ERCOT Sheds Load as Extreme Cold Forces Generators Offline; MISO, SPP Brace for Worsening System Conditions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:47:39 +0000

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Historically frigid temperatures across Texas forced 30 GW of generation—across all fuel types—off the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) system, prompting the grid operator to initiate rotating outages at 1:25 a.m. Central time on Feb. 15. ERCOT said it expected outages would likely last throughout the morning.  The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) also […]

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ERCOT Sheds Load as Extreme Cold Forces Generators Offline; MISO, SPP Brace for Worsening System Conditions

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2021 13:47:39 +0000

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Historically frigid temperatures across Texas forced 30 GW of generation—across all fuel types—off the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) system, prompting the grid operator to initiate rotating outages at 1:25 a.m. Central time on Feb. 15. ERCOT said it expected outages would likely last throughout the morning.  The Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) also […]

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A Look at the Year Ahead and How Microgrids Are Shaping the Power Industry

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:28:51 +0000

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2020 was a transformative year for the power sector, underlining both new challenges and potential opportunities. We not only saw how severe weather event threats, such as the wildfires and public safety power shutoffs in California, continued to illustrate the fragility of our existing centralized electric distribution system, but we simultaneously experienced the struggle of […]

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A Reactive Solution to Renewables’ Growth on the Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 05:13:00 +0000

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Electricity transmission network operators are being tasked with adding more renewable energy resources to the power grid. The use of static VAR compensators (SVCs) is growing as a means to control voltage

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A Reactive Solution to Renewables’ Growth on the Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 05:13:00 +0000

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Electricity transmission network operators are being tasked with adding more renewable energy resources to the power grid. The use of static VAR compensators (SVCs) is growing as a means to control voltage

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Improving Asset Inspections with Drones and AI

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 24 Dec 2020 19:03:17 +0000

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The U.S. bulk electric system consists of more than 360,000 miles of transmission lines, including approximately 180,000 miles of high-voltage lines, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. That means power companies have a lot on their plates when it comes to inspecting and maintaining those assets. Furthermore, the stakes are high. As wildfires in […]

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Transforming the Power Industry with DERMS Deployments and Beyond

Credit to Author: Seth Frader-Thompson| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 20:58:35 +0000

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The shift from energy consumers to prosumers is fundamentally changing the relationship between utilities and their customers. Behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs) transform the ways households consume, generate, and store power. In the U.S., there are now about 15 million smart thermostats, 2 million solar installations, and 1.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. And […]

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The 5 Steps Utilities Should Take in 2021 to Prepare for a Carbon-Neutral Future

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 15:23:22 +0000

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We’re at the electric tipping point as electric stoves, vehicles, and construction equipment displace the fossil fuel guzzlers of the past. Yet, before a carbon-neutral future can truly take off, utilities and the electric grid need to innovate. For the world to hit net-zero emissions targets by 2050, grid investments need to almost triple to […]

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Partnership’s New Charge—Pair EVs with Utilities, Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0000

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Integrating electric vehicles (EVs) with the power grid has become a focus for utilities, particularly in areas with large concentrations of EVs. It also is another way for utilities to expand their business models, as they partner with companies involved with charging stations and residential energy storage applications. EnergyHub, a distributed energy resources (DERs) management […]

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Partnership’s New Charge—Pair EVs with Utilities, Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 10 Dec 2020 14:00:00 +0000

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Enel X JuiceBox

Integrating electric vehicles (EVs) with the power grid has become a focus for utilities, particularly in areas with large concentrations of EVs. It also is another way for utilities to expand their business models, as they partner with companies involved with charging stations and residential energy storage applications. EnergyHub, a distributed energy resources (DERs) management […]

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