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Microgrids: the next step in resiliency for Pacific Northwest utilities

Microgrids: the next step in resiliency for Pacific Northwest utilities

From 1980 to 2014, the United States experienced a total of 178 climate or weather-related disasters[1]. Eight of these events have occurred since 2014, and all of them had overall damages exceeding $1B USD per event. With global climate change inten ...

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634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

Africans got mobiles without ever having landlines In 1994, in sub-Saharan Africa, there were 0.1 mobile phone and 1.1 fixed line subscriptions for every 100 people. Twenty years later in 2014, there were 71 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 peop ...

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Solar Powered Gold

Solar Powered Gold

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Gold is expensive for a reason The copper in your computer cables, the aluminium in your Coca Cola can, the platinum in your catalytic converter, the gold in your jewellery. How did it get from the earth‚ ...

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Microgrids: The revolution will not be centralized

The current upward trend in microgrid investment provides some tantalizing possibilities for the general population. De-centralization of generation and regulation offers the potential for a system which is flexible, resilient and efficient. However, ...

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Will microgrids become the dominant electric power supply source of the future?

Will microgrids become the dominant electric power supply source of the future?

In the fifth of a series of ‚ÄėBeyond Integration‚Äô blogs on renewables and the grid, DNV GL's Peter Vaessen answers your questions on microgrids. During our March 2015 global webinar on renewables integration, my colleagues and I¬†identified¬†t ...

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White House Climate Change Report:  How the energy industry is responding

White House Climate Change Report: How the energy industry is responding

The National Climate Assessment [1] was recently released with a broad range of updated research findings about the near term and potential long term impacts of climate change in the US. The White House report represents an accessible articulatio ...

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Can we build long term energy supply infrastructure without coal?

This year’s release of research and data from the intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) suggests that unless drastic measures are taken, we are heading down  a path of significantly increasing global carbon emissions with potential seve ...

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A perspective on imperatives from the 2013 Advanced Energy Conference

At last week‚Äôs 2013 Advanced Energy Conference ¬†in New York City participants from industry, government, and academia were finally able to gather together after the conference‚Äôs six month delay‚ÄĒdue to the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. There were ...

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