Demand Response

"Solar duck curve" by Marta Victoria is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.

The Duck Curve & Solutions For It

In the US, the “duck curve” is a California phenomena. It’s a change to the legacy way of operating generation on the grid. The last time there was a signifiant change, and all of this was predicted long before it happened, there was too much solar during the middle of … [continued]

Midjourney-generated image of energy flows around the globe.

5G & Microgrids Might Be a Great Match

NREL Explores Setup and Security of 5G for Microgrids With a 5G Sandbox Whether it is coincidence or careful planning, the infrastructures of both power systems and telecommunications are heading in a similar direction: toward the edge. Solar panels on a roof are like 5G towers in a neighborhood—in both … [continued]

Midjourney-generated image of a bird's eye view of transmission grid.

On the Road to Increased Transmission: Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems

How Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems Can Reduce Transmission Line Traffic Jams A Navigation App for Electric Highways Just like busy roads, the U.S. transmission system can experience congestion, leading to inefficient travel of electricity. “Imagine some small transmission lines run between two cities and are always congested, like a … [continued]

Slide from Michael Barnard's seminar on grid storage through the Indian Smart Grid Forum

Balancing Renewables Requires Big Grid Storage, But What Kinds? (India Seminar Slides & Transcript)

Under the auspices of the India Smart Grid Forum, the think tank founded as an umbrella organization over India’s 28 state utilities to provide thought leadership, share leading practices, and bring international insights to India, I’m delivering bi-weekly webinars framed by the Short List of Climate Actions That Will Work. With the … [continued]

Midjourney-generated image of energy flows around the globe.

How Artificial Intelligence Can Transform US Energy Infrastructure

Groundbreaking report provides ambitious framework for accelerating clean energy deployment while minimizing risks and costs in the face of climate change One hundred experts from the fields of clean energy and artificial intelligence met at Argonne for two days to discuss how to secure America’s energy future and leadership. The AI for … [continued]

Itron & Schneider Electric Join Forces to Modernize & Simplify Energy Distribution, Address Energy Transition

Strategic collaboration digitalizes supply and demand management to maximize grid flexibility, capacity, and efficiency Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI), which is innovating the way utilities and cities manage energy and water, and Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, are collaborating to improve energy and grid management … [continued]

DALL.E creation by Carolyn Fortuna | CleanTechnica

Creating the Self-Healing Grid of the Future

Sandia leads development of algorithms for resilient microgrids ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Self-healing electrical grids: It may sound like a concept from science fiction, with tiny robots or some sentient tech crawling around fixing power lines, but in a reality not far from fiction a team of researchers is bringing this … [continued]

Photo courtesy of Energinet. Viking Link cable pulled ashore on the west coast of Jutland

Viking Link — World’s Longest HVDC Cable Connecting UK & Scandinavia Now Online

The world’s longest electricity cable connection, Viking Link, began pushing electrons from Denmark directly to the UK last week. The DKK 13 billion ($1.92 billion) investment has been almost 4 years in the making and is the first physical connection between the two otherwise completely separate energy systems. Viking Link … [continued]