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Are ZNE-ready manufactured homes on the horizon?

Are ZNE-ready manufactured homes on the horizon?

Earlier this year, we looked at how zero net energy can make life more comfortable as the weather gets weirder, and how utilities can strategically use ZNE to address the changing grid. In this blog, I'll highlight some of the latest research from my ...

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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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Top 5 Ways ZNE Can Make Life More Comfortable During Global Weirding

Top 5 Ways ZNE Can Make Life More Comfortable During Global Weirding

2017 was a weird year as far as weather goes, hitting close to home for our DNV GL family. A colleague in Colorado evacuated due to flash flooding in July. A month later, our DNV GL Houston office employees were left without power for days after ...

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The utility's role in zero energy and resiliency

The utility's role in zero energy and resiliency

At the past two Conference of Parties (COP 21 and 22), worldwide goals are being developed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, plan for extreme weather events, and pave the way for affordable and clean energy communities. Policymakers, city planners, ...

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