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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in May 2018

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Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

I used to be a distribution grid planner in an era where utilities had a steadily growing customer base, and where grid planning and load shapes were predictable. This was before renewables started becoming more cost competitive, and traditional ...

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Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Many U.S. developers are considering repowering for their aging wind farms to requalify them for the renewable energy production tax credit. With nearly 30 percent of U.S. installed capacity over 10 years old this year (25,410 MW out of current 84,40 ...

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Trimming the Duck Curve with Energy Efficiency

Trimming the Duck Curve with Energy Efficiency

Solar energy is potentially the largest energy source on Earth. The amount of solar energy that hits 1 square mile in a year is estimated to be the energy equivalent of 4 million barrels of oil[1]Harnessing the power of the sun will be essential if w ...

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Spring has sprung: Anticipating the AESP Spring Conference

Spring has sprung: Anticipating the AESP Spring Conference

The days are getting longer, the smell of flowers is in the air, and emerging AC loads are signaling the start of the annual summer peak. All these clues point to one conclusion: the AESP Spring Conference in Atlanta is just around the corner. As ...

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Utilizing Machine Learning to Forecast Project Lifecycles

Utilizing Machine Learning to Forecast Project Lifecycles

Patterns are everywhere.  Some can be easy to recognize.  Others take time for us to decipher.  However, many patterns in data are too complex for a human brain to identify.  For this situation, we can rely on computer algorithms to help us out. ...

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What’s next for industrial energy efficiency?

What’s next for industrial energy efficiency?

There has been a great deal of thought about how industrial companies can keep delivering improved energy efficiency. And many companies have made great progress. But the question remains, if improving energy efficiency reduces operational costs, why ...

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