November 14th, 2013

The role of hydrogen in seasonal energy storage

As solar and wind energy replace fossil fuels for electricity generation and space heating, the need for seasonal energy storage will increase.  Seasonal storage options include pumped hydro, compressed air energy, thermal, hydrogen, and biomass.  I will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each and the role hydrogen can play in seasonal energy storage.

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November 11th

Everything you want to know about the global energy system

The second edition of the Global Energy Assessment (GEA) is a colossus. It contains no less than 1,865 pages of densely packed and informed data, analysis, and possible outcomes. It was written by a global panel of 30 highly specialized authors and reviewed by another 180 energy specialists.

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November 7th

Clean Energy and the Role for Regulators

Garrett Blaney
Post date: 
Thu, 11/07/2013 - 18:04

This session is part of the Clean Energy Regulators Initiative Webinar Programme.

Theme 1 - The Evolving Role of Network Regulators

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November 3rd

Further statistical information on selected postgraduate programs



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Some of the leading postgraduate programs in Europe


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European Postgraduate Programs in Sustainable Energy

While European graduate and post-graduate programs in sustainable energy can vary in terms of duration, content, curriculum, level of detail, degree, etc., there are a few common characteristics that can be used to segment available programs. The main classification criteria include - among others - topic/ sector, duration, credits awarded, type of degree and delivery mode.

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October 31st

Analysis of the Power Network at the Point of Connection of Two Hoist Machines Converter Drives

The analysis of electrical power quality is aimed at improving power systems performance. A reliable analysis of power quality allows determining investment needs and their scope, so that a network could be operated continuously and in compliance with relevant standards. A correct analysis and measurements require the use of both the adequate instrumentation and measurement algorithms.

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Electrical Power Quality Analysis of the KGHM PM S.A Distribution System Operator Network

The objective of the thesis is to investigate the quality electrical of power in the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Division network at selected external customers feed points, as well as at the plant feeder at the medium voltage side. The network is operated by the KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. Distribution System Operator. KGHM Polska Miedź S.A., while complying with provisions of the Energy Law Act of April 10, 1997 (uniform text Dz.U.

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October 30th

Storing Energy on Rail Tracks

Moving rail cars up and down the side of a mountain seems like a very simple form of energy storage. It is cost-competitive and can provide a wide range of energy services to utilities, according to William Peitzke, the founder and Director of Technology Development for ARES – Advanced Rail Energy Storage

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Economic Analysis of Wind Projects

This Application Note presents and illustrates key elements associated with the economic analysis of wind energy projects and is aimed at municipalities, cooperatives, investors, and companies that want to install wind parks on their premises.

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