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Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks to install large battery for grid balancing and reserve...

Wärtsilä announced this week that it will provide grid balancing services and reserve power to Scotland’s Shetland Islands with the supply of its advanced energy storage system. The system will deliver 8 MW/6 MWh...

How virtual power plants will help the UK meet its net zero targets

The integration of power generators and users in the form of Virtual Power Plants (VPPs) is set to become an increasingly important part of the UK’s energy system.
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Saving the planet and the economy: We must do both

The problem humanity faces is not climate change per se – it is providing reliable energy to a growing world economy and a global population projected to hit 10 billion by 2100.
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Group urges climate adaptation funding in pandemic recovery

An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope with the effects of climate change is calling on governments and financers around the globe to include funding for adaptation projects in their COVID-19 recovery spending.

Grid modernization and energy storage in focus this week: Join us!

As DER proliferate along the grid, utilities must modernize how they deliver electricity. Advanced Metering Infrastructure, Private LTE networks, Advanced Distribution Management Systems, Behind-the-meter and in-front-of-the-meter batteries, all of these in conjunction will lead...

Hawaii PUC approves solar plus storage DER-based virtual power plant

Swell Energy, Inc. today announced that the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has approved its $25 million contract with Hawaiian Electric for the delivery of various grid services through an aggregated “virtual power plant” (VPP) on three...
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Coronavirus crushed U.S. clean energy workforce in 2020; 400K-plus jobs still lost

The COVID-19 pandemic has not only devastated the U.S. health care system, but it’s taken a long-lasting direct hit on the nation’s once healthy clean energy industry. A new report by BW Research Partnership indicates...

Morgan Stanley sees promise in resilient microgrids, takes stake in SolMicroGrid

Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Energy Partners (MSEP), part of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, announced today that they have completed an investment in Alpharetta, Georgia-based SolMicroGrid to help support the growth of SolMicroGrid’s...

Vermont is home to the first backup-battery-powered statehouse in the nation

Vermont’s statehouse is first in the nation to have clean backup power stored in batteries – using a Green Mountain Power (GMP) program to help lower costs for all Vermonters. Vermont State officials, and leaders from Northern...

Denver facility testing vehicle-to-building technology to reduce peak demand

Today, The Alliance Center, a Denver-based organization, announced a partnership with Fermata Energy, a clean technology company based in Charlottesville, VA, to use the energy stored in an electric vehicle (a Nissan LEAF) and power...