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Digitalization, energy storage, EVs, microgrids to be 2020’s big energy trends

The power sector is witnessing significant changes. As 2019 draws to a close, Harminder Singh, Director of Power at data and analytics company GlobalData, looks at the key trends that will shape the industry in 2020, ranging from electric vehicles to corporate power purchase agreements.

UL acquires microgrid design software company HOMER Energy

Today UL announced the acquisition of Boulder, Colorado-based HOMER Energy, a company that produces modeling and optimization software for microgrids. The acquisition combines UL's experience in solar, wind and battery technology with HOMER Energy's system design capabilities and...

Ten predictions for 2020 for the global utility industry

The utilities industry — made up of electricity, gas, or water — is only halfway through its profound transformation journey. While navigating along the journey, utilities must maintain the right balance between reinventing and growing their core...

Survey: Customers want utility help with DER

Many consumers see distributed energy resources (DER) as viable solutions for addressing their energy-related needs, but need guidance from their electricity providers throughout the process, according to the new "Distributed Energy Resources: Meeting Consumer...

The world is burning, but energy needs to think local

A violent weather event, a critical piece of infrastructure down, a population left without power for hours or even days. And then the necessary repairs to get everything back up and running as they were before. That's the...

Siemens, juwi enter strategic partnership for microgrids

The two companies aim to roll-out and continually develop the advanced microgrid control system that enables the seamless integration of power from renewable energy to a mine's off-grid power supply.

Diversity & variety of opportunities key to POWERGEN Experience in NOLA

If variety is the spice of life, there's no better place than New Orleans to showcase that idiom in action. We hear that. POWERGEN International is happening November 19-21 in the Crescent City, which is...

San Jose mayor suggests city-owned utility to replace PG&E

Liccardo has drafted a memo to San Jose's rules committee to explore the creation of a city-owned utility similar to the ones that serve other California cities such as Palo Alto and Santa Clara.

ABB Q&A: From switchgear to HVDC and beyond

ABB recently unveiled its first energy storage project and opened a new product development center in Connecticut. Cloud computing and robotics are additional endeavors for the ever evolving firm.

DISTRIBUTECH embraces the solar industry as grid decarbonization takes center stage

DISTRIBUTECH International, the event that showcases the future of energy delivery, is proud to announce three strategic partnerships with leading solar industry stakeholders. Each organization will enhance the event, which takes place January 27-30,...