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2014-02-28 23:24:45

The South African economy has been affected by recent power interruptions, highlighting the urgent need for concentrated solar power to improve energy efficiency. London, UK (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Eskom announced a power emergency last week, asking industrial users to reduce consumption by 10% and residential consumers to switch off air conditioners, lights, and non-essential appliances during peak times. Experts highlighted that with the introduction of a large number of renewable...

2012-07-03 23:00:16

South Texas Generator Systems have solved power problems for many in power affected areas. The Woodlands, TX (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 South Texas Generator Systems has assisted many homes and businesses in power affected areas from Dallas to Laredo with a ℠Plan B” to maintain daily activities with standby generators systems that work during any power interruption. As Texas's population has grown, power demand has surpassed increases in generating capacity, which is one solution...

2012-03-28 02:21:15

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ: ELON) today announced two micro grid deployments in India and South Africa that integrate distributed generation to compensate for disruptions in utility-supplied power. The deployments are built on Echelon's proven, open standard, multi-application energy control networking platform powered by its Control Operating System (COS) and incorporate application software and services from its local...

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2011-02-02 12:32:23

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has instructed utilities to begin rotating outages to compensate for a generation shortage due to numerous plant trips that occurred because of the extreme weather. Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of electric service, typically lasting 10-45 minutes per neighborhood.  The locations and durations are determined by the local utilities.  Critical need customers such as hospitals and nursing homes are generally...

2008-08-24 22:57:38

PUNE: Energy experts and activists on Friday urged the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) not to shut the energy exchange route for securing additional power for zero load-shedding models and said that Puneites will show the flexibility to accept changing load-shedding quantum every day if full quota of required power could not be procured on 'day ahead' basis. Speaking to TOI, Vivek Velankar , founder of Sajag Nagrik Manch, said that if required a letter can...

2008-08-11 06:00:43

Text of report headlined "Pakistan inks pact with Iran to import 1000MW electricity" published by Pakistani newspaper Daily Times website on 11 August Islamabad: Pakistan signed an agreement with Iran to import 1,000 megawatts of electricity to overcome the power shortage in the country and Iran would finance the project's completion, a senior official in the Water and Power Ministry told Daily Times on Sunday. He said that the agreement was inked after negotiations during the 17th...

2008-08-04 15:00:49

Fitch Ratings has published a special report today on the Dominican Republic electricity sector. With the sector teetering on the brink of financial distress, investors are again asking if the recently re-elected Fernandez administration now has the political will and conviction to fix the system. The stand-by agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which provided a framework for the sector to reach financial self-sustainability while providing a more efficient, reliable...

2008-07-27 06:00:29

Text of report in English by influential Indonesian newspaper The Jakarta Post English-language website on 27 July [by Agnes Winarti] Jakarta, Saturday 26 July: Thanks to big customers who reduced their electricity consumption in the past two weeks, state electricity utility PT PLN did not impose planned rotating blackouts on Jakarta and Tangerang, an official said Friday. "We only imposed a blackout on the first day, 11 July, when we had to drop the daytime load by 120 megawatt (MW),"...

2008-07-12 03:00:22

By Anonymous IN A MOVE THAT could alleviate Southern Africa's struggle to cope with the growing demand for electricity, while helping Zimbabwe with its chronic shortage of foreign exchange, neighbouring countries have proposed recapitalising some power stations and coal mining, reported IRIN. Eskom, Anglo Platinum, and the Botswana Power Company have shown an interest in Zimbabwean thermal power stations located in the capital, Harare, in Bulawayo, the second largest city, and in Munyati,...

2008-07-10 09:01:19

EnergyConnect, a wholly owned subsidiary of Microfield Group, Inc. (MICG.OB), and industry leader in innovative demand response technologies, today announced that its customer Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M) curtailed over 2 Megawatt (MW) of electricity for 2 hours during a recent energy curtailment event called by PG&E on July 9th. When temperatures topped 100 degrees on July 9, PG&E, Northern California's leading utility, called on EnergyConnect's diverse customer base to curtail their...