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Tag: DER


Electric, Energy Consumption

FERC should grant Voltus petition for a technical conference on Order 2222

February 2, 2022

Via: Renewable Energy World

Independent System Operator (ISO) compliance plans for FERC Order 2222 are on their last stretch, with PJM and ISO-NE filing coming up here in February and MISO and SPP plans due in April. Voltus, an energy aggregator, petitioned FERC for […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

A Win-Win-Win Solution for DER Owners, the Power Grid, and the Environment

January 12, 2022

Via: Power Magazine

New distributed energy resources (DERs) are being added to the power grid every day. However, DERs don’t automatically provide owners with the greatest value possible. In many cases, that requires the help of an aggregator, that is, a company that […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Enphase and SolarEdge participating in grid services pilot with APS

December 8, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Last week, microinverter supplier Enphase Energy announced its participation in Arizona Public Service’s (APS) residential battery pilot grid services program. SolarEdge is also participating and more will be added soon, according to APS. The distributed energy resource (DER) program offers […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Wind leads new U.S. generating capacity for third straight quarter

October 4, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Nearly seven gigawatts of new power generation capacity came online in the second quarter of 2021. Renewable energy generation capacity growth was comparable to last quarter, while new fossil gas construction dropped dramatically. In four of the last eight quarters, […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Accelerating energy transition by forming virtual power plants on blockchain

September 29, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Influenced by the increasing penetration of “behind-the-meter” distributed energy resources (DER), power systems are experiencing a paradigm shift from a centralized structure to a decentralized one. The high penetration level of DER raises technical, commercial, and regulatory challenges since the […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

Long waits to connect to Xcel’s grid are stalling Minnesota solar projects

September 21, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

Xcel told one customer they would need to wait 15 years to connect their solar system to its electric grid. The utility says it’s working to improve its process, but some in the industry say legislation or an investigation is […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

‘Smart Grid Ready’ Generator Changes Game for Backup Power

August 25, 2021

Via: Power Magazine

Residential applications for smart grid technologies continue to grow as electricity customers take more control of their energy usage and costs. Homeowners with rooftop solar have been selling power back to the grid for years, and more opportunities for power […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

New portfolio of solar canopies in California to help reduce urban heat island effect

May 29, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy World

The Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) in Southern California is working toward achieving its sustainability goals by adding solar canopies at 21 of its schools. The projects are being developed by Standard Solar, which is also funding the project […]


News and Policies, U.S.

FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers

March 19, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

FERC Order 2222 guided stakeholders, including renewable project developers, to aggregate distributed energy resources (DER) such as PV solar with energy storage. President Biden’s FERC Chairman Commissioner Glick wasted no time closing the loophole in the earlier demand response order […]


Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

First vehicle-to-grid charging pilot in the US Midwest underway

March 15, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

EV Connect, a California-based software-as-a-service company, announced that it is collaborating with the Indiana-based Battery Innovation Center (BIC) and Energy Systems Network (ESN) to deploy Indiana’s first large-scale Vehicle-to-Grid capable charging system to support school bus fleet, HD truck, and […]


News and Policies, U.S.

3 cost-effective steps President Biden can take to accelerate a clean energy revolution

March 11, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

With the new administration inaugurated in January, and with Secretary Jennifer Granholm confirmed last week, those of us working to help solve the climate crisis can’t help but feel hopeful with what should be a new, aggressive approach to energy […]


Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

Rooftop solar skyrockets if an alternative to monopoly utility models is employed

March 10, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Since rooftop solar became possible, electric utilities have struggled to incorporate it into their outdated business model. In recent years, this lag in utility recognition has become increasingly problematic, risking the health, environmental, and financial impacts of over-investment in large […]


Domestic, Energy Consumption

CSI and Pineapple Energy merging to focus on residential DER market and VPPs

March 3, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Communications Systems, Inc. (CSI), an IoT intelligent edge products and services company, announced that it entered into a definitive merger agreement with privately held Pineapple Energy, an operator and consolidator of residential solar, battery storage, and grid services solutions. Upon […]


Energy Economics

The grid needs $14T to support full decarbonization

February 24, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

At least $14 trillion needs to be invested in the grid worldwide by 2050 to support an evolved power system, according to BloombergNEF’s new Power Grid Long-Term Outlook 2021 published this week. The transition to electric heating and transport will drive up electricity […]


Commercialization, Renewable Energy

EDF Renewables acquires EnterSolar; capitalizing on growth in C&I solar market

February 2, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

EDF Renewables North America (EDFR) announced that it has acquired 100-percent of EnterSolar, a provider of solar solutions to corporate commercial and industrial (C&I) customers. EDFR previously held a 50-percent interest in EnterSolar in a partnership announced in September 2018. As a […]


Energy Economics

Intersect Power receives more than $600M to accelerate clean energy growth

January 27, 2021

Via: Renewable Energy News

Utility-scale renewable energy developer Intersect Power, LLC announced that it secured $127 million in equity funding from Climate Adaptive Infrastructure, LLC and Trilantic North America In addition, the company said it has also closed on a $482 million debt facility […]