Tag: distributed energy

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.

SEPA Report says Managed EV Charging is Emerging Big Play for Utilities

SEPA Report says Managed EV Charging is Emerging Big Play for Utilities

In the not-so-distant future, charging of electric vehicles (EVs) could be remotely controlled — by utilities or third-parties — to manage load on distribution systems handling increasing amounts of renewable energy, while also providing benefits to customers, utilities and the grid.

The pieces of such a scenario are now coming together

Schneider Electric Unveils Advanced Microgrid at Boston One Campus HQ

Schneider Electric Unveils Advanced Microgrid at Boston One Campus HQ

The microgrid will provide cost savings, increased reliability, and sustainable energy production

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, today unveiled an advanced microgrid at its Boston One Campus (BOC), the company’s North American headquarters in Andover, Massachusetts. The microgrid was built by Schneider Electric and REC Solar,

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

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Conext XW+ is an adaptable single-phase and three-phase hybrid inverter with grid-tie functionality and dual AC power inputs. Available solar charge controllers, monitoring, and automated generator control modules enable further adaptability. From a single Conext XW+ unit, to clusters up to 102 kW, the Conext XW+ is a scalable

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

Editor’s Comments: Leading the Orchestra

Editor’s Comments: Leading the Orchestra

I  recently listened in amazement as Gustavo Dudamel conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D major. As the interplay of perfectly executed notes and pleasant harmonies filled my senses, I wondered about the role a conductor plays as leader of an orchestra. I could see that each

Noise Attenuation in Distributed Energy Systems

Noise Attenuation in Distributed Energy Systems

The commercial building sector has seen a steady rise in the use of distributed energy. Whether the need is for energy security, participation in a demand-response program, or as a strategy for sustainability, distributed energy projects are playing a role. But the noise of a generator makes special demands upon

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

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