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Macquarie, Siemens Units Create U.S. Distributed Energy Joint Venture

Reuters Summary Units of Macquarie Group MQG.AX and Siemens AG SIEGn.DE are forming a venture named Calibrant Energy, that will invest in the emerging energy-as-a-service (EaaS) sector in the United States, according to a joint statement on Monday. Electricity generation is...

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Wildfires and Blackouts Mean Californians Need Solar Panels and Microgrids

David Roberts Soure: Vox Summary California’s electricity system is failing. Earlier this month, in order to prevent wildfires, some 2 million people had their power cut by the state’s biggest utility provider, PG&E. It was the biggest deliberate blackout in history. That...

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New York Utilities Increasingly Embrace Non-Wires Alternatives as ConEd Forges the Path

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary Representatives from New York's utilities met this week to discuss the process of procuring and implementing non-wires projects, highlighting how prevalent the approach has become. Consolidated Edison said it is continuing to seek additional load...

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Congressional Democrats push FERC to act on aggregated DERs

Gavin Bade, Utility Dive Summary Congressional Democrats on Monday pressed the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue an order clarifying how aggregations of distributed energy resources (DERs) may participate in wholesale power markets, more than two years after the agency...

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Moving towards a decentralised grid

Olivia Gagan, Raconteur Summary The UK’s energy grid has been powered for decades by coal and nuclear plants. As these centralised power stations, designed to deliver large quantities of electricity across hundreds of miles of national power networks, are gradually shut down, they are being...

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HOMER Grid Design Software Ready for the Surge in Solar+Storage Systems

Cision PR Newswire Summary BOULDER, Colo. , Jan. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today HOMER Energy is releasing important updates to its HOMER Grid software, designed to model distributed energy systems that will cut energy costs for commercial and industrial customers. HOMER Energy's...

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UK Hospitality Sector Could Save $391 Million With Energy Management Technologies

Emily Holbrook, Energy Manager Today Summary The UK hospitality sector could potentially save at least £310m ($391 million) by implementing energy management technologies, according to a new report by Centrica. The report “Distributed Energy: Powering the future of hospitality and...

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Distribution system planning: Proactively planning for more distributed assets at the grid edge

Coley Girouard and Ryan Katofsky, Advanced Energy Perspectives Summary This is the seventh in an occasional series from AEE, originally published in Utility Dive, that addresses how the power sector can successfully transition to a 21st Century Electricity System. U.S. utilities...

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Responding to disruptive trends in energy

Energy Matters Summary Energy storage, distributed energy, renewables, and electric vehicles powered by a smart grid are among the main disruptive trends in the global energy sector. Advances in technology and a global call to preserve the environment, combined with consumer demand for more...

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The Rise in Distributed Energy Resources and What's in Store for Utilities

Brian Curtis, T&D World Summary Today’s power grid isn’t what it used to be, as more companies in the industrial and commercial settings want to produce their own power to help control costs and environmental impacts. The rise in distributed energy resources allows users to supply their...