Tag: distributed energy resources

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

How smart chargers coupled with utility demand response programs can improve grid reliability and stability

January 24, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities have long relied on demand response programs to incentivize customers to reduce their energy usage during times of high demand. In the past, utilities focused demand response programs almost exclusively on commercial and industrial customers who could reduce their […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As conflict rises over utility DER ownership, a Duke Florida program could offer a way forward

October 23, 2020

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities are pushing for a bigger role in integrating distributed energy resources (DER) in their service territories, saying their ownership would benefit customers. They also see economic opportunity and other advantages in the flexibility of DER, which is becoming vital […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

3 Trends That Shaped the Grid Edge in 2019

December 11, 2019

Via: Greentech Media

It isn’t easy to transform a century’s worth of electricity infrastructure from the ground up, particularly in the face of climate-change-induced firestorms. In looking back at 2019’s most important developments on the grid edge — GTM’s term for the interface […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

As utilities scramble to manage explosive DER growth, is power grid autonomy a solution?

September 11, 2019

Via: Utility Dive

Within a decade, there may be more distributed energy resources (DER) coming onto distribution systems than any utility control room can manage. An autonomous energy grid (AEG) could optimize those high levels of DER for the benefit of power system […]

Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Is a residential three-part rate the way to a modern grid or bad news for utility customers?

March 13, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Rising penetrations of energy efficiency (EE) and other distributed energy resources (DER) are adding to the downward pressure on utility revenues by allowing customers to generate their own electricity or reduce their usage. Utilities find themselves caught between their customers’ […]

Basic Services, Electric Utility, Emergency Services, Public Utilities

A New Challenge for Disaster Zones: Driving an Electric Evacuation

December 26, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

When Florida Gov. Rick Scott told residents “you need to go right now,” as Hurricane Irma barreled toward the state, many were able to jump in their cars and leave. An estimated 3 million people took to the highways, creating […]

Electric Utility

New York utilities present 5-year DER plans

July 11, 2016

Via: FierceSmartGrid

Last week, New York’s six investor-owned utilities submitted five-year plans to add distributed energy resources (DERs) to the electric grid, EnergyWire reported. The plans proposed ways to modernize the grid without a complete grid overhaul, instead using efficiency, storage and […]