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REC2013 Coverage in The Chronicle Herald

Dartmouth site could help get more green power on grid

The Tufts Cove power plant in Dartmouth should be replaced in the coming years by an energy storage centre, a Dalhousie University engineering professor says.

Lukas Swan told a renewable energy conference in Halifax that the gas-fired thermal plant could become a 500-megawatt to 1,000-megawatt energy storage facility instead.

To read the rest of the article, click here: Prof: Use Tufts Cove for storage | The Chronicle Herald.

Session Profile: New “Quantum” System

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Hear Ireland’s Ronan Furlong describe first-hand Dublin’s largest retrofit to facilitate wind generation into the Irish grid, in combination with Dimplex’s Canadian launch of the “Quantum” system.

The Latest Storage Technologies session also looks at Temporal Power‘s “flywheel” technology, and Electrovaya‘s “lithium-ion SuperPolymer storage batteries”, and other leading storage technologies being designed to provide stability in supply and competitive pricing for renewable energy developers and utilities.

Is storage the missing link to making renewable energy a competitive energy option?

Find out at the 2013 Renewable Energy Conference.

Presenter Profile: Dr. Lukas Swan

8f225bd0bc9232df387e3dcf57750add_LukasSwanPhotoDr. Lukas Swan
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering
Dalhousie University
Presenting on: WIND ENERGY STORAGE

An assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Dalhousie University, Dr. Swan is a professional engineer involved with both R&D and commercial aspects of a broad array of renewable and alternative energy technologies. His passion is sustainable and efficient energy generation, storage, and conversion mechanisms, with the intent of displacing conventional fossil fuel use. Drawing on his experience as a commercial wind developer and several years consulting for manufacturers of battery electric vehicles, he has set his research objectives on developing energy storage technologies and management methods to allow for the increased integration of renewable energy with the electricity grid. He received his BSc at California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo and both his MSc and PhD from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Is storage the missing link to making renewable energy a competitive energy option?

Find out at the 2013 Renewable Energy Conference.