How Residential Energy Storage Could Help Support the Power Grid

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Sat, 01 Jun 2019 04:00:01 +0000

Household batteries could contribute to making the grid more cost effective, reliable, resilient, and safe—if retail battery providers, utilities, and regulators can resolve delicate commercial, operational, and policy issues. The growth of battery storage in the power sector has attracted a great deal of attention in the industry and media. Much of that attention focuses […]

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Power Company Business Models Are Evolving [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 21:08:31 +0000

The power industry is changing and power companies must evolve to stay competitive. Many businesses are transitioning from vertically integrated, centralized utility structures to more-distributed models. JEA offers a good case in point. JEA is a not-for-profit, community-owned utility located in Jacksonville, Florida. It serves an estimated 466,000 electric, 348,000 water, 271,000 sewer, and 11,000 […]

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Industrial Gas Turbine Demand Grows [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 16 May 2019 13:05:36 +0000

When it comes to gas turbines, size matters. Although the market for large, heavy-duty gas turbines has been challenging in recent years, demand for industrial gas turbines—generally units with output ranging from about 5 MW to 100 MW—has been growing, according to Reed Lengel, product line manager for SCC-800 solutions with Siemens Energy. “When you […]

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Control Your Own Destiny with Combined Heat and Power Systems [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 09 May 2019 13:39:25 +0000

Combined heat and power (CHP), also known as cogeneration, is the concurrent production of electricity or mechanical power and useful thermal energy (heating and/or cooling) from a single source of energy. Although it may not be widely recognized outside of industrial, commercial, institutional, and utility circles, CHP has been providing highly efficient electricity and process […]

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THE BIG PICTURE: 30 Innovations Revolutionizing the Power Industry

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 04:00:44 +0000

Between 2005 and 2016, the global installed capacity of solar PV increased more than seven-fold, and the capacity of onshore wind increased nearly three-fold, and owing to plunging costs, variable renewable energy (VRE) capacity is set to expand dramatically, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). To accommodate soaring shares of VRE generation, innovations […]

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Certifying Precision Timing in the Smart Grid

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 04:00:38 +0000

Utilities deploying precise timing in their networks have an additional choice in evaluating solutions based on whether or not the devices are IEEE certified for compliance to the appropriate IEEE 1588 Power Profile. To reach this point, years of effort from the IEEE, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and […]

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Energy Storage Changes the Power Profile

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Wed, 01 May 2019 00:00:00 +0000

The power grid is a pretty complex system. Electricity is generally produced on an as-needed basis. Generators ramp up and down based on demand. However, energy storage systems are beginning to change how

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How a Major Resort Owner Manages Its Power [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 14:46:21 +0000

MGM Resorts International took a bold step in 2016 when it ended its energy-buying relationship with NV Energy and instead chose to purchase electricity from private providers. The company’s decision was driven by a desire to slash bills and boost renewables. Henry Shields, executive director of finance and analysis in the Corporate Sustainability division of […]

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Prepare for More Distributed Energy Resources [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 23:38:36 +0000

Paul DeCotis, senior director in West Monroe Partners’ Energy and Utilities practice, was a guest on The POWER Podcast. West Monroe, in partnership with Greentech Media, conducted a survey of more than 1,700 utility customers, 140 utility executives and managers, and more than two dozen regulators in major markets across North America. Its findings were […]

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DERMS Technology Part of Australia’s Push for Renewables

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0000

A new distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) is being deployed in Western Australia, designed to manage distributed energy resources (DERs) across nearly 1 million square miles, with a focus on

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