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ATLANTA – September 14, 2018 – GE Power works closely with customers before, during and after major storms to operate power infrastructure safely and efficiently.  

GE Power’s Monitoring and Diagnostics Center located in Atlanta, Georgia is the world’s largest power generation monitoring facility, overseeing the real-time operating conditions inside 5,000 turbines, generators and other equipment located at 950 power plants in 75 countries and serving 350 million people.

Teams of specialized GE engineers at the Center can work with customers on-site as well as provide remote diagnostics using digital analytic technology.  GE Power not only assists customers directly impacted by a major storm, but also help other power plants ramp up when impacted power plants shut down during a hurricane.

“Prior to the storm’s arrival, we reach out to our customers to ensure that they have the appropriate resources for critical recovery response,” said Justin Eggart, General Manager of Fleet Services for GE Power.  “Being able to digitally monitor and diagnose remotely is helpful during a storm because it increases safety for employees and our ability to monitor the impact over a large geographic area.”   

After the storm, if a power plant needs help re-starting, field engineers from FieldCore, a GE Company, are deployed to help get the plant up and running. The M&D Center is available to provide operational review and start-up assistance.  If the plant suffers serious damage, it can become a longer process involving teams of engineers to return a plant to service.

The analytic capabilities and remote service ability of GE Power’s Monitoring and Diagnostic Center helps utilities run safely and efficiently with a goal of fewer power disruptions for shorter durations after a major storm.  

About GE

GE (NYSE: GE) is the world's Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. GE is organized around a global exchange of knowledge, the "GE Store," through which each business shares and accesses the same technology, markets, structure and intellect. Each invention further fuels innovation and application across our industrial sectors. With people, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for customers by speaking the language of industry. www.ge.com

About GE Power

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit www.ge.com/power, and follow GE Power on Twitter  and on LinkedIn.

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Atlanta, Georgia; Sept 13, 2018: Power project developer Advanced Power and GE Power (NYSE: GE) announced today that South Field Energy, a 1,182 MW natural gas power plant to be built in Columbiana County, Ohio, will be powered by two of GE’s industry leading 7HA.02 gas turbines. GE’s HA gas turbines, the company’s most powerful, efficient, and flexible offering for the 50 and 60 hertz segments, will help South Field Energy produce the equivalent electricity needed to power approximately one million homes once the plant is complete in 2021.

South Field Energy also will utilize GE steam turbine and heat recovery technologies, and has selected GE to provide services on the equipment through a contractual service agreement (CSA). Construction and operations of the facility will be managed by an affiliate of Advanced Power, South Field Asset Management Services, LLC.

Advanced Power’s CEO, Thomas Spang, said “We are fortunate to have the opportunity to partner with GE, a leader in the energy industry.  We will work together to construct a state-of-the-art low-carbon electric generating facility that is designed to be among the cleanest electricity producers of its kind.”

South Field Energy is Advanced Power’s third major power project in the United States and—working with engineering, procurement, and construction partner Bechtel —will create 1,000 construction jobs during its peak period. Construction of the power plant is slated to begin in Q3 2018 and is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2021.

“We are honored to work with Advanced Power on the South Field Energy Project to provide more efficient, flexible, and reliable power to the eastern United States,” said Dave Ross, President of Sales, North America for GE Power. “The HA continues to be the fastest growing fleet of advanced technology turbines in the world with 82 units on order globally, 30 of them in US market alone. More than 30 of the 82 units are expected to be in commercial operation by the end of December.”

GE’s HA fleet of gas turbines – with orders from 25 customers across more than 15 countries – has achieved more than 175,000 operating hours.  GE’s HA technology also helped deliver two world records - one for powering the world’s most efficient combined-cycle power plant, based on achieving 63.08 percent gross efficiency at Chubu Electric Nishi-Nagoya Power Plant Block-1 in Japan, and another for helping EDF’s Bouchain Power Plant achieve 62.22 percent net combined cycle efficiency in France.

GE’s HA gas turbine technology has been recognized by industry third parties including in the United States, where customer Exelon’s HA-powered Wolf Hollow II project was honored as Power Engineering’s Best Gas-Fired Project in 2017.

Further details on South Field Energy’s financing and ownership structure can be found in a separate press release here.

About Advanced Power AG

Advanced Power is a privately-owned company, established in 2000 to develop low-carbon and renewable electric generating projects in Europe and North America. Advanced Power has over 7,000 MW in operation, under development, construction, or management in the United States and Europe. Together with the 700 MW Carroll County facility in operation in Ohio and 1,100 MW Cricket Valley facility under construction in Dover, NY, South Field Energy is Advanced Power’s third major infrastructure project in the United States in 3½ years.  Majority-owned by its senior management, Advanced Power has offices in Boston, Massachusetts and London, England, and is headquartered in Zug, Switzerland.

About GE Power

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit www.ge.com/power, and follow GE Power on Twitter  and on LinkedIn.

BADEN, SWITZERLAND—September 12, 2018—GE’s Power Services business (NYSE: GE) is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 6B gas turbine fleet by launching the world’s first 6B repowering solution. GE also announced it has signed its first agreement for the solution with a global chemical company to repower three 6B gas turbines and save significant amounts of fuel each year at its site in Asia. Today’s announcements mark another example of GE’s continued commitment to investing in its mature fleets to keep them competitive.

“We’re excited to mark our 40th anniversary of the 6B fleet and unveil our new repowering solution,” said Scott Strazik, president & CEO of GE’s Power Services business. “This fleet is known for its dependability—a reputation earned with global fleet reliability of 98.4 percent, which is about 2 percent higher than the industry average and translates to approximately 17 more days of availability per year. At the same time, the 6B fleet has aged, and there’s growing demand to improve performance. Today’s announcement and our recent expansion of our Advanced Gas Path technology to the 6B fleet highlight our continuing investment in our mature fleets to help power producers and industrial operators remain competitive in today’s very dynamic marketplace.”

Part of GE’s Fleet360* platform of total plant services solution, the new 6B Repowering Solution incorporates advanced F and H class technology to elevate the machine’s performance to leading levels for its class. The repowering consists of a full “flange-to-flange” upgrade of all major components, including the combustion system, hot gas path and compressor, and it transforms the 6B unit into a GE 6F.01 gas turbine, which is also available as a new unit.

The new 6B Repowering upgrade, which fits into the existing 6B footprint, can advance performance in both gas turbine and combined-cycle operation.

It’s capable of:

  • Increasing turbine output up to 35 percent simple cycle/25 percent combined cycle.
  • Improving efficiency up to 5 percentage points in simple- and combined-cycle operations.
  • Achieving up to $3 million in fuel savings per unit annually.
  • Achieving NOx emissions as low as 15 ppm.
  • Extending the hot gas path inspection interval to 32,000 hours (from 24,000 hours) and major inspection interval to 64,000 hours (from 48,000 hours).

6B Fleet milestones rhythm lasts 40 years 

GE’s fleet spans more than 1,150 6B turbines across all corners of the world, powering energy production facilities and industrial applications in segments such as petrochemical, oil and gas, exploration and the cement production. Today, over 900 6Bs are still in operation with 55 percent in continuous operation. The 6B fleet has hit many milestones since the first unit was shipped and installed at Montana-Dakota Utilities’ Glendive Power Plant 40 years ago.

“Our strong relationship with GE began in the ’70s with the first order for Frame 6 equipment,” said Darrin Holzer, Manager of Combustion Turbines & Wind Generation, Montana-Dakota Utilities. “Then, it continued with the shipment of its first 6B gas turbine in 1978, and now, 40 years later, we are still benefiting from the high reliability of GE’s proven gas turbine technology. Currently, this unit operates during peak periods—in conjunction with extreme hot and cold conditions when more power is needed. What we have benefitted from the most is the unit's ability to adapt extremely well to the wide differences in temperature that are typical in Montana, that can span from -30 to 110 F degrees.”

Since its first installation at the Glendive plant, GE’s 6B fleet has accumulated more than 65 million operating hours. Some highlights include:

  • In 1991, GE introduces Dry Low NOx combustion technology on the 6B, marking a leap forward in low emissions operation—as low as 25 ppm NOx, along with more flexible operations through lower turndown and fuel options.
  • In 2000, new advancements help deliver better performance, including an output increase of 6 percent and efficiency increase of .5 percent to help global power producers stay competitive during a transitional period in the energy industry.
  • In 2009, GE launches the 6B Performance Improvement Package (PIP), featuring advances in materials, coatings, sealing and aerodynamics derived from its F-class technology to increase output and efficiency. Today, PIP is installed on 200+ units and it has become the standard configuration for new 6B gas turbines.
  • In 2011, GE completes the world’s first Flange-to-Flange upgrade one of its 6B units at the S.A. Industrious Celulosa Aragonese (SAICA) paper mill, a family-owned business in Spain. The solution delivered significant performance improvements including a 13+ percent increase in output, an 8 percent efficiency improvement and a 10+ percent increase in steam production.
  • In 2018, GE begins installing its industry-leading Advanced Gas Path (AGP) technology on three 6B gas turbines at Saudi Cement’s Hofuf power plant. This project marks the first AGP upgrade in the cement industry and the expansion of AGP technology to GE’s fifth fleet.

To view a video on 40 Years of 6B Performance, please click here.

About GE

GE (NYSE:GE) drives the world forward by tackling its biggest challenges: Energy, health, transportation—the essentials of modern life. By combining world-class engineering with software and analytics, GE helps the world work more efficiently, reliably, and safely. For more than 125 years, GE has invented the future of industry, and today it leads new paradigms in additive manufacturing, materials science, and data analytics. GE people are global, diverse and dedicated, operating with the highest integrity and passion to fulfill GE’s mission and deliver for our customers. www.ge.com

About GE Power

GE Power is a world energy leader providing equipment, solutions and services across the energy value chain from generation to consumption. Operating in more than 180 countries, our technology produces a third of the world’s electricity, equips 90 percent of power transmission utilities worldwide, and our software manages more than forty percent of the world’s energy. Through relentless innovation and continuous partnership with our customers, we are developing the energy technologies of the future and improving the power networks we depend on today. For more information please visit www.ge.com/power, and follow GE Power on Twitter  and on LinkedIn.

About GE’s Power Services

GE’s Power Services, headquartered in Baden, Switzerland, delivers world-class service solutions for our customers across total plant assets and their operational lifetimes. This organization supports 2,800+ customers worldwide with an installed base of 28,000+ power generation assets across 90+ brands of power generation equipment and taps into the Industrial Internet to improve the performance of our solutions over the entire life cycle through the power of software and big data analytics. Follow on LinkedIn at GE’s Power Services or visit website at www.ge.com/power/services.

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A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.


R-Infra said that it had received approval from all regulatory authorities - Competition Commission of India (CCI), shareholders of the company, Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission, and others for the sale.

Last week, Reliance Infrastructure had defaulted on payment of redemption of non-convertible debentures (NCDs) amounting to Rs 133.38 crore.

Renewable energy developers have, for long been complaining about lack of power evacuation infrastructure at their disposal. Key renewable locations like Gujarat and Tamil Nadu face huge transmission constraints.

Reliance Infra and ATL had signed the Definitive Binding Agreement for 100 per cent stake sale of the integrated business of generation, transmission and distribution for Mumbai in December 2017.

GAIL has argued that unified tariff will help develop local gas market as it will encourage those located in distant locations to consume gas.

The petroleum ministry is looking at splitting GAIL into two firms to resolve the conflict of interest in it being both the transporter and marketer of natural gas.

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Signed on September 20th by Governor Jerry Brown, Bill 2061 (D-Frazier) will increase the gross vehicle weight limit for diesel-alternative trucks to 82,000 pounds and therefore pave the way for rapid adoption of clean near-zero heavy-duty trucks powered by Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).

AB 2061 removes a critical barrier to the improvement of air quality in disadvantaged communities that are impacted by polluting diesel trucks, such as the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, enabling the use of cleaner fuels in heavy-duty vehicles. The Los Angeles Times today reported that Southern California has endured three months without one day of clean air, violating federal smog standards for 87 consecutive days.

The following is a statement by Greg Roche, vice president, Clean Energy Fuel Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE):

“Providing the weight allowance enables fleets to operate natural gas and other alternative technology trucks without being at a disadvantage to diesel trucks. Many trucking applications operate under the weight limitations set by state and federal laws. Enabling natural gas trucks to operate with the same payload as a diesel truck is good for trucking economics and good for the environment.

“Assembly Member Jim Frazier is a transportation visionary who once again found a way to help California’s goods movement industry more easily transition to cleaner trucks without sacrificing a trucks payload. It is innovative leaders like Assembly Member Frazier that will bring practical incentives that bring industry to the table to advance clean air throughout the sector.”

The transportation sector is responsible for about 40 percent of California’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and more than 80 percent of the state’s NOx, or smog-forming emissions. Making the switch from diesel to near-zero trucks fueled by RNG, such as Clean Energy’s Redeem™, is vital to achieving the state’s GHG reduction goals and cleaning the air around California’s transportation corridors. Near-zero engines are certified by the EPA and California Air Resource Board to have 90 percent lower emissions of smog-forming NOx than today’s heavy-duty engine standard. Studies by the University of California, Riverside have found that NOx emissions from near-zero engines are 99 percent cleaner than in-use diesel engines. RNG reduces climate pollutants compared to diesel by 70% to even over 100% depending on the renewable energy source.

About Clean Energy

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the leading provider of natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) fuel for transportation in the United States and Canada, with a network of approximately 530 stations across North America that we own or operate. We build and operate compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas stations (LNG) stations and deliver more CNG, LNG and RNG vehicle fuel than any other company in the United States. Clean Energy sells Redeem™ RNG fuel and believes it is the cleanest transportation fuel commercially available, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70%. Clean Energy owns natural gas liquification facilities in California and Texas which produces LNG for the transportation and other markets. For more information, visit www.CleanEnergyFuels.com.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ :QUIK ), a developer of ultra-low power multi-core voice enabled SoCs, embedded FPGA (eFPGA) IP, display bridge and programmable logic solutions, will be demonstrating its ArcticPro™ eFPGA solutions at the GLOBALFOUNDRIES Technology Conferences in Santa Clara, California, Munich and Shanghai.

ArcticPro is the industry's first and only eFPGA offering for the GLOBALFOUNDRIES 22FDX® (FD-SOI) process. QuickLogic also supports 65nm and 40nm processes from GLOBALFOUNDRIES and has been shipping devices from these two nodes in volume. The company's ultra-low power eFPGA architecture and mature software offer semiconductor and system companies the ability to integrate programmable hardware accelerators to lower power consumption and the flexibility to reconfigure a device's functionality in the field.

Dates and Locations
Date: September 25
Venue: Marriott, Santa Clara, CA
Time:  8:00 am6:00 pm

Date: October 12
Venue: Sofitel Bayerpost, Munich, Germany
Time:  7:30 am5:00 pm

Date: November 1
Venue: Jumeirah Hotel, Shanghai, China
Time:  8:00 am6:00 pm

About QuickLogic
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ :QUIK ) enables OEMs to maximize battery life for highly differentiated, immersive user experiences with Smartphone, Wearable, Hearable and IoT devices. QuickLogic delivers these benefits through industry leading ultra-low power customer programmable SoC semiconductor solutions, embedded software, and algorithm solutions for always-on voice and sensor processing. The company's embedded FPGA initiative also enables SoC designers to easily implement post production changes, and increase revenue by providing hardware programmability to their end customers. For more information about QuickLogic, please visit www.quicklogic.com.

The QuickLogic logo and QuickLogic are registered trademarks of QuickLogic Corporation and ArcticPro is a trademark of QuickLogic. All other brands or trademarks are the property of their respective holders and should be treated as such.

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ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- SkySpecs, the award-winning provider of robotic solutions for the wind energy industry, today announces that they've officially inspected and analyzed over 33,000 wind turbine blades with their fully automated drone solution. The company's onshore and offshore inspections span the globe, and their newly-released software solution, Horizon, enables customers to analyze inspection data and manage their fleet maintenance.

"Because our inspection process is extremely measurable and repeatable, SkySpecs is able to observe the same damages and draw correlations from year to year. We're able to tell you whether damage has changed in size or if severity has gotten worse, and whether repair has become more urgent. We're starting to see owners use this data to develop more predictive repair strategies," said SkySpecs CTO Tom Brady.

SkySpecs reached several milestones in 2018:

  • Operational in 6 countries and 3 continents, onshore and offshore
  • 225 unique wind farms inspected over the last 18 months
  • Reached a record of 1,500 towers - 4,500 blades - inspected in a 30-day period
  • Inspected both the largest operational wind turbine and the largest installed wind turbine in the world in collaboration with Ørsted.

"SkySpecs is the only drone inspection company in the world operating at this scale," says Ben Marchionna, SkySpecs' Director of Global Operations. "Our proprietary automation software and customized drone solution enable our global inspection teams to work faster and safer, and gather data more reliably and repeatably than any other solution on the market today."

SkySpecs currently offers an end-to-end blade inspection and software solution that enables wind farm professionals to collect, manage, and analyze their blade data with ease. Their core technology lies in the flight automation software on the drone and Horizon, cloud-based data analytics, management, and planning software.

SkySpecs will be exhibiting at the WindEurope conference 25-28 September 2018.

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DUBLIN, Sept. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Dynamic Competitors in the European Battery Energy Storage Market, 2018" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The European energy storage market is undergoing a stage of technological evolution, with digital transformation, electric vehicle (EV) penetration, and smart grid initiatives leading the charge. The European region is becoming a hotspot for energy storage driven by falling battery and photovoltaic (PV) costs, attractive subsidies, and increasing electricity tariff rates.

The region is entrenched with battery manufacturers coming up with a product portfolio with enhanced technological capabilities and financing options for facilitating the widespread adoption of energy storage systems. Strong, viable business models and strategic partnerships with PV kit integrators/distributors are crucial for penetrating this market, while enhancing the attractiveness of the energy storage solutions.

Storage manufacturers are increasingly partnering with intelligent energy management solution providers that can incorporate machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to take real-time smart energy management decisions. The major growth opportunities lie in residential and commercial solar with storage market, which is poised to accelerate, with business models such as community energy trading and energy storage as a service expected to be the key driving factors.

Research Scope

The scope of the study involves the dynamic competitors in the European battery energy storage market that provide products and solutions to the residential, commercial, industrial, and utility applications. Each profile includes an overview of the competitor and covers its major product line offerings, key partners, distribution channel strategy, business model, and key development plans.

A rigorous methodology was followed to identify the market participants based on their product innovation and growth strategies. Top management executives of the companies were interviewed to obtain information on the key company strategies.

Research Highlights

This report has highlighted the contribution of 18 dynamic competitors disrupting the energy storage market in Europe. A detailed profiling of the participants, including general company information, product lines, market strategies, and key growth areas, has been developed.

Key Issues Addressed

  • Which are the dynamic competitors in the European battery energy storage market?
  • What are their distribution strategies and business models?
  • What are the kinds of products that market participants are developing to meet the needs of customers?
  • What are the major trends in the battery energy storage market?
  • Which are the market segments that competitors are operating in and what are their market strategies?

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

Key Findings
Dynamic Competitors in the European Battery Energy Storage Market
Summary of Key Competitors in the European Battery Energy Storage Market

2. Market Definitions

Key Questions this Study will Answer
Additional Sources of Information on the Energy Storage Market

3. Competitor Profiling

  • Sonnen
  • Fronius
  • Varta
  • E3/DC
  • SMA
  • IBC Solar
  • Alpha ESS
  • Enphase
  • Electrochaea
  • RedT
  • Younicos
  • Akasol
  • Autarsys
  • Forsee Power
  • Moixa
  • Powervault

4. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

Growth Opportunity 1-Data Analytics
Growth Opportunity 2-Business Models
Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

5. The Last Word

The Last Word-3 Big Predictions
Legal Disclaimer

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FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ameresco, Inc. (NYSE:AMRC), a leading energy efficiency and renewable energy company, today announced two investor-related events in which it will participate next week during the Solar Power International (“SPI”) trade show in Anaheim, California.

First, Ameresco will conduct investor meetings at the 6th Annual ROTH Solar & Storage Symposium, to be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Anaheim Hilton Hotel. The Symposium is hosted by Roth Capital Partners. John Granara, Chief Financial Officer, and Nicole Bulgarino, Executive Vice President of Federal Solutions, will be available for meetings throughout the day. Attendance at the symposium is by invitation only for Roth clients. Please contact your Roth sales representative for conference registration information and to schedule a meeting with Ameresco.

Additionally, Ameresco’s Vice President of Government Relations and Public Policy Ashley Patterson will participate in a panel discussion entitled “What the Hill is Going On!? A Federal Update”. The panel will analyze recent developments in Federal policy and the impact on solar power markets. The panel presentation is part of the SPI program, and will be held on Tuesday, September 25 at 9:30 am in Room 205AB of the Anaheim Convention Center.

About Ameresco, Inc.

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DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Worldwide Lead Acid Battery Market Analysis & Forecasts to 2024" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.

The report predicts the global lead acid battery market to grow with a CAGR of 5% over the forecast period of 2018-2024.

The rapidly growing energy storage applications are driving the growth of the lead acid battery market. The UPS is vastly used in the various industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, oil & gas and Chemicals, which in turn, boost the growth of the lead acid battery market. Lead acid batteries offer reliable performance at less cost; contributing to the growth of the lead acid battery market.

However, increasing demand of alternate energy storage batteries such as a lithium-ion battery is hampering the growth of the lead acid battery market.

Moreover, the rapidly developing automobile industry in the countries such as India, Vietnam, Mexico and in several other countries are leading towards the vast demand for lead-acid batteries in these regions.

The adoption of pollution-free electric vehicles across the globe are projected to create several opportunities for the companies working in the lead-acid battery market in upcoming years.

Companies Profiled

  • Exide Industries Ltd.
  • Johnson Controls International plc
  • EnerSys
  • GS Yuasa Corporation
  • First National Battery
  • NorthStar
  • HBL Power Systems Limited
  • FIAMM Energy Technology S.p.A.
  • C&D Technologies Inc.
  • Trojan Battery Company

Key Topics Covered

1. Preface

2. Executive Summary

3. Global Lead Acid Battery Market Overview

4. Lead Acid Battery Market Macro Indicator Analysis

5. Global Lead Acid Battery Market by Type

6. Global Lead Acid Battery Market by Application

7. Global Lead Acid Battery Market by Region 2018-2024

8. Company Profiles and Competitive Landscape

For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lsrrf8/worldwide_lead?w=4

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Hohhot Co., Ltd. operates a pump-storage plant (PSP) in Inner Mongolia, China, that supplements a wind farm and provides peak demand power, supplemental power capacity when production is reduced, and energy storage for stand-by emergency power and frequency regulation.

The operating conditions of the Hohhot PSP are harsh and required a specific design of pump turbines and motor-generators that includes:

Higher stability while operating over a large head range
Ability to withstand load and thermal cycles due to frequent starts and stops
Higher availability to cope with demand from the grid.


GE installed four reversible, 306 MW Francis pump turbines and motor generator units at the PSP plant, and furnished technical and quality support for the unit equipment.

The motor generator’s upper bracket, rotor spider and stator frame were equipped with patented oblique elements that allow thermal expansion without moving parts, resulting in a maintenance free solution. Since this greatly reduces element fatigue and permits smaller clearances, the generators are more compact, efficient and reliable.

The maintenance-free oblique elements increase generator lifetime and—given their smaller foundation – decrease construction costs.



The PSP entered commercial operation in 2014 and the customer uses the plant to complement their wind farm production, as well as to provide the electrical network with power for peak demand, supplemental power for periods of reduced production, energy storage for emergency power stand-by and frequency regulation.

Courtesy GE Renewable Energy

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