Draker Labs selected by Con Edison Development for utility-scale solar monitoring

first_imgDraker Labs, the industry’s leading provider of turnkey monitoring solutions for commercial and utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) projects, was recently selected by Con Edison Development (CED) to monitor and control more than 40 MWs of grid-interconnected solar projects in the Northeast, including the 20MW Pilesgrove solar power plant. The Pilesgrove facility is the largest PV plant in the northeastern U.S. The Pilesgrove project was put in service in Q3 and is expected to generate enough clean energy to power over 5,000 homes while reducing CO2 emissions by approximately 1,900 tons per year, the equivalent of removing 3,400 cars from the road annually.Mark Noyes, Vice President of Con Ed Development, commented, “We selected Draker based on the scalability and reliability of their data acquisition system, as well as their ability to deliver an integrated monitoring and control solution to manage the utility interconnection. Draker’s team of dedicated project managers and field engineers were instrumental in commissioning the plant and interconnecting to the utility grid.  We look forward to completing additional utility-scale projects with Draker in New Jersey, and beyond.”
 

Draker has worked cooperatively with both CED and its engineering partner, RMT, to develop a secure monitoring and control solution that integrates with the utility’s SCADA system and data historian through a local Human Machine Interface (HMI). Draker provided switchgear monitoring and control through real-time automation controllers manufactured by Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL).  A dedicated team of Draker project engineers provided design and engineering services and onsite installation and commissioning support.”We are delighted to be working with Con Edison Development on their Pilesgrove project and other utility-scale projects in New Jersey. Our ability to successfully serve utility-scale customers like CED with our Utility Suite continues to add to Draker’s industry-leading capabilities and reputation,” said Draker CEO Charles ‘Chach’ Curtis.

About Draker

Draker Laboratories provides accurate and highly reliable monitoring solutions that help owners and operators of commercial and utility-scale PV systems maximize the efficiency and profitability of their solar assets.  As a supplier of end-to-end monitoring solutions, Draker’s turnkey systems combine proven field instrumentation with an intuitive web-based data management system and unmatched customer support. www.drakerlabs.com(link is external)About Con Edison Development
Launched in 1997, Con Edison Development focuses on the development, ownership and operation of renewable and energy infrastructure projects in the Northeast. Through acquisitions as well as greenfield development, Con Edison Development has owned, operated and marketed 1700 MW of electric generating facilities. The company has proven expertise in engineering and construction management, start-up and commissioning, and a strong track record of financial stability and regulatory experience. Con Edison Development is a subsidiary and registered trademark of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. More information can be obtained by calling 914-993-2185. You can also visit the Consolidated Edison, Inc. website at www.conedison.com(link is external) for information on all of the Consolidated Edison companies.BURLINGTON, VT, USA ‘ October 18, 2011 – Draker Labslast_img read more

Tech companies call for more renewable energy in Virginia utility’s resource plan

first_imgTech companies call for more renewable energy in Virginia utility’s resource plan FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):A letter from 10 technology companies targeting Dominion Energy Inc.’s future resources plan may be the first domino to fall in the sector’s push for more renewables to run their energy-hungry data centers.For the first time, cloud computing and internet companies may have the upper hand over utilities when it comes to increasing renewable power generation, Fitch Solutions Macro Research said in a May 13 note. As the world’s biggest consumer of electricity, the technology sector is looking to its sources of energy as a clear-cut way to demonstrate its sustainability initiatives amid pressure from customers, investors and governments.However, tech giants’ efforts to meet their environmental, social and governance goals have come face-to-face with their electricity providers’ energy portfolios, which often times relies on fossil fuels. Fitch Solutions notes that tech companies’ financial clout could push their utilities to start divesting from coal and gas.“Where tech companies are now the dominant customer and have the cash and the longevity to reliably pay up-front for future power suppliers, some power companies will begin to see their future investment strategies being dictated by external influences for the first time,” Fitch Solutions said.These differences could play out in Virginia, where a number of companies have located data centers. On May 1, 2018, Dominion’s local utility Dominion Energy Virginia doing business as Virginia Electric and Power Co. proposed its latest 15-year integrated resource plan to state regulators. Dominion plans to add about 3,670 MW of natural gas capacity and 4,720 MW of solar generation by 2033, but Fitch Solutions said some of the utility’s priorities, such as the Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC, which would in part supply gas to the company’s power plants and an expected slow phase-in of the new solar resources do not mesh with tech companies’ sustainability goals.That prompted a slew of tech companies including Apple Inc., Amazon Web Services Inc., LinkedIn Corp. and Microsoft Corp. to sign a letter criticizing Dominion’s plan. While gas is technically the least expensive option right now, pairing solar with storage will likely become the more affordable option for power companies, particularly as energy efficiency technology continues to improve, the tech firms said in their May 8 letter.More ($): Fitch Solutions: Tech giants may have power over utilities on energy sourcinglast_img read more

After escape to Hawaii, Syracuse’s Stephanie Grossi doubles point total

first_img Published on February 8, 2017 at 10:23 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Over Winter Break, Stephanie Grossi ran underneath the Hawaiian sun. She rid her mind of hockey while performing hill sprints along the paradise on the Pacific Ocean. Grossi kept the cold confines of Tennity Ice Pavilion out of her thoughts.The junior ran up the hills to forget about her mediocre start to the season. She had only 11 points in SU’s first 18 games this season. Through 18 games last year, she already had 22 points.Grossi felt re-energized. She’s since thrived in the month following her island getaway, doubling her point total to 22 from 11 in eight games. Grossi is the prolific scorer that Syracuse (10-11-5, 9-3-2 College Hockey America) needs if it wishes to capture its first-ever CHA title.The forward’s torrid start in 2017 led to her CHA Player of the Month honors, as she scored five goals and assisted on six others. For six straight contests, she contributed at least one point a game. The game in which she didn’t score or assist was SU’s only conference loss this calendar year.“Sometimes I think too much out there,” Grossi said. “When I’m just going with the flow and not really thinking, it comes natural and it works better.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHer overthinking on offense stemmed from below average defensive performances. In the beginning of the season, she watched SU’s opponents score and defeat the Orange, even while she was on the ice.With the pressure of SU locked in its own defensive end, Grossi forced the puck in the offensive zone and tried to skate through multiple defenders. But often she turned over the puck in attempts to kick-start a stagnant Orange offense.“She’s a perfectionist in everything she does,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “She was probably putting a lot of pressure on herself, and I think lately she’s playing more relaxed.”Grossi has since relieved herself of the burden of being the No. 1 option for the Orange, a title passed on to her by the all-time leading scorer Melissa Piacentini. Her success came when she began to play off her linemates Emily Costales and Savannah Rennie.In the second period of SU’s 5-1 victory over Robert Morris on Jan. 28, Costales controlled the puck in SU’s defensive zone and looked for her streaking teammate. As Grossi flashed across center ice, she received the puck and saw two defenders in her way and simply burned by them.“Honestly,” Costales said. “I saw her so I just moved it and it was great. She had the puck brought it down and did what she does best.”Grossi, the smallest of the three forwards at 5-foot-2, went back to annoying defenders with her quickness, something she had refined in years prior. Costales and Rennie, who rank second and seventh in points respectively, occupied the space near the boards and used their size to keep the puck in the offensive zone. This formula proved successful as SU defeated then-No. 7 RMU to pull within two points of the division lead.Syracuse will look to Grossi for offense as the postseason nears. If the junior forward builds off her strong January, the Orange should be one of the most dangerous teams in the conference. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more