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Leveraging the Benefits of Microgrids and DERs

The digitalization of power generation includes many new technologies, all designed to increase efficiency, along with reliability and resiliency. A group of energy industry experts came together Sept. 30 at…


DOE Rolls Out Platform to Assess Integration of Energy Systems at Scale

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has launched the Advanced Research on Integrated Energy Systems (ARIES) platform to substantially boost national energy research experimental capability and allow the scientific community…


Is Geothermal Power on the Brink of a Boom?

An erupting geothermal geyser showing areas of geothermally altered ground. Photo credit: Sigurdur William Brynjarsson/Geothermal Resources Council After several years of stagnancy, prospects for the geothermal power industry are heating…


Electrification: Too Much of a Good Thing?

Electrification has been a much-touted driver for the global energy transition toward decarbonization. But though an all-electric future could have vast implications for the power and gas sectors, achieving it…


The Case for Autonomous Network Management

There is a near-global drive to replace carbon-based, polluting, resource-constrained energy sources with non-carbon renewables as the primary fuel for the electricity industry. Even traditional sources of bulk power production…