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The second key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of transmission and distribution (T&D)

The second key aspect of hybrid grids: The mix of transmission and distribution (T&D)

This is the third blog I've written in a on series hybrid grids. In my first blog, I defined hybrid grids and introduced their four key aspects: mix of generation, mix of transmission and distribution (T&D), mix of delivery and mix of control. Th ...

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Energy: life beyond Brexit

What just happened? At 10 pm on 23 June 2016, polling stations closed for the referendum to decide whether the UK should leave the European Union. Opinions polls, which had been predicting a tight race, were moving into Remain territory, while bet ...

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Going home, part 3: Building a bridge to healthy management of distributed energy resources: An economic model for Home Energy Management Systems

Going home, part 3: Building a bridge to healthy management of distributed energy resources: An economic model for Home Energy Management Systems

For utilities, Home Energy Management technology builds into and enhances the performance of the smart grid by opening up or improving the management of distributed energy resources (DER) - both distributed generation (e.g., the decision to direct PV ...

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Hybrid grids - key aspect: mix of generation

Hybrid grids - key aspect: mix of generation

This is the second blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects. Now I will highlight and elaborate on the key aspect "mix of generation" and some of its implications for t ...

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Offshore projects in the Baltic Sea – Impressions from the 4th International Maritime Conference in Poland

Offshore projects in the Baltic Sea – Impressions from the 4th International Maritime Conference in Poland

Thanks to the good market contacts of my DNV GL colleagues in Poland I have been invited to present on the 4th Maritime Conference in Szczecin in Poland last week. The maritime conference is organised by the key stakeholders of the polish Maritime ...

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The PJM Capacity Auction nearly burned down my house

The PJM Capacity Auction nearly burned down my house

Two blocks from my house yesterday, a metal recycling plant exploded. It shook the whole city of Madison, sending flames 75 feet into the air for 4 hours and nearly burning down my neighborhood. If the fire had broken free I'd have been a sittin ...

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Going home, part 2: Overcoming Obstacles to Deploying Utility Operational Expertise Behind the Meter

In the residential electricity market, utility operations have focused historically on the utility side of the meter: provide enough supply to match the current demand and make sure there are no transmission and distribution interruptions. Efforts to ...

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DNV GL Releases 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

DNV GL Releases 2016 PV Module Reliability Scorecard

Our recently released second edition of the PV Module Reliability Scorecard, reports on the reliability performance of 19 PV module manufacturers. This free report is downloadable here for those interested in PV module performance. The Scorecard c ...

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