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China's electricity grid spending up in December 2013 - 0 views

  • China’s spending on its electricity grid rose 1.36% year-on-year in December 2013, with copper demand from the country’s power sector expected to remain robust this year.
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64,000 Public Charging Stations for Electric Vehicles Have Been Installed Worldwide - 0 views

  • According to a new tracker report from Navigant Research, there are now almost 64,000 public charging stations installed globally
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Electricity essential for India's economic growth - 0 views

  • "If India is to emerge as an economic power then per capita electricity production has to be brought on par with that in the advanced countries," he was quoted as saying by The Economic Times newspaper.
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Chinese cities mull rail projects - 0 views

  • Cities with plans for urban rail transportation include Chongqing, Zhuhai, Lanzhou, Hangzhou, Huaian, Wuhan and Changsha.
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E-vehicles and smart grids: First EU-US Interoperability Centre inaugurated - 0 views

  • Happily, we now have a new facility dedicated to that work. And dedicated to harmonizing U.S. standards with those from Europe. As you will read, this new center was conceived to bridge the needs of EV manufacturers and utilities. You'll want to get on their mailing list to hear about new standards as they emerge. And you may want to contract with the lab for design and testing
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Writedown moves Vattenfall to restructure - 0 views

  • One of Europe’s largest electricity generators said on Tuesday that it would split its operations, seek business partners and slash costs and investment after taking a $4.6bn hit to its asset values due to “increasingly gloomy market prospects”.
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120 kW supercharger by Tesla Motors - 0 views

  • Tesla Superchargers allow Model S owners to travel for free between cities along well-traveled highways in North America. Superchargers provide half a charge in about 20 minutes and are strategically placed to allow owners to drive from station to station with minimal stops.
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Overhead power lines removed and replaced with underground cables, restoring beauty of ... - 0 views

  • The works are being funded through a regulatory backed initiative to enhance landscapes in recognized Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) and National Parks by removing electrical infrastructure like overhead lines and supporting poles. WPD has worked closely with steering groups made up with representatives from various AONBs and National Parks to identify suitable sites for consideration.
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A blueprint for a European transmission system - 0 views

  • The European Commission’s proposal is supposed to deliver more cross-border electricity transmission.It is an extension of the current system of national-welfare centred regulations, a system which does not target the optimisation of the EU electricity network, and as such is inconsistent with a truly single market. However, the integrated first-best solution – a single European system operator, regulated by a single regulator, which develops the network in coordination with generators and consumers – appears politically infeasible. To overcome this, we propose a bold blueprint for a European system to fund and
    incentivise infrastructure development. The approach is fourfold: (1) implement vertical unbundling; (2) add a European system-management layer; (3) establish a stringent planning
    process; and (4) phase-in European cost-sharing.
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Variable Utility Plans for Electric Vehicle Drivers - 0 views

  • Most importantly, PEVs create a set of unknowns about electricity consumption and infrastructure impacts for utilities, in addition to a temptation to respond to anticipated problems that do not necessarily pose actual risks to the grid or to a utility’s business process.
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Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Market to Surpass $3.8 Billion by 2020 - 0 views

  • The key short-term challenge for commercial EVSE sales is to devise viable business models.  Currently, it seems likely that both “all-you-can-eat” subscription plans and single price per charge models will be used in the near future.  Pike Research’s analysis indicates that the industry seems to be converging around a very low price point for per-charge costs that affords little cushion for the host site to make money.  According to the report, the subscription model appears to hold the most promise as a way to generate revenue from public charging systems at a price that will be acceptable to drivers.
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Infrastructure and Income Distribution in ASEAN-5: What are the Links - 0 views

  • Adequate infrastructure has long been viewed as an important factor in economic development. Based on regressions covering 76 advanced and emerging market economies, this paper estimates the impact of infrastructure and investment on income distribution. It finds that better infrastructure, both quality and quantity, promotes income equality, while the link between investment and income distribution is weak
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More than 11 Million EV Charging Stations Worldwide by 2020 - 0 views

  • The past year has seen a major uptick in deployments of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE).  This acceleration is a direct result of developments in the market for plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs): More than 135,000 PEVs will be sold globally in 2012, and growth is expected to continue at a steady pace.  According to a new report from Pike Research, a part of Navigant’s Energy Practice, the EVSE market will expand steadily, as well.  Unit sales of EVSE will rise from under 200,000 in 2012 to almost 2.4 million in 2020.  By 2020, the study concludes, 11.4 million EV charging stations will be in operation worldwide.

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Russian Aluminum consumption will grow 50% by 2018 - 0 views

  • Belski gave a very bullish outlook for the automotives industry, and pointed to the “revitalisation” of the aviation industry, growth in the packaging and construction sectors, and the modernisation of power network infrastructure as other drivers of this growth.
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The race to make an electric car that charges as quickly as a petrol one - 0 views

  • But pushing a lot of power into a little battery in a short time presents daunting technical challenges. Standard lithium-ion batteries simply aren't optimized to receive a charge quickly; the car, the plug, and even the wiring would likely need to be revamped in order to enable substantially faster power flow. And there are serious questions about whether the power grid is sufficiently robust to allow massive hits from thousands — or millions — of rapidly charging EVs.
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Lithium Ion Manufacturing Global Buildout - Supply and Demand - 0 views

  • "The lithium ion manufacturing buildout will reach a rough equilibrium with demand from car manufacturers, consumer electronics buyers, and electricity grid operators over the course of the next few years," says Sam Jaffe, research manager, IDC Energy Insights. "This will lead to a dramatic reduction in price for Li-ion cells to as low as $400/kWh by 2015."
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Myanmar power infrastructure - 0 views

  • As the economy attempts to take off from the current position, the power sector holds the key to support rapid economic growth in the currently power starved country. This is likely to create significant investment opportunities in the power sector. Currently, there exists a major power crisis in the country. The scope to bridge the impending power demand-supply gap offers huge investment opportunities for both the multinational and domestic companies across the power industry value chain from generation to transmission and distribution and in distributed power generation including power rental sector.
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    As the economy attempts to take off from the current position, the power sector holds the key to support rapid economic growth in the currently power starved country. This is likely to create significant investment opportunities in the power sector. Currently, there exists a major power crisis in the country. The scope to bridge the impending power demand-supply gap offers huge investment opportunities for both the multinational and domestic companies across the power industry value chain from generation to transmission and distribution and in distributed power generation including power rental sector
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