FERC Backs First Compliance Filings on Energy Storage Rule

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:56:57 +0000

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The energy storage market received a boost Oct. 17 when the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) approved the first two compliance filings implementing Order 841, a rule the commission said is designed to eliminate market barriers to electricity storage. Order 841 was enacted in February 2018. The measure directs regional power grid operators to establish […]

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EV-Based Virtual Power Plants Shift Peak Load and Save Money

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:45:10 +0000

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A recent study found that electric vehicle (EV) batteries used as a utility virtual power plant (VPP) could shift the entire residential peak load to nighttime hours with only 10% EV market saturation. The research was conducted by Jackson Associates, an Orlando, Florida-based firm that does energy forecasting, data development, and energy-related analysis. The study […]

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Distress and Deals Continue to Persist in Energy Sector

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 20:11:59 +0000

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At the end of last year, the power market began to lose steam. The credit market wasn’t as strong as it was at the start of the year and many people began speculating “doom and gloom” for the market. However, over the last few months, the power market has picked up and is beginning to […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Account for Half of Global Power Generation by 2050

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2019 15:27:12 +0000

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Solar power is expected to take a larger share of global power generation across the next 30 years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), as renewable energy continues to be adopted worldwide. The EIA’s International Energy Outlook 2019 (IEO2019), released Oct. 2, shows 28% of the world’s power came from renewables in 2018, […]

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Empowering Data to Efficiently Build the Connected Grid of the Future

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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The power industry is witnessing rapid changes thanks to technology. Networks are evolving, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has taken root, with autonomous systems contributing to the rise of

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What’s Driving the Rise of Behind-the-Meter Distributed Energy Resources

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +0000

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A substantial shift in implementation of distributed energy resources (DERs) is on the horizon with the collision of new technologies and higher energy demand. Innovation is spawning an abundance of potential

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How Remote Operation Centers Can Help Companies Transition

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2019 02:43:44 +0000

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The energy industry is currently moving from a traditional, highly regulated production model dominated by electricity utilities to a decentralized, deregulated model featuring a higher proportion of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power. With subsidies in decline, renewables are reaching grid parity—with costs equal to or less than traditional sources. Not surprisingly, […]

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Energy Storage as a Service Part of Generation Evolution

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 24 Sep 2019 02:59:16 +0000

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Two companies who recently announced they are creating what they consider North America’s largest behind-the-meter (BTM) deployment of energy storage technology have said they plan to expand the service, providing a long-term solution for controlling costs and promoting energy sustainability for businesses. Executives of the two companies—Honeywell and NRStor C&I—told POWER in a Sept. 23 interview […]

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Community Solar Benefits Cooperatives and Customers

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:24:02 +0000

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For some utilities, community solar is a way to offer consumers access to clean energy without requiring investment in rooftop solar. For others, it presents a means of strategically placing solar resources in the most beneficial locations. Meanwhile, many utilities view it as an opportunity to learn how best to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs). […]

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What Can You Do with a Superconductor? A Lot! [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 12 Sep 2019 14:14:16 +0000

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What is a superconductor? One definition says, “a material that can conduct electricity or transport electrons from one atom to another with no resistance.” “At the base physics level, what a superconductor does is it moves a lot more power per unit volume or per unit weight, so you have a very high energy-dense material […]

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