EPRI-SEPA Report: Challenges to Unlocking the Potential of Microgrids

EPRI-SEPA Report: Challenges to Unlocking the Potential of Microgrids

A report released collaboratively on January 25 by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) lays out three basic business models—third-party, utility, and hybrid—that are driving growth in the microgrid sector.

How Retail Customers Can Benefit from Energy Storage

On April 30, Tesla CEO Elon Musk issued a ballyhooed announcement that the company will sell two battery storage systems that he believes will disrupt the energy industry. These systems, whether they run on distributed solar photovoltaic systems or are fed directly from the grid, … Read more…

Solar Plus Battery Storage Tested in Georgia

Washington Gas Energy Systems is working with Southern Company and the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) to test and evaluate a battery storage system at a 1 MW solar array in Cedartown, Ga. The project will analyze a 1-MW/2-MWh lithium ion battery energy storage system … Read more…

Energy Manage

Energy Executive Moves: GridPoint, GE, Honeywell, Comverge, Regen Energy, NY Green Bank, EPRI

Energy Management firm GridPoint announced that Senior Vice President of Marketing Mark Straton (pictured) will now also spearhead GridPoint’s sales force as SVP of sales and marketing. His senior leadership experience in sales and marketing at large organizations such as XEROX, ROLM, IBM and Siemens, and … Read more…

Is the Grid Ready for Distributed Resources?

Is the Grid Ready for Distributed Resources?

The utility industry’s research arm has started studies of the rapid rise of distributed energy resources (DER) and how best to integrate them into the grid. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is studying the transformation of the electric power grid brought about by large … Read more…

DOE Funds Grid Monitoring Group, EPRI to Coordinate Meetings

DOE Funds Grid Monitoring Group, EPRI to Coordinate Meetings

The North American SynchroPhasor Initiative (NASPI), established in 2006, is working to improve power system reliability and visibility through wide-area measurement and control. DOE has invested almost $200 million in the deployment of phasor measurement units in North America, which has been matched by utilities … Read more…

Tools for Utilities to Comply with California’s Energy Storage Mandate

Tools for Utilities to Comply with California’s Energy Storage Mandate

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) proposed a mandate requiring 1.3 GW of energy storage statewide by 2020, and utilities are scrambling to submit plans by a January 2014 deadline that shows the energy storage resources they will tap to be compliant with … Read more…

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