Clean Grid Technology, Markets & Business

Texas Sea Turtles Cold-Stunned Alongside Grid Integrity

5 Mar , 2021  

Taylor Patterson, ERS, 3/5/21. The energy crisis in Texas left thousands of people stranded without power, food, and resources, exemplifying how reliable energy sources and a resilient grid are necessary to withstand natural disasters. However, a new story out of Texas showcases grid resiliency as not only essential for humans, but for animals as well. […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Virtual Power Plant on the Horizon for PGE Customers

9 Jul , 2020  

This article was published on energycentral.com on July 1, 2020. Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) is set to launch a pilot program that will incentivize installation and connection of 525 residential energy storage batteries that PGE will dispatch, contributing up to four megawatts of energy to PGE’s grid. The distributed assets will create a […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage

Flexibility Services Could Introduce New Players to Energy Sector

25 Jun , 2020  

Originally published on greentechmedia.com on June 24, 2020. A collaboration between Vodafone and Energy Web is evidence that an emerging flexibility services opportunity is luring new players to the energy sector, insiders believe. The mobile giant and the energy blockchain leader last month announced a partnership to use subscriber identification module (SIM) technology as a […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Emerging Technology

Ask the Expert: What is a Virtual Power Plant, or VPP? (Part 1)

9 Apr , 2020  

Written by Jeff Perkins, ERS In this two-part series, Zondits will explore virtual power plants as an emerging technology that serves as a dynamic and boundless collection of resources. Part 1 will focus on defining what exactly a VPP is and how it is unique from the common microgrid concept. Part 2, brought to us […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Maximizing Grid Energy Storage in Nantucket

1 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on PNNL on Oct. 9, 2019. NANTUCKET, Mass. –  With the simple cutting of a ribbon this week, residents of Nantucket Island, joined by state and local officials and representatives from National Grid, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), ushered in […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

DERs Boost Grid Efficiency

30 Sep , 2019  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on 9/23/19. The power system’s growing need for flexible load and customers’ rising demand for backup power are driving new partnerships between utilities and providers of customer-sited resources across the Northeast. Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP) is leading this transition toward distributed energy resources (DER) as grid assets. But others are […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Renewables and the Grid: What Happens Beyond 40%?

13 Jun , 2016  


German electricity transmission CEO: ‘80% renewables is no problem’ Euractiv, June 8, 2016 When it comes to Germany’s switch to renewables, the speed at which it is happening is often said to be too fast. Is that right? We see ourselves as the Energiewende‘s guinea pigs. Our network in the north-east covers about a third […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

New York: A Testbed for Innovation

26 Jun , 2015  

The Customer-Centric Electricity Grid Rocky Mountain Institute, June 17, 2015. Image credit: Joe Loong In 2014, New York State launched Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), a regulatory proceeding aiming to rewrite from scratch how the state’s electric grid operates. Alongside traditional assets such as big power plants and transmission lines, for the first time in the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Energy Storage

Tesla Promises Their Suite of Battery Products “Don’t Suck”

3 Jun , 2015  

Tesla Unveils Home Battery: 5 Reasons It’s a Big Deal National Geographic, May 1, 2015. The automaker unveiled a suite of battery products Thursday—each geared for homes, businesses, and utilities—that promise not to “suck,” to use CEO Elon Musk’s choice label for competitors. The home battery, a sleek, mountable unit dubbed Powerwall, will be available […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Integrating Renewables into the Grid

24 Feb , 2015  


How renewables are changing the way we operate the grid Utility Dive, February 23, 2015 The only thing today’s power system has left in common with the 20th century grid is that the standard is still cost-effective reliability. Today’s grid operator does things that were fairy tales in 1999. Iowa and South Dakota got over […]

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