Hundreds of thousands of businesses and residents throughout Illinois have benefitted from increased power system reliability in recent years, which ComEd credits to the expansion of the smart grid and infrastructure upgrades, including storm response enhancements.
Decision makers across industries from healthcare and retail to government and energy have serious doubts about their security technology and the people and processes needed to implement it.
The Clean Energy Council (CEC) has released a roadmap for energy storage in Australia. According to CEC, the "Australian Energy Storage Roadmap" outlines the path the country should take to study the effects of energy storage both for electricity customers and the renewable energy industry.
The Department of Energy (DOE)'s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL) have partnered to demonstrate the capability to connect power grid simulations between two laboratories. The experiment demonstrated the simulation in real-time-- via the Internet.
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted review of the legality of a May 2014 divided decision by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals invalidating the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's (FERC) Order 745-- the landmark policy providing fair-market compensation for demand response in the wholesale energy market.
Seventeen utilities are collaborating with the Department of Energy (DOE) to launch the Partnership for Energy Sector Climate Resilience. The partnership is a part of the White House's executive order to increase grid resilience.
Just months after announcing funding for microgrids across New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the first five projects. Each project selected will received $100,000 in funding.
Black & Veatch has commissioned a new microgrid system that provides power to its world headquarters using a range of renewables and natural gas. The microgrid, which can produce up to 1,300 megawatt hours of power annually-- combines natural gas, rooftop solar, geothermal and battery storage.
The Edison Award is considered the most prestigious honor in the electric power industry. A panel of former electric utility company chief executives will select the winners.
Xcel Energy is expanding their solar footprint with the announcement of a solar service in Wisconsin. Xcel submitted their applications with the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PUCW) this week.