Articles tagged with: Non-wires Alternative

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Analysis

Europe’s energy storage transformation

9 Nov 2020, 08:40 • By Naim El Chami
Europe’s energy storage transformation

Energy storage systems were historically used for grid balancing purposes within Europe, limiting their use to such applications or to be considered as “auxiliaries” to renewable generation assets. However, as market prices evolve and new revenue streams emerge, stakeholders must discover the diverse applications energy storage can tap into, writes Naim El Chami.

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Interviews

#SmartSolarStorage2020: A developers’ eye view on North America

30 Mar 2020, 07:48 • By Andy Colthorpe
#SmartSolarStorage2020: A developers’ eye view on North America

Last year saw large-scale storage come of age in the USA and Canada, with some heavyweight storage portfolios starting to take shape. Speaking to four leading North American developers, Andy Colthorpe takes the pulse of a market poised for growth.

National Grid’s 48MWh Tesla goes online on Nantucket

National Grid’s 48MWh Tesla goes online on Nantucket

10 Oct 2019, 14:47

A 6MW / 48MWh battery energy storage system paired to a 15MW diesel generator has gone online on Nantucket, in what has been described by project owner National Grid as the biggest system in New England to date.

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Analysis

Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning, Part 2.

8 Feb 2018, 14:37 • By Alex Eller
Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning, Part 2.

In part 2 of a technical paper first published in PV Tech Power Vol.13, Alex Eller of Navigant Research continues his look at how one of the most significant expenses for electric utilities, maintaining and upgrading transmission and distribution (T&D) networks, could be undercut using non-wires alternatives - including energy storage.