Blockchain is driving innovative demand response programmes

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Featured image: Stock Blockchain technology is encouraging new models of demand response programmes, according to the latest study findings by Frost & Sullivan.The study, ‘Global Demand Response Market, Forecast to 2024′, notes that grid instability and power outages due to peaks in energy demand are driving utility adoption of innovative technologies to enhance demand response capabilities.The technologies include blockchain, data analytics and internet of things.Naren Pasupalati research analyst for energy & environment at Frost & Sullivan, said: “Blockchain technology will provide an innovative and disruptive approach to automated DR programmes, thereby creating a secure and decentralised smart energy grid management ecosystem.“Additionally, blockchain-based DR solutions will significantly improve real-time event validation, financial settlements and secure energy contracts. It currently enjoys enthusiastic adoption in regions such as Europe and North America, where the energy sector employs it to meet the growing demand for transactive energy applications.”In addition, increases in electric vehicles and the emergence of vehicle-to-grid functionality in Europe, has improved the impact of demand response programmes on grid reliability. Read more: Hydrogen – the “missing link” in energy transition“As the EVs in operation increase, aggregators or DR service providers will have to plan and implement delayed charging. DR programmes rolled out by utilities will leverage price signals to incentivise electric car loads to respond to dynamic hourly as well as time-of-use prices, adds Naren.“Such DR measures will aid significant cost savings by encouraging consumers to reduce peak loads.”Key takeaways from the report include:Energy storage and V2G are anticipated to become key components of an integrated energy management system by the end of 2030.Partnerships between DR Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers and established utilities to take their products to the mass market.Partnerships among fleet service providers using EVs, utilities and curtailment service providers to increase the capacity of DR resources.A merger & acquisition (M&A) strategy, wherein larger players seek out firms with unique product portfolios to penetrate developing countries offering potentially higher returns and mitigated risks.The Global Demand Response Market, Forecast to 2024 report can be accessed here…This article was published on our sister website Smart Energy International.  Generation AFD and Eskom commit to a competitive electricity sector Finance and Policy UNDP China, CCIEE launch report to facilitate low-carbon development TAGSBlockchaindemand responsedemand response programmesElectric VehiclesEnergy Storagemergers and acquisitions Previous articleS.Africa: Kangnas Wind Farm gears for constructionNext articleSeveral leading companies join global electric vehicle campaign Ashley TheronAshley Theron-Ord is based in Cape Town, South Africa at Clarion Events-Africa. She is the Senior Content Producer across media brands including ESI Africa, Smart Energy International, Power Engineering International and Mining Review Africa. BRICS Low carbon, solar future could increase jobs in the future – SAPVIA last_img read more

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DC Cancer Moonshot Summit participant gives keynote at Vermont pharmacy college white coat ceremony

first_imgAlbany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences – Vermont Campus,Vermont Business Magazine Dr Sarah Scarpace Peters, PharmD, MPH, BCOP, gave the keynote address at the Vermont campus of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (ACPHS) white coat ceremony for incoming Doctor of Pharmacy students last week. Peters was among the 300 individuals invited by the Office of Vice President Joe Biden to participate in the Cancer Moonshot(link is external) summit held earlier this year in Washington, DC. In addition to her faculty role at ACPHS, she is President of the Hematology/Oncology Pharmacy Association (HOPA), a national association that seeks to optimize the care of individuals affected by cancer.“It’s an honor to talk with new students about how the role of pharmacist has grown exponentially in the last 20 years, and how as medication safety experts they will have a tremendous impact on preventing hospital readmissions,” Peters said. “Pharmacists are not just behind the counter, but work closely with physicians and employ strategies to help patients’ adherence to medication therapies.”The White Coat Ceremony is held annually for first year Doctor of Pharmacy students. During the ceremony, students are presented with their white coats by members of the faculty. The ceremony concludes with the students reciting the Pledge of Professionalism.“Presentation of the white coat is an outward sign that symbolizes their internal transformation from pharmacy student to student pharmacist,” noted Dr. Robert Hamilton, Pharm.D., MPH, Interim Dean of the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.Pictured here are the Vermont PharmD students who have just received their white coats. Students attending ACPHS’s Vermont campus are from 20+ states across the US, and numerous countries including China, Philippines, Vietnam, Korea, Nigeria, Ghana, Canada, and Trinidad and Tobago.Albany College of Pharmacy and Health SciencesFounded in 1881, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences is a private, independent institution with a long tradition of academic and research excellence. Ranked #1 value-added college in the country(link is external), ACPHS is committed to educating the next generation of leaders in the health care professions and translating scientific discoveries into therapies that benefit humankind. The College opened its Colchester Campus in 2009; it remains the only Doctor of Pharmacy program in the state of Vermont. The school’s main campus is located in Albany, New York. For more information about ACPHS, visit us at www.acphs.edu(link is external) or Facebook(link is external).Source: August 30, 2016 (Colchester, VT) – Albany College of Pharmacylast_img read more

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Yoder says he believes growth sparked by GOP tax cuts will mitigate projected $1.5 trillion addition to deficit

first_imgThe day President Donald Trump signed the bill into law, Rep. Kevin Yoder told a group of northeast Johnson County business people and elected officials that he believes the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act will spark so much growth in the national economy that the $1.5 trillion in added deficit analysts expect it to bring about will never materialize.“We think that growth will exceed the static score, which is the 2 percent growth,” Yoder said at the NEJC Chamber’s Legislative Preview breakfast Friday. “We think we can move the economy to 3 to 4 percent growth, which will make up for a lot of that.”The 4 percent growth target has been among President Trump’s talking points since before his election in November 2016, but has been widely critiqued by economists, who say such growth would be nearly impossible given the already low unemployment rate. Yoder, who was first elected to Congress during the Tea Party wave of 2010, has been a deficit hawk since early in his Congressional career, and continues to be an outspoken critic of the deficits associated with the stimulus measures signed by President Barack Obama at the height of the financial crisis. He said that during his first term, Congress was faced with government spending that would have amounted to $1.5 trillion in new debt every year. Through a variety of measures enacted after the stimulus, including spending cuts and increases to payroll taxes, the debt has slowed to a level such that the projected deficit will be around $8 trillion over a decade, instead of the $15 trillion that would have added up otherwise.“Because of the Obama era policies, that administration’s tax and spending policies, we’re estimating about an $8 trillion deficit over 10 years,” Yoder said. “[The new tax bill] now bumps that, with a static score — meaning we don’t account for any growth — from $8 trillion to $9.5 trillion.”But, Yoder said, he and fellow Republicans believe that the tax cuts will be so successful that the economy will nearly double the growth rate projected by Congressional estimators, cutting into much of the projected debt associated with the tax cuts. Those predictions don’t square up with the analysis of the the Joint Committee on Taxation, which says the GOP tax bill is only likely to generate about $450 billion in revenue from economic growth, meaning it will add about $1.1 trillion to the deficit over 10 years.Yoder’s remarks to the chamber group begin at 1:02:00 in the video below. His response to our question about what makes him comfortable with the projected debt from the tax bill begins at 1:18:00:last_img read more

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Key credit union bill passes in final hours

first_imgby. Henry MeierGreetings from Saratoga Springs!  The frenzy that characterizes the final hours of New York’s Legislative Session lived up to expectations again this year.  In fact, the Senate is expected to reconvene this morning to pass some additional measures.  Here’s a look at some of the key legislation that may impact your credit union’s operation.  Remember that none of these bills have been signed by the Governor yet.A9408/S7112 Field of Membership Bill:  This bill gives state chartered credit unions more flexibility in developing their fields of membership.  For example, an employee-based credit union would be able to apply for permission to extend membership to persons who live in the community in which it operates.  Similar legislation was vetoed last year by the Governor.  This year’s bill was amended to address the Governor’s concerns.  For example, any membership modifications are subject to the approval of the Department of Financial Services.  I’m sure I’ll be telling you more about this bill in the months ahead.A9037-a/S6905-b Prize Linked Savings Program:  This bill passed both Houses earlier this session and allows credit unions and banks to offer lotteries as an incentive to open savings accounts.  The initiative has been successful in other states and, if it is approved by the Governor, may provide innovative ways of encouraging people to invest their lottery money rather than throw it away.A8106-c/S5885-b Modifications to the Wage-Theft Prevention Act:  One of the most obnoxious mandates New York State has imposed on employers in recent years is the requirement that they provide employees with an annual written notice of their salary.  In the closing hours of the Senate, common sense prevailed and a bill was passed eliminating the annual notice requirements.  Great job by the Legislature for being willing to take a second look at one of its laws. continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Egypt reports 5 H5N1 infections, 3 fatal

first_imgJun 16, 2011 (CIDRAP News) – Egypt recently announced five new H5N1 avian influenza infections that occurred in May, three of them fatal, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.The infections were reported from four different governorates, and four of the case-patients are adults. The WHO said investigations revealed all five of the patients had been exposed to poultry that had suspected avian influenza. Their infections push Egypt’s H5N1 totals to 149 cases, including 51 deaths.The first case is in a 40-year-old woman from Aswan governorate who got sick May 14. She was hospitalized, where she was treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu). She recovered and has been discharged from the hospital.Two of the patients are from Menoufia governorate’s Ashmoun district, a 21-year-old pregnant woman and a 16-year-old boy. The report didn’t say if the two cases had any connections, besides the geographic location. They both started having symptoms on May 21.The woman died on May 29 after she was hospitalized and treated with oseltamivir. The boy was in critical condition, but is recovering in the hospital after antiviral treatment.The fourth case-patient is a 31-year-old man from Qaliobia governorate who got sick on May 21 and died on Jun 5 after he was hospitalized and treated with oseltamivir.The fifth H5N1 infection was detected in a 32-year-old man from Cairo governorate who became ill on May 23 and was hospitalized and received oseltamivir. He died on Jun 2. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reported a fatal H5N1 infection in an Egyptian patient from Cairo governorate in a Jun 8 report, with few other details available other than a May 23 observation date. It’s not clear if the WHO and FAO reports are referring to the same patient.So far Egypt has reported 30 H5N1 infections this year, which exceeds the 29 cases it reported for all of 2010. However, the number of infections is still below 2009 levels, when the country saw its H5N1 case count hit 39, its highest yearly total.Egypt’s latest H5N1 infections raise the global count to 561 cases, including 328 deaths.See also:Jun 16 WHO statementJun 8 FAO reportlast_img read more

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Mitchell’s Tom Fleming Retires

first_imgSAN DIEGO, Calif. — Mitchell International has announced that Tom Fleming, vice president of database development and 25-year veteran of the company, recently retired. Fleming will continue to work as a private consultant in the collision repair industry as part of his newly formed consultancy, Pelham Business Advisors.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Alex Sun, Mitchell’s president and CEO, said, “Tom exemplifies the Mitchell commitment to making the collision repair industry perform at as high a level as possible. His work on important industry initiatives, ranging from database development to leading important industry collaborations, has had a lasting positive impact on all who have had the opportunity to work with him. We look forward to his continued contributions to the industry as a whole and wish him well.” Fleming’s career at Mitchell started in the Labor Department in the mid-80s, and by 2007, after several promotions, he assumed the responsibilities of vice president of industry relations — proudly becoming the “face” of Mitchell at all key industry functions and gatherings. Throughout his long and distinguished career, Fleming has been a catalyst for innovation and market leadership, benefiting Mitchell as well as the entire collision repair industry. His many accomplishments include creating the Mitchell Advisory Board, a landmark achievement that put in place a vehicle to gather input from a permanent group of body shop, insurance and independent industry representatives on the data, procedures and functionality of Mitchell’s products. Fleming also contributed a tremendous amount of effort directly into developing the company’s products by overseeing and improving the production of its industry leading Mitchell Collision Estimating Parts & Labor Database and introducing the Mitchell “How To” series — the predecessor to the current online RepairCenter Tech Advisor. He was also responsible for creating the Materials Estimating Guide (MEG) from its evolution to the current electronic Refinishing Materials Calculator (RMC) and extending Mitchell’s estimating offerings into specialty claims to cover items in the heavy and medium duty truck, motorcycle, RV and marine areas. Harnessing his extensive industry knowledge, Fleming expanded critical research projects and deep dives on industry facing issues as well.Advertisement Fleming has also donated his time generously as an I-CAR instructor, readily sharing his knowledge and expertise with many. Throughout the years, he has represented the industry on countless subcommittees at CIC, with the I-CAR Education Foundation and many other industry functions. “Speaking on behalf of all Mitchell employees and many industry partners, we want to congratulate and show our appreciation to Tom for his longstanding service to the industry and to Mitchell International. We thank you for your 25 years of loyal and dedicated service, and we wish you the best and continued health and success in your next chapter of your life,” added Marc Brungger, executive vice president, Auto Physical Damage, Mitchell International.last_img read more

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Hillstrummers Share Holiday Tunes During December

first_imgHillstrummers Ukulele Group prepare to share holiday music with community for their first performance, which was Friday. The Hillstrummers will share holiday tunes with the community during December. Upcoming performances are 10:45 a.m. today as part of WinterFest and 10 a.m. to noon Dec. 13 and Dec. 20 all in the produce lobby at Smith’s Marketplace (Santa may drop by). The community is invited to listen or singalong as song sheets will be available. Courtesy photolast_img

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Three vie for two places

first_imgBy DAVID NAGEL SOUTH EAST FOOTBALL NETBALL LEAGUE – PREVIEW – ROUND 7 CRANBOURNE and Narre Warren have been doing…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

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Fire near school ‘possibly suspicious’

first_imgPolice have confirmed they are investigating a suspicious scrub fire in Officer last night. Emergency services were called to a…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Danielle Kutchel last_img

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