Distributed generation

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

microgrids

Microgrids – design and financing options

Design approaches and funding options are key questions that need to be considered with microgrid deployments.
offshore wind training

New York to expand renewables workforce with new training institute

Launched by the State University of New York and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, the Offshore Wind Training Institute will train some 2,500 workers.
audi

Audi e-tron electric vehicles now smart charging ready

Audi is fitting smart charging as a standard feature on its current and future e-tron range of electric vehicles (EVs).
Total

French energy giants announce the country’s largest green hydrogen production facility

Total and ENGIE have partnered to design, build and operate the largest green hydrogen production facility in France.

Europe’s distribution grids need c. €400 billion to 2030 – study

Investment in Europe’s distribution grids needs to be ramped out by over 50% from that in the last decade, Eurelectric and E.DSO find.
solar funding

Corporate solar funding increases by 24% in 2020 despite COVID-19

Total corporate funding in solar energy by corporates increased by 24% in 2020 despite the effects of COVID-19, according to Mercom Group.
battery energy storage

Battery energy storage gets a boost in Central America

A market potential study is to be undertaken on battery energy storage systems in Central America.
COP26 energy efficiency

COP26: Developed nations urged to provide $100bn for energy transition

World energy leaders held a virtual COP26 Roundtable on Clean Power Transition to discuss the global transition to clean power as part of a green recovery
net-zero storage roadmap

World’s first net-zero roadmap to be launched by IEA

The International Energy Agency is to produce what it calls “the world’s first comprehensive roadmap for the energy sector to reach net-zero emissions by 2050”.

New smart home ‘energy centre’ from Schneider Electric

The Square D Energy Centre has been introduced by Schneider Electric as part of its Wiser collection of smart home solutions.

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