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Puerto Rico Mandates Energy Storage in Green Power Mix

Puerto Rico Mandates Energy Storage in Green Power Mix | microgrids | Scoop.it
Grid-scale energy storage could play an important role in helping unstable island grids integrate more intermittent wind and solar power. On islands where ... Jeff St.
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With PV and wind, energy storage become the third leg of the stool! all together spell "micro grids". 

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Innovating for an Uncertain Energy Future: Interview with Siemens Energy CEO ... - Energy Collective

Innovating for an Uncertain Energy Future: Interview with Siemens Energy CEO ... - Energy Collective | microgrids | Scoop.it
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Smart Grid: Why utilities will soon be obsolete in HI and CA (and then in your state)

Smart Grid: Why utilities will soon be obsolete in HI and CA (and then in your state) | microgrids | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - The electric grid may become optional in some parts of the United States because of three converging trends, says a recently released report. But the much talked about utility “death
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Now there is an interesting topic for discussion. Question always is: If you build PV+battery microgrids, how do you connect them into a "microgrid federation" for higher reliability? Wouldn't that be the existing T&D poles and wires?

 

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Massachusetts to utilities: Thou SHALT modernize! (We'll reward you for it) - Smart Grid News

Massachusetts to utilities: Thou SHALT modernize! (We'll reward you for it) - Smart Grid News | microgrids | Scoop.it
Massachusetts to utilities: Thou SHALT modernize!
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Would be nice to see more states help utilities and customers to move forward.

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ARPA-E releases $30 million for distributed generation - Electric Light & Power

ARPA-E releases $30 million for distributed generation - Electric Light & Power | microgrids | Scoop.it
ARPA-E releases $30 million for distributed generation Electric Light & Power ARPA-E's Reliable Electricity Based on Electrochemical Systems (REBELS) program will develop fuel cell technology for distributed power generation to improve grid...
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Distributed generation and microgrids will redefine the distribution networkoer the next 20 years. Utilities need to be prepared to cope with these changes and use them for the advantage of their customers. Doing this in a way that balances cost (rates) and benefits (reliability, flexibility) is the age old puzzle in infrastructure. Innovative utilities will show how that can be done.

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EOS: utility scale battery storage competitive with gas - RenewEconomy

EOS: utility scale battery storage competitive with gas - RenewEconomy | microgrids | Scoop.it
EOS: utility scale battery storage competitive with gas
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As soon as you introduce the intermittency of generation sources such as wind and solar, you have intermittent supply and demand. This problem ...
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more and more energy storage solutions showing up in the marketplace....

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Microgrids introduce issues for utilities - Intelligent Utility

Microgrids introduce issues for utilities - Intelligent Utility | microgrids | Scoop.it
Microgrids introduce issues for utilities Intelligent Utility As they consider back-up power, these businesses are realizing that it is also feasible to use renewable resources for their onsite generation and that they can sell their excess power...
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PV, Hydro and energy storage. All based on a zero carbon footprint utility!

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The long term storage challenge – batteries not included - RenewEconomy

The long term storage challenge – batteries not included - RenewEconomy | microgrids | Scoop.it
The long term storage challenge – batteries not included RenewEconomy It requires below ground storage – either natural or man-made – and could work with storing the output of wind energy, or even as a “storage bank” for thousands of rooftop and...
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microgrids with energy storage. the best way to involve customers and create resilience against storms and earthquakes.

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ALSTOM : launches a battery storage solution MaxSine eStorage - 4-traders (press release)

ALSTOM : launches a battery storage solution MaxSine eStorage - 4-traders (press release) | microgrids | Scoop.it
ALSTOM : launches a battery storage solution MaxSine eStorage
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MaxSineTM eStorage addresses the instabilities on the electrical grid created by intermittent sources of renewable energy, such as wind and solar.
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Puerto Rico Mandates Energy Storage in Green Power Mix

Puerto Rico Mandates Energy Storage in Green Power Mix | microgrids | Scoop.it
Grid-scale energy storage could play an important role in helping unstable island grids integrate more intermittent wind and solar power. On islands where ... Jeff St.
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With PV and wind, energy storage become the third leg of the stool! all together spell "micro grids". 

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Smart Grid: Why Google’s acquisition of NEST is a wake-up call for utilities

Smart Grid: Why Google’s acquisition of NEST is a wake-up call for utilities | microgrids | Scoop.it
Smart Grid - Several observers have said the recent acquisition of NEST by Google would be bad news for utilities. Tendril CEO Adrian Tuck says, yes, it’s a warning alright… but if utilities
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where exactly will Google get the powerplants? The poles? The wires? Does anyone remember Google Meter? How is this run at the utility vertical different?

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Giant 'Battery' Can Store Renewable Energy - Kitsap Sun

Giant 'Battery' Can Store Renewable Energy
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A northern European offshore power grid is being developed to link wind farms and carry the electricity to population centers where it is needed in Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
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The pacific Northwest would also greatly benefit from the combo of renewable power and energy storage. in particular in places such as Kitsap or Seattle.

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Grid-Scale Energy Storage: 4 Ways to Grow in 2014 - Energy Collective

Grid-Scale Energy Storage: 4 Ways to Grow in 2014
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On the customer side, we've seen a flood of entrants making storage a part of their renewable power, distributed generation and commercial energy management plans.
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microgrids are very doable! help to leverage what already exists and prepare for a new topology.

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Ontario's long term energy plan - innovation at last! - Globalnews.ca

Ontario's long term energy plan - innovation at last! - Globalnews.ca | microgrids | Scoop.it
Ontario's long term energy plan - innovation at last!
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what a great what to be truly innovative in the utility arena, keep prices low for consumers, and lend a hand to local manufacturers.

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Solar Power Installation Costs Fall Through the Floor

Solar Power Installation Costs Fall Through the Floor | microgrids | Scoop.it
Solar power in the U.S. this year produced as much power as 10 nuclear power plants.
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Intermittent generation, such as PV and wind, together with energy storage allow to boost the grid from the inside out.

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Taking Green-Powered Island Microgrids to Commercial Scale - Greentech Media

Taking Green-Powered Island Microgrids to Commercial Scale - Greentech Media | microgrids | Scoop.it
Taking Green-Powered Island Microgrids to Commercial Scale Greentech Media This project, dubbed “Grani” (PDF), is balancing an increasing amount of wind power with pumped hydro storage, as well as two sets of variable loads on the island: heat...
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Island microgrids are very similar to neighborhood microgrids with PV and storage. One way to rebuild the grid from the inside out.

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Strange bedfellows: Could injecting electricity into the natural gas pipeline ... - Calgary Herald

Strange bedfellows: Could injecting electricity into the natural gas pipeline ... - Calgary Herald | microgrids | Scoop.it
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Strange bedfellows: Could injecting electricity into the natural gas pipeline ...
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It's a concept with enough potential to convince natural gas distribution giant Enbridge Inc.
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Giant 'Battery' Ensures Renewable Energy Supply - Truthdig

Giant 'Battery' Ensures Renewable Energy Supply - Truthdig | microgrids | Scoop.it
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A northern European offshore power grid is being developed to link wind farms and carry the electricity to population centres where it is needed in Sweden, Denmark and Germany.
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