Tag: energy reliability

An energy source is considered reliable on this site if it can be used to generate a consistent electrical output and is available to meet predicted peaks in demand.
Every energy source has strengths and weaknesses, such as its inherent limitations on reliability of supply, which could contribute to the likelihood of an energy gap, when supply falls short of demand, and might cause interruptions to the electricity supply.

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

Customizing Molecules for Better Energy Storage

Customizing Molecules for Better Energy Storage

Although lithium-ion batteries are the most commonly used energy storage technology—powering cell phones, cars, and the electrical grid—the technology has limitations. The lifespan of lithium-ion batteries is relatively short. Furthermore, they can be challenging to recycle. Researchers today are working to develop new chemistries that will provide a non-toxic, non-corrosive

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

Why Microgrids Are Inevitable

The fledgling electric utility companies that emerged after Thomas Edison opened his small Pearl Street, New York City, NY, power station in 1882 originally focused on distributed energy generation (DEG) operating within a microgrid. Edison envisioned that the electric utility industry would involve small firms generating direct current (DC) power

Editor’s Comments: The Path to Power Security

Editor’s Comments: The Path to Power Security

According to Greek mythology, when Odysseus bravely entered the labyrinth to vanquish the Minotaur, thanks to a gift from Ariadne—a thread that traced his path through the labyrinth’s dark passageways—the Athenian hero was able to find his way back out into the light.

Electric grids are evolving rapidly, disrupted by regulatory changes, distributed generation, renewable portfolio standards, and evolving technology. Energy storage is uniquely positioned at the heart of all of this change. Download Greensmith Energy's White Paper to learn more about improving economics and demystifying energy storage systems.

During a “lights-out” catastrophic response exercise in November of

Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Webcast

Combined Heat & Power (CHP) Webcast

Are your critical facilities protected from outages? Join Anne Hampson to explore the opportunities in combined heat and power (CHP, aka cogeneration), its applications for critical facilities, and how you can assess and implement CHP systems at your facility to reduce your energy spend and secure your energy resiliency.

This webcast

Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Enabling Resilient Infrastructure for Critical Facilities Webinar

Combined Heat and Power (CHP): Enabling Resilient Infrastructure for Critical Facilities Webinar

At Forester University, our live webinars present you with the business energy experts, who share best management practices, informative project case studies, and real-world applications. Join our faculty of industry experts in our live webinar (or series of webinars) exploring the technological innovations, project site applications, and any associated regulatory requirements in

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