Five Considerations for Designing DERs with Increased Energy Autonomy istributed energy resources (DERs) are significantly changing the way energy is produced, stored and distributed. Ideally, they are mobile and rapidly deployable to deliver power and essential resources when and where needed, especially after extreme weather events or emergencies. These DERs create energy autonomy by providing … Continue reading Five Considerations for Designing DERs with Increased Energy Autonomy
Is Tesla Becoming A Threat To The World’s Biggest Utilities? Tesla is at the forefront of this trend. It sells not only solar panels, but also battery storage systems for residential (Powerwall), commercial (Powerpack) and utility-scale (Megapack) applications. Another piece of the puzzle is Autobidder, a software product that provides “a real-time trading and control … Continue reading Is Tesla Becoming A Threat To The World’s Biggest Utilities?
Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition Over the past half-decade, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has consistently won court battles upholding its authority over states to set the rules for how distributed energy resources can play in wholesale energy markets. Now FERC is being asked to put that authority … Continue reading Demand Response Provider Asks Feds to Open States to Energy Market Competition
Utility sector wary of new security rules for distributed resources “I’m not surprised industry vendors are suggesting there should be a lower threshold,” said Mike Almeyda, account manager with risk management firm Force 5. At the same time, he said, “it’s not that industry doesn’t want to do the work.” CIP standards are evolving and … Continue reading #Utility sector wary of new #security rules for distributed resources
What’s Driving Distributed Generation Adoption? For a majority of the United States’ electricity and grid network’s 100 plus year history, utilities have largely been unchallenged monopolies because of high barriers to market entry, among other reasons. Traditionally, electricity generation in the United States has relied on large, centralized assets, such as coal-fired power plants, to … Continue reading What’s Driving Distributed Generation Adoption?
How to Determine the Right Mix of DER Austin Energy is transitioning rapidly into a utility with significantly high levels of renewable resources. In 2015, only 20% of electricity supplied to customers came from renewable resources. By 2016, the number was 30%. As the utility approaches the tipping point of renewable resources being the majority … Continue reading How to Determine the Right Mix of DER
Winning in a more distributed energy world: 3 steps to utility success A billion-dollar retail opportunity awaits utilities that turn reluctant customers into partners. In the U.S. power system’s transformation, customers’ traditional dependence on utilities is increasingly becoming a utility dependence on customers. This reversal is driven by diminishing electricity sales caused in part by … Continue reading Winning in a more distributed energy world: 3 steps to utility success
California regulators approve measures to propel energy storage, DERs Several of the proposals approved by CAISO’s board on Wednesday were part of the third and final phase of the Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources (ESDER) initiative that stakeholders launched to foster greater participation of those resources in the wholesale market. The proposals remove one … Continue reading #California regulators approve measures to propel energy storage, DERs
NYISO Announces Distributed Energy Resource Pilot Projects Demonstration of DER aggregations seek to expand market competition and improve New York’s energy infrastructure Rensselaer, NY | The New York Independent System Operator, Inc. (NYISO) today announced the selection of three pilot projects to demonstrate the capabilities of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) and options for their integration … Continue reading NYISO Announces Distributed Energy Resource Pilot Projects
In Massachusetts, capacity ownership of distributed resources could determine fate of storage A little-noticed debate in Massachusetts could have a big impact on the trajectory of the state’s energy storage market. Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities (DPU) convened a technical conference on solar and storage facilities participating in ISO-New England’s forward … Continue reading In #Massachusetts, capacity ownership of distributed resources could determine fate of storage