Post Tagged with: "DER"

FERC Order 2222 opens up wholesale electricity markets for DER — why is this a big deal?

FERC Order 2222 opens up wholesale electricity markets for DER — why is this a big deal?

September 21, 2020 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued Order 2222 last week to open up the wholesale electricity markers to distributed energy resources, which could go down as a historic decision. The public is more and more choosing to opt for cost-competitive solar and/or energy storage solutions. This rule is anRead More

Grid saturation lessons from Australia and Hawaii

Grid saturation lessons from Australia and Hawaii

September 3, 2020 at 8:00 am 1 comment

A number of countries, states, and municipalities have been setting 100% clean energy goals. As the price of renewables keeps dropping, more people and businesses are turning to clean local energy, often in the form of rooftop solar. But in some locations, like Australia and Hawaii, solar adoption has beenRead More

Smarter Grid Solutions explains how it can double the capacity available for interconnected solar

Smarter Grid Solutions explains how it can double the capacity available for interconnected solar

May 20, 2020 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

Clean energy software firm Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) says it has developed five methods that could double the capacity available for solar panels and other distributed energy resources (DERs) to connect to individual electricity substations. Everything starts with the company’s ANM Element software product. Utility companies can monitor the amountRead More

Big news: California PUC adds ‘avoided transmission costs’ to value of distributed energy resources

Big news: California PUC adds ‘avoided transmission costs’ to value of distributed energy resources

April 23, 2020 at 11:30 am Comments are Disabled

  In a big win for clean local energy in California, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has agreed to include avoided transmission costs as part of the valuation of distributed energy resources (DER). The CPUC uses the Avoided Cost Calculator (ACC) as a key tool to calculate the valueRead More

Sunverge raises $11 million to expand its DER control, aggregation platform

Sunverge raises $11 million to expand its DER control, aggregation platform

August 7, 2019 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

The global energy landscape is undergoing a rapid transition and transformation. The latest FERC report shows generation from renewables outpacing nuclear and traditional generation methods, with additional momentum expected to continue throughout 2022. With the changing market landscape, today’s utilities require new mission critical technologies to enable them to integrateRead More

OpenADR Alliance tries to improve demand response standards

OpenADR Alliance tries to improve demand response standards

June 27, 2017 at 9:13 am Comments are Disabled

The success of our energy future might depend on the openness / collaboration of the stakeholders involved in this brave new distributed energy resource world. This is why the OpenADR Alliance is expanding the scope of its automated demand response standard to include advanced communications for distributed energy resources (DER).Read More

DER power couple: EnSync, Schneider Electric look to advance grid edge market

DER power couple: EnSync, Schneider Electric look to advance grid edge market

June 15, 2017 at 7:32 am Comments are Disabled

EnSync Energy Systems, a developer of distributed energy resource (DER) systems and Internet of Energy (IoE) control platforms for the utility, commercial, industrial and multi-tenant building markets, will be working with Schneider Electric to explore technology and opportunities in the DER market. After reviewing EnSync’s Matrix Energy System, the twoRead More

New tool from Eaton to ease utility integration of distributed energy resources

New tool from Eaton to ease utility integration of distributed energy resources

February 17, 2017 at 1:37 pm 1 comment

Power management company Eaton launched a new software tool designed to help utilities of all sizes efficiently and accurately integrate distributed energy resources without adversely impacting reliability and power quality. The Integration Capacity Analysis module is one of the latest additions to Eaton’s CYMETM software platform that provides customized electricalRead More

SEPA trying to develop new metric to measure distributed energy resources

SEPA trying to develop new metric to measure distributed energy resources

September 8, 2016 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

Locational value, the potential to defer traditional “wires” investments, is a key value proposition for distributed energy resources (DERs), such as battery storage, distributed solar, energy efficiency and demand response. With the push to incorporate DERs into distribution planning, a common metric or approach is needed for assessing potential capacityRead More

Schneider Electric works with CPS Energy on distribution automation strategy

Schneider Electric works with CPS Energy on distribution automation strategy

January 27, 2016 at 4:03 pm Comments are Disabled

Schneider Electric, a specialist in energy management and automation, has strengthened its collaboration with San Antonio-based CPS Energy, a large municipally-owned electric and gas utility. Together, Schneider Electric and CPS Energy are developing a distribution automation strategy that will improve system reliability, allowing CPS Energy to deliver consistent power qualityRead More