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LF Energy and Sony CSL to Collaborate on an Open-Source Microgrid Project

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LF Energy and Sony Computer Science Laboratories (CSL) have announced Hyphae, a microgrid initiative to automate peer-to-peer distribution of renewable energy. The goal of Hyphae is to make microgrids more efficient and the overall grid more carbon-neutral.

Microgrids are segments of larger grids that can disconnect from the larger grid to operate independently. One of the biggest benefit of microgrids is seen to be the resilience they can afford in response to grid disturbances or failures. They also provide a mechanism for attaching renewable energy systems to the grid at large.

Read More: https://www.eetimes.com/lf-energy-and-sony-csl-to-collaborate-on-an-open-source-microgrid-project/#

Can Microgrids Solve The Impact of Severe Weather On The Energy Grid?

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We’ve recently seen “a perfect storm” in Texas, where unprecedented cold weather hit the energy grid hard. Many power plants were knocked offline, unable to respond to the increased energy demand by people seeking to heat their homes. Others faced fuel shortages. Even wind turbines offered little help, as many were unequipped with the heating required to operate in freezing weather.

The weather left millions of people without power, as providers introduced rolling blackouts to reduce the demand on the grid. Over 50 people died from situations such as car crashes, carbon monoxide poisoning, house fires, and hypothermia. U.S. President Joe Biden called a state of emergency. 

Read More: https://www.iottechtrends.com/can-microgrids-solve-the-impact-of-severe-weather-on-energy-grid/

LF Energy Partners with Sony Computer Science Laboratories to Launch Open-Source Microgrid Project

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 LF Energy, a Linux Foundation nonprofit seeking to accelerate the energy transition of the world’s grids and transportation systems through open source, along with its newest member,(Sony CSL), a subsidiary of Sony Corporation, announced today Hyphae, a microgrid initiative to automate the peer-to-peer distribution of renewable energy.

Read More: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lf-energy-partners-with-sony-computer-science-laboratories-to-launch-open-source-microgrid-project-301228683.html

The POWER Interview: Attracting the New Utility Workforce

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The global energy sector, including utilities, is looking at a talent drain. As older workers retire, the competition to recruit younger workers to replace them has heated up. 

The power generation industry today is more digitized, reliant on expertise in analyzing data and developing software. That means many workers who could move into positions at power plants also are among those coveted by the big technology companies.

Read More: https://www.powermag.com/the-power-interview-attracting-the-new-utility-workforce/

LF Energy Announces SEAPATH Power Grid Virtualization Project

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LF Energy, along with Alliander, RTE and its new member, Savoir-faire Linux, announced the second project in its Digital Substation Automation Systems (DSAS) initiative——SEAPATH or Software Enabled Automation Platform and Artifacts.

As part of DSAS’ objective to create the next-gen digital substation technology, SEAPATH will provide a reference design and a real-time, open-source platform for grid operators to run virtualized automation and protection applications.

Read More: https://www.tfir.io/lf-energy-announces-seapath-power-grid-virtualization-project/

LF Energy Captains Power Grid Virtualization SEAPATH

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LF Energy announced a new open source project called SEAPATH, or Software Enabled Automation Platform and Artifacts (THerein), that will provide grid operators with an open source, real-time platform to run virtualized automation technologies. 

Although the move toward renewable energy is a step in the right direction, clean energy sources are subject to variable conditions that cause fluctuations in power supply and demand that current power grid and control systems simply can’t handle.

Read More: https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/lf-energy-captains-power-grid-virtualization-seapath/2020/12/

Can Open Source Technology Keep Our Planet Alive?

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“In the face of a looming recession and climate catastrophe, technology titans, service providers, and consumer giants are taking collaborative action and turning their technology to fight the effects of climate change and fundamentally transform practices that harm both people and the planet through sustainable innovation.”

“In November, LF Energy launched a project to create an open source tool for managing energy demand across the electrical grid.”

Source: https://www.sdxcentral.com/articles/news/can-open-source-technology-keep-our-planet-alive/2020/12/