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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in September 2017

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Non-Mandate Utility Mechanisms to Deploy Energy Storage

Non-Mandate Utility Mechanisms to Deploy Energy Storage

There is a perception that energy storage markets require a Public Utility Commission (PUC) or Public Service Commission (PSC) ruling or mandate to rate-base storage; and until that happens, states can’t make any significant advancement in energy s ...

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EV uptake will be fast and vast

EV uptake will be fast and vast

By Bent-Erik Bakken, Onur Özgün, Anne Louise Koefoed and Mark Irvine After more than a century of fine-tuning, the internal combustion engine (ICE) is an engineering wonder. Yet, suddenly, its future doesn’t look so turbo-charged. ...

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Explaining the Jargon behind the ‘Internet of Things’

Explaining the Jargon behind the ‘Internet of Things’

My previous post, The Upside of Networked Lighting Controls, focused on the value that networked lighting controls create. Networking is not only changing how our ‘things’ communicate, it is also changing our vocabularies. Networking has develope ...

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A day in the life of an energy industry newbie

“How long have you been in the industry?” Me: “Well, this is my 6th day...” Monday 6:00 AM- My alarm sounds, I wake up, and I get ready to attend a workshop in Baltimore, Maryland. This is my sixth day of work with DNV GL. I’m excited ...

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Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

By Miguel Roenes Bueno, Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Haike van de Vegte The increased use of different renewable energy technologies has set the focus on energy storage to improve grid power quality and reliability and to optimize the matching o ...

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What challenges remain for data center operators?

What challenges remain for data center operators?

Following my previous post on Best Practices and how they can help prepare for tomorrow, we continue our examination of data centers – let’s look at some of the challenges facing data center operators now and in the future. The challenges general ...

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The Great American Eclipse & the Monolithic Forecast

The Great American Eclipse & the Monolithic Forecast

With respect to North American weather, the solar eclipse of August 21 (known as the “Great American Eclipse”) seems like ancient history.  And while its impacts on sensible weather were short-lived and modest, the Great American Eclipse had a p ...

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Testing and innovation: hand-in-hand for 90 years

KEMA Laboratories is celebrating our 90th anniversary this October. Looking back over that history, it is interesting to note the role that testing has always played in enabling innovation in electrical equipment. And I’m proud to say the KEMA name ...

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What happens, and what should you do, when Ransomware Attacks?

Ransomware has been in the news and on our technological radar for a while now, but for those that have not experienced an attack, very few know what truly happens.  What I would like to do is step through how a ransomware attack progress from start ...

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