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POWER Podcasts


What Is DERMS and How Can It Help Utilities? [PODCAST]

A distributed energy resource management system, or DERMS, is a software platform used to manage a group of distributed energy resource (DER) assets—such as rooftop photovoltaic solar panels, behind-the-meter batteries,…



The Importance of a Resilient Power System [PODCAST]

It’s hurricane season in the U.S., which runs from June 1 through the end of November, and there have already been three named storms. The most recent was Tropical Storm…


Tips for Check Valve Selection and Installation [PODCAST]

Check valves are installed in many piping systems. Their purpose is to allow flow in only one direction, which can be critical for plant safety and to protect equipment from…


Understanding the Dangers of Hydrogen Sulfide Gas [PODCAST]

Hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas is produced as a result of the microbial breakdown of organic materials in the absence of oxygen. It can be found in tanks, vaults, voids, and…


Solar Power Is Cheap and Getting Cheaper [PODCAST]

In many locations, solar power is already the lowest-cost renewable energy alternative available. Some of the advantage stems from advancements made in manufacturing processes and economies of scale that solar…


Technology for Managing Distributed Energy Resources [PODCAST]

With the growth of distributed energy resources, including rooftop solar, wind turbines, battery energy storage systems, electric vehicles, and demand response technology, distributed energy resource management systems (DERMS) are becoming…