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.

distributech

DISTRIBUTECH International indicates a bright future for integrated DER programmes

Navigant Research anticipates that nearly $4.8 billion will be spent on IDER programmes by 2028.
Europe Wind energy

15% of electricity from wind – too little to deliver EU’s...

Onshore wind generation grew by 11.8 GW compared to offshore wind which grew 3.6 GW, bringing Europe's total wind capacity at the start of the decade to 205GW of wind energy - 15% of all electricity consumption in Europe last year.
rio tinto

Rio Tinto to build its first solar at $2.6 billion project

Rio Tinto has announced plans to build its first solar photovoltaic plant in Western Australia.
Turbine design

NREL, IEA release open-access plans for 15MW wind turbine

This open-source model, now available on GitHub, can accommodate multiple software tools and will provide industry, researchers, and academics a public-domain tool for designing next-generation offshore wind turbines.
edp

EDP Brazil secures R$1 billion in funding to power 800,000 households

EDP Renewables has received R$1 billion in funding from the Brazilian Development Bank to build six wind energy farms in Rio Grande do Norte.
Poland Coal

“Last coal plant in Poland” has finance halted

After months of discussion, denial and debate, the controversial 1GW Ostrołęka C facility, hailed as the last coal plant in Poland, has had financing suspended.
public power corporation

Greece’s largest utility wins €255m loan to build renewables line

PPC has secured a loan from the European Investment Bank to modernize its grid network.
Vietnam

New World Bank strategy to scale up solar energy production in...

The World Bank has released a new report with recommendations on how Vietnam can accelerate solar energy production and usage.
UK decarbonisation

UK energy sector has “fastest rate of decarbonisation in the world”

The levels of carbon emissions generated from power consumption in the UK fell by almost two-thirds in the last decade – the fastest rate of decarbonisation in the world
video

National Grid’s new approach to stability services

National Grid explains the utility's new, innovative and world's first of its kind approach to managing the stability of the electricity system.

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