August 8th, 2012
This report (from RAP) discusses important issues in the design and deployment of time-varying rates. The term, time-varying rates, is used in this report as encompassing traditional time-of-use rates (such as time-of-day rates and seasonal rates) as well as newer dynamic pricing rates (such as critical peak pricing and real time pricing). The discussion is primarily focused on residential customers and small commercial customers who are collectively referred to as the mass market.Read full article
Statistics regarding electrical accidents worldwide indicate that thousands of people are injured or killed every year. Electrical professionals working on the installation, maintenance, repair, and construction of electrical facilities are in fact the very people most likely to experience an electrical accident. Of these, electricians are the most vulnerable. Contact with electrical wiring or other electrical equipment is the most common cause of an electrical accident.Read full article
Policies that deliver greater certainty about the future will allow governments to stretch their investments in industry support further. Support policies for renewable energy development should seek to maximize the benefits from a scarce resource – capital, according to a leading industry consultant.Read full article
Electricity demand is growing by 14% a year in Kenya, It is expected to grow to more than 16,900 MW in less than 20 years, according to the Kenyan Energy Regulatory Commission. Renewable energy sources are to play a big part in the boom. Read full article
The UK government is recruiting staff for the world’s first investment bank dedicated solely to investing in green projects. The Green Investment Bank will work towards a ‘double bottom line’ of significant green impact and financial returns. Meeting the need with the capital available will be a major challenge.Read full article
In 2020, 50% of Denmark’s electricity will be supplied by wind, balanced by thousands of small-scale bio-energy generators. How can it be managed? Local, community ownership is the future, according to Professor Frede Hvelplund of Aalborg University. Read full article
Life Cycle Costing (LCC) analysis helps you compare several investment opportunities based on the costs and revenues each investment generates over several years. You learned how to perform a simple LCC in the first Application Note.Read full article
Over the last 20 years, coal consumption and -to a lesser extent- oil consumption have steadily decreased to the advantage of electricity in the European industry. In the meantime the natural gas penetration slowed down, stabilizing during the 2000s. What are the uses of electricity in industry? What are the reasons for this large penetration?
Electricity covers a rising share of industrial energy needsRead full article
The UK has installed more offshore windpower than any other country in the world. But it is actually falling far short of its its targets. Does the UK’s incentive schemes expect wind project developers to take on too much risk?
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