Tag: energy demand

Defining Our Terms. kW–Rate of using electricity (Demand). Example: Ten 100-watt lamps consume electricity at the rate of 1,000 watts, or 1 kilowatt, or 1 kilowatt-hour per hour. kWh–Electrical energy actually used (Energy). Example: Ten 100-watt lamps, when on for one hour, consume 1 kilo- watt-hour (kWh).

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

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Making Power Multitask With CHP/CCHP

Cogeneration, or combined heat and power (CHP), uses a heat engine or power station to generate electricity and heat for onsite uses. Trigeneration, or combined cooling, heat, and power (CCHP), is the simultaneous generation of electricity and useful heating and cooling as a result of the combustion of fuel or

Connectivity And Resilience

Connectivity And Resilience

The great northeast power blackout of 2003 was a reminder that reliance on large grids has widespread implications. The power outage—lasting several days in some areas—affected millions in the US and Canada. Nearly a decade later, Hurricane Sandy left the area without power for weeks. Many in the energy industry

Microgrid & Microturbine Power Trends

Microgrid & Microturbine Power Trends

There are interesting developments happening with microgrids these days. Utilities are adding them to stabilize their grids, and communities are developing a peer-to-peer consumer energy trading system to buy and sell electricity generated by their solar systems.

Many communities are considering, researching, or implementing microgrid solutions. The underlying rationale often involves complex business, operational, and economic issues. See our FREE Special Report: Understanding Microgrids. Download it now!

Microgrids have also become the hottest concept as alternatives to the aging utility grid—passing up

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