On a given day in January 2014, renewable energy generation, accounted for more than 105% of Denmark's power demand. This was more than what the existing network could handle, creating voltage and frequency management issues. As the proportion of renewable energy increases in a country's energy mix, it creates significant technical, regulatory and business challenges. Globally, utilities are spending nearly $25 billion in maintaining and modernizing their power grid infrastructure. With the need to integrate more renewable, this will only increase. Is there a risk of these increased investments becoming stranded assets for utilities?
Key Takeaway from the presentation:
1. Understand the challenges and consequences of integrating large amount of renewable into utilities
2. Learn about the Increasing role of energy storage technologies in integrating renewable into utilities
3. Case studies from early adopters like Germany and Denmark
4. What are the best practices and key success factors for integration
5. Role of disruptive technologies and policy makers
With renewable electricity now attracting a premium, why should businesses pay more for it? Join our webinar to learn about how to report lower carbon emissions and demonstrate your environmental commitments by opting for a renewable supply. Our sustainability experts will explain GreenHouse Gas Protocol Scope 2 carbon reporting which enables you to report the emissions of your specific tariff – making it crucial to know where your renewable electricity comes from. We will also talk about measures being introduced to improve transparency around renewables and associated carbon emissions, to make it easier for businesses to buy renewable electricity and know they are getting the full benefits from their choices.Read more >
Countries are setting ever higher goals for producing power from clean, renewable energies and some are actively turning their backs on fossil fuels. However, many of these regions are discovering the real challenges of trying to produce baseload power for public consumption from renewable sources which are, at best, intermittent, and, at worse, unpredictable and unreliable. Until large scale energy storage is available and affordable, baseload power from coal, gas, and/or nuclear will remain necessary in many regions for several more years. Obviously this baseload power is required when renewable output is low (when the sun doesn't shine and the wind doesn't blow). However, it is also still required to make up the balance of power in a diverse energy mix. Under the new energy policy regimes in many regions, renewable sources have priority into the grid and sit in the guaranteed dispatch mix in the base region which coal used to occupy. Coal has now been nudged into the dispatchable area of the mix, being asked to ramp up or down or even to idle or run beyond normal capacity, sometimes at short notice, to produce the balance of power required to maintain grid output. And whilst coal plants can run relatively flexibly, this does not come without cost. Most older coal-fired units were designed to run at steady output. Asking these plants to cycle and ramp puts stresses on the plant which can result in added cost, less efficient production, increased wear and tear and, in some cases, damage causing enforced outages for repair and/or upgrade. This webinar, looks at the stresses placed on coal-fired plants as they are asked to help levelise and counterbalance the intermittency of renewable sources, concentrating on the risks and costs. Case studies and examples of issues being encountered in the USA, the UK and Germany are included.Read more >
Mike O’Sullivan from NextEra Energy Resources will discuss his company’s ability to provide long term clean energy solutions that are economic, offering a host of renewable energy products from large scale wind and solar to onsite distributed generation solar and storage. NextEra Energy Resources has a broad portfolio of renewable energy assets and a large pipeline of projects to meet the needs of large C&I customers. Hear about their long history of providing value to renewable energy customers through success stories and how your
company can get involved.
In this session, moderated by Schneider Electric, we’ll take an inside look at the solutions powering the Renewable Revolution. We’ll be joined by NextEra Energy Resources, Bloom Energy, and SolarCity who will provide their insights, analysis, and outlook for the renewables and cleantech market. You’ll learn about the technologies and solutions they have developed and how they have helped end-users further their cleantech and renewable initiatives. Join us on Sept 22 at 11am EDT.Read more >
In this session, we’ll be joined by representatives from Hewlett-Packard (HP), IKEA, and Owens Corning to discuss their organizations’ commitment to renewable and clean energy technologies. They’ll discuss how these technologies are helping them to improve their overall energy and sustainability programs, and how they achieved internal buy-in to pursue these alternative energy programs. Join us on Oct 8 at 2pm EDT.Read more >
In this session we’ll examine how renewables and other clean technologies such as storage and fuel cells have shaken up the energy markets and how companies can join the rapidly growing “revolution.” We’ll look at current and evolving technologies and how companies are realizing significant financial savings, risk mitigation, and cost certainty through comprehensive renewable energy programs. We’ll also explore current savings opportunities available in various regions of the world. Join us at 2pm EDT on August 18.Read more >
Author David Elliott looks at the current state of play in the renewables field - technologies, costs, storage, grids and future potential – and asks "can renewables deliver?".
Registration is free and takes just a couple of minutes. As it's a live event, you will be able to ask questions at the end of the presentaion. The webinar will also be available to watch on demand, after the event.
David will participate in a Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
Dr Stephen Mills presents the findings of his latest reportRead more >
Basic introduction Rewewables, including ground source heating, earth tubes, underfloor heating & cooling, fenestration, water management, district heating and using waste to generate energy.Read more >
Morrison & Foerster's Cleantech practice group and Silicon Valley Bank presented the Annual Cleantech Roadshow Seminar in Palo Alto on June 17, 2010.
Financing is a crucial component of any successful renewable energy project, especially during difficult economic times. For many capital intensive technologies in the wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal sectors, innovative project finance techniques make large scale deployment possible. The program discussion focuses on the various financing structures available and the current and future financing trends.
Renewable energy projects rely on traditional financing methods, such as debt and private equity sources, but they often incorporate innovative new approaches to these transactions. In addition, renewable energy financing is increasingly drawn from government resources, through Department of Energy grants, loan guarantees, and tax incentives. The panel explains the existing renewable finance options, discusses the benefits and disadvantages of various financing methods, and provides guidance on the efficient use and monetization of tax and other government incentives. In addition, the panel explores how renewable energy finance has been impacted by the economic recession and makes predictions about future financing trends that are expected to accompany the economic rebound.
The program consists of a moderated panel of finance experts who provide insight from the legal, investor, and company perspectives.
Tim Walsh, Head of Structured Products, Silicon Valley Bank
Bill Baker, Director, GCA Savvian
Jill Feldman, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP (Finance)
Robert Cudd, Partner, Morrison & Foerster LLP (Tax)
Will 21st century technology continue to run on 19th century power sources? Or will your company help to drive the clean energy revolution? With the amount of data across the world set to increase 50 times over by 2020, storage, transference and the cloud are becoming more and more ubiquitous and necessary, using yet more energy and power to function and still mostly provided by fossil fuels.
So how do you get your infrastructure to be not only more efficient, but cleaner and more renewable? And how do you choose the services that are not only best for your organisation, but for your planet as well?
Join Andrew Hatton, Head of IT at Greanpeace UK, as he looks at the current state of the IT and cloud industry, discusses the consumption in fuel and emissions across the world, highlights how major corporations are pushing for a better cloud and suggests best practices for promoting and investing in renewable energy to make your company more efficient, cleaner and shows how you can help to move us all away from the dirty cloud.
The data center industry is experiencing explosive growth. The expansion of online users and increased transactions will result in the online population to reach 50% of the world’s projected population, moving from 2.3 billion in 2012 to an expected 3.6 billion people by 2017. This growth is requiring data centers to address the carbon impact of their business and to integrate more renewable resources into their projects.
Join First Solar to learn:
-Why major C&I companies are looking to utility-scale solar as a viable addition to their energy sourcing portfolios.
-How cost-effective utility-scale solar options can support datacenters in securing renewable supply.
-Case study of how a major data center player implemented solar into their portfolio
1 Hour Seminar Covering
2) Ground-Air Heat Exchanger for controlled ventilation
3) Ground-source probes and collectors
4) Underfloor heating/cooling
5) Low energy windows / curtain walling
6) Rainwater harvesting / stormwater management
7) AD Biogas / district heating
2013 is set to be a defining year for wind power. The turbulence of 2012 will undoubtedly continue, but there are huge opportunities for anyone innovative enough to take advantage of them.
Tune into Windpower Monthly TV’s exclusive EWEA Preview Webcast, where leading speakers from the conference will whet your appetite for the main event. Christian Kjaer: CEO - EWEA, Peder Nickelsen: Head of Product Lifecycle Management - Siemens Wind Power , and Tom Murley: Head of Renewables at HG Capital offer their expert advice on where you should be focussed in the coming year and share invaluable insights into the growing potential of Europe’s emerging wind energy markets.
Gain insights into:
* Industry oveview from Christian Kjaer: CEO - EWEA: What’s happening in wind?
* Finance: Who’s funding new wind projects in 2013?
* Technology: Siemens predict trends in future key turbine advancements.
Viewing is essential for all renewable energy professionals wanting to get a head start over the competition.
Moderated by Eric Prideaux: Editor - Windpower intelligence
Ahead of RenewableUK Global Offshore Wind 2014 in Glasgow next month, Windpower TV brings you an exclusive preview webcast featuring leading figures in the wind industry.
While the offshore wind sector currently represents little over 2% of wind’s worldwide total, at under 7GW, and focused almost entirely in one spot on the planet’s vast oceans, global plans are afoot. The US, India, Japan and even Brazil appear to be serious in their plans to start offshore, mostly by 2020. And China, having run demonstration offshore turbines for some years now, have ambitious plans to build up to 30GW by 2020. Exclusively previewing the content for the conference, industry experts share insider insight on:
- Policy drivers in each country
- Market potential
- Project progress
- Business opportunities
Next-Generation Wind Assessment: Take The Guesswork Out Of Project Profitability
This quick-fire video will allow you to:
* gain an update on the latest thinking and technologies from met masts to remote sensing
* harvest accurate performance data using the right tools for your project
* translate reliable metrics into investor confidence to ensuring predicted returns are realised
High-level speakers include:
Stephen Norman, Senior Wind Energy Consultant, Met Office
Ian Burrow, Head of Sectors, Agriculture & Renewable Energy , The Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Julian Martin, Chairman & CEO, ICE Renewables Limited
Charles Conner, Director, Temporis Wind Ltd
'A Large Scale Zero Energy Building – Meeting the 2030 Federal Mandate in 2011'
Craig Randock, Design Principal, RNL & Principal, Research Support Facilities, the US Dept. of Energy, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
“Microgrids” is the new buzz word amidst the rise of distributed energy resources and battery energy storage systems. Significant price declines in both distributed renewable power and battery technologies, coupled with increased technological advancements in control and energy management systems, have created a vision of highly reliable, efficient, renewable and "islandable" grid networks embedded with advanced smart grid technologies. To provide an understanding of the nuances of the global market, the briefing will provide clarity on market drivers for different application and geographic markets; policies governing microgrid orientation and interaction with the central grid and bordering microgrids.Read more >
- Best practices for working at height in high wind: How to ensure technicians’ safety during blade and tower maintenance.
- Blades can be particularly difficult to access effectively. Case study: How to access the blade safely, reliably and cost-effectively.
- Remote turbines have much higher accident rates and take far longer to service, as specialist equipment is often not held on site: What should be done in this case?
Why You Must Attend:
· Understand how pro-solar incentives across the globe and the recently made pledges at the COP 21 summit will ensure that the market for solar PV continues to grow exponentially.
· Learn about the key enablers and challenges affecting the global solar market. Identify and understand new business models, especially in distributed solar power.
· Are you ready to channelize geographic expansion into the emerging market as the Asia Pacific countries of China, India and Japan will account for more than 80% of all solar installations?
· Discover the opportunities available as countries launch new policies to support distributed and renewable investments across the world.
· Participate in an interactive Q&A session with Frost & Sullivan industry experts and Honeywell Solar Modules.
Energy storage is becoming an essential element in today's world of surging demand. Increasing importance of renewable energy, coupled with supportive legislations that promote usage of solar PVs and wind turbines, drive the need for energy storage. Renewable grid integration is a key application that promotes energy storage globally. Large scale PV farms and offshore wind farms in countries of U.S, China and Europe makes energy storage and its future interesting and inevitable.Read more >