1. Articles in category: Smart Grid

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    1. Power Efficiency Corp. Wins 2-Year 12 MW Bid in Con Edison BQDM Auction

      Power Efficiency Corp. Wins 2-Year 12 MW Bid in Con Edison BQDM Auction

      Power Efficiency Corp. won its bid to provide Con Edison 12 MW of demand response energy in the summer months of 2017 and 2018. The auction was part of the innovative Con Edison program to defer $1 billion in infrastructure expenditures required for Richmond Hill, Ridgewood, and Crown Heights networks in Brooklyn and Queens by reducing 52 MW of peak load in the BQDM area through a combination of customer sided solutions (41 MW) and non-traditional utility sided solutions (11 MW). Con Ed sought 41 MW in commitments for 2017 and 2018 from companies, with an objective to use these demand side resources to reduce peak summertime loads on the electric grid in this territory.

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    2. The Coming Solar PV Revolution Will Be Electrifying

      The Coming Solar PV Revolution Will Be Electrifying

      Poised for massive expansion, the global solar photovoltaics market is ramping up and excitement is sparking. Cost reductions, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), are driving huge increases in solar PV investments.IRENA’s new report, Letting in the Light, explores the coming revolution to global electricity systems in the next big wave of solar PV expansion. Rising from today’s 227 gigawatts, IRENA estimates that “solar PV capacity could reach between 1,760 and 2,500 gigawatts (GW) by 2030.” This represents a rise from today’s 2% share of global electricity generated by solar PV, to around 13% by 2030.

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      Mentions: Australia Tesla
    3. GE Positions to Scale Up in the Microgrid Market

      GE Positions to Scale Up in the Microgrid Market

      General Electric yesterday signaled that it is about to become more visible and aggressive in the increasingly competitive microgrid market. “The technology is ready, and we are now ready to scale up,” said Herve Amosse, GE’s general manager for grid automation, siting an increasingly viable business case for microgrids as renewable energy costs fall. The Connecticut-based company is among a growing field of international technology giants pursuing the microgrid market. Others include ABB, Hitachi, Schneider Electric and Siemens. In the U.S. the companies are pursuing a market pegged at $200 million and expected to reach $800 million in four years, according to GTM Research.

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      Mentions: France U.S. GE
    4. Sonnen Teams up with Enbala, Combining Storage with Grid Management

      Sonnen Teams up with Enbala, Combining Storage with Grid Management

      Enbala Power Networks has signed a deal to provide Germany battery firm Sonnen with its distributed energy aggregation and control platform. Under the strategic alliance the partners will offer utilities the ability to use energy storage to balance distributed renewables and traditional generation on the grid.

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      Mentions: Germany Tesla
    5. Utility-Scale Microgrid from PowerStream & Kepco Up and Running

      Utility-Scale Microgrid from PowerStream & Kepco Up and Running

      The duo of PowerStream and Korea Electric Power Corp. (KEPCO) now have a utility-scale microgrid to show as they market their technology in North America. PowerStream, an Ontario utility, and KEPCO, South Korea’s largest utility, cut the ribbon this week on a microgrid that serves 400 residential and business customers in Penetanguishene, a small town north of Toronto on Georgian Bay.

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      Mentions: Asia Africa Ontario
    6. Duke Energy Microgrid Tests Game-Changing Communications System

      Duke Energy Microgrid Tests Game-Changing Communications System

      A Duke Energy microgrid test bed is striving to crack one of the biggest challenges facing utilities today: the need to seamlessly integrate distributed resources and allow for real-time communication between the resources and utilities. In North Carolina’s Gaston County, at the Mount Holly test bed, Duke is experimenting with ‘Open Field Message Bus Technology,’ a standards-based system that could reduce the complexity and costs of integrating distributed resources. This could be a game changer for the industry, allowing for fast and cost-effective integration of distributed resources.

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    7. Stem Wins $15M Investment From Mithril and Grows Its Energy Storage Portfolio to 68MWh

      Stem Wins $15M Investment From Mithril and Grows Its Energy Storage Portfolio to 68MWh

      Stem just announced a $15 million add-on from Mithril Capital Management, bringing its Series C total to $68 million and its total venture funding to more than $110 million since its founding as Powergetics in 2010. Other investors in the firm include Angeleno Group, Iberdrola, GE Ventures, Constellation New Energy, Total Energy Ventures, Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and RWE Supply & Trading. Stem combines big data, predictive analytics and energy storage to reduce electricity costs for businesses while delivering aggregated services to the grid. 

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    8. EnSync and OATI Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Distributed Energy Resource Control to Utilities

      EnSync and OATI Announce Strategic Alliance to Offer Distributed Energy Resource Control to Utilities

      MILWAUKEE, WI--(May 9, 2016) - EnSync Energy Systems (NYSE MKT: ESNC) and OATI are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that brings together decades of experience and next generation Modernized Grid solutions to provide utilities with a seamless distributed energy resource and management solution for improved system reliability and economics. Specifically, OATI and EnSync are integrating the EnSync Matrix Energy Management technology with OATI's GridControl and webSmartEnergy DERMS platform. The solution will combine the Matrix's ability to prioritize and optimize electricity from the grid, distributed generation and energy storage with the webSmartEnergy DERMS functionality to provide various grid services such as frequency response, regulation, reserves and shaping services, dispatchable energy and capacity, as well as Volt/VAr control and optimization capabilities to the grid. OATI and EnSync are currently offering the solution to select utilities.

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    9. What is an Ice Battery?

      What is an Ice Battery?

      The Ice battery is an innovative energy storage solution designed to shift electricity use from peak hours, when rates are high, to off-peak hours when rates are low. It eliminates the need for high-priced peak power, boosts grid resiliency and increases energy efficiency. We have two versions of Ice Bear Systems: Ice Bear 30 is designed for large industrial and commercial buildings, while Ice Bear 20 is a smaller version designed for homes and light commercial buildings.

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      Mentions: California U.S. ESA
    10. The Grid Edge 20: Building the 21st-Century Energy System

      The Grid Edge 20: Building the 21st-Century Energy System

      The 20th-century power grid is an engineering marvel, delivering power generated at central power plants to millions of end customers through a transmission and distribution network that represents the world’s largest machine. The 21st century power grid will be all this, plus a lot more. This new grid will require technologies and business models that can link utilities and customers to turn distributed energy resources like rooftop solar and electric vehicles from grid disruptors into grid assets. It will also need new regulatory structures and energy markets to allow the cost-effective application of energy efficiency, demand management and energy storage systems required to integrate massive amounts of intermittent wind and solar power into the grid at large. 

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    11. ComEd Looks to Build Microgrid Clusters to Support the 'Community of the Future'

      ComEd Looks to Build Microgrid Clusters to Support the 'Community of the Future'

      Commonwealth Edison recently unveiled a plan to build its first “community of the future” in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago. At the heart of the project is a microgrid to be built and owned by ComEd that would be able to island and cluster with a nearby microgrid owned by the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT). The utility envisions clusters of 10-megawatt microgrids providing service to critical infrastructure and surrounding communities in case of emergencies. Bronzeville has a large police precinct, hospital and a range of residential customers, many of them in lower income brackets.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S. Argonne
    12. ComEd Forges Ahead with Ambitious Microgrid Plans Amid Legislative Debate

      ComEd Forges Ahead with Ambitious Microgrid Plans Amid Legislative Debate

      The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012 left many utilities searching for ways to bolster grid resiliency. One of those ways included microgrids, which could accelerate a cleaner, more resilient grid, according to its supporters. Illinois' largest utility, Commonwealth Edison, is now undertaking plans to build at least one microgrid with funds from the Department of Energy, with hopes to build out at least five more depending on the outcome of pending legislation. ComEd is using a $4 million award from the Department of Energy to install the infrastructure to support a microgrid in Chicago’s South Side. 

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      Mentions: DoE Illinois
    13. Solar Electric Power Association to become the Smart Electric Power Alliance

      Solar Electric Power Association to become the Smart Electric Power Alliance

      Solar is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the U.S. But growth by itself is not enough. The positive impact of solar is magnified when partnered with complementary technologies intelligently blended into a more dynamic and responsive electricity grid, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) says. In response to the continuing evolution of solar and clean energy, the SEPA will officially become the Smart Electric Power Alliance on April 11th, 2016. The new name reflects what SEPA members do every day – evolve the ways we generate, deliver and consume the power that drives our economy.

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      Mentions: U.S. Siemens
    14. E.ON Leads The Way To Germany’s Green Grid

      E.ON Leads The Way To Germany’s Green Grid

      Originally published on the ECOreport. No other utility company has more installed renewable capacity or uses a stronger proportion of renewably produced electricity. According to recent press releases, the utility giant E.ON leads the way to Germany’s Green Grid.“Renewables account for more than 80 percent of the electricity that flows through our networks, well above the national average. This demonstrates that E.ON already operates the innovative, efficient energy networks of the future. Each year we invest more than €1 billion to expand our networks in Germany,” said Thomas König, Managing Director of E.ON Deutschland.32 GW of the 96 GW of installed renewables capacity subsidized under Germany’s Renewable Energy Law were connected to E.ON by the end of 2015.

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    15. TEP Resource Plan Includes More Solar, Energy Storage, Smart Grid Technologies

      TEP Resource Plan Includes More Solar, Energy Storage, Smart Grid Technologies

      Tucson Electric Power (TEP, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.) will meet customers’ energy needs in the near future by expanding renewable energy resources and energy efficiency programs, evaluating new technologies to improve reliability, and pursuing opportunities to reduce its use of coal. TEP’s strategies for southern Arizona’s energy future are outlined in its preliminary 2016 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), which was filed on March 2nd, 2016 with the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC). The IRP describes how TEP plans to meet customers’ energy needs through 2030 while satisfying regulatory requirements and improving the environment.

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      Mentions: U.S. EPA Arizona
    16. Federal Support Promotes Microgrid Technology

      Federal Support Promotes Microgrid Technology

      Microgrid technology is at the forefront of the nation’s evolving electric grid, says a new paper “Distributed Generation: Cleaner, Cheaper, Stronger: Microgrids in the Evolving Power System,” released by the The Pew Charitable Trusts at this week’s Advanced Research Products Agency- Energy (ARPA-E) Summit in Washington, D.C. This excerpt describes federal programs and policies that are advancing microgrids. The U.S. Department of Energy leads federal research to advance development and deployment of microgrids through partnerships with organizations such as the national laboratories, academic institutions, and the private sector. The DOE’s interest lies in using the technology to improve electricity reliability and resiliency, help communities prepare for future grid outages, and encourage growth of clean and efficient energy industries.

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    17. How Battery Power Sustains Wind-Blown and Sun Struck Grids

      How Battery Power Sustains Wind-Blown and Sun Struck Grids

      Energy storage systems continue to grow in popularity as renewable energy sources like wind power are connected to the grid at an unprecedented rate. California alone plans to commission 1.3 gigawatts of storage by 2020, and similar trends are being seen globally. In Canada, the Government of Ontario’s Long Term Energy Plan (“LTEP”) calls for a total of 50 MW of storage capacity. Although this may not seem like much in comparison, with Canada’s focus on energy policy, energy storage is expected to become critical to the success of policy goals affecting de-carbonization and enabling a true “Smart Grid.”

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      Mentions: California DoE U.S.
    18. UK Energy Sector Ready to Deliver Clean Energy

      UK Energy Sector Ready to Deliver Clean Energy

      The UK energy sector trade body, Energy UK, has announced that its members are ready to deliver affordable, reliable, and clean energy. A new report published by Energy UK, the country’s trade association for the energy industry, highlighted “how a positive partnership with government will allow the sector to meet the considerable challenges facing the country in balancing costs with affordability while meeting environmental and security goals.”

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      Mentions: Europe UK
    19. European 3D-Printed Battery Startup Brings In $2.2M to Prove Its Concept

      European 3D-Printed Battery Startup Brings In $2.2M to Prove Its Concept

      A researcher in Ireland developing 3-D printed batteries won a five-year, €2.5 million ($2.8 million) grant from the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant to develop the technology. The technology, called 3D2DPrint, is “a new type of extremely long-lasting battery -- one that can come in any shape or size and can be camouflaged within any type of material,” according to a press release issued by Science Foundation Ireland, a funding body. 

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      Mentions: Europe Ireland Sweden
    20. Partnering for Success: Utilities Leverage Innovative Vendor Relationships at the Grid Edge

      Partnering for Success: Utilities Leverage Innovative Vendor Relationships at the Grid Edge

      A new high-level look at distribution system innovation makes one thing clear: Utilities that find and work with innovative private sector players benefit from reaching out. The paper builds on earlier reports about technologies changing the distribution system, including energy storage, demand response, data analytics, advanced metering and solar-plus-storage. From a burgeoning database, the researchers highlight nine cutting edge projects that reveal an enormous range of distribution system innovation possible for utilities to access through private sector partners.

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    21. Saft Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Subsidiary in Japan

      Saft Strengthens its Presence in Asia by Opening a New Subsidiary in Japan

      Saft, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of advanced technology batteries for industry, has opened a new subsidiary in Tokyo, Japan. The new subsidiary, under the name of Saft Japan Kabushiki Kaisha(K.K.) headed by Philippe Ulrich, Saft Sales Director for Asia, is a major strategic step that underpins Saft’s strategy to become even closer to customers in Asia. With its new expert sales team, the main objectives for us are to increase Saft’s share of the Asian market and specifically to boost sales in Japan.

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      Mentions: Japan Asia Saft
    22. Ice Energy Introduces Ice Bear 20 for Residential Cooling

      Ice Energy Introduces Ice Bear 20 for Residential Cooling

      Ice Energy, a leading provider of thermal energy storage solutions, has introduced the Ice Bear 20, a smaller-capacity version of its flagship Ice Bear system for residential cooling. The new system combines Ice Energy’s patented thermal storage and smart grid technology with integrated cooling, enabling utilities to control residential cooling load and reduce peak demand by up to 95 percent for up to four hours. It also allows increased load during periods of solar over-generation, while providing homeowners the cooling they desire.

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      Mentions: Ice Energy
    23. Southern California Edison's Grand Software Plan Is a System of Systems at the Grid Edge

      Southern California Edison's Grand Software Plan Is a System of Systems at the Grid Edge

      Back in July, Southern California Edison estimated it would need to invest up to $1 billion over the next half-decade to incorporate rooftop solar, behind-the-meter batteries, plug-in electric vehicles, and other distributed energy resources into its distribution grids. Of that, $250 million to $575 million was earmarked for “technology platforms and applications,” -- in other words, cloud computing, software and apps. But SCE is not going to be spending money on any of the traditional building-block software platforms commonly used in the utility industry.

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    24. DOE Funds $18 Million In Six 'After-Sunset & Cloudy' Solar Energy Storage Solutions Projects

      DOE Funds $18 Million In Six 'After-Sunset & Cloudy' Solar Energy Storage Solutions Projects

      In January, the US Department of Energy announced $18 million in funding for six new projects. The goal? Enabling the development of integrated, scalable, and cost-effective solar technologies that incorporate energy storage to power American homes after the sun sets or when clouds are overhead.

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      Mentions: DoE U.S.
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