Distribution

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

The Transportation Grid: How utilities can drive the future of transport | Utility Dive

July 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

The average car’s idleness presents an opportunity to use price signals to encourage charging during off-peak hours. Several studies have found that, by using time of use pricing for EV charging stations, utilities can get owners to charge their vehicles during periods of low power demand. The benefits of such price signals are substantial: When EVs are charged off peak, consumers face lower energy prices, and utilities increase revenues without the need to invest in new grid or generating capacity. Source: The Transportation Grid: How utilities can drive the future of transport | Utility Dive

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

How California plans to integrate distributed resources into its ISO market | Utility Dive

July 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

The state’s grid operator is preparing to offer aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs) the opportunity to sell into its marketplace, the first in the nation to do so. The plan has the full attention of the state’s utilities and its solar and energy storage providers. Source: How California plans to integrate distributed resources into its ISO market | Utility Dive

Power Distribution in Europe – Facts & Figures

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

http://www.eurelectric.org/ reports facts & figures on their website about the European DSO landscape: Around 98-99% of European network customers are connected to the distribution grid. In contrast to their transmission ‘highway’ counterparts, distribution networks are made up of the smaller roads and paths that deliver electricity to its ultimate point of consumption: Europe’s households and businesses. They are linked to transmission systems by around 10,700 interconnection points. Overall, there are more than 4 million distribution transformers in Europe. Source: Power Distribution in Europe – Facts & Figures