How can we coordinate DERs with centralized generation, in economically sustainable ways, to drive savings and enhance efficiency — to the mutual benefit of all entities involved? This is the question answered in this research and case-study driven webinar featuring San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Chief Engineer Tom Bialek and GTM Research Director Ben Kellison.
Limited CapEx and OpEx budgets have become the new normal. The regulatory environment is shifting, vital equipment is aging and new devices (e.g., DERs) are coming online. All of these challenges must be managed, but how do you prioritize the risks? The ABB Automation and Power World digital conference, “Risk, reliability & recovery,” will take on some of the most pressing issues facing the industry today with a view toward how utilities can leverage technology to make the best choices. Register for this free virtual conference, taking place September 22, 2016, 11:00am-4:00pm EDT, to hear from industry experts and utility professionals about real- world solutions.
Cell-String Optimizers are specifically designed to eliminate the current adoption problems with MLPE. The highly granular approach to MPPT yields more energy than traditional MLPE enabled PV systems and is compatible with inverters, AFCIs, and rapid shutdown devices. This webinar will cover techniques for flexible system design using these advanced, fully integrated optimizers.
By taking a complete systems approach, products can deliver better density, higher reliability and a lower cost of ownership. With the continued reduction in solar cell costs, the focus on energy yield has given way to the focus on energy density. This is most notable in the commercial & industrial space where projects are space constrained and off-takers have large energy needs. Furthermore, these projects are often financed and the ability to increase the size of the project improves financial return.
The continued growth of Utility Solar in the U.S. has driven record low costs of Utility scale PV deployment. With the evolution of PV panel technology and improved power electronics technology, it is now feasible to deploy 1500VDC systems for utility scale solar.
With greater power output per inverter, more optimized power plant designs and lower balance of system (BoS) costs, 1500VDC technology is set to revolutionize the next phase of utility scale solar.
The increasing penetration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), such as solar, call for new approaches on how we organize our electrical grid. Not only are solar inverters getting smarter and smarter (e.g. advanced grid features or communication capabilities) but also new technologies help to ensure a better integration into our energy infrastructure. The biggest impact will come from energy storage systems, which offer plenty of new applications such as backup power, self-consumption, tariff optimization or dynamic grid support. By implementing these new applications into our energy supply, we will pave the way for DER and our grid of the future.
This webinar will explore trends driving the “new normal” of electric rate design across the United States focusing specifically on how the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the nation’s largest public water and power utility, took a collaborative approach to their recently approved rate case.