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Promising forecast for global offshore wind

Promising forecast for global offshore wind

Offshore wind is forecasted by leading market intelligence actors to increase with an average cumulative growth rate of about 16% each year from 2017 to 2026. The annual growth rate in mature European markets is estimated to be an average of +9%, ...

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Digital Solutions – Cybersecurity

On January 1st, 2018 DNV GL officially created a new division called Digital Solutions. One of the departments within this new division is Cybersecurity. Cybersecurity is nothing new to DNV GL, what is new is a dedicated team assigned to advancing ...

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Four Things I Learned from Talking with Trade Allies

Four Things I Learned from Talking with Trade Allies

I recently had the privilege of hosting an AESP webinar (Trade Allies: Partnership or Vendor), where I interviewed Brian Earl, Vice President of Sales, Connexiones, and Mark Breuker, Managing Director, Burton Energy Group, to discuss utility and trad ...

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To deem or not to deem? That is the (valid) question.

To deem or not to deem? That is the (valid) question.

During the annual program planning and design phase, energy efficiency utility incentive program implementation teams have to consider how to balance risk and reward when determining whether measures should be custom or prescriptive. A utility and a ...

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Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

A few weeks ago I presented on an energy storage controls webinar which examined the relationships between principles, practice and project risk; and with 850+ registered attendees, we were bound to get a few questions! After sifting through many of ...

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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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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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Impact of PV on Distribution System Voltage Control

Impact of PV on Distribution System Voltage Control

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The integration of PV on distribution systems can have significant impacts on system operations, particularly voltage control. In general, the magnitude of these impacts heavily depend on the PV capacity de ...

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Reflections on Joe Biden's speech at SPI 2015

Reflections on Joe Biden's speech at SPI 2015

It was very interesting to listen to our Vice President speak at SPI last week in Anaheim. Joe Biden gave an enthusiastic and informative talk that resonated with the audience. Two key components of his talk were related to economics and politics. ...

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Innovation funding under RIIO: “Money left on the table?”

Innovation funding under RIIO: “Money left on the table?”

Just over one month into RIIO ED-1, DNOs are dealing with the outcome of their review process, which means looking into ways of cutting costs. In our previous blog, we proposed that DNOs will need to adopt a holistic approach to managing networks and ...

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