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Using Distribution-Class STATCOMs to Resolve Distributed Generation Plant Voltage Issues

When distributed generation causes net reverse power flow on a distribution feeder, several voltage-related issues can occur. According to studies published by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Sandia…


We Don't Have to Wait for Real-Time Markets to Bid Renewable Power Onto the Grid
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Growing the amount of renewable power that's available on the grid is equally as crucial for the energy transition as the ability to generate power from renewable sources. Fossil fuels…


Understanding California's Rolling Blackout Problem
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In mid-August, the western U.S. experienced some of the most extreme heat it has encountered in recorded history. Temperatures in some locations were up to 20F above normal. During the…


Smart Energy Communities Can Make Our Grid More Human-Centric

I’ve always been drawn to the swarm ship design concept in science fiction. The idea is that what initially looks like one massive spaceship is actually a cluster of really…


A High Energy Potential: Power-to-Heat

Though a lesser discussed power-to-x solution, power-to-heat technologies are already mature, commercially available, and market competitive. And they are already making an impact on the power sector. Much discussion over…