Articles tagged with: Outages

Recognising market value of energy storage is key priority for US grid operators

Recognising market value of energy storage is key priority for US grid operators

31 Mar 2021, 10:51

While interconnection queues for America’s electric transmission and distribution operators are “swelling up” with growing numbers of energy storage projects, some of the big challenges ahead include enabling fair market participation for both standalone storage and storage paired with generation.

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Texas’ energy crisis: Future directions for planning and building resilient grids

8 Mar 2021, 14:11 • By Scott Burger, Annie Baldwin, Jason Houck, Marco Ferrara
Texas’ energy crisis: Future directions for planning and building resilient grids

The repercussions of Texas' Winter Storm events in February, may be felt for years. Scott Burger, Annie Baldwin, Jason Houck and Marco Ferrara at long-duration energy storage start-up Form Energy discuss how in-depth system modelling of current and future grids offers some early takeaways which might help prevent the next crisis and how multi-day energy storage could play a leading role.

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Texas blackouts and the role energy storage can play in a more resilient future

3 Mar 2021, 08:24 • By Andy Colthorpe
Texas blackouts and the role energy storage can play in a more resilient future

Texas’ grid and the idiosyncrasies of its electricity planning system regime made global headlines in February following a harsh winter storm and subsequent blackouts that affected millions of people and businesses for almost an entire week. It may be a unique market with unique characteristics, but what wider role can batteries — and other energy storage technologies — play in assisting the grid to remain stable and prevent a situation like this from happening again?

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Solving California’s energy puzzle: Microgrids, home batteries and power-to-gas

15 Oct 2020, 08:22 • By Andy Colthorpe
Solving California’s energy puzzle: Microgrids, home batteries and power-to-gas

While planning a better future for California’s energy system will take time and lies in the hands of many, many stakeholders from regulators to government to citizens and corporations, here are a few more of the recent moves forwards in clean energy in the state.

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Flexible multiport power conversion systems deliver resilient hybrid microgrids

6 Mar 2018, 14:25 • By John Merritt
Flexible multiport power conversion systems deliver resilient hybrid microgrids

Islands are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of natural disasters such as hurricanes. John Merritt of Ideal Power looks at some of the emerging solutions to building more resilient energy systems through the deployment of microgrids that combine multiple energy generation and storage technologies.