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The Great American Eclipse & the Monolithic Forecast

The Great American Eclipse & the Monolithic Forecast

With respect to North American weather, the solar eclipse of August 21 (known as the “Great American Eclipse”) seems like ancient history.  And while its impacts on sensible weather were short-lived and modest, the Great American Eclipse had a p ...

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Solar boom for MENA region

DNV GL recently attended the World Future Energy Summit and actively participated in a number of areas. Specifically, DNV GL contributed to the emerging solar industry which is in the early stages of a boom throughout the MENA region. The UAE is look ...

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Year in Review: Top 10 Utility of the Future blog posts from 2015

As we find ourselves already at the end of January 2016, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy efficiency, wind, solar, renewable integration, smart meteri ...

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Can a very large power system be operated with only distributed solar generation?

Last week I delivered training to TenneT TSO staff and we discussed, amongst others, the consequences of the growth of the variable renewable share. The following question came up: “Is it possible to run a large (size of Europe or US) electric powe ...

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Reflections on Joe Biden's speech at SPI 2015

Reflections on Joe Biden's speech at SPI 2015

It was very interesting to listen to our Vice President speak at SPI last week in Anaheim.  Joe Biden gave an enthusiastic and informative talk that resonated with the audience.  Two key components of his talk were related to economics and politic ...

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The Engineer, The Energy Trilemma and The Smart Nation

The world population is expected to grow to nine billion by 2050, and up to eleven billion by 2100. Meanwhile, energy consumption is expected to continue growing at the rate of 0.7% per capita per annum. However, we continue to live on a finite pl ...

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All Roads Lead to Home: The Impending Energy Industry Convergence

All Roads Lead to Home: The Impending Energy Industry Convergence

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It’s 7:45 AM on Tuesday morning and I’m making my morning coffee when a glance outside furrows my brow. Last night’s report predicted that it wouldn’t start raining until the afternoon, but a dis ...

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“You Can’t Eat Solar Panels” – The Case For Rooftop Solar

“You Can’t Eat Solar Panels” – The Case For Rooftop Solar

There’s a little island off the Central American coast called San Andres where the water is warm, the beers are cold, and the electricity is expensive. Really expensive! It’s about five times as much as the US national average which is quite a bu ...

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Tackling over-voltages to enhance reliability in electric power systems

Over-voltages are commonly observed in electric power systems. Most over-voltages typically occur due to changes on the power system. These changes may be deliberate—for e.g., switching of equipment such as transmission lines, loads, reactors and c ...

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Where are demand response and smart grids headed? Key issues from the National Town Meeting

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The National Town Meeting on Demand Response (DR) and Smart Grid was held May 26-28 in Washington, DC.  As in years past, this event provided a concise snapshot presented over two days of where the DR and s ...

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