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.

Vattenfall COVID-19

Vattenfall pulls out of Dutch offshore wind tender citing COVID-19 concerns

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has retraced its bid in the tender for the 700MW Hollandse Kust North offshore wind zone in the Netherlands, over uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic.
grid integration

Insight-driven decisions are required to operate digital energy grids – and...

Last summer, I had an experience that made me realise how, in the future, utility network operators will need to work based on data they get from assets they may or may not own.
microgrids disaster

The big benefits of microgrids in disaster

Jeff Schlegelmilch of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University explains the benefits of microgrids during a disaster.
COVID-19 JinkoSolar

JinkoSolar donates 1 million masks worldwide in COVID-19 relief effort

China's JinkoSolar, the largest exporter of solar PV cells globally in recent years, has announced that it will donate one million face masks and other protective equipment items to several countries severely affected by COVID-19.
Tata Solar India

India: Tata Power announces expansion of rooftop solar to 90 cities

The rollout, says the company, comes at a time when consumers across all major categories including commercial, industrial, residential and public sector are now adopting solar energy as a reliable and sustainable solution to meet their energy needs that also holds tremendous potential to save costs.
Solar COVID-19

US solar companies call for action from Congress on COVID-19

554 US solar companies have sent a letter to the US Congress underscoring the impact COVID-19 is having on the solar industry, via industry body, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA).

Live webinar series – COVID-19: Utility Crisis Management

Join this live virtual discussion where we bring you the best insights from key utilities around the world who have dealt with or are dealing with the challenge of keeping services operational in an age of social distancing and isolation.
China COVID-19

Renewables set to win during China’s COVID-19 lockdown

Renewables' non-dispatchability and preferential status in China's power system are allowing them to grow while power demand declined during the COVID-19 lockdown. IHS Markit expects this trend to continue as the world continues to fight the pandemic.
Offshore wind forecast

Offshore wind set to soar to 200GW by 2030 says report

As the offshore wind sector’s global expansion trend continues to grow, increased awareness of the risks and effects of climate change is likely to lead to a greater focus on decarbonisation efforts in both the supply chain, and means of component production, says a new report by the Energy Industries Council (EIC).
US solar jobs

US: Five ways COVID-19 could derail renewables

Although COVID-19 can strengthen the call for resiliency and distributed renewable generation, there are at least five ways that the disease could ruin renewables in the near-term.

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