Tag: distributed energy resources

Distributed energy resources (DER) are smaller power sources that can be aggregated to provide power necessary to meet regular demand. As the electricity grid continues to modernize, DER such as storage and advanced renewable technologies can help facilitate the transition to a smarter grid.

AclaraConnect Smart Infrastructure Industry Conference Attracts Industry Thought Leaders for “Game-Changing” C-Suite Panel Discussion

AclaraConnect Smart Infrastructure Industry Conference Attracts Industry Thought Leaders for “Game-Changing” C-Suite Panel Discussion

New Executive Track Also Explores Trends Affecting Operations and Business Models

Several of the utility industry’s top executives and analysts will speak at the AclaraConnect Executive Track, during Aclara’s 9th annual industry conference that will be held in New Orleans, Louisiana from April 10-14, 2017. Open to all AclaraConnect attendees, the

Shared Resources and Community Energy Storage

Shared Resources and Community Energy Storage

In today’s sharing economy, the concept of communal energy resources, collective energy purchasing, and community microgrids, the emergence of community energy storage (CES) is only logical. I learned recently that the concept involves the modular use of batteries at the neighborhood level to help integrate distributed energy resources and manage

Energy Management Systems

To exemplify the evolving nature of energy management systems, Greg Turner, vice president for Honeywell Business Solutions, recalls a recent conversation in which a hospital facilities manager spoke of how he’d have to come up with budget figures once a year that would either be accepted or rejected.

“Now I get calls almost

Eaton Launches New Software Tool to Help Utilities Simplify Integration of Distributed Energy Resources, Capacity Analysis and Growth Planning

Eaton Launches New Software Tool to Help Utilities Simplify Integration of Distributed Energy Resources, Capacity Analysis and Growth Planning

Power management company Eaton today announced a new software tool designed to help utilities of all sizes efficiently and accurately integrate distributed energy resources without adversely impacting reliability and power quality. The Integration Capacity Analysis module is one of the latest additions to Eaton’s CYMETM software platform that provides customized

SEPA and SGIP Announce Intent to Merge

SEPA and SGIP Announce Intent to Merge

Merger provides a single source for information and collaboration for utilities and DER providers on the smart transition to clean energy.

Julia Hamm, CEO and President of the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA), and Sharon Allan, CEO and President of SGIP, will kick off DistribuTECH 2017 in San Diego with an

Integrating CHP with Microgrids

Integrating CHP with Microgrids

While combined heat & power (CHP) may not be appropriate for integration into all microgrids, it definitely does have its place in a lot of them.

CHP systems output heat (or cooling), as well as electricity, primarily as a topping cycle. “The prime mover is typically a reci­procating engine or a turbine,”

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

The Microgrid Market: Growth and Opportunity

Microgrids are becoming the transformative technology in today’s energy industry, and are putting many utilities on the defensive. A few utilities want to adopt or coopt the technology, depending on one’s perceptions, creating tensions among utility and industry stakeholders. The latter believe microgrid resources can best be delivered by private

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