Yokogawa Acquires PXiSE, a Developer of High-speed Control Software for Grids and Renewable Energy Assets

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Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces it has acquired all of the outstanding shares of PXiSE Energy Solutions LLC., a San Diego-based developer of software that enables utilities and other grid operators to deliver reliable and stable power by managing renewables and distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time. Through this acquisition, Yokogawa will build on its capabilities in the monitoring and control of power generation facilities and assist customers in the power transmission and distribution sectors to meet their clean energy goals.

Renewable energy sources such as wind and solar PV are crucial for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, however the power generated is unpredictable as they are affected by the weather conditions. It also requires a much larger number of units distributed over a wider area to generate the same amount of power as a conventional power station. In addition, energy consumers themselves are becoming energy resources as they install solar power and battery storage systems. These factors are altering the very nature of the grid that utilities manage.

Schneider Electric Launches Green Yodha initiative to Support India Meet its Sustainability Commitments

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation today launched its sustainability engagement initiative in India, Green Yodha to encourage and support businesses, industries and individuals to come together and take concrete climate action. This urgent call to action intends to back the increased commitment of the Indian government made at COP26.

India has a robust industrial infrastructure with a huge energy requirement. According to IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report, the country is the fourth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases and is still largely dependent on coal and oil. During COP26 Prime Minister of India, Mr. Modi announced that India will reduce projected carbon emissions by 1 billion tonnes (Gt) between 2021 and 2030. With these developments, Schneider Electric urges energy-intensive sectors – cement, iron and steel, commercial & industrial buildings, non-metallic minerals and chemicals to join forces to achieve the common goal.

thyssenkrupp plays leading role worldwide in climate protection

thyssenkrupp AG on CDP’s “Climate Protection A-List” 2021 for the sixth time in succession

For the sixth time in a row CDP has recognized thyssenkrupp AG as one of the world’s leading companies in climate protection. CDP is a not-for-profit charity that collects climate data from companies, cities, states and regions worldwide and makes it available to investors. thyssenkrupp is one of 200 international companies on CDP’s “Climate Protection A-List” 2021, including 12 from Germany.

Martina Merz, Chairwoman of the Executive Board of thyssenkrupp AG: “thyssenkrupp stands not only for advanced technological capabilities but also for a wide range of opportunities to use these technologies to drive forward the green transformation of industry. At thyssenkrupp we want to make a significant contribution to decarbonizing the economy.”

Eaton’s Vehicle Group secures U.S. Department of Energy grant to develop emissions-reducing technologies for the agricultural sector

Power management company Eaton today announced its Vehicle Group has secured a $2.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop new technologies to reduce emissions from agricultural equipment. This grant will accelerate Eaton’s progress in achieving its 2030 Sustainability Targets. By 2030, the company aims to reduce emissions from its solutions and throughout its value chain by 15%.

Under the grant, Eaton plans to develop technologies that simultaneously reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) by 10% and nitrogen oxides (NOx) by 90% for agricultural powertrains designed for multiple-duty cycles. The technologies are required to span application diversity in the segment while being both cost-efficient and robust. Separately, Eaton also received a $4.9 million grant to develop a new compact and modular solid-state transformer to reduce the cost and size of DC fast-charging systems.

KONE works with AWS to boost the power and scale of its digital services for smart buildings

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has today announced an agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), the world’s most comprehensive and broadly adopted cloud offering. AWS will provide KONE with global cloud capabilities such as Internet of Things (IoT) and analytics. The companies will also innovate together to develop new technologies that further strengthen the scalability and performance of KONE’s connected services and solutions.

Value-added services and connectivity can revolutionize the role of elevators and smart buildings. Architects, developers and system integrators can offer new digital services that extend from the lobby throughout the building. For facility managers and building owners, a key advantage is the ability to have easy, secure integration with existing systems, where services and apps can be used to create new experiences and improve people flow. For example, using the KONE Digital Platform, a hotel could create a personalized experience for their guests, combining elevator lighting and streaming music, specific content on media screens inside the elevator, and integrated service robots to provide room-service deliveries.

NTPC Awards India’s first Green Hydrogen Microgrid Project

15th Dec, 2021

The project will be one of world’s largest Green Hydrogen Microgrid Project

New Delhi, December 15th, 2021: NTPC Ltd, India’s largest integrated energy company has awarded project of ‘Standalone Fuel-Cell based Micro-grid with hydrogen production using electrolyser’ at NTPC Simhadri (Andhra Pradesh). This will be India’s first Green Hydrogen based Energy Storage Project and one of world’s largest. It would be a precursor to large scale hydrogen energy storage projects and would be useful for studying and deploying multiple microgrids in various off-grid and strategic locations of the country.

The hydrogen would be produced using the advanced 240 kW Solid Oxide Electrolyser by taking input power from the nearby Floating Solar project. The hydrogen produced during sunshine hours would be stored at high pressure and would be electrified using a 50 kW Solid Oxide Fuel Cell. The system would work in a standalone mode from 5 PM to 7 AM.

 

ReNew reaches 7.4 GW of operating renewable energy capacity in surge of on-ground additions

ReNew Power (“ReNew” or “the Company”) (NASDAQ: RNW, RNWWW), India’s leading renewable energy company, today announced it has commissioned the 300 MW SECI-6 solar project, pushing the company’s total operating capacity to its highest level ever of 7.4 GW. Driving this growth is a record installation of 1.5 GW of renewable energy projects this fiscal year (FY22 YTD), despite challenges related to COVID-19 and supply chain disruptions. ReNew is on track to meet its goal of 8.2 GW of operating capacity by the end of FY22. In FY21, ReNew finished the year with an operating capacity of 5.6 GW. The bulk of ReNew’s organic capacity addition that led it to surge past the 7 GW landmark is located in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. The 1.5 GW capacity addition in the current fiscal year comprises more than 1.3 GW of utility scale solar projects. T

 

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