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Month: August 2016

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Implications of National Grid’s decision to use batteries to help balance the UK power grid

National Grid, the UK transmission operator, recently awarded seven providers, EDF, Vattenfall, Low Carbon, E.ON, RES, Element Power and Belectric, with four year contracts to provide 200MW of so called Enhanced Frequency Response power than can be dispatched quickly to keep the UK power grid in balance and stable. What was interesting about this award … Continued

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The return of the war of the currents and why DC may win this time

On September 4, 1882 the great inventor Thomas Edison turned on America’s first power plant, Pearl Street Station, in downtown New York City. It supplied power in the form of direct current (DC) to 85 wealthy and influential customers in lower Manhattan including JP Morgan, the NY Stock Exchange, and some of the country’s most … Continued

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Alexa Capital LLP advises Leclanché SA on its CHF 15 million private placement to support growth

Alexa Capital LLP advises Leclanché SA on its CHF 15 million private placement to support growth Alexa Capital LLP continues to advise at the forefront of the ongoing global energy transition, bringing in four international institutional investors to participate in the CHF 15 million private placement of Leclanché SA (SWX:LECN). On 16th August 2016, Leclanché, … Continued

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Why the electrification of transport is gathering momentum…

Today, the largest truck in the world is the Liebherr T282B. This 203 tonne beast is 14.5 meters long and 7.4 meters high. It can haul a massive 365 tonnes of material and is propelled by one of the most powerful internal combustion engines in the world, a 90 litre diesel engine weighing 10.5 tonnes. … Continued

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