Category: Distributed Energy Resources
Solar Microgrids Could Yield Substantial Savings at City-wide Scale

Solar Microgrids Could Yield Substantial Savings at City-wide Scale

Researchers from MIT, Italian and Saudi universities modeled installation and use of 20 microgrids with residential solar penetration of 0% and 20% in MIT's hometown of Cambridge, ...

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ComEd Charts Course to Clean Energy Future with Chicago Solar Microgrid

ComEd Charts Course to Clean Energy Future with Chicago Solar Microgrid

Commonwealth Edison will use a $4 million grant from the new DOE SunShot Initiative SHINES (Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV) program in ...

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Austin Readies Launch of 2 SHINES Solar-Storage Pilot Projects

Austin Readies Launch of 2 SHINES Solar-Storage Pilot Projects

Austin Energy's SHINES pilot projects are to pave the way toward a levelized cost of energy (LCOE) of $0.14/kWh for solar PV systems that employ advanced Li-ion battery-based ...

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U.K.’s First C&I Automated Demand Response Program Launched by Honeywell, Pearlstone

U.K.’s First C&I Automated Demand Response Program Launched by Honeywell, Pearlstone

The advent of automated demand response (ADR) technology is enabling owners of commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities to earn revenues and reduce their energy bills by ...

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Transmission Charges Penalize Local Clean Power in California

Transmission Charges Penalize Local Clean Power in California

Transmission Access Charges (TAC) are fees designed to pay for the state’s transmission system, operations and maintenance, amortization of capital, and return-on-equity. TAC ...

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AES Adding Battery Storage Capacity to Philippine Power Grids

AES Adding Battery Storage Capacity to Philippine Power Grids

The Philippines is poised for the installation of its first utility-scale battery-based energy storage system. AES Philippines on November 5 announced it will build a 10MW ...

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NY Prize Feasibility Studies Under Way in 10 Communities

NY Prize Feasibility Studies Under Way in 10 Communities

The NY Prize program is heating up in New York, as a variety of factors are putting pressure on and raising the risks and costs of producing, distributing and using energy. ...

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Will Desalination Undermine California’s Renewable Energy Targets Or Be A Grid Resource?

Will Desalination Undermine California’s Renewable Energy Targets Or Be A Grid Resource?

Large, inflexible desalination plants could jeopardize California's renewable energy targets and increase the cost of both water and energy.  Better designed desalination plants ...

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Duke Energy Gets Bullish on ¨Green¨ Microgrids

Duke Energy Gets Bullish on ¨Green¨ Microgrids

The nation's power utilities are facing pressures of unprecedented breadth and depth – from reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution to keeping up with new, cleaner and ...

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Editor choice Distributed energy resources can already balance themselves on a local microgrid

Distributed energy resources can already balance themselves on a local microgrid

At ESNA 2015, UCSD's Byron Washom described his 'hallucinogenic dreams,' where solar panels, batteries, electric vehicles, and other distributed energy resources (DER) ...

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