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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in March 2016

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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 hybrid g ...

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Solar+Storage is here, and it’s really happening. #SolarStorageIsHereToo

Solar+Storage is here, and it’s really happening. #SolarStorageIsHereToo

This week, through its #StorageIsHere campaign, the Energy Storage Association (ESA) is bringing attention to the fact that energy storage is here and it's providing essential services and value to the grid across the globe. Many people already k ...

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What are the challenges the world will face on its trajectory to 2060?

What are the challenges the world will face on its trajectory to 2060?

I attended the World Energy Council's (WEC) World Energy Leaders Dialog in the China Hall of Science and Technology, Beijing today and feel I did not manage to get all my points across in the short slot I had during Ged Davis' excellent 'World Energy ...

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Due Diligence for ES Projects in the Perspective of the Insurer

The basic business model of insurance is to collect fees from the many to pay for accidents of the few. Insurance for energy storage systems may cover any number of hazards, such as loss of performance or reliability, natural disasters, accidents, o ...

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GUEST BLOG: North Africa: Electricity systems in transition?

GUEST BLOG: North Africa: Electricity systems in transition?

By: Dr. Bernhard Brand Renewable energies are rapidly expanding into the electricity systems of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This observation has already been made in a previous entry of this blog, which highlighted recent advan ...

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Smart Cities to facilitate a Sustainable Energy Future

Change is permeating the energy sector globally and this is particularly evident in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Demographics (30% of the population is aged 15-29 years old according to the Brookings Institution, a US based think t ...

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How much will REV seep into the market transformation discussions at the ACEEE MT Symposium?

The American Council for an Energy Efficiency Economy (ACEEE) hosts its annual Market Transformation Symposium in Baltimore this coming week. This will be the 20th Symposium, meaning that market transformation has been as a policy and a public goal ...

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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 t ...

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Robust Power Failure Investigation - a key part of Smart Asset Management?

Robust Power Failure Investigation - a key part of Smart Asset Management?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Singapore's electricity grid maintained its status as one of the most reliable in the world for more than a decade. In 2014, there was an interruption time of less than 1 minute per customer per year. Depend ...

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Energy production and use in the zombie apocalypse

I know this sounds insane. But this is an insane world. We at DNV GL are dedicated to supporting a resilient and sustainable energy future. We spend our time thinking about practical energy solutions in a range of potential future scenarios. This ...

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