Distributed generation

News and analysis concerning the use of distributed energy resources (DERMS), distributed generation, distributed energy, on-site generation or district/decentralised energy and energy storage performed by a variety of small, grid-connected devices. Analysis includes impact on utilities and existing transmission and distribution networks, connection of renewable energy to the grid and trends in decentralisation.


German offshore wind player EnBW opens US office

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop welcomed EnBW North America to New Jersey state in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. New Jersey Economic Development Authority senior vice president Brian Sabina and others gathered to officially open the German subsidiary’s first U.S. office and marking its entrance into the competitive New Jersey/New York offshore wind market.

20 MW of community solar available to Xcel customers in Minnesota

CleanChoice Energy on Thursday said it was opening an additional 20.51 MW of community solar capacity for residential customers of Xcel. The new capacity is being supplied by fifteen solar farms owned and operated by AltusPower America in various locations in Minnesota.
Octopus Energy

Enel Green Power North America signs 20 year PPA

Enel Green Power North America announced that it has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) between its subsidiary White Cloud Wind Project, LLC and Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. (AECI), a power utility based in Springfield, Missouri.
California wildfires

Modular, scalable microgrid ready for commercial and industrial customers

Two companies have come up with a potential solution to help mitigate power outages in California. Recent state utility proposals have called for new measures that would allow California utilities to increase the quantity and duration of Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) as part of their wildfire mitigation plans.

Where two of the world’s biggest utilities are investing

We look at the world’s top utility companies and how they have invested in the top technologies or business cases in the energy transition.

Siemens pilots VPP technology in Finland

Siemens, which is currently selling off the majority share in its Energy, Gas and renewables businesses is piloting a virtual power plant in Finland in an effort to help balance the grid, and expand the potential for sustainable energy in the country.
nova innovation

EU project uses AI to boost turbine performance and efficiency

A major new European tidal energy project will use artificial intelligence (AI) to help improve turbine performance and acceleration the commercialisation of tidal power.
Wave energy scotland

Wave Energy Scotland awards £1 million for control and capacity

Wave Energy Scotland has awarded nearly £1 million in funding to two projects for the development of advanced control systems for wave energy devices.

New Navigant/Schneider whitepaper looks at microgrid development in California

The whitepaper California's Critical Facility Challenge looks at how municipal microgrids can drive resilience and more sustainable, affordable power in the state.
edf trading

EDF invests in smart wholesale energy firm

Griddy Energy has signed a strategic partnership with EDF Trading to expand its wholesale energy business.

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