Distributed Energy Resources

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Eaton Opens First R&D Innovation Center in Canada

Nov. 14, 2023
Eaton is investing about $3 billion in research focused on DERs and sustainability solutions this decade. The goal is enabling sustainable electricity for buildings, homes, industry...


Designing Microgrids: Evaluating Parameters for Reliable, Cost-Effective and Optimized Power Solutions

Dec. 7, 2023
Shawn Dalke electrical engineer at Mesa Solutions discusses load profiles and power sources for microgrids.
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Turn Down the Watts with Microgrids: IFS on Decentralized Energy Network of the Future

Nov. 1, 2023
Carol Johnston of IFS unravels microgrids and explains their potential to modernize energy generation, distribution, and use—and transform EUR companies from energy providers ...
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DER and Microgrid Developers Wait for Transformers, Interconnection and IRA Clarification, Slowing the Energy Transition

Oct. 23, 2023
It's a waiting game for many DER developers hoping to expedite the clean energy transition. Long interconnection queues, transformer shortages and the need for clarification on...
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MGK Editor's Take: Why the Grid and Microgrids Still Need Each Other

Oct. 18, 2023
This editor is all about the microgrids and distributed energy resources (DERs), but even a true believer like myself accepts that the main grid is a wonderful, useful invention...
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Virtual Power Plants Gaining Traction Down Under and in the U.S.

Oct. 18, 2023
Virtual power plants are growing in popularity as utilities, state and local governments and communities look for ways to effectively utilize an increasing number of distributed...
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Schneider Electric Says Standardized Microgrids Can Solve Interconnection Delays

Oct. 13, 2023
In this Quick Chat video, Schneider Electric’s Bala Vinayagam explains why microgrids, particularly standardized microgrids, will transform the grid of the future.
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Pepco, Block Energy Breaking Ground on Residential Microgrids for Affordable Housing in Maryland

Oct. 11, 2023
Pepco will utilize the BlockEnergy residential battery storage system combined with rooftop solar at six family homesites. They are working in tandem with non-profit developer...

Synthetic Inertia could be Solution to Grid Frequency Worries: November 1 Webinar

Oct. 10, 2023
The innovation in distributed energy control and management systems makes synthetic inertia possible. To that end, microgrid control technology firm PXiSE Energy Solutions is ...