E.ON Debuts ‘Resilience-as-a-Service’ for Remote Markets

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 20:49:16 +0000

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German energy supplier E.ON is collaborating with UK energy firms Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) and Costain Group to roll out an innovative business model that monetizes resilience and grid stability services to remote areas.  E.ON Innovation, one of Europe’s largest distribution system operators (DSOs) and the transmission and distribution arms at SSEN and […]

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Rural Electric Cooperatives: Debt Rules Need to Change

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 17:50:28 +0000

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The National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA) is working feverishly to get a provision into the next COVID-19 stimulus package that would allow electric cooperatives to reprice loans from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) at current low interest rates without penalties. The change could save co-ops more than $10 billion. The RUS, which is a […]

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What Is DERMS and How Can It Help Utilities? [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 08 Jul 2020 23:09:37 +0000

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A distributed energy resource management system, or DERMS, is a software platform used to manage a group of distributed energy resource (DER) assets—such as rooftop photovoltaic solar panels, behind-the-meter batteries, or a fleet of electric vehicles—to deliver vital grid services and balance demand with supply to help utilities achieve mission-critical outcomes. As a guest on […]

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Minutes Matter in the Energy Imbalance Market

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 04:07:00 +0000

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An energy imbalance market (EIM) is a voluntary market that provides a sub-hourly economic dispatch of participating resources for balancing supply and demand every five minutes. One such market is the Western

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Rural Electric Cooperatives Get Big Money to Improve Infrastructure

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 24 Jun 2020 19:48:29 +0000

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said it will provide loans and loan guarantees to rural electric cooperatives and utilities to build or improve infrastructure in 21 states. The funding was announced on June 22 and amounts to more than $1.6 billion, including nearly $386 million for investments in smart grid technology, which uses digital […]

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The Importance of a Resilient Power System [PODCAST]

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 19:54:50 +0000

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It’s hurricane season in the U.S., which runs from June 1 through the end of November, and there have already been three named storms. The most recent was Tropical Storm Christobal, which was the earliest third-named Atlantic storm on record when it formed on June 2. It made landfall in the U.S. along the northern […]

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NERC: Summer 2020 Reliability Rife With Unknowns

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 04 Jun 2020 14:02:48 +0000

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Despite COVID-19’s impact on power demand, disrupted pre-season generation preparation, and an expected highly active hurricane and wildfire season, industry appears well-positioned to meet peak demand this summer under anticipated weather in nearly all parts of the North American bulk power system (BPS).  Other than in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), anticipated reserve […]

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Smart Neighborhood Wins Smart Grid Award

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:07:00 +0000

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Alabama Power’s Smart Neighborhood integrates a microgrid into a community filled with high-performance homes containing energy-efficient systems and connected appliances. The innovative initiative, which

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COVID-19 Makes for an Interesting Summer Peak Season

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 04:02:00 +0000

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It’s peak season for the U.S. power industry. While actual dates may vary from one utility to another, generally the summer peak period spans from Memorial Day (May 25 this year) to Labor Day (Sept. 7)

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NERC Moves to Defer Reliability Standards, Provide COVID-19 Flexibility

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Mon, 13 Apr 2020 20:06:47 +0000

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The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to delay the implementation of seven reliability standards that relate to cybersecurity, training, disturbance monitoring and reporting, generator relay loadability, and coordination of protection systems for performance during faults. In an April 6 filing to FERC, NERC noted the rules […]

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