Post Tagged with: "grid management"

FERC Order 841 mattered, but state interconnection rules

FERC Order 841 mattered, but state interconnection rules

November 19, 2020 at 10:00 am 0 comments

It was big news this summer when a federal appeals court upheld Order 841 of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. FERC Order 841 clarified that energy storage systems as small as 100 kW (which are interconnected on the distribution grid, under state rules), cannot be barred from participating in wholesaleRead 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

Using sensors, IoT to manage isolated solar power plants

Using sensors, IoT to manage isolated solar power plants

May 20, 2020 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

Ask most people about the key difference between renewable and conventional energy sources, and you’ll almost certainly hear about their respective environmental impacts — differences which are both real and important. But for those who actually work in the electric power industry, one of the most significant practical differences isRead More

PXiSE Energy Solutions selected for grid management of 110-MW Pima Solar facility

PXiSE Energy Solutions selected for grid management of 110-MW Pima Solar facility

April 24, 2019 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

PXiSE Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, announced that its new Active Control Software (ACT) has been installed at Infraestructura Energetica Nova’s S.A.B. de C.V. 110-megawatt (MW) Pima Solar facility in Caborca, Mexico, to help manage the integration of renewable power to the electric grid. Completed by IEnova inRead More

Intersolar opens with talk of DER integration strategies, system innovations

Intersolar opens with talk of DER integration strategies, system innovations

July 11, 2017 at 1:51 am Comments are Disabled

There is no rest for the solar industry, and the opening of Intersolar North America 2017 was a reminder of that. CALSEIA executive director Bernadette Del Chiaro kicked things off with a history lesson on how far her state has come since the passage of the California Solar Initiative inRead More

Smart grid, battery storage companies see big jump in funding to start 2017

Smart grid, battery storage companies see big jump in funding to start 2017

April 25, 2017 at 7:42 am Comments are Disabled

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Battery Storage, Smart Grid, and Energy Efficiency sectors for the first quarter of 2017. Smart Grid Venture capital (VC) funding (including private equity and corporateRead More

How California’s Rule 21 inverter requirements expand grid capacity, limit energy (revenue) generation

How California’s Rule 21 inverter requirements expand grid capacity, limit energy (revenue) generation

June 28, 2016 at 8:22 am 4 comments

A multi-year effort has been ongoing in California to update technical requirements for connecting Distributed Energy Resources (DER) to the grid, known as Rule 21. The experience of Germany was cited as one reason to take action. In Germany, significant grid destabilization problems arose when high penetration levels of solarRead More

European Union makes move to replace electric meters with smart metering systems

European Union makes move to replace electric meters with smart metering systems

May 19, 2016 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

The European Union is aiming to replace at least 80 percent of electricity meters with smart metering systems by 2020, which could reduce emissions across European states by up to 9 percent and cut annual household energy consumption by similar amounts, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. The company’sRead More

Solar energy is the only thing that bridges the partisan divide (Senate passes big energy bill)

Solar energy is the only thing that bridges the partisan divide (Senate passes big energy bill)

April 21, 2016 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

Wow, something in the air is bringing about big energy compromises. Congress can’t agree on the color of money, but so far this year the ITC has been extended and now an actual bi-partisan energy bill has passed the Senate. Inherently, anything bipartisan these days has some serious concessions fromRead More

AlsoEnergy releases ‘Zero Export Solution’ to manage PV production

AlsoEnergy releases ‘Zero Export Solution’ to manage PV production

April 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AlsoEnergy, a provider of solar monitoring and SCADA systems, has developed a new fully automated PV SCADA solution specifically designed for solar PV systems with “zero export” requirements. These Zero Export Solutions provide automated curtailment commands to manage solar production and keep power contained on-site. “AlsoEnergy developed Zero Export SolutionsRead More