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Bornholm Island Acts as Microgrid Lab for Denmark’s Green Ambitions

Yasmin Ali, Microgrid Knowledge Summary Denmark has an ambitious target to produce 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2050. But integrating renewable energy into the system makes it difficult to balance the intermittent supply with demand. With its high abundance of...


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Unnecessary complexity? Assessing New York and California's landmark DER proceedings

Herman K. Trabish, Utility Dive Summary The nation-leading New York and California regulatory proceedings to create a marketplace opportunity for renewable and distributed generation have become almost encyclopedic in their complexity. This assessment has been reinforced to Utility Dive by...


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Rate design for a DER future: Designing rates to better integrate and value distributed energy resources

Krysti Shallenberger, UtilityDive Summary AEE's Coley Girouard says time-varying rates are the best bet to accurately price DERs. The U.S. electricity system is changing, driven by technological innovation, increased use of distributed energy resources (DER), and evolving customer needs...


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Killing the kilowatt: the race to cut carbon from heating

Jillian Ambrose, The Telegraph Business Summary The damp cold of a January night is easily forgotten once inside. In a smart, detached home just south of Birmingham, the Minogue family are cosier than they have ever been. They are one of around 100 homes in the local area taking part in a...



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Innovation, ingenuity and new smart energy systems

Steve Hodgson, Decentralized Energy Summary In many parts of the world, electricity systems have already moved some way from centralized systems that simply distributed power one way from large and remote generating stations, through transmission and distribution grids to consumers. But new,...


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Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution?

Jeff St. John, Greentech Media Summary It's been an interesting year for mergers and acquisitions in the distributed energy space, with some unexpected developments. We haven't seen the same massive M&A deals of years past, such as GE’s purchase of Alstom or Honeywell’s acquisition of...


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Empower backs Dubai demand side management strategy

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world’s largest district cooling services provider and member of IDEA, has reaffirmed its continuing support to the Dubai Demand Side Management Strategy (DSM). The initiative aims to...


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Alectra Utilities CEO: 'Someone's going to cannibalize our business — it may as well be us'

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Canadian electricity provider Alectra Utilities is living a distributed energy reality most U.S. utilities can only dream of. Formed early this year through the merger of four municipal utilities outside of Toronto, Alectra is now the second-largest...


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Demand-Side Management Strategies for Campus Labs: Penn State Case Study

Summary This presentation outlines the benefits of implementing energy efficiency measures and demand side management in campus labs by examining activities at Penn State University. Speakers Tim Burkhalter, Burns & McDonnell Blake Ellis, Burns & McDonnell #PennState ...

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