Innovative Device Brings Fault-Testing to the Edge of the Grid, Improving Power System Reliability

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2022 15:04:24 +0000

S&C Electric Co., an employee-owned company with global headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, rolled out an innovative solution designed to mitigate nuisance outages for power customers located on the grid edge. The new VacuFuse II Self-Resetting Interrupter has the ability to test if a fault is temporary, and if so, it automatically restores power, eliminating the […]

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The Unknown Unknowns of Vehicle-to-Grid Tech

Credit to Author: David Waterworth| Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2022 00:58:04 +0000

Since June 2020, a team from the Australian National University in Canberra has been investigating the possible integration of electric vehicles into the grid. Known as REVS (Realizing Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Services), the trial is implementing vehicle-to-grid technology in a fleet of 51 Nissan Leafs in Canberra. Nissan Leafs are being used because they are the […]

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Aligning Utilities & Electric Vehicles, for the Greater Grid

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2022 21:58:17 +0000

New Research Explores Potential Value of Implementing EV Managed Charging To Move Toward Realizing Effective Vehicle-Grid Integration It is 5 p.m., and you arrive home from work when it is peak demand for the grid. Your electric vehicle (EV) is 50% charged — you could either plug it in and charge right away or, if […]

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Microsoft, Schneider Electric, & LG Solar USA Come Together For The Footprint Project

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 03 Dec 2021 00:25:45 +0000

Earlier this fall, or late summer, Hurricane Ida devastated my state. I was left without power for almost a week, and during the first 24–36 hours, we had very little communication. Baton Rouge was one of the luckier cities, though, and for that I’m grateful. Cities such as New Orleans, La Place, and all of […]

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How Different Power Grid Operators Are Approaching Renewable-Storage Hybrid Participation

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Mon, 01 Nov 2021 04:12:00 +0000

Pairing renewable resources with energy storage systems makes a lot of sense. However, grid operators are still developing frameworks for handling these hybrid projects but they may need to be treated

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Modern Infrastructure Means a Modern Electric Grid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 05 Oct 2021 23:28:33 +0000

By U.S. Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) As the solar industry continues to grow and America moves toward a bright clean energy future, there’s a critical need to make sure our electric grid can keep up. Right now, we have an historic opportunity to uplift every American community by growing the clean energy economy, but […]

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Distributed Intelligence: Empower Consumer Control and Uncover New Possibilities

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 03:21:03 +0000

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Consumers today want their utilities to provide an experience like any other service provider, offering the same control and transparency. User-friendly smart meter technology has allowed consumers to play a bigger role in managing their energy usage and cost. But to give customers true command of their energy consumption, the industry needs distributed intelligence technology. […]

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Distributed Intelligence: Empower Consumer Control and Uncover New Possibilities

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Mon, 04 Oct 2021 03:21:03 +0000

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Consumers today want their utilities to provide an experience like any other service provider, offering the same control and transparency. User-friendly smart meter technology has allowed consumers to play a bigger role in managing their energy usage and cost. But to give customers true command of their energy consumption, the industry needs distributed intelligence technology. […]

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This Integrated Energy Solution Makes EV Charging More Affordable (And More Sustainable)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2021 21:07:12 +0000

By Patrick Kelly, Vice President of Operations, PowerFlex Electric vehicle (EV) adoption is on the rise thanks to a combination of attractive incentives, falling costs, and a growing recognition of the impact vehicle emissions have on local air quality as well as global climate. Organizations that are committed to sustainability want to respond to the […]

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