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Electricity Markets
Distributed Energy Resources
In a recently released report, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas said that the foundation to the reliable and efficient management of a future distributed grid is visibility, in the form of more detailed collection of static distributed energy resource data from distribution service providers and transmission service providers to support various ERCOT grid monitoring functions.
Generation
Environment
American Electric Power soon will start the regulatory approval process related to its plans to buy and invest $4.5 billion in the 2,000-MW Wind Catcher Energy Connection wind farm being built by Invenergy in Oklahoma, AEP's top executive said July 27.
Grid Modernization
Distributed Energy Resources
Austin Energy received a $4.3 million grant from the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative for a pilot distributed energy management system that will use smart inverters and will test the reliability and feasibility of bringing more distributed solar to the grid.
Safety
Grid Modernization
Distributed Energy Resources
Energy Storage
Workforce
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.
Electricity Markets
Security and Resilience (Cyber and Physical)
Generation
The U.S. electricity grid is moving toward a new way of operating that is based on changing priorities, including the need to integrate greater amounts of renewable energy, experts from the nation's energy research laboratories told federal energy regulators on April 21.
Customer Service
Community Engagement
Electricity Markets
Energy Efficiency
Distributed Energy Resources
Generation
As the market for distributed energy resources expands, the U.S. electric utility industry and its regulators will have to pay careful attention to pricing issues, says a report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.