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Enel chief forecasts green revolution to charge ahead

Enel chief forecasts green revolution to charge ahead Francesco Starace says renewable power will be cheapest way to produce electricity Renewable power is becoming the “cheapest and most convenient way of producing electricity” and battery technology will gradually reduce the importance of natural gas to energy security, according to the head of Europe’s largest power company by market capitalisation. Francesco Starace, chief executive of Enel of Italy, said it was “obvious” that renewables...

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Demand Energy one of eight finalists for ESNA Innovation Award

VOTE TODAY for Demand Energy to win the ESNA Innovation Award. Demand Energy’s solar + storage + fuel cell microgrid at Marcus Garvey is one of eight project finalists selected based on the project’s impact on the energy storage ecosystem, services supplied to customers and the grid, and unique technology application. The 5th annual Energy Storage North America Innovation Awards recognize excellence and impact in energy storage project development. VOTE FOR DEMAND ENERGY...

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Digitalization — the cornerstone of the future energy system

POLITICO, June 1, 2017 via Enel SPONSORED CONTENT Digitalization — the cornerstone of the future energy system With electricity set to play a primary role in the decarbonization of Europe’s energy supply, the digitization of our assets, processes and operations is a key priority for the EU.   But this is not a new concept. Smart meters were initially developed mainly to increase efficiency in network operations, but their role has broadened. They now represent the cornerstone of the...

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Safety first: A microgrid project in Brooklyn tackles lithium-ion fire fears

Utility Dive, May 2, 2017 Fire code issues have hampered energy storage development in NYC, but progress is being made Construction has begun on a landmark microgrid project in New York City. The project, at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex in the borough of Brooklyn, is not significant for its size, but for the fact that it includes a 300 kW, 1.2 MWh behind-the-meter lithium-ion battery. “It is a step in the right direction,” said Lt. Paul Rogers, who is with the Fire...

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Demand Energy Hires Jeff Damron as VP of Sales

Demand Energy Hires Jeff Damron as VP of Sales Company moving aggressively to scale up business development and reach new markets New York, NY – May 2, 2017 – Demand Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, Inc., today announced that Jeff Damron, an accomplished energy industry professional with more than 20 years of experience, has been hired as Vice President of Sales. His previous roles include seven years in energy storage sales and business development, as well...

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Enel Green Power CEO Puts Cards on the Table

Navigant Research: Cleantech Market Intelligence Enel Green Power CEO Francesco Venturini recently wrote a very candid and well-articulated piece on the future of renewable energy, Towards the Next Frontiers of Energy Technologies. It’s rare to see a CEO go beyond the litany of well-trotted renewable energy successes—emphasizing cost declines, deployment surges, and next-generation technologies. European power companies that faced their energy transition far before North America have taken the...

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Demand Energy Brings Pioneering Solar Plus Storage Microgrid to New York City

Demand Energy Brings Pioneering Solar Plus Storage Microgrid to New York City Author: Elisa Wood Demand Energy is set to begin operating a pioneering solar plus storage microgrid that achieves several firsts for the New York City power grid. News of the project milestone comes just three months after Italian utility giant Enel acquired Demand Energy, a move that made a splash in the microgrid industry and significantly changed the fortunes of the small company. The microgrid will serve the...

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Enel Acquires US-based Energy Storage Software & Project Developer Demand Energy

Enel, via renewables subsidiary EGPNA, has acquired a 100 percent stake in Demand Energy, an intelligent control software provider, project developer and operator specialising in battery storage optimisation Enel will work with Demand Energy to expand the use of the company’s DEN.OS energy management software, which enables real-time optimisation of storage systems Rome, Andover, January 11th, 2017 – Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), through its subsidiary Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (“EGPNA”),...

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ConEd Brooklyn-Queens non-wire alternative project installs first microgrid

ConEd Brooklyn-Queens non-wire alternative project installs first microgrid Published Dec. 14, 2016 on UtilityDive.com Dive Brief: Consolidated Edison’s Brooklyn-Queens Neighborhood Program is installing its first microgrid aimed at deferring investment in the bulk power grid: a combined battery, fuel cell and solar PV facility at Brooklyn’s Marcus Garvey apartments, Energy Storage News reports. Once completed, the microgrid will aim to provide local load relief on a stressed grid...

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After 1.1 MW energy storage rollout, NYC property owner plans Bronx solar-plus-storage project

After 1.1 MW energy storage rollout, NYC property owner plans Bronx solar-plus-storage project Smart Energy Decisions, Oct, 7, 2016 As New York City prepares to beef up energy storage and solar capacities to meet Mayor Bill deBlasio’s newly announced goals, at least one private sector property owner is already ahead of the game. Glenwood, one of the city’s largest owners and builders of luxury rental apartments, has been working for years on getting energy storage deployed at a...

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