Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed energy resources (DER) have revolutionized power generation and delivery. Wind, solar, storage, demand-side resources, and electrification are improving grid utilization and creating new business opportunities; however, they are also increasing grid complexity. Stay up to date on this dynamic and evolving topic with the most recent industry news, events, product launches, and more.


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Transmission Reliability

EPRI Researches Smart Inverter Settings

April 4, 2024
EPRI and seven electric utilities collaborated on a study to identify the optimal settings to integrate DERs at a faster pace.
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Distributed Energy Resources

UK Researchers Study Making Wind Turbines a More Stable Power Grid Resource

March 15, 2024
The new control systems can be easily integrated into existing variable speed wind turbine systems and are expected to improve power system frequency control and suppress and ...
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Distributed Energy Resources

Utilidata, Aclara, NVIDIA Partner on Distributed Energy AI Platform for Smart Metering

March 15, 2024
Karman embedded meters will provide powerful local computation at the edge of the grid to understand and predict grid conditions and the impacts of DERs
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Distributed Energy Resources

New Brunswick Wind Farm gets Battery Energy Storage System

March 14, 2024
The BESS will store the intermittent electricity produced by Burchill’s 10 wind turbine generators, which generate up to 42 MW of clean, renewable electricity to the Saint John...
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Distributed Energy Resources

BLM Approves Alta Wind Battery Energy Storage Project in Southern California

March 8, 2024
The 25-acre project will be located entirely within the existing right-of-way issued for the Alta 1 Wind Facility.


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Salt River Project’s Largest Battery Now Operating

April 16, 2024
The SRP and NextEra Energy Resources energy storage facility is supporting Google operations with stored wind and solar power.
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Smart Utility

Ontario Reveals $6.95 Million Investment To The Grid Innovation Fund

April 11, 2024
The funding, administered by the IESO, will be focused on transportation and heating and cooling sectors.
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Demand Side Management

Report: Planning for Reliability Needs to Consider Several Criteria

March 28, 2024
The current single metric only measures outage frequency and does not capture the size, duration, or timing of generation shortfalls.
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Smart Utility

Alberta Declares Electricity Statutes Amendment Act Beginning March 6

March 18, 2024
The legislation will help Alberta support affordability, encourage investment and build grid capacity.