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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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What are ‘hybrid grids’, a brief primer

What are ‘hybrid grids’, a brief primer

This blog is the start of a series where I want to explain to you the widely used and often misunderstood term 'hybrid grids', what do people actually mean when talking about it? I will introduce the four key aspects that are associated with hybrid g ...

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Who should be responsible for reliability and resilience?

Energy storage and distributed renewables could produce another 'paradigm shift' for electricity networks The major changes anticipated in operating, planning, and paying for electricity transmission and distribution networks with high levels of v ...

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Using geographic information systems to assess potential of targeted demand side management programs

Using geographic information systems to assess potential of targeted demand side management programs

Predictive analytics using geographic information systems (GIS) is a tool that can identify potential customers for utility demand side management (DSM) programs. The insights from this class of analytics come from developing statistical relationshi ...

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UK’s RIIO and playing by the rules

This author no longer works for DNV GL. What does the stock market think of UK electricity utilities--and specifically Distribution Network Operators (DNOs)--right now? You could do worse than asking Neil Woodford, who is arguably Britain's bes ...

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Are US utilities ready for the deployment of energy storage?

Are US utilities ready for the deployment of energy storage?

Are utilities convinced that energy storage is an effective solution for a specific real problem or a specific opportunity in the energy market? I recently revisited the Distributed Energy Storage Roadmap Survey DNV GL conducted on behalf of The N ...

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Global initiative on risk management reveals the top 10 risks in the Power Sector

Global initiative on risk management reveals the top 10 risks in the Power Sector

DNV GL annually invests 5% of its revenue in research and development. This year, among several projects, we have conducted a research project on global risk management in the power sector--combining world-wide risk management expertise from our lega ...

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What are the advantages of proper reactive power control?

What are the advantages of proper reactive power control?

Earlier this week I attended the CIGRE conference in Paris. Walking around at the exhibition I noticed that underground cables, monitoring and diagnostics, substation automation and power flow and voltage control received a lot of attention--which in ...

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How do you cope with the “double risk trend” in reliability? (Part 2)

This is the second post in a series of blogs that discusses how to cope with "the double risk" trend in reliability, and how smart transmission and distribution grids can mitigate this risk. In my first blog I introduced the double risk trend and pro ...

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Who is responsible for securing the future power system?

One of the big trends in the transition towards a sustainable energy supply is the change observed in electric power generation. More and more businesses and individuals generate electricity and want to sell the excess power. These developments are m ...

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