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Putting Backbone into the Energy Journey: The Economics of Sustainability
Nov. 16, 2023
Some of the fruits of decarbonization are not as evident in the near term as they will be years down the road, Schneider Electric's Rohan Kelkar points out, but CFOs and sustainability...
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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.
Puget Sound Energy Expands Virtual Power Plant Partnership with AutoGrid
Nov. 16, 2023
The VPP program aims to reduce costs, improve energy supply reliability and increase the amount of renewable energy flowing through PSE’s system.
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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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Silver Buckshot and Critical Loads: Microgrid Perspectives at RE+
Sept. 15, 2023
For many touting the localized and decarbonizing impact of DERs and microgrids, the key focus coalesced around direct current as the means of delivery.
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MGK Editor Take IV: Ergo, All That and Microgrids v. VPPs
Aug. 30, 2023
Microgrids and virtual power plants are like flip sides of the same coin. Distributed energy resources are often the same, but the executions are very different.
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Flip Side of the Microgrid: SDG&E Deploys Virtual Power Plant To Offset Summer Peak Demand
Aug. 29, 2023
A microgrid is a physical combination of resources connected on-site but can be islanded from the main grid to keep power running. A VPP is not a physical plant, but a software...
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ERCOT Launches Two Virtual Power Plants
Aug. 28, 2023
The pilot project aims to test the use of consumer-owned energy devices to strengthen grid reliability.
Gaining the People’s Trust Helped Move this Virtual Microgrid Forward
July 14, 2023
A virtual microgrid without borders that started in Chelsea, Massachusetts is expanding to other communities, boosting community involvement and innovation.
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