Articles tagged with: Distributed Generation

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Understanding interconnection of distributed energy resources (DERs)

23 Dec 2020, 12:03 • By Jason Allnutt
Understanding interconnection of distributed energy resources (DERs)

DERs interconnected with the grid position a utility to better manage peak demand, avoid transmission overloads and keep electricity flowing, but interconnection of battery, solar and other DERs is not without its challenges. Jason Allnutt from IEEE Standards Association discusses a standard that has become an "essential resource" for stakeholders.

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South Africa’s 2GW Risk Mitigation tender and what it means for energy storage, renewables and gas

8 Oct 2020, 10:46 • By Andy Colthorpe
South Africa’s 2GW Risk Mitigation tender and what it means for energy storage, renewables and gas

South Africa’s Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy is conducting a fairly unique procurement programme for 2GW of energy capacity, to come from a "range of energy source technologies". Clean Horizon head of market analysis, Corentin Baschet, spoke to Andy Colthorpe about what the “almost technology agnostic” tender aims to do and the type of companies and projects likely to be successful in it.

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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.