Tag Archives: DER

At the grid-edge: Utilities look beyond traditional infrastructure to manage new technologies

Robert Walton reports in UtilityDIVE how rate-based cloud software and capitalized network costs represent a brave new world for the power sector. Utility investments used to be pretty simple: power plants and electric wires. In a nutshell, that was the … Continue reading

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Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) update from NYSERDA: Valuation of DER

An update on REV from NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority): Distributed energy is an essential piece in advancing the State’s REV strategy. When the grid was invented, power generated in one place would usually be produced … Continue reading

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Have California’s efforts to value distributed resources hit a roadblock?

Just about the only thing parties in the state’s DER valuation working group can agree on is that the tool they developed is “not yet ready’m” writes Herman K. Trabish in UtilityDive. California’s landmark effort to value distributed energy resources … Continue reading

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One day, two states: history making moves on distributed energy resources

Elisa Wood reports in Microgrid Knowledge about bold moves taken by New York and Massachusetts toward supporting the development of distributed energy resources (DER) It was a shot heard around the world – or two shots rather – when yesterday … Continue reading

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Pushing for scalability, utilities look to new hybrid models for microgrid deployment

Herman K. Trabish reports in Utility DIVE that utilities are searching for standardized microgrid models that allow both end users and the wider grid to benefit. Microgrids are a hot topic in the power sector, but for years utilities have … Continue reading

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How to assure grid stability while tapping third-party energy sources

The Lexington Institute reports that the California Public Utilities Commission approved a pilot program in December that incentivizes utilities to use more distributed energy resources. These resources are defined as renewable generation sources, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and … Continue reading

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Partners help Montgomery County build two microgrids

Joseph Bebon reports in Solar Industry that Schneider Electric, an energy management and automation company, and Duke Energy Renewables have announced an agreement to deploy two microgrids to serve the Montgomery County, Md., Public Safety Headquarters (PSHQ) and Correctional Facility. Schneider … Continue reading

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Innovating urban energy: making cities smarter

Power Engineering International recently published the following article, which is part of a paper prepared by Alan Thomson and Stephen Cook of Arup on behalf of the World Energy Council. Arup is a member of the International District Energy Association … Continue reading

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Ten thousand UK businesses ‘missing out on energy flexibility ‘cashback’ opportunity’

New Power reports that more UK businesses can save money by avoiding power ‘congestion charging’ and shifting their use by leveraging the benefits of “demand side response” (DSR), according to the companies who help them deliver the service. One such, … Continue reading

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Update on California’s distributed energy resource leadership

Merrian Borgeson and her colleague, NRDC Fellow Dan Aas, report in the NRDC Expert Blog on California’s latest efforts to leverage and integrate the benefits of distributed energy resources (DERs) to improve grid reliability and resilience. In a unanimous decision … Continue reading

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