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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Microgrids Help Keep Wildfire Energy Impacts at Bay

25 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on Nov. 18, 2019. In a recent Utility Dive opinion piece, Scott Aaronson, vice president of security and preparedness at the Edison Electric Institute, minimizes the role of microgrids in providing our communities energy resilience. He defends the actions of California’s utilities in shutting off power for millions of […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s Energy System

25 Jun , 2019  

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Puerto Rico is still recovering from Hurricane Maria and now has an opportunity to not just rebuild, but strengthen the grid and improve energy resliency.

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Interviews

A Zondits Interview: Fraunhofer CSE

7 Oct , 2016  

Kelly O’Connell, ERS, for Zondits Zondits recently had the opportunity to speak with Matt Kromer, the Director of the Grid Integration Group and Co-Principal Investigator of the SHINES and SunDial project at Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE. Fraunhofer CSE is an applied research and development laboratory dedicated to building tomorrow’s energy future today. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

California’s Pursuit for More Clean Grid Technologies

2 May , 2016  

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How California Blackouts Will Make Solar and Batteries A National Story Triple Pundit, April 18, 2016. Image credit: Life-Of-Pix Imagine islands of light fueled by solar connected to batteries Here’s how solar and distributed generation could become national news this summer. It is 7 p.m., and Los Angeles is blacked out. It’s the third day of […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Emerging Technology, Energy Storage

Arpa-E Builds the Next Generation of Battery Storage

10 Mar , 2016  

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US agency reaches ‘holy grail’ of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates The Guardian, March 3, 2016. Image credit: A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by the likes of Bill Gates and Elon […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Microgrids: Utility 3.0?

12 Feb , 2016  

Jeffrey Perkins and Allison Donnelly, ERS The DOE’s definition of a microgrid is “A group of interconnected loads and distributed energy resources (DER) with clearly defined electrical boundaries that acts as a single controllable entity with respect to the grid [and can] connect and disconnect from the grid to enable it to operate in both […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Microgrids: Fad, Fashion, or Fundamental for the Future

27 Jan , 2016  

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Jeff Perkins, ERS Presentation at AESP’s 26th National Conference in Phoenix, AZ, on Wednesday, February 3 at 1:30 p.m. Session 5C: DSM Business In this presentation we will explore how the adoption of microgrids fits into the collective efforts to reduce long-term costs, promote distributed resources, and build resiliency into the grid, and how current government-funded […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Microgrids: An AGRION Interview with Rahul Gupta

12 Mar , 2015  

Interview with Rahul Gupta of PwC on microgrids AGRION Interviews, March 10, 2015

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

The Value of Microgrids in DC

5 Feb , 2015  

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D.C. to provide money for microgrid, district energy research Fierce Energy, February 4, 2015 While researchers and scientists are still working on perfecting the technologies for microgrids, it has not slowed their implementation. The District of Columbia is providing grants for microgrids, district energy, and related research as part of an effort to its greenhouse […]

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