Articles tagged with: Certification And Standards

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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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The long-awaited IEEE standard that paves the way for more energy storage on a smarter grid

10 Aug 2020, 13:07 • By Brian Lydic
The long-awaited IEEE standard that paves the way for more energy storage on a smarter grid

A newly released standard creates nationally applicable guidance for DER manufacturers on how grid support functions in their products will be tested. Brian Lydic, chief regulatory engineer at the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), talks about what this means for enabling the grid modernisation that will be needed to support high levels of renewable energy and energy storage.

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Building battery storage systems to meet changing market requirements

6 Jul 2020, 06:10 • By Andy Colthorpe
Building battery storage systems to meet changing market requirements

Battery system integrators must navigate a broad array of technologies and varying market drivers when putting systems together. Andy Colthorpe speaks to Powin Energy and Sungrow about the engineering challenges involved in building lithium-ion battery storage.