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The Story on Storage: Is it Truly Charging Ahead?

Although high levels of renewable integration targeted by state policies may require some form of energy storage and load shifting, a clear solution for utility-scale electric energy storage has yet to appear. 

In-depth: Improving grid operator economics with power electronics

In deregulated energy markets, grid operators are looking to use market structures to address grid stability issues emerging from the clean energy transition. As a result, the ability to provide reactive power compensation with STATCOM technology could open up new revenue streams.

Ares Management, Starwood Energy to sell 660 MW transmission line to investors

HTP is a joint venture formed solely to develop, construct, operate and maintain the Hudson Transmission Project

Vattenfall inaugurates Scottish offshore wind farm

The aim is to accelerate the wind power industry's drive for competitive renewable

Samoan utility deploys IoT payment solution

Itron will also be responsible for project management, meter installation and training

NYISO pilot program for distributed energy resources

The New York grid operator is piloting three distributed energy resource pilot programs, designed to improve New York's energy infrastructure

Infrastructure Alternatives: Where Non-Wires Makes New Sense

POWERGRID International Exclusive: For those engaged in grid development planning, this scenario represents an almost perfect storm.

Is the Great Experiment of Wholesale Electricity Competition Ending?

The growing dominance of natural gas has created concern at both the ISO and government levels as some regions increasingly rely on natural gas-fired generation for more than half of the system mix.  A perceived lack of diversification has prompted calls for out-of-market contracts to support anything and everything other than gas. 

Convergent Energy buys 40 MW of flywheel energy storage projects

With this acquisition, Convergent's portfolio of completed projects totals 66.5 MWs across seven projects in North America


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