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Energy in Transition

Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in October 2009

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Approaches to generation dispatch in transmission planning.

Beyond smart grid technologies, modernizing the nation's electric grid must address a host of evolving system development issues. With a growing array of diverse centralized, distributed and renewable generation, power system managers are increasingl ...

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Implementing the smart grid: deploying AMI, meter data management systems.

KEMA is assisting the City of Glendale, California with its implementation of an advanced metering infrastructure and meter data management system (AMI / MDMS). The project is a first step in Glendale Water & Power's smart grid roadmap. Glendale ...

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Can Energy Storage Help With Renewables Integration?

Renewable generation implementation is increasing across the US. New challenges for the nation's grid arise with this growth--resource volatility, regulation, grid operations. Advanced storage offers promising solutions for renewables interconnection ...

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What’s in a name? Old energy storage concept is today’s game changer.

What’s in a name? Old energy storage concept is today’s game changer.

Recent advancements in energy storage are growing the technology's potential as a ubiquitous sustainable energy tool. Today, storage is considered to be a component of Smart Grid. And it is being applied to a number of types of applications. Larry D ...

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Smart grid doesn’t come easy. The consumer-to-grid challenge.

The US power system is becoming increasingly more complicated to plan, operate and control. A holistic approach is needed to make the business case for the smart grid and demonstrate how it benefits all stakeholders--especially consumers. Three key t ...

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Connecting generation supply, demand and customers through Smart Grid

Smart grid technology is a bridge that connects generation supply, demand and customers. Yet many utility customers do not know how smart grid technologies will affect them. To make it work, we need to know utility customers. On the distribution-sid ...

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Finding the fit: market-scale EVs / PEVs and the distribution grid

It is no longer a matter of if, but when electric vehicles (EVs) will be fully adopted by the market. In the US, identifying opportunities and implications for EV-to-grid integration is best evaluated from a system-wide perspective. In the US, ISOs ...

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Storage will define the speed of energy and utility industry evolution

Energy storage is a transformative technology--it has the potential to change everything. Ultimately developments in storage, especially large-scale applications, will define the speed of evolution within the energy and utility industry. Energy stor ...

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Carbon policy is coming: Energy industry perspective on potential paths

An informal poll of energy and utility execs taken at the 2009 KEMA Utility of the Future conference indicates that a majority of the audience believes the US will have some kind of carbon legislation by 2010. US Administration could take three poten ...

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Planning new generation assets for carbon constrained future

Carbon control legislation under consideration in Congress is intensifying regulatory uncertainty in US energy generation. The challenge today is keeping existing generation assets spinning while planning for and building new assets. Regulatory unce ...

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