Category: Distributed Energy Resources

Microgrids can be characterized as a strategic network of distributed energy resources (DER).  These include supply-side resources like solar PV, wind, diesel gensets, CHP plants, and energy storage.  Increasingly, microgrids are looking at demand-side DER to reduce the load.  This ‘negawatt’ approach reduces the need for energy storage and increases the amount of variable renewable energy the microgrid can handle.

Distributed Energy Resources present enormous opportunity, and can be put anywhere on a microgrid or utility grid. However, the utility grid is not designed to get value from DER.

Germany’s Innogy Leaps into California’s EV Charging Market

Germany’s Innogy Leaps into California’s EV Charging Market

The launch of Innovy e-mobility US marks a milestone in the German "green energy" group's efforts to capitalize and expand on its electric vehicle and e-mobility tech and services ...

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New Jersey PUB Approves 13 Town Center Microgrid Feasibility Studies

New Jersey PUB Approves 13 Town Center Microgrid Feasibility Studies

The Veolia Trenton Thermal Energy District Network would serves as the core and a technology hub for one of the 13 New Jersey town center microgrid proposals under consideration.

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Aggreko Acquires Advanced Battery Storage-Smart Microgrid Systems Pioneer Younicos for $52 Million

Aggreko Acquires Advanced Battery Storage-Smart Microgrid Systems Pioneer Younicos for $52 Million

Aggreko and Younicos' chief executives waxed optimistic regarding the all-cash, GBP40 million acquisition and merger despite expectations Younicos will continue to lose money over ...

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Institute for Transformative Technologies Looks to Spur Rural Renewable Electrification

Institute for Transformative Technologies Looks to Spur Rural Renewable Electrification

Modular, scalable and cost-effective, ITT believes its "Utility-in-a-Box" is a sustainable rural solar energy solution that can bring safe, reliable and affordable emissions-free ...

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IOTA Sets Stage for Zero-Cost Digital Energy Trading

IOTA Sets Stage for Zero-Cost Digital Energy Trading

Much more than a digital cryptocurrency, IOTA tokens are said to open gateways for individuals and organizations, or rather their digital, virtual proxies and automated software ...

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Twenty-three European Energy Co.’s to Launch Blockchain Distributed Energy Trading Trial

Twenty-three European Energy Co.’s to Launch Blockchain Distributed Energy Trading Trial

No less than 23 leading European energy trading companies are lauching one of the largest and most ambitious blockchain energy trading "proof of concept" projects to date.

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India’s Simpa Networks Launches Off-Grid, Pay-Go Home Solar-Satellite TV Service Bundle

India’s Simpa Networks Launches Off-Grid, Pay-Go Home Solar-Satellite TV Service Bundle

Indian mobile PAYG off-grid home solar provider Simpa Networks announced the launch of Magic TV, the country’s first solar-powered pay-as-you-go satellite TV solution.

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Enel Green Power Commissions World’s First, and Highest, 24×7 Solar-Hydrogen-Lithium Energy Storage Microgrid

Enel Green Power Commissions World’s First, and Highest, 24×7 Solar-Hydrogen-Lithium Energy Storage Microgrid

The 24x7 solar-plus-storage microgrid now up and running at the Cerro Pabellon geothermal power plant in Chile's high and dry (very, very dry) Antofagasta region marks a ...

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Australia’s “Sunshine State” Issues Solar Rooftop Public Housing Tenders

Australia’s “Sunshine State” Issues Solar Rooftop Public Housing Tenders

The Queensland Dept. of Housing and Public Works is soliciting "Expressions of Interest" from qualified solar energy design, engineering and installation companies to install ...

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Microgrids without Subsidy? Check Out the C&I Market

Microgrids without Subsidy? Check Out the C&I Market

Microgrids often need some form of policy support. This is especially so for microgrids that are deployed for a public purpose, such as community resilience. Because utility ...

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