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The Role of Virtual Power Plants in a Decentralized Power Grid

Virtual power plants are becoming a driving force in the power sector. This article explains how they enable utilities and aggregators to pool production from multiple plants and distributed sources,…


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


How Our Current Power Grid Is Failing Us
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As coal prices fluctuate and regulations increase, utilities are phasing out dirty coal sources. With renewable energy like solar and wind set to become the fastest-growing sources of electricity generation…


Economics Hamper Power Improvements in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been battered by natural disasters in recent years, with hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, and a series of earthquakes in late December 2019 and early January…


Are Traditional Power Companies Being Disintermediated? [PODCAST]
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How will the electric grid change as the world transitions to a power system with more renewable energy resources? Some experts foresee a shift from today’s grid-type architecture to a…