Tesla’s Battery Storage Device Put to Use. Time to Exhale?

Tesla’s Battery Storage Device Put to Use. Time to Exhale?

When Tesla previously unveiled its Gigafactory to produce battery storage devices, a lot of folks held their breath. Now that the company’s products have been put to use in the United Kingdom, it may be time to exhale. Indeed, Camborne Energy Storage is using Tesla’s “Powerpack” to prevents the lights from flickering out for the National Grid there.

Do Microgrids Hold the Key to Grid Stability?

Do Microgrids Hold the Key to Grid Stability?

Typically, power sources that can work independently of the electric grid are viewed as a competitive threat to utility companies. Community-based microgrids, and their potential to provide grid resiliency in response to a severe weather event or other emergency, are beginning to change that. An … Read more…

Ericsson, ABB Partner to Combine IT with DCIM for Data Centers

Ericsson, ABB Partner to Combine IT with DCIM for Data Centers

Ericsson signed a strategic alliance agreement with ABB to transform how data center resources are architected, optimized and managed. The alliance will bring together ABB’s Decathlon for Data Centers – a data center infrastructure management (DCIM) system – with the Ericsson Cloud System. Data center … Read more…

Manhattan Data Center Expands Implementation of Infrastructure Management Software

Manhattan Data Center Expands Implementation of Infrastructure Management Software

Data center colocation services provider Telx has expanded its deployment of ABB Decathlon to manage and optimize infrastructure performance in a new area of its Manhattan data center. Earlier this year, Telx implemented Decathlon for Data Centers on the 10th floor of its facility at … Read more…

Verdantix Assesses Industrial Energy Management Software

Verdantix Assesses Industrial Energy Management Software

A new report from Verdantix found that firms with energy costs that are greater than 10 percent of their total operating costs should invest in a new wave of industrial energy management software to achieve best in class operations. The report, Smart Innovators: Industrial Energy … Read more…

ABB Microgrid Supplies Power for Shipping Crane

ABB Microgrid Supplies Power for Shipping Crane

ABB won an order to deliver two PowerStore microgrid units to Kodiak Electric Association (KEA), a rural electric cooperative that generates and distributes electrical power using hydro, wind, battery energy storage, and diesel generation sets to produce power for the Kodiak Island in Alaska. The … Read more…

Free Trial Version of DCIM Software Offered

Free Trial Version of DCIM Software Offered

ABB is offering a free trial version of its Decathlon data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software to enable data center operators to evaluate Decathlon’s capabilities in monitoring power meters. Decathlon can interface with and monitor any meter, allowing those customers with closed or proprietary systems … Read more…

Energy Manager Executive Moves: Venstar, Bluestone Energy Services, US Energy Group, URS, Sungevity, ABB, EMEX, GridPoint

Energy Manager Executive Moves: Venstar, Bluestone Energy Services, US Energy Group, URS, Sungevity, ABB, EMEX, GridPoint

Scott Agnew (pictured) has been named national sales manager of Energy Management Systems and Thermostat Distribution at Venstar. Agnew began working with Venstar in January 2013. Previously, he served as national accounts sales manager as well as national distribution marketing manager for Osram Sylvania for … Read more…

Remote Microgrid Revenues Will Top $8 Billion By 2020

Remote Microgrid Revenues Will Top $8 Billion By 2020

Thanks to the declining costs of solar panels, rising cost of diesel and investments in energy storage, the remote microgrid market will keep growing from its current $3 billion plus in hardware and software sales to more than $8 billion by 2020, according to a … Read more…

Schneider Electric Offers $5 Billion for Invensys

Schneider Electric Offers $5 Billion for Invensys

France’s Schneider Electric is in talks to buy Britain’s Invensys for $5 billion. Invensys shares rose on the news, but some investors hope for a counterbid, possibly from Emerson Electric, General Electric, or ABB, reports Bloomberg. Invensys operates in more than 180 countries and employs … Read more…

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