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New York utilities excited by REV, will file demonstration projects this week

New York utilities excited by REV, will file demonstration projects this week It appears that New York’s REV process has genuinely excited utilities operating in the state. Central Hudson proposed a slate of demonstration projects early, and Iberdrola and National Grid revealed some of their plans at the Renewable Energy Finance Forum in New York … Continue reading New York utilities excited by REV, will file demonstration projects this week

Distributed technique for power scheduling advances smart grid concept

Distributed technique for power scheduling advances smart grid concept Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for “scheduling” energy in electric grids that moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept by coordinating the energy being produced … Continue reading Distributed technique for power scheduling advances smart grid concept

Report: Microgrid s are ‘central pillars of today’s local energy revolution’

Report: Microgrids are ‘central pillars of today’s local energy revolution’ MicrogridKnowledge.com has issued a free white paper aimed at educating community leaders about microgrids and how they can be developed. While the paper is fairly broad, sketching out general concepts and defining terms, it notes that microgrids are “a key feature of the new clean … Continue reading Report: Microgrid s are ‘central pillars of today’s local energy revolution’

#Alstom partners with #Penn_State to establish Microgrid Center of Excellence #PSU

Alstom partners with Penn State to establish Microgrid Center of Excellence Alstom, a leader in smart grid and innovative utility solutions, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with The Pennsylvania State University to establish a global center of excellence for microgrids at The Navy Yard in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This center, the first of its … Continue reading #Alstom partners with #Penn_State to establish Microgrid Center of Excellence #PSU

#Caterpillar, #Honeywell bet against the grid in emerging economies

Caterpillar, Honeywell bet against the grid in emerging economies More than a billion people around the globe lack access to electricity. When it gets dark, many use kerosene lanterns or open fires to provide light and heat — dangerous options that can jeopardize health and shorten lives. But new microgrid technologies that are disrupting utility … Continue reading #Caterpillar, #Honeywell bet against the grid in emerging economies

#Utilities explore the microgrid value proposition

Utilities explore the microgrid value proposition The existing centralized transmission grid, and the utilities that stand behind it, still provide the majority of power supplies to the industrialized world. But renewable, distributed energy resources (DERs) will play an increasing role in the coming years in providing energy supply, reliability, security, and emergency care services. Aggregation … Continue reading #Utilities explore the microgrid value proposition

The Standards-Based Microgrid Meets the Industrial Internet of Things

The Standards-Based Microgrid Meets the Industrial Internet of Things Last week, the Industrial Internet Consortium — a group of more than 150 companies working on a common path toward ubiquitous, standards-based machine-to-machine communication — launched an ambitious project aimed at bringing real-time data analytics and control to the world of microgrids, and potentially, the grid … Continue reading The Standards-Based Microgrid Meets the Industrial Internet of Things

Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Passes ComEd’s Energy Plan

Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Passes ComEd’s Energy Plan The Illinois Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee today passed SB 1879, known as “The Energy Plan for Illinois’ Future,” out of committee. The comprehensive bill expands support for renewable energy in Illinois and ensures that energy consumers and the state economy will continue to … Continue reading Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee Passes ComEd’s Energy Plan

ComEd Backs a Bill to Impose Demand Charges on Residential Customers

ComEd Backs a Bill to Impose Demand Charges on Residential Customers The Illinois General Assembly introduced legislation on Thursday that would allow ComEd to invest more than $400 million in community solar, along with grid-edge assets such as microgrids and public electric-vehicle charging infrastructure. The bill has bipartisan sponsorship in the state legislature and is … Continue reading ComEd Backs a Bill to Impose Demand Charges on Residential Customers

Continuing Momentum in Renewable Microgrids: Solarcity Launches Microgrid Offering

Continuing Momentum in Renewable Microgrids: Solarcity Launches Microgrid Offering Solarcity, the US residential PV industry leader, is building on its distributed renewable energy experience by launching its GridLogic microgrid offering. It will be a turnkey offering integrating distributed residential and commercial solar, battery and controllable loads as well as shared solar, battery and back-up power … Continue reading Continuing Momentum in Renewable Microgrids: Solarcity Launches Microgrid Offering