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South East Asia draws inspiration from Chile on ocean energy

The regional academic network SEAcORE has laid the foundations for ocean energy in South East Asia. All eyes are now on development financing institutions to see whether the region follows the precedent set by the Inter-American Development Bank in C ...

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Copy, paste: Duplicating smart energy cities across the globe

Copy, paste: Duplicating smart energy cities across the globe

Smart grid demonstration projects worldwide have shown how the energy landscape could look like and how energy users can change into producing consumers (prosumers). This is not only nice to know; it's essential to apply the lessons learned when maki ...

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Is low or zero electricity demand growth the new reality?

Is low or zero electricity demand growth the new reality?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Can end-use information shed some light? The U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Information Administration (EIA) held its annual conference earlier this month in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues facing ...

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A centralized reactive power compensation system designed for small distribution systems

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Reactive power planning of power systems provides the strategy of reactive power compensation so that the real power loss can be reduced and the system voltage profile and power factor can be improved. The c ...

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Future-proofing buildings: Why bother?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It would be easy to believe that climate projections alone would be enough to motivate building owners to protect their assets. One doesn't have to search far for the data on how dire the climate situation h ...

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Clean energy takes stage in China as national interests evolve

Energy policy in China has reached a turning point. Clean energy, recent comments and actions suggest, is moving centre stage in response to shifting national interests and global responsibilities. Last month, President Xi Jinping placed energy ef ...

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How will Title 24 affect energy efficiency programs moving forward?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. On July 1, 2014, California's Energy Commission dropped a regulatory bomb on the energy efficiency industry. Its name is Title 24, a set of aggressive building standards that aims to reduce energy usage by d ...

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The Smarter Home – How about the regulated utility’s role?

The Smarter Home – How about the regulated utility’s role?

TIME Magazine recently published an extensive series of articles in its July 7th special report called The Smarter Home. The various articles showcase a range of consumer technologies that can be remotely controlled--or control themselves (e.g., the ...

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The future of Distributed Energy Resources in retail markets: What's next?

The future of Distributed Energy Resources in retail markets: What's next?

The 2014 Retail Energy Executive ForumTM brought together leaders in the retail energy industry to facilitate discussions about differentiating between price and non-price products and services, retail and wholesale price and contracting dynamics, th ...

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How do you cope with the “double risk trend” in reliability? (Part 2)

This is the second post in a series of blogs that discusses how to cope with "the double risk" trend in reliability, and how smart transmission and distribution grids can mitigate this risk. In my first blog I introduced the double risk trend and pro ...

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