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Posts posted in June 2015

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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 ca ...

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Vacating MATS, Delaying Clean Power Plan

In a 5-4 vote, the US Supreme Court on Monday agreed with those challenging the Mercury Air Toxics Standard (MATS). The court agreed with the plaintiffs that claim that costs had not been sufficiently taken into account when deciding to implement th ...

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How will recent advances in the energy storage market impact utilities?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It has been a while since I've had a chance to write about energy storage, but in that time there has been a tremendous amount of activity on the storage front which has given rise to some very topical issue ...

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The EU's Energy Efficiency Directive: A 3-step process for compliance

By now, if you do business in Europe, the date of December 5th 2015 is probably firmly circled on your calendar. Because that's the date by which businesses must comply with EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (also known as 'Article 8'). Si ...

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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 sm ...

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How will energy compression technology for fast charging of Electric Vehicles affect the future power grid?

How will energy compression technology for fast charging of Electric Vehicles affect the future power grid?

The number of Electric Vehicles (EV) on the road is growing, propelled in part by fast-charging battery technology. Imagine if fast inductive EV charging stations become reality. What will that mean for the power grid? We need to start thinking ahead ...

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What effect will new technologies and renewable integration have on the future transmission network?

I had the opportunity to attend DNV GL's 2015 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum last week, and it provided some unique perspective on the state of the industry. Solar energy and storage were topics that were brought up in multiple discussions, ...

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Climate Bonds – Are they a means to build Smart Green Cities?

Climate Bonds – Are they a means to build Smart Green Cities?

Funding projects using climate bonds or "green bonds" is gaining attention in the US and could play a supporting role in emerging Smart Green Cities. Already used in Europe and other parts of the globe, climate bonds offer a way to invest in socially ...

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Energy and Geopolitics in the Middle East and the Price Game

There is undoubtedly a global re-alignment of economic power and energy strategies both with respect to fossil and renewable based energy sources taking place. Earlier this year has seen the decline in global oil prices and as simultaneous increase i ...

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Think you are prepared for cyber security threats? Think again.

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It has taken many decades for senior executives to start grasping the importance of IT security measures and it is unfortunate that many have had to learn the hard way. Despite the all-pervasive, unpoliced ...

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