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Only proper microgrid design will ensure maximum carbon reduction in energy systems

Microgrids are gaining a lot of attention from within and outside of the utility industry as they migrate from concept development and demonstration to deployment and implementation. The concept of decentralizing the grid, by using distributed microgrids...

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...
Mount Sopris rises in the background of the Sunnyside Ranch Community Solar Array, a 1.8-megawatt project adjacent to the former Carbondale, Colorado, landfill. The 6,107-panel 11-acre array is leased long-term to Clean Energy Collective with shares owned by community residents. Holy Cross Energy buys electricity produced by the array, and the array is an important part of the 43,000-member energy cooperative's distributed grid. Photo by Dennis Schroeder, NREL

Small Colorado utility sets national renewable electricity example using NREL algorithms

Holy Cross Energy brings NREL algorithms out of the lab and into homes, setting a national example for grid control. Nearly every major U.S. city has set renewable energy goals that will require converting their...
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Why energy storage is an essential ingredient in grid modernization

Meet the luminary speaker for our Innovative and Emerging Technologies Knowledge Hub at DISTRUBUTECH. If the energy industry was a solar system, energy storage might very well be the sun. At least, that's the perspective of...

Nokia to support Finland’s nationwide smart grid, boost renewable energy

As one of Europe's largest users of renewable energy, Finland's power transmission network is constantly being upgraded in order to meet the changing character of energy generation. Solar and wind generation, for example, require a much more agile and automated grid to manage the variable, two-way power flows by automatically ramping and balancing inputs and outputs.

How European DSOs can unlock new value from smart grid infrastructures

There is no denying that distribution system operators (DSOs) in Europe face a myriad of challenges today, but new opportunities to unlock added value and maximize efficiencies from advanced metering infrastructures (AMIs) are also emerging. The most...

National Grid Partners invests in three more innovative startups

National Grid Partners (NGP), the investment and innovation arm of National Grid announced Thursday that it has made three new venture capital investments, thus growing its portfolio to 18 companies. The three new companies are CNIGuard, SparkCognition, and Uniphore, which specialize...

Shifted Energy to install grid-interactive water heaters for Hawaiian Electric

Shifted Energy has signed an agreement to incorporate its grid-interactive water heaters into Hawaiian Electric Company's emerging grid services market as part of a Grid Services Purchase Agreement led by Open Access Technology International,...

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,...