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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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Using end-use load data for better infrastructure investment planning

Using end-use load data for better infrastructure investment planning

Background of Infrastructure Planning in the Electric Utility Industry Since the development of the modern electric grid, pioneered by Thomas Edison with the Pearl Street Station in New York City in 1882[1], the struggle to match generation and tran ...

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Bending the Rules: Spinning reserve requirements and distributed energy resources

Bending the Rules: Spinning reserve requirements and distributed energy resources

Many utilities are experiencing a rapid development of PV generation on the distribution system. This movement is particularly prominent in islands, with the Hawaiian islands at the forefront, soon to be followed by the Caribbean. The impact of distr ...

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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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All Roads Lead to Home: The Impending Energy Industry Convergence

All Roads Lead to Home: The Impending Energy Industry Convergence

This author no longer works for DNV GL. It's 7:45 AM on Tuesday morning and I'm making my morning coffee when a glance outside furrows my brow. Last night's report predicted that it wouldn't start raining until the afternoon, but a distinct ai ...

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Where are demand response and smart grids headed? Key issues from the National Town Meeting

This author no longer works for DNV GL. The National Town Meeting on Demand Response (DR) and Smart Grid was held May 26-28 in Washington, DC. As in years past, this event provided a concise snapshot presented over two days of where the DR and sm ...

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The continued rise of the prosumer: Three customer-centered solutions to impacts of distributed energy resources

The continued rise of the prosumer: Three customer-centered solutions to impacts of distributed energy resources

Distributed Energy Resources (DER) constitute a rapidly expanding sector in the US, particularly in the west, resulting in a new class of utility customer who produces as well as consumes energy--the "Prosumer." Some utilities have been forced by pub ...

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Themes from DistribuTECH 2015: Utility Transformation and Risk Management

Themes from DistribuTECH 2015: Utility Transformation and Risk Management

Introduction Any change represents an opportunity, but it also comes with risk. Nobody wants to find out later that he should have done things differently. The need for change was one of the key themes at the 2015 DistribuTECH conference earlier thi ...

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Intelligent Efficiency – Beyond the Components of Energy Efficiency

What is Intelligent Efficiency? Basically, IE connects the dots of all things energy using information and communication technology (ICT) to reduce energy consumption. IE can be very localized--a single system or household--or expand to include a se ...

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Imagining the unimaginable: Examining future climate change scenarios

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Superstorm Sandy, although not the most expensive hurricane to make U.S. landfall (Katrina holds that distinction), caused $65 billion in economic damages and was responsible for the death of 117 people in t ...

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