How to Juggle 100 Distributed Energy Resources on a Microgrid

In an ambitious 'Internet of Energy' juggling act, a Texas test center plans to demonstrate how to manage 100 distributed energy resources on a microgrid.Group NIRE will host the project at its Reese Technology Center in Lubbock, Texas, along with partners DNV GL and Geli. The project is being funded through a $2.15 million federal grant and … [Read more...]

Quick Energy Efficiency News…Energy Savings for Maryland Multifamily…Schneider & California College First…Big Energy Storage in Illinois

Quick energy efficiency news for this week...Pepco and Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative have signed a contract with Energesco Solutions to provide energy and water efficiency for multifamily buildings in Maryland.Both contracts were awarded under the Commercial Multifamily Program, a newly announced energy efficiency rebate program … [Read more...]

What’s Really Got the Attention of Utilities?  

New environmental regulation, no doubt, sets utilities on edge. But even with federal carbon dioxide rules pending, regulation comes in second to a bigger disrupter -- distributed generation.That’s the finding of DNV GL’s Second Annual Utility of the Future Pulse Survey released today at the Utility of the Future Leadership Forum in Washington, … [Read more...]

Microgrids Can Help Avert Major Global Risk: Report

Microgrids are among 15 opportunities that can fix some big, world problems. That's the word from DNV GL in a new report that looks at five global threats and the doors they open for innovators. One of the threats is our reliance on fossil fuels, says Global Opportunity Report 2015. Microgrids or "energy autonomy" offers an alternative … [Read more...]

Will Batteries Live Up to their Promise for Energy Storage?

Thanks to advances in energy storage it is no longer just starry-eyed dreamers who see a distributed electric grid as a real possibility for North America.More sophisticated and cheaper stationary batteries are opening the door for businesses and households to become players in electricity markets, storing energy they don't use and selling it … [Read more...]

Will Batteries Live Up to their Promise For Energy Storage?

Thanks to advances in energy storage it is no longer just starry-eyed dreamers who see a distributed electric grid as a real possibility for North America.More sophisticated and cheaper stationary batteries are opening the door for businesses and households to become players in electricity markets, storing energy they don't use and selling it … [Read more...]