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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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Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Battery safety. Those two words have become ominous and loaded with implied meaning in recent years. The reasons are many, but they are linked to some basic human psychological factors and preconceptions. The first phenomenon is anchoring. When a ...

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Offshore wind costs: shape-up or ship-out

This author no longer works for DNV GL. I am currently trying to get into shape. The (early) onset of middle-aged spread means that I find myself on a wacky diet and exercise regime in an effort to look and feel better. As I write this on a day o ...

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Microgrids – Gaining experience and momentum

The economic value of a microgrid, at least for a single user, is sometimes reduced to two elements: its value in providing power when the rest of the grid is not functioning, and its ability to reduce energy cost. When one doesn't have power its val ...

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The ins and outs of residential water savings

The ins and outs of residential water savings

Water conservation is becoming increasingly important, especially in periods of extended drought like our friends in Southern California are experiencing. There are simple and effective ways you can significantly reduce water consumption at your home ...

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Dare to DR

Demand response—the reduction of electricity use during times of peak demand—remains a highly sought-after resource among utilities that experience capacity constraints at certain times of day and/or periods of the year.[1]  This is because redu ...

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How do you cope with the

How do you cope with the "double risk trend" in reliability? (Part 1)

This is the first in a series of blogs focused on how to cope with "the double risk" trend in reliability, and how smart transmission and distribution grids can mitigate this risk. Our present day society has become highly dependent on reliable e ...

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Cyber security and real-time electric control center operations

Cyber security and real-time electric control center operations

Protection of electronic information and intellectual property, along with a secure digital network, are essential for any modern organization to function safely in today’s electronic digital world. It seems like every day major news media outlets ...

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DNV GL's Colin Morgan on predicting in the future: Get real

DNV GL's Colin Morgan on predicting in the future: Get real

Offshore wind may fall short of unrealistic forecasts, but it can still deliver the goods. In 2003, we predicted that the burgeoning European offshore wind business was an all-or-nothing affair. We thought it would either fizzle out or skyrocket. ...

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Behavior change and energy savings hot topic at European energy efficiency conference

The ener.CON Europe 2014 conference was held in Berlin, Germany, from March 19-21. Although there was little new to report in the field of energy efficiency, participants agreed that listening to peers sharing their experience with energy management ...

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