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GM Plans 20 All-Electric Models by 2023

General Motors Co. joined a growing group of automakers promising an emissions-free future for cars by pledging to sell 20 all-electric vehicles by 2023. The largest U.S. automaker, which generates most of its profit with large sport utility vehicles and pickup trucks, plans to have a lineup of both battery-powered cars and hydrogen fuel-cell autos, which also run on electricity. Two new EVs will debut in the next 18 months to follow the Chevrolet Bolt that’s been on sale for less than a year.

https://about.bnef.com/blog/gm-plans-20-all-electric-models-by-2023/

 

Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology

Buildings and settlements are increasingly expected to meet higher and potentially more complex levels of energy performance. In addition, buildings are central to Europe's climate and energy policies, including the European Commission's legislative proposalson clean energy. By 2020 all new buildings will be Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB), and in addition they should be healthy and comfortable, grid-friendly, yet economical to build and maintain. This overview article presents the scope and up-to-date results of the ZERO-PLUS Horizon 2020 innovation project "Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements in Europe using Advanced Energy Technology".

http://www.buildup.eu/en/news/overview-achieving-near-zero-and-positive-energy-settlements-europe-using-advanced-energy-0

 

Los colombianos navegan en redes sociales en promedio 6,7 horas mensuales

Según la primera gran encuesta TIC realizada por el Ministerio de Tecnologías de la Información y las Comunicaciones (MinTIC), 64% de los colombianos ya usa internet. Una noticia que aunque es muy positiva, porque crece el número de usuarios, demuestra que todavía falta mayor penetración de redes en las zonas más alejadas y mejores políticas que faciliten el acceso, dado que 22,5% de las personas aún no lo usan por sus costos.

https://www.larepublica.co/internet-economy/los-colombianos-navegan-en-redes-sociales-en-promedio-67-horas-mensuales-2554153

Report charts a path for more corporate purchases of utility-scale solar power

The corporate procurement of utility-scale solar power has grown from less than 1% of annual installed utility-scale capacity in 2014 to 9% in 2016 and 17% in early 2017, according to a new report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Through July 2017, corporate buyers contracted for more than 2,300 MW of utility-scale solar, primarily using financial power purchase agreements and green tariff or bilateral contracts with utilities (43% and 36%, respectively), the report found. For solar power to play a larger role in corporate purchasing, the report authors said states and utilities should consider working with stakeholders to develop purchasing options in areas where solar is most cost -competitive.

http://www.utilitydive.com/news/report-charts-a-path-for-more-corporate-purchases-of-utility-scale-solar-po/506210/

 

Solar+Storage News September

Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, leaving millions without power and plunging the island into a humanitarian disaster as diesel supplies were exhausted at hospitals and other critical facilities. As the island begins to look toward recovery and rebuilding, some experts are proposing a cleaner, more resilient system powered by renewable generation and energy storage. Whether in the form of building-level microgrids or grid-level power plants, solar+storage is being viewed by many as a better solution to ensure Puerto Rico’s future resiliency.

http://www.icontact-archive.com/Wl8Nti6_rrTLiBSy-iZkza_yZ3GQcLGi?w=4

 

Altos estándares de seguridad pueden cerrar la puerta al cibercrimen

Los ciberdelitos se han convertido en un verdadero dolor de cabeza tanto para organizaciones como para usuarios en general. Según el FBI los ataques en promedio de ramsonware ascienden a los 20.000 diarios y millón y medio por trimestre a nivel global. En los últimos tres años, solo este delito informático ha dejado daños estimados en USD$2.300 millones.

https://colombiadigital.net/opinion/columnistas/certicamara/item/9865-altos-estandares-de-seguridad-pueden-cerrar-la-puerta-al-cibercrimen.html

Poland invests in smart grid rollout

According to a statement, the energy distribution system operator signed a deal with the country’s Ministry of Energy to jointly fund the implementation of the smart grid programme.

The energy ministry agreed to provide up to PLN166 million ($45.1 million) to help Energa to modernise its energy network.

https://www.metering.com/news/energa-energy-distribution-system-operator-poland/

 

Advanced Metering: Making the Most of Connectivity for a Modern Grid

A successful transition to a 21st Century Electricity System requires careful consideration of a range of issues that will ultimately redefine the regulatory framework and utility business model while creating new opportunities for third-party providers and customers to contribute to the operation of the electricity system. In this first of a seven-part series published by Utility Dive, AEE looks at the transformative impact of advanced metering infrastructure. Commonly defined as an integrated network of smart meters, communication networks, and data management systems, AMI has the potential to transform how utilities, customers, and third-party providers manage electricity generation, delivery, and use.

http://www.theenergycollective.com/coley-girouard/2413835/advanced-metering-making-connectivity-modern-grid

 

Nebraska town can’t get enough of community solar: Smart program design drives sold-out project

Ozarowski is Technical Project Manager at GenPro Energy Solutions, a solar developer and equipment provider with offices in South Dakota and Nebraska. The company has been working on a community solar project for the small town of Fremont, Nebraska, and Brian Newton, Fremont’s City Administrator and General Manager of Utilities, was asking if the size of the project could be expanded — again.

https://sepapower.org/knowledge/nebraska-community-solar/