Post Tagged with: "grid modernization"

New England needs grid upgrades and solar developers are footing the bill

New England needs grid upgrades and solar developers are footing the bill

April 5, 2021 at 10:22 am 0 comments

From Energy News Network: Solar developers in Rhode Island and Massachusetts say soaring charges to interconnect with the electric grid are threatening the viability of projects. As more large-scale solar projects line up for connections, developers are being charged upfront for the full cost of the infrastructure upgrades required, a long-commonRead More

Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa

Alliant Energy tries batteries over grid upgrades to boost solar energy in Iowa

July 13, 2020 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

The next frontier for solar energy is solutions that do not affect the performance and efficiency of the electric grid. An innovative battery-storage solution in Decorah, Iowa, jointly supported by Alliant Energy, US Department of Energy (DOE), and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), looks to seamlessly connect customer-owned solarRead 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

Improving grid resilience in the face of climate change, natural disasters — and now COVID-19

Improving grid resilience in the face of climate change, natural disasters — and now COVID-19

May 13, 2020 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

At the start of 2020, climate change, natural disasters and public policy were the biggest concerns when it came to grid resilience. Fast forward just a few months, and grid reliability is taking center stage, as the world contends with the COVID-19 crisis. Maintaining reliable power for healthcare, work, educationRead More

IREC publishes a slick playbook for evaluating grid modernization plans

IREC publishes a slick playbook for evaluating grid modernization plans

May 7, 2020 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

Grid modernization is a cool thing to say and support, but it is also a nebulous term, which makes it difficult to implement. What counts as “modern?” And how can we be sure the pursuit of new technology doesn’t actually just lead to fancier, expensive toys that aren’t utilized toRead 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

Get your proposals ready: New York sets first $6 million in funding for its grid modernization challenge

Get your proposals ready: New York sets first $6 million in funding for its grid modernization challenge

July 11, 2019 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the first round of funding for the $15 million Future Grid Challenge, a program to help solve technical challenges utilities face with energy transmission and distribution when integrating renewable energy resources into New York’s electric grid. Administered by the New York State EnergyRead More

Siemens awarded $6.4M by DOE to develop solar’s role in grid resilience

Siemens awarded $6.4M by DOE to develop solar’s role in grid resilience

May 15, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

Siemens’ central research and development unit in the U.S., Siemens Corporate Technology (CT) US, was selected for a $6.4 million research award from the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance solar energy’s role in strengthening the resilience of the U.S. electricity grid. This project will createRead More

New report explores 10 grid reform concepts, case studies for utilities to consider

New report explores 10 grid reform concepts, case studies for utilities to consider

November 12, 2018 at 9:45 am Comments are Disabled

A frequent topic on this site over the last year is the need for more advanced utility business models and a new report from the Advanced Energy Economy and Rocky Mountain Institute echoes this sentiment, noting that advancing efficient and equitable approaches to update the utility business model is crucial toRead More

I assume this is what it looks like.

Internet of Energy update: Google, Stanford, SunTech to collaborate on new DER, customer load controllers

October 25, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

SunTech Drive is part of a new collaboration with both Stanford University and Google that is tied to the Department of Energy’s NODES (Networks of Distributed Energy Systems) initiative. The objective is to coordinate and control consumer loads and distributed energy resources (DERs) out to the absolute edge of theRead More