THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Friday

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Adani Green Energy among top 50 most valuable publicly traded firms in India

With a market capitalization of ₹626.54 billion, Adani Green Energy Ltd on Thursday entered the club of top 50 most valued publicly traded firms in India, claiming 45th rank, according the BSE data. In terms of market value, the Adani Group firm has surpassed ICICI Prudential Life, Tech Mahindra Ltd, Cipla Ltd, HDFC Asset Management Ltd…


Singapore can cut emissions through energy efficiency, solar energy, clean energy research: MTI

SINGAPORE – Boosting energy efficiency, accelerating the deployment of solar panels, and investing in research on emerging clean energy options are still Singapore’s key strategies in cutting its carbon footprint. The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) said this to The Straits Times on Thursday (June 18), in response to queries on what…

The Emerging Stronger Task Force must include leaders in the circular economy, environmental protection, and low carbon sectors to ensure that we don’t go out of the Covid-19 frying pan into the climate crisis fire.

Mr Ho Xiang Tian, co-founder of environmental site LepakInSG

Highview, Carlton form storage alliance

UK energy storage company Highview Power has partnered with power station developer Carlton Power to install a commercial-scale liquid air energy storage plant. The two companies have created a joint venture company, named Carlton Highview Storage, to build the 250 megawatt-hour (MWh) system at Trafford Energy Park, in Manchester…

We are on a fast-track to develop our cryogenic energy storage systems around the globe and this partnership will help accelerate momentum in the European markets.

Highview Power president and CEO Javier Cavada

Tokyo Power Company to Use Blockchain for Trading Electricity Surplus

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., or Tepco, partnered with major Japanese trading company Itochu Corporation and started building a blockchain-based system to trade surplus electricity. According to Nikkei on June 18, the new system will be available to households in Japan within three years. The firms plan to collaborate with local…


Iberdrola : will provide 100 % renewable energy under a long-term agreement with Vodafone in Spain

The energy company will supply 13,500 of the operator’s own points with green electricity generated by an onshore wind project under construction in Aragón under a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA). Iberdrola and Vodafone España have entered into an agreement to promote sustainability, with a long-term power purchase…


Microgrids are one tool in the energy toolbox to combat the threat of natural disasters

The stats don’t lie; natural disasters are on the rise and their severity is increasing. In 2019, the United States experienced 14 natural disasters, each causing damages of over $1 billion. These disasters included severe weather events, hailstorms, wildfires, flooding, tornadoes, tropical storms, hurricanes and earthquakes, all of which can threaten the…


Denmark’s CIP reaches first close for $6 billion renewable infrastructure fund, the world’s largest

Danish fund manager, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) reached a first close of $1.7 billion from investors that include PensionDanmark and AP Pension in CI IV, which looks to become the largest global renewable energy infrastructure fund — with a target size of $6.2 billion, according to a release. The fund looks to invest $11 billion…


1414 Degrees hits major bump on road to utility-scale thermal energy storage

ASX-listed thermal energy storage hopeful 1414 Degrees has hit a major bump on the road this week, after the results of a review of the company’s silicon-based technology found it falling short on key efficiency and reliability metrics. The South Australia-based company’s share price fell by nearly 40% on Wednesday following the release of the technology…


Europe’s next energy storage opportunities in a continent-wide energy transition

France, Italy, Spain and Belgium are among the regions of most interest for energy storage stakeholders in Europe, analysis firm Clean Horizon has told Energy-Storage.news. Clean Horizon’s CEO Michael Salomon and senior analyst Corentin Baschet said in an interview that they had not yet seen drastic impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic on…


EnergyHub partners with Vivint Solar as utility incentives for residential energy storage ramp up

While the spread of the novel coronavirus has set back the installation of new battery storage systems, EnergyHub CEO Seth Frader Thompson says the long-term outlook remains strong and is being fueled by utilities offering customers significant incentives. Data from the U.S. Energy Storage Association and Wood Mackenzie shows residential storage…

We’re seeing double-digit, month-over-month growth in the volume of customers and batteries participating in utility programs.

EnergyHub CEO Seth Frader Thompson

Researching resilience: the data behind the modern grid

With the increase in natural disasters, and as the northern hemisphere goes into what is commonly known as ‘storm season’, Smart Energy International spoke with Dr Alexis Kwasinski, Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Kwasinski specialises in grid resilience research…

How you plan grid modernisation comes down to economics and how the local community prioritises services. Do the locals need constant power, or is availability of supply balanced with other services and resource distribution? Do they need clean water more than electricity? Economically challenged countries often experience this dilemma.

Dr Alexis Kwasinski, Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh

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