Microgrids

Nearly 60 Percent of Utilities Are Reviewing Net-Metering Policies : Greentech Media

August 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Three-quarters of utilities reported that they are investigating how to make behind-the-meter assets, such as distributed solar, part of their business model. That is because utilities see technology such as renewables combined with storage as key for operational demand response, and also because distributed generation is a growing threat to their near-term business. Source: Nearly 60 Percent of Utilities Are Reviewing Net-Metering Policies : Greentech Media

Liberalising energy data opens market opportunities | Engerati – Transmission and Distribution

July 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Click the link and watch the interview ! In this live studio interview at Asian Utility Week, Peter Nemcek, vice president of research and development at Cybergrid, talks about the interesting results obtained from the e-Badge smart grid project which is an EU-funded FP7 project. Its objective is to propose an optimal pan-European Intelligent Balancing mechanism, which is also able to integrate Virtual Power Plant systems by means of an integrated communication infrastructure that can assist in the management of the electricity transmission and distribution grids in an optimized, controlled and secure manner. The three year project is now in its final year. Source: Liberalising energy data opens market opportunities | Engerati – Transmission and Distribution

NRG Energy sees shining future for solar

June 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Nice to see that big companies are thinking along innovative lines ! For Crane, the CEO of NRG Energy (NRG), the biggest independent producer of electricity in the U.S., conventional coal, natural gas and nuclear plants provide the bulk of his company’s $3.8 billion in revenue. But Crane foresees a day not so far off when new technologies like rooftop solar and batteries will turn the electric power industry upside down, and NRG is moving in that direction.”I think electricity today is where the telecom industry was about 1990,” Crane said in an interview with USA TODAY. “The fixed line is still out there, right? But I can’t tell you the last time I made a long-distance call from my home phone.” Source: NRG Energy sees shining future for solar

What’s Really Got the Attention of Utilities?   – Energy Efficiency Markets

June 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

When asked what policy or regulatory advances will impact the industry’s evolution most by 2020, utilities cited net metering and distributed generation  first (30 percent) followed by greenhouse gas emissions rules (22 percent).Why so? Because rules are rules. But distributed generation (DG) is a wild card. Source: What’s Really Got the Attention of Utilities?   – Energy Efficiency Markets

Massachusetts Pushes to Become Energy Storage Leader with $10M Plan – Microgrid Knowledge

May 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Massachusetts signaled today that its new administration plans to continue the state’s march into the world of microgrids and other disruptive energy tech with plans for a $10 million energy storage program.The previous administration of Gov. Deval Patrick (D) helped make the state a green-energy leader, including maintaining a multiple-year top national ranking for energy efficiency. Since Patrick left office in January, energy industry insiders have been watching new Gov. Charlie Baker (R) for a sense of how he’ll model the state’s energy future. Source: Massachusetts Pushes to Become Energy Storage Leader with $10M Plan – Microgrid Knowledge