Tag Archives: Grid Modernization

DOE Releases “Voices of Experience” Paper on Integrating Intermittent Resources

“Start preparing now,” the Department of Energy (DOE) says in a recently released report intended to provide practical guidance to utilities seeking to integrate intermittent resources onto their systems.  The report, entitled Voices of Experience | Integrating Intermittent Resources: What … Continue reading

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California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Utilities to Consider Using Distributed Energy Resources and Storage to Meet Peak Demand

Last week, the California Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would require utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission to consider the use of distributed energy resources, energy storage, and grid operational efficiencies to meet peak energy and reliability … Continue reading

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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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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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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Issues Report on Multiyear Rate Plans

Earlier this month, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory issued a report entitled State Performance-Based Regulation Using Multiyear Rate Plans for U.S. Electric Utilities.  This report provides in-depth analysis of multiyear rate plans (MRPs).  MRPs are a particular type of performance-based … Continue reading

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