Deloitte Report Details Importance of Energy Storage to U.S. Power Grid

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2023 04:04:52 +0000

Energy industry analysts have said energy storage will be needed to support the integration of renewable energy into the U.S. power grid, and to provide grid flexibility and reliability. Energy […]

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The Importance of Virtual Power Plants to Support America’s Energy Resilience

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2023 14:03:17 +0000

Extreme weather events, cybersecurity threats and volatility in energy markets at all levels puts intense strain on America’s power grid. Virtual power plants (VPP) are an important tool to secure the resiliency of this critical system. What is a VPP, you ask? As RMI puts it, VPPs are comprised of hundreds or thousands of households […]

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PG&E Will Test Tesla & Sonnen Virtual Power Plant Technology

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2023 12:10:25 +0000

virtual power plantPG&E will test two types of virtual power plant technology this summer to determine which is best for supporting the utility grid.

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Sonnen & TenneT Power German Grid With Electric Cars

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2023 01:07:22 +0000

TenneT and sonnen have announced that they’ve powered the German grid with electric cars. TenneT is a top electricity network operator in Europe, and sonnen produces and manages stationary battery storage systems. Working together, TenneT tapped into the electricity stored in electric car batteries that are part of the sonnenCommunity. It did so when there […]

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1st Virtual Power Plant from SolarEdge Supporting UK Grid

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2023 15:25:18 +0000

SolarEdge has launched its first “battery virtual power plant” in support of the UK’s national grid. More specifically, it is providing grid support through the National Grid ESO Demand Flexibility Service (“DFS”). Owners of SolarEdge home batteries are able to participate in the program. They also need to have smart meters, and of course they […]

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Revenge Of The Virtual Power Plants, Part Infinity

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Fri, 03 Feb 2023 16:46:12 +0000

virtual power plants sunrun lunar energy gridshareVirtual power plants were virtually unknown just a few years ago, and now the floodgates are open thanks in part to a Trump-era ruling.

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What’s A Virtual Power Plant?

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Thu, 26 Jan 2023 13:00:27 +0000

Sonnen virtual power plantVirtual power plants may be our most important and most overlooked domestic energy resource. Last summer, California’s record-breaking, grid-straining heat wave forced the state government to send text messages asking residents for emergency, voluntary energy conservation. And it worked. Energy demand dropped; blackouts were avoided. California’s successful response illustrates how devices in our homes and […]

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Google, Ford, GM, & Solar Companies Partner To Promote Scaling Of Virtual Power Plants

Credit to Author: Derek Markham| Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2023 23:38:43 +0000

heat pumps, hot water heaters, virtual power plantsA group of heavy hitters, including Ford, General Motors, Google Nest, OhmConnect, Olivine, SPAN, SunPower, Sunrun, SwitchDin, and Virtual Peaker, has formed a coalition that aims to scale up the market for virtual power plants in a bid to increase the resiliency of the grid and help decarbonize the electric sector. Virtual power plants, or […]

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The POWER Interview: Emerson Exec Talks Hybrid Facilities

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 08 Dec 2022 13:44:08 +0000

More companies are providing software and automation technology to the power generation sector, particularly as newer forms of electricity production increase their market share. Emerson is among those groups, with its technology providing a single, integrated, secure platform that is independent of plant type or the equipment originally installed at a generation facility. James Fraser, […]

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