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.

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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Microgrid 2.0 and Aging U.S. Grid Infrastructure

Microgrid 2.0 and Aging U.S. Grid Infrastructure

“Microgrid 2.0 deployments are going to eclipse those done in the old way simply because of the economic benefits, which are in addition to improved resiliency and ...

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San Francisco, Los Angeles Outages Highlight Growing Risks, Rising Costs of Aging Power Infrastructure

San Francisco, Los Angeles Outages Highlight Growing Risks, Rising Costs of Aging Power Infrastructure

The threats and costs associated with aging power grid infrastructure are rising, challenges that can be met by emerging "Microgrid 2.0" technology and systems, according to ...

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India’s Juice Power Moves Forward with Solar Microgrids Program

India’s Juice Power Moves Forward with Solar Microgrids Program

Italy's TerniEnergia is to build the first of Juice Power's planned three smart grid-connected solar-storage microgrids, which will be located at commercial and industrial sites ...

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TenneT, IBM Launch Pilot Distributed Energy-Blockchain Projects in Germany and the Netherlands

TenneT, IBM Launch Pilot Distributed Energy-Blockchain Projects in Germany and the Netherlands

The pioneering, utility-scale distributed energy-grid integraion projects will incorporate utility customers electric vehicle (EV) and household battery storage capacity and make ...

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