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Mix of control - the most challenging aspect of hybrid grids

Mix of control - the most challenging aspect of hybrid grids

This is the fifth and final blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects. In this last blog of the series, I will elaborate on the fourth and final key aspect “mix of co ...

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The third key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of delivery

The third key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of delivery

This is the fourth blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects: mix of generation, mix of transmission and distribution, mix of delivery and mix of control. In today’s b ...

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The second key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of transmission and distribution (T&D)

The second key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of transmission and distribution (T&D)

This is the third blog I’ve written in a on series hybrid grids. In my first blog, I defined hybrid grids and introduced their four key aspects: mix of generation, mix of transmission and distribution (T&D), mix of delivery and mix of control. ...

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Hybrid grids - key aspect: mix of generation

Hybrid grids - key aspect: mix of generation

This is the second blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects. Now I will highlight and elaborate on the key aspect “mix of generation” and some of its implications ...

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What separates consumer perspectives on specific Smart Grid-enabled services and technologies?

Recent industry publications have highlighted important research being led by DNV GL about consumer attitudes and engagement with the Smart Grid.  The Smart Grid Observer referenced both studies in their Friday the 13th issue under the headings: ...

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What are ‘hybrid grids’, a brief primer

What are ‘hybrid grids’, a brief primer

This blog is the start of a series where I want to explain to you the widely used and often misunderstood term ‘hybrid grids’, what do people actually mean when talking about it? I will introduce the four key aspects that are associated with hybr ...

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Smoothing the way for SCADA replacement projects

Smoothing the way for SCADA replacement projects

By listening to numerous companies in the energy industry, we’ve learnt there is one project they are reluctant to start: replacing their SCADA (Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition) system. Companies consider this one of their most arduous and ...

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What about mineral demand in Future Transmission and Distribution Grids?

Future Transmission and Distribution Grids use a lot of minerals. Metals like aluminum, copper and silver are used for various applications ranging from simple conductors and transformers to advanced power electronics, e.g. inverters and static VAR c ...

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How long does it take for new technology to realize a vision like the

How long does it take for new technology to realize a vision like the "internet of energy?"

In the sixth of a series of ‘Beyond Integration’ blogs on renewables and the grid, DNV GL’s Peter Vaessen considers the timeline for new technologies. Questions similar to the one in the title of this blog have often been asked of me during ...

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Will microgrids become the dominant electric power supply source of the future?

Will microgrids become the dominant electric power supply source of the future?

In the fifth of a series of ‘Beyond Integration’ blogs on renewables and the grid, DNV GL's Peter Vaessen answers your questions on microgrids. During our March 2015 global webinar on renewables integration, my colleagues and I identified t ...

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