Articles tagged with: Distributed Energy Resources

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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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Optimising DERs: Artificial intelligence and the modern grid

26 Jun 2020, 04:58 • By Rahul Kar
Optimising DERs: Artificial intelligence and the modern grid

The optimal integration of distributed energy resources such as solar, battery storage and smart thermostats becomes an ever-more complex and pressing question. Rahul Kar, general manager and VP for New Energy at AutoGrid Systems looks at the role artificial intelligence can play in smarter energy networks.

QCELLS invests in Australian DER software company SwitchDin

QCELLS invests in Australian DER software company SwitchDin

4 Jun 2020, 09:16

QCELLS has invested AU$5 million (US$3.45 million) in SwitchDin, an Australian distributed energy resources (DERs) software company that offers capabilities including virtual power plant aggregation and microgrid-forming.

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Australia’s solar states defying the government coal train

15 Aug 2019, 13:06 • By Andy Colthorpe
Australia’s solar states defying the government coal train

Make no mistake - headlines in the mainstream press this week around Australia, climate change and energy are not positive. But enthusiasm at state level, where arguably politicians have closer relationships with their constituents, appears to run counter to apathy or even obstructionism from the top.

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Transforming the market for virtual power plants with advances in energy storage

Transforming the market for virtual power plants with advances in energy storage

1 Nov 2016, 15:00
• By Peter Asmus

From the outside, the VPP looks like a single power production facility that publishes one schedule of operation and can be optimised from a single remote site. From the inside, the VPP can combine a rich diversity of independent resources into a network via the sophisticated planning, scheduling, and bidding of DER-based services. Peter Asmus examines the role energy storage can play within this architecture.

Tesla-SolarCity deal will make the most of synergies, says BNEF

Tesla-SolarCity deal will make the most of synergies, says BNEF

24 Jun 2016, 10:40

The future for Tesla-SolarCity could lie in aggregating rooftop PV with stationary energy storage, EVs and other distributed energy resources, the head of energy storage market analysis at Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) has said.