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The POWER Interview: Are DERs an Opportunity, or Threat?

Distributed energy resources (DERs) are physical and virtual assets that are deployed across the power distribution grid. They are typically close to load, and though they initially began as behind-the-meter…


Despite Dead DOE Rule, Grid Resiliency Persists as a Major Concern

The U.S. power industry lacks forward-looking ways to measure grid resiliency and traditional reliability metrics could become irrelevant as more intermittent generation inundates the bulk power system. But rather than…


The POWER Interview: Microgrids Open New Business Models
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Microgrids offer an “all of the above” approach to distributed generation, incorporating a variety of technologies into their design. As microgrids continue to evolve, incorporating renewable power resources, fuel cells,…


Using Data Analytics to Support Asset Management and Optimization
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In the competitive power market that exists today, utilities must utilize data to optimize their assets. With proper analysis, individual units, as well as fleets of plants, can balance operating…


Lessons From New Jersey on Power Grid Protection

After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the great State of New Jersey in 2012, more than two million households were without power, many for close to two weeks. A silver lining is…