Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Energy Storage

The Obama Administration Shows Support for Renewable Energy

22 Jun , 2016  

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits The Obama Administration showed its support for renewable energy, energy storage, and microgrids last Thursday, June 16, 2016, by hosting a Summit on Scaling Renewable Energy and Storage with Smart Markets. Both state and private sectors were represented at the Summit, and investment commitments totaling approximately $1 billion were made. The […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

What’s Right with New York: A Primer on New York’s REV Proceeding

1 Jun , 2016  

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Allison Donnelly, ERS, for Zondits. Image credit: Unsplash / 8180 images This is a good time to be working in clean energy. Nationwide, the costs of rooftop solar, LEDs, electric vehicles, and other sustainable technologies are coming down at an impressive rate. Technologies that once seemed to be on the fringe are becoming mainstream – even […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Emerging Technology, Energy Storage

Energy Storage Is Getting Simpler With ARES

27 Apr , 2016  


Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits. April 27, 2016. Image credit: Foundry Energy storage is getting simpler, and Advanced Rail Energy Storage (ARES) is well on the way to its first full-scale deployment. The most basic energy storage system thus far is probably pumped hydro storage: push water uphill to “charge the battery,” and let it flow […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Energy Storage

Energy Storage Technologies Empower the Grid of the Future

19 Apr , 2016  

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As Renewables Boom, Companies Explore Energy Storage Technology NPR, April 4, 2016 Batteries can store energy for later, but companies are looking for cheaper alternatives. Three reporters examine technologies that employ air, salt and ice. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Renewable energy like solar and wind is finally coming of age. Costs are way down. Of course, […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Welcome to the Future of Energy Exchange

2 Mar , 2016  

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Blockchain-based microgrid gives power to consumers in New York New Scientist, March 2, 2016. Image credit: Unsplash Transactive Grid aims to enable people to buy and sell renewable energy to their neighbours. To deal in energy at the moment, you have to go through a central company like Duke Energy in the US or National Grid […]

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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

LADWP Selects Brillio to Implement Smart Grid Pilot Program

22 Sep , 2015  

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Brillio Selected To Implement Smart Grid Pilot Program For Los Angeles Department Of Water And Power Virtual Strategy, September 22, 2015. Image credit: MichaelGaida Brillio, a global technology consulting, software, and business solutions company, today announced it has been selected by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) to execute a strategic Smart Grid […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Will Smart Meters Transform the Way Utilities Deliver and Customers Use Energy?

16 Sep , 2015  

Amanda Gassé for Zondits, September 16, 2015. Image credit: www.girlygeekdom.com The deployment of advanced metering interfaces (AMI) equipment is dramatically increasing and has the potential to change not only the way utilities deliver energy and consumers use energy, but also the way energy efficiency evaluators analyze data. The increase of AMI system installations has increased the […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Massive Grid Changes Needed to Solve VRE Problems

2 Sep , 2015  


Amber Plante for Zondits, September 2, 2015. Image credit: Argonne National Laboratory Variable renewable energy (VRE) is running into skeptics in the U.S. who state that by its very nature it is not compatible with the current electrical grid. While standard electrical generation and some forms of hydroelectricity, biomass, and geothermal power can offer a steady […]

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