With “behind-the-meter” energy storage receiving increased attention these days as costs go down and customer deployments go up, now is a good time for utilities to consider what the buzz is all about and, more importantly, determine its potential implications for both customers and the power sector
The Platte River Power Authority Board of Directors on Dec. 6 unanimously passed a resource diversification policy calling for a 100 percent non-carbon energy mix by 2030 provided key advancements are achieved that would enable goal attainment. The policy directs Platte River management to
Electric vehicle and charger: Your at-home charger is connected to your utility, so you can pick the least expensive time to charge and save money. What’s more, your car’s battery can potentially feed energy back to the grid during peak demand times. Need extra cash? Allow other EV drivers to use
The power industry is being transformed by new technologies and new applications of existing technologies. As we look ahead to changes in the industry, some of the technologies we’re keeping an eye on are smart meters, storage, electric vehicles, and cryptocurrencies. Though advanced metering
Energy storage is more than batteries. While lithium-ion batteries dominate the headlines related to energy storage, the industry is comprised of a variety of mechanical, chemical, and thermal technologies. The concept of energy storage goes back to ancient civilizations keeping places and food cool
In an effort to slash its dependence on diesel fuel to produce electricity, the American Samoa Power Authority has begun operating a new microgrid on a remote island.
Can the U.S. really become energy independent? Amy Myers Jaffe explains how and delves into three enabling technologies; battery storage, individual load management software, and voice activation programming that will drive the future.
Southern California Edison made six new deals for energy storage, solar and demand response projects that will bring 125 megawatts online by 2020.
With the growth of emerging technologies and distributed energy resources, questions about the applicability of the National Electrical Code and the National Electrical Safety Code to DER projects are starting to emerge and need to be addressed, said Mike Hyland, senior vice president, engineering services, at the American Public Power Association.
The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on Sept. 16 moved to end a year-long debate over reducing net metering benefits for customers who had installed solar systems before the state imposed the new rules.