Articles tagged with: Distributed Generation

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What is Dynamic Containment and what does it mean for battery energy storage in the UK?

14 Sep 2020, 13:38 • By Alex Done
What is Dynamic Containment and what does it mean for battery energy storage in the UK?

The dynamics of balancing electricity supply and demand on the grid have been deeply affected by the coronavirus pandemic, but it's certainly not the only reason why the UK's electricity system operator is introducing a new service called Dynamic Containment. What is it and why is the UK already replacing its firm frequency response (FFR) and other ancillary services?

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VIDEO: ‘Beyond Lithium’ case studies and Q&A with tech providers

3 Aug 2020, 08:29 • By Andy Colthorpe
VIDEO: ‘Beyond Lithium’ case studies and Q&A with tech providers

There's a race to develop new technologies - and adapt existing ones - that can either be complementary to lithium batteries, or even compete with them. Representatives from three technology providers offer up some case studies, data, insights and opinions on where they think the market could go.

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VIDEO: Making a business case for long duration energy storage, with Dr Imre Gyuk, DoE

29 Jul 2020, 12:24 • By Andy Colthorpe
VIDEO: Making a business case for long duration energy storage, with Dr Imre Gyuk, DoE

Long duration energy storage is “essential” to help accelerate renewable deployment, according to the US Department of Energy’s Dr Imre Gyuk, who moderates this panel discussion with Matt Harper from flow battery provider Invinity Energy Systems and Russ Weed from gravity energy storage company ARES.

FERC Order 841: US about to take ‘most important’ step towards clean energy future

FERC Order 841: US about to take ‘most important’ step towards clean energy future

13 Jul 2020, 10:31

What has been described by the head of its federal regulator as the “single most important act” the US could take in smoothly transitioning to a “clean energy future” will become reality, with distributed energy storage set to join wholesale markets and compete to provide services on a "level playing field" with fossil fuel resources.

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Safety and efficiency first in solar-plus-storage

13 Apr 2020, 07:48 • By Gerhard Klein, Robert Puto
Safety and efficiency first in solar-plus-storage

Ensuring battery systems used in conjunction with solar perform safely and optimally is essential in the continued roll-out of storage technology. Robert Puto and Gerhard Klein of TÜV SÜD examine independent technical assessments that must be undertaken before a storage system is built.

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Europe: Creating a sustainable power system for the future

16 Mar 2020, 07:30 • By Paul Verrill
Europe: Creating a sustainable power system for the future

Paul Verrill, director of energy data analysis & consultancy firm EnAppSys, explains how renewable energy generation, with the integration of smart grid technologies and efficiency energy storage systems, can create a sustainable power system for the future.

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Japan Energy Challenge: An invitation to innovators

6 Mar 2020, 14:33 • By Andy Colthorpe
Japan Energy Challenge: An invitation to innovators

With Japanese companies keen to learn from their counterparts in deregulated energy markets such as the UK, the Japan Energy Challenge provided the ideal forum for exchanging ideas. Andy Colthorpe reports.

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Forward-thinking US states charge ahead on energy storage

2 Mar 2020, 13:26 • By Sara Baldwin
Forward-thinking US states charge ahead on energy storage

As more US states take steps to ensure energy storage can be integrated on the grid and contribute to the achievement of aggressive clean energy goals, the implementation details are critical, says Sara Baldwin of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)

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Energy storage and the EU: the push for carbon neutrality is underway

3 Feb 2020, 09:00 • By Valeska Gottke
Energy storage and the EU: the push for carbon neutrality is underway

EU decision-makers have recognised the key role energy storage can play, integrating it into the EU’s Clean Energy Package (CEP) in some critically important ways. Valeska Gottke at BVES looks at how Germany's industry is working towards these same goals.