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NREL Reports on Demand Charges and Battery Storage Technology

The Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has issued a white paper on potential markets for behind-the-meter battery storage.  The paper focuses on demand charges, which are charges based on a customer’s peak level of demand.  Demand charges … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Study on Electricity Markets and Grid Reliability

On Wednesday, August 23rd, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued its Staff Report to the Secretary on Electricity Markets and Reliability.  The report, undertaken at the direction of DOE Secretary Rick Perry, is the result of a months-long effort by DOE … Continue reading

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DOE Releases Annual Wind Market Reports

On Tuesday, DOE released three reports covering wind-power trends and developments: the 2016 Wind Technologies Market Report, the 2016 Distributed Wind Market Report, and the 2016 Offshore Wind Technologies Market Report. The eleventh annual Wind Technologies Report summarizes trends and new … Continue reading

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National Academies Report Calls for Coordinated Approach to Improve Power Grid’s Security and Resilience

Last week, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) issued a pre-publication report focused on identifying and developing strategies to increase the power system’s resilience in the face of events that cause large-area, long-term duration blackouts.  The report, … Continue reading

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Department of Energy Asks: What Regulations Would You Repeal?

The DOE has issued a Request for Information that seeks public input on “identifying existing regulations, paperwork requirements and other regulatory obligations” for possible modification or repeal as part of DOE’s implementation of the “One-In, Two-Out” executive order.  That executive … Continue reading

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