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Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

I used to be a distribution grid planner in an era where utilities had a steadily growing customer base, and where grid planning and load shapes were predictable. This was before renewables started becoming more cost competitive, and traditional ...

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Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Foundations for Success: Three Steps to Full Turbine Repowering from the Bottom Up

Many U.S. developers are considering repowering for their aging wind farms to requalify them for the renewable energy production tax credit. With nearly 30 percent of U.S. installed capacity over 10 years old this year (25,410 MW out of current 84,40 ...

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Go Green This Superbowl: Root for America’s Greenest Football Team

Go Green This Superbowl: Root for America’s Greenest Football Team

Blake inspecting the solar integrated into the Eagles’ stadium & parking lot. Photo Credit: Nick Herrschaft If you’re not from Boston or Philly, you might be having trouble deciding who to root for this season. Both cities are central t ...

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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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Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

Making energy storage safer, more reliable and simply mature

By Miguel Roenes Bueno, Dr. Matthias-Klaus Schwarz, Haike van de Vegte The increased use of different renewable energy technologies has set the focus on energy storage to improve grid power quality and reliability and to optimize the matching o ...

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Wind resource assessment in the Maldives: Steps towards more cost-effective energy

In July 2017, the Maldives’ Minister of Environment and Energy conducted a workshop on preparing a roadmap for a low-carbon development of the energy sector of the Maldives. In his remarks, he indicated that the government has an objective for 30% ...

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Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

Wind power plant operations – Is it all about turbine performance?

At DNV GL, I have seen from different perspectives that wind farm developers and owners are faced with many challenges to increase the performance of wind turbines and reduce downtime. Today, modern turbines are meeting the industry performance a ...

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2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

Cheap renewable energy part of a process which started 10,000 years ago. People who live through times of tumultuous change usually don't realise it. Most people most of the time are not hammering chunks out of the Berlin Wall or detonating atom b ...

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GUEST BLOG: Offshore wind 2017 - quo vadis?

GUEST BLOG: Offshore wind 2017 - quo vadis?

The year 2016 closed with some remarkable cost progress for offshore wind in Europe. The last tenders for offshore wind farms in the Netherlands and Denmark showed unexpectedly low bids with a price level of around 5 - 5,5 Cents per kWh not nearl ...

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Geothermal Power as Baseload Power in Small Island Contexts

Geothermal Power as Baseload Power in Small Island Contexts

Small islands face various energy challenges, including low purchasing power for traditional diesel generation, vulnerability to fluctuating oil prices, and microgrids vulnerable to weather events without connection to other islands or power sources ...

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