Tag: distributed energy system

Distributed energy, also district or decentralized energy is generated or stored by a variety of small, grid-connected devices referred to as distributed energy resources (DER) or distributed energy resource systems. Conventional power stations, such as coal-fired, gas and nuclear powered plants, as well as hydroelectric dams and large-scale solar power stations, are centralized and often require electricity to be transmitted over long distances. By contrast, DER systems are decentralized, modular and more flexible technologies, that are located close to the load they serve, albeit having capacities of only 10 megawatts (MW) or less.

The Strongest Link in the Chain

The Strongest Link in the Chain

Renewable energy—and solar energy in par­ticular—has a problem. Because it is subject to the vagaries of sunshine and wind for power generation, it is often not available when it is needed most. For those nighttime hours when the sun is not available and cloudy days when sunlight is minimal, provisions

Younicos to Deliver Largest Y.Cube Deployment in US to Austin Energy

Younicos to Deliver Largest Y.Cube Deployment in US to Austin Energy

Younicos has signed an agreement to deliver a megawatt-scale battery storage system to Austin Energy, as part of a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-funded initiative known as the Sustainable and Holistic Integration of Energy Storage and Solar PV (SHINES) project.

Younicos will collaborate with the project’s prime contractor, Doosan GridTech, to

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

Integrating Demand Reduction With Storage and Renewables

The energy storage business is hot these days. It has become the most talked-about trend in the retail energy business in the past three years with large companies offering new products, and startups introducing newly designed energy storage, software, and hardware packages.

The popularity of energy storage is driven by the rapid

Energy Storage Systems in Microgrids

Energy Storage Systems in Microgrids

The Borrego Springs microgrid is perhaps the best-known microgrid in the energy industry, and it is being expanded. The desert town of Borrego Springs is located in eastern San Diego County. It has four golf courses, no stoplights, a tourist-driven economy, and is served by a single electric transmission line

A Secure Solution

A Secure Solution

The year of 2013 may well see a landslide of market gains for distributed energy in facility settings. Why? The reasons are numerous, and moreover, compelling. But if we were to examine just one-efficiency-the benefits would prove irresistible. But why not consider security, technology breakthroughs, price drops on generation hardware,

Tracking Energy Usage

Tracking Energy Usage

The growing trend of tracking energy usage with submeters is reducing demand in both industrial and commercial settings. Moreover, it’s finding favor as a key to unlocking maximum performance in peak shaving applications. In fact, submetering data is a critical component and should be the first step in any peak

Distributed Generation Systems to the Rescue

Energy savings and stability are a major motivation in the installation of many distributed generation systems, and that was the case for the Inns of America in Carlsbad, CA. But when a natural disaster struck the northern San Diego County region where the hotel is located, the Inns of America

Geneva, IL, Local Power Sources Past Experience and Future Plans

This is what distributed energy is all about. If the recent blackout stretching from Detroit to New York to Toronto taught us anything, it was the importance of distributed energy power systems and their proper integration into the general power grid. Press Release August 15, 2003 Caterpillar Provides Substantial Emergency

Disconnecting From the Grid Generates Big Savings and a Quick Payback

In addition to slashing electricity bills big time, distributed energy opens up new opportunities for managing future electricity use and demand by disconnecting from the electric power grid. Such systems, developed by Brooklyn Utility Management Inc. in New York, NY, provide examples of how this approach can offer businesses affordable

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