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.

consumer demands

New energy consumer demands and how to fulfil them

Nicholas Nhede looks at the new energy consumer, what utility customers are demanding, factors driving their demands and some of the measures...
DOE wave energy

US DOE announces $22 million in wave energy funding

The US DOE Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) has announced a $22 million funding opportunity to support foundational research and development (R&D) by non-federal research institutions, and expanded testing capacity to advance the marine energy industry.
Missouri

Ameren Missouri announces a $32 million decrease in consumer energy bills

Ameren Missouri has announced that it will reduce energy bills for residential, commercial and industrial customers.
Israel

US, Israeli fund seeks innovative renewables, efficiency and natural gas tech...

Israel - US: BIRD Energy seeks to provide up to $1 million in funding to renewable energy, efficiency and natural gas technologies projects.
Grid resilience webinar

Postponed: Grid resilience: Lessons from India, the US and Europe

There are a multitude of threats facing the electric grid and that need to be taken into account when planning for grid resilience. Join our webinar for insights and answers from global experts.
video

Preparing for DER and growing revenues

DISTRIBUTECH speaks to Ken Budka, Senior Partner, Bell Labs Consulting, Nokia about what utilities should be doing to prepare for the growth...
2020 Solar

IHS Markit says China’s solar will bounce back after COVID-19

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in China in late 2019, solar manufacturing was severely disrupted in the first quarter of 2020 notes says research agency IHS Markit, but the sector has the potential to reach full capacity by the middle of the year.
Vestas COVID-19

Vestas closes two Spanish factories amidst coronavirus fears

Danish wind developer Vestas has ceased production at its Spanish manufacturing facilities in Daimiel and Viveiro, as part of efforts to curb the COVID-19 epidemic.
latin america

Coronavirus crisis could promote smart grids in Latin America

CONICET's Patricio G. Donato discusses how hte current Coronavirus crisis can result in the development and implementation of smart grids in Latin America.
grid energy storage

Battery storage can balance the grid and store excess energy says...

Battery storage systems are emerging as one of the key solutions to effectively integrate high shares of solar and wind renewables in power systems worldwide.

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