and industrial customer base reflects the increased demand for vacuum switches which include this technology. These switches are ahead of schedule and interest is […]

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