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#Shell invests in #Sonnen to drive distributed energy aims forward

Shell invests in Sonnen to drive distributed energy aims forward Sonnen CEO Ostermann also disclosed that the investment would enable sonnen to pursue expansion plans predominantly in the US and Australia, but also to ramp-up the development of its domestic aggregated storage platform sonnencommunity, its nascent virtual power plant solution and its grid-related services initiative. … Continue reading #Shell invests in #Sonnen to drive distributed energy aims forward

#Utilities, #Grid_Operators Tell FERC They Need Real-Time Data to Better Manage DERs

Utilities, Grid Operators Tell FERC They Need Real-Time Data to Better Manage DERs Utilities and grid operators stressed the need for real-time information on distributed energy resources to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission panel in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. FERC organized the conference to gather information on the challenges of integrating DERs into the wholesale … Continue reading #Utilities, #Grid_Operators Tell FERC They Need Real-Time Data to Better Manage DERs

MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting

MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting FERC called the aggregated DER technical conference in February when it approved a separate order regarding how energy storage facilities. That order allowed large-scale storage in each regional electricity market to provide multiple services, but regulators could not settle on similar rules … Continue reading MISO states push for authority over DER in electricity markets at FERC meeting

How distributed energy resources contribute to a more resilient grid

How distributed energy resources contribute to a more resilient grid Recent extreme weather has prompted fresh thinking on the subject of grid resiliency. Part of the solution lies with the proliferation of distributed energy and how it can be harnessed for that purpose. Juan de Bedout, Chief Technology Officer of GE’s Grid Solutions business, spoke … Continue reading How distributed energy resources contribute to a more resilient grid

#PG_E Must Solicit Energy Storage and DERs to Replace 3 Existing Gas Plants

PG&E Must Solicit Energy Storage and DERs to Replace 3 Existing Gas Plants California regulators rejected an effort to award lucrative “must-run” status to three Calpine gas plants, calling for new energy storage and clean resources instead. The California Public Utilities Commission ruled Thursday to authorize PG&E to procure energy storage or preferred resources (such … Continue reading #PG_E Must Solicit Energy Storage and DERs to Replace 3 Existing Gas Plants

Is your grid communications infrastructure ready for DERs ?

Is your grid communications infrastructure ready for DERs? As power utilities worldwide embrace smart grids, new energy technologies and innovations are changing power generation, transmission and distribution. One of the most significant changes is the adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs), particularly solar and wind power. The high adoption rate offers many opportunities and challenges. … Continue reading Is your grid communications infrastructure ready for DERs ?

Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution?

Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution? The year in cleantech, energy storage and grid edge M&A. It’s been an interesting year for mergers and acquisitions in the distributed energy space, with some unexpected developments. We haven’t seen the same massive M&A deals of years past, such as … Continue reading Was 2017 the Year Global Energy Giants Went All-In on the Distributed Energy Revolution?

A #California First: Enlisting Distributed Energy for the Transmission Grid

A California First: Enlisting Distributed Energy for the Transmission Grid PG&E and California’s grid operator want solar, batteries, demand response and efficiency to be as reliable as a diesel-fired power plant and transmission lines. California is already hosting several pilot programs to evaluate how distributed energy resources can help utilities at the level of their … Continue reading A #California First: Enlisting Distributed Energy for the Transmission Grid

Owners of distributed generation projects in Minnesota to see sales tax refund

Owners of distributed generation projects in Minnesota to see sales tax refund POLICY: • A federal proposal to subsidize coal and nuclear power over other forms of electricity has created unusual alliances in Ohio among energy companies, state agencies and other groups who oppose the plan. (Midwest Energy News) • Grid operator PJM and two … Continue reading Owners of distributed generation projects in Minnesota to see sales tax refund

Distributed energy sources can reduce cost of electricity up to 50%, study says

Distributed energy sources can reduce cost of electricity up to 50%, study says Traditional grids will have to change. Modeling can help find the best way forward. Dramatic changes are coming to the old power grid. As infrastructure ages and policy dictates a move away from fossil fuels, utilities and governments are looking at Distributed … Continue reading Distributed energy sources can reduce cost of electricity up to 50%, study says