Articles tagged with: Curtailment

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Solving California’s energy puzzle: Microgrids, home batteries and power-to-gas

15 Oct 2020, 08:22 • By Andy Colthorpe
Solving California’s energy puzzle: Microgrids, home batteries and power-to-gas

While planning a better future for California’s energy system will take time and lies in the hands of many, many stakeholders from regulators to government to citizens and corporations, here are a few more of the recent moves forwards in clean energy in the state.

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

Portuguese 700MW solar auction includes price-capped energy storage option

31 Mar 2020, 07:27

An auction for 700MW of grid energy capacity in Portugal is being configured to allow bids from solar and also solar-plus-storage projects to participate on a competitive basis, with guaranteed payments for energy storage co-located projects to use a capping mechanism in the event of 'price spikes'.

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Go big, go DC: an in-depth look at DC-coupled solar-plus-storage

9 Oct 2019, 12:12 • By Sara Verbruggen
Go big, go DC: an in-depth look at DC-coupled solar-plus-storage

New technologies and designs aimed at driving down the cost of energy storage facilities are currently the focus of intense industry R&D. Sara Verbruggen reports on DC coupling, an emerging system architecture that many believe will soon become the industry standard.

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Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning

6 Feb 2018, 14:28 • By Alex Eller
Distributed energy technologies challenge conventional thinking around grid planning

Innovations in new distributed energy technologies are challenging conventional thinking around the most effective ways to serve electricity customers and utilise grid infrastructure. Alex Eller of Navigant Research looks 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.

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Interviews

Primus Power CEO: Economic advantages of ‘versatile’ flow batteries starting to show

12 Dec 2017, 17:33 • By Andy Colthorpe
Primus Power CEO: Economic advantages of ‘versatile’ flow batteries starting to show

Primus Power is among a handful of makers currently commercialising their flow batteries, with rivals that include RedT, VIZn Energy and Redflow. Early customers have included Microsoft, which installed a Primus battery at its corporate HQ in a pilot project. Andy Colthorpe spoke with Primus Power CEO Tom Stepien to learn more.