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Concerns with future power grids

Concerns with future power grids

Our modern society has become highly dependent on a reliable power supply--mostly due to increased interactions with other infrastructures, such as IT services, transport, and water management. Grid investors, owners, and operators are unsure as to w ...

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Best storage for grid applications – The EV factor

Best storage for grid applications – The EV factor

Since the mid-2000s, around the time I launched utility-scale storage projects in US, people have asked me: "What's the best energy storage technology for grid applications?" My answer then is the same as it is now--and in fact, over these last ten y ...

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How will energy compression technology for fast charging of Electric Vehicles affect the future power grid?

How will energy compression technology for fast charging of Electric Vehicles affect the future power grid?

The number of Electric Vehicles (EV) on the road is growing, propelled in part by fast-charging battery technology. Imagine if fast inductive EV charging stations become reality. What will that mean for the power grid? We need to start thinking ahead ...

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What effect will new technologies and renewable integration have on the future transmission network?

I had the opportunity to attend DNV GL's 2015 Utility of the Future Leadership Forum last week, and it provided some unique perspective on the state of the industry. Solar energy and storage were topics that were brought up in multiple discussions, ...

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Integration of renewable energy sources: Strong challenge for a weak grid

Integration of renewable energy sources whether into transmission or distribution level focuses on incorporation of such sources in a reliable and economic fashion in the bulk electric power system while maintaining the grid integrity, reliability an ...

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Renewables business dials into telecoms for strategic partnership

Renewables business dials into telecoms for strategic partnership

This author no longer works for DNV GL. In the fifth in a series of 'Beyond Integration' blogs on renewables and the grid, Fliss Jones explores how the renewables business is going beyond old silos through partnering with telecoms. You wouldn't ...

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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 'Beyond Integration' 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 three d ...

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Floating energy storage for grid and maritime applications

Floating energy storage for grid and maritime applications

The whole "sustainable energy" world is talking about energy storage. There is no doubt that large-size (GWh-scale) energy storage will play a more important role for the powergrid, in terms of, e.g., ancillary service, demand response, and emergency ...

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Is upgrading and maintaining grid infrastructure an innovation blocker?

Less than two weeks ago, The Netherlands encountered a major power outage in Amsterdam which affected 1 million customers. It was the first major incident since 1997! The outage was likely caused by a short circuit in 380kV substation Diemen. That ...

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Threats, revolt and an ostrich: reflections on Beyond Integration: three dynamics reshaping renewables and the grid

In the first of a series of 'Beyond Integration' blogs on renewables and the grid, Fliss Jones summarises the headline findings of DNV GL's landmark report. At the start of this year, a request landed on my desk to analyse some survey data on the ...

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