The key to ensuring the successful integration of renewable resources may lie in the availability of real-time series data collected from distributed data points. But the huge amount of data collected from these data points operating at the edge of the grid must be processed, and a number of different formats must be smoothly integrated; the lack of data granularity and existing data silos presents additional challenges.
This white paper will discuss the opportunities and challenges of integrating new technologies at the grid edge. Utilities and other distribution grid operators, DER operators, and end users have many common interests. They also have differing agendas, which can be complementary.
A judicious balance of technologies and incentives can help mitigate the impact of grid congestion and renewable energy input — as well as maximize opportunity and value for all stakeholders.
Commercial and industrial businesses bear 98% of the tens of billions of dollars in costs associated with power outages in the United States each year. Despite these costs in lost production more than 80 percent of C & I energy storage installations today are NOT used for back up power.
With the cost of adding back up power being nominal when selecting the right inverter, and a pipeline of 1.3 GW of commercial and industrial energy storage installations forecast by 2021, Dynapower examines considerations for developers and end users when selecting an energy storage inverter to provide valuable back up power for their installation and maximum value for their energy storage installation.
With the increasing penetration of distributed generation sources, such as solar PV, as well as energy storage technologies, microgrids—small-scale versions of centralized electric grid functionality—are gaining popularity. When properly designed, built, optimized, and operated, microgrids can achieve specific goals for their owners, including cost control, reliable energy delivery, resilience, and carbon emission reduction. This paper reviews the characteristics of microgrids and their various operational objectives, showcases the feasibility analysis required to plan a successful microgrid implementation, and highlights strategies for optimizing microgrids and the technological solutions required to achieve these objectives.
A new business and organizational model, “Energy-as-a-Service”, is allowing Best-in-Class companies to fundamentally change the way they procure and manage energy. This white paper explores the factors that are driving large energy users to view energy as a service rather than a commodity to lower their enterprise energy costs and while improving their competitive advantage.