HVDC transmission

Slide from Michael Barnard's presentation on transmission under the auspices of the ISGF

HVDC, Reconductoring, & Smart Balls Supercharge Grids

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

The Sun Shines in South America: Colombia & Brazil Give Large Boost to Solar Deployment

South America has a lot of sun and a lot of space, and solar energy has grown from a small player to the main driver of generation growth in several countries in the region (making their already clean grids even cleaner). Today we look at the grids of Chile, Brazil, and Colombia, all of which have already made solar a cornerstone of their generation or are working to do so in the near future.

Wind turbines in China. Credit: Michael Barnard

The Yin And Yang Of China’s Renewable Energy Policies — More Solar, More Wind, And…

In 2021, China’s president, Xi Jinping, called for a dramatic increase in the country’s renewable energy resources. When Xi speaks, things happen — quickly. China has vast deserts in the northwest part of the country that are lightly populated and blessed with abundant sunshine. Eastern parts of the country are … [continued]

Midjourney generated image of a conveyor belt of crops entering a distillery

Oz Questions On Biofuels & Transmission: Smart Energy Council Presentation Q&A

Recently I had the opportunity to talk with a few hundred mostly Australian participants in a Smart Energy Council webinar. It was organized to exploit my unusual timezone alignment with Oz as I spend a few weeks in New Zealand as a digital nomad. Over 600 signed up, many from … [continued]

4-Year Growth In World & US Advanced Energy Use

Both worldwide and here in the United States, advanced energy use is growing, says Advanced Energy Economy’s 2015 Market Report. Prepared by Navigant Research for the national association of businesses involved in best available advanced energy technologies, the publication has eyed the advanced energy industry and its components annually for four … [continued]