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Distributed Energy Resources - Small Scale Power

Distributed energy resources (DERs) can benefit the power system and individual homes and businesses. DERs can increase the resiliency and reliability of the power grid, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the overall power cost, and provide power at the point of use. Several types of DERs can...

Energy Storage for Grid Security and Modernization

Opportunities for sustained innovation in the energy storage value chain BY ADAM TUCK, National Research Council of Canada Canada is in the enviable position of being relatively rich in natural resources and having one of the cleanest, least expensive, and most reliable electricity grids in the...

Electric Transportation


Electric Vehicles Overview

Electric vehicles (EVs) are still considered a new source of transportation/technology, and may even seem somewhat futuristic. In reality the electric vehicle has been around for more than a century. In the 1830’s Robert Anderson invented the first electric carriage, powered by non-rechargeable...

How Electric Vehicles Could Sink the Texas Grid

Simultaneous charging of just 60,000 next-generation electric vehicles could one day threaten the Texas grid, an analysis has shown. Based on a 100-kilowatt EV battery with a 5-minute charge time, which could potentially be the standard for EVs in three or four years, demand from 60,000 cars...

Renewable Energy Grid Integration


Electricity Storage

Can this up-and coming technology really replace transmission? BY RICK FIORAVANTI, KEMA Electricity storage holds the promise of tremendous potential, but sometimes this potential can put expectations on the applications that may be difficult to attain. Such is the case with the question this...

How Much DER Fits?

The electric power industry is increasingly having to evaluate the growing penetration of distributed energy resources (DER). New sets of challenges exist for planning and operating the grid, especially with the distribution systems in which these new resources must be integrated. Now electric...

Renewable Energy

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A Primer on the Codes and Standards Governing Battery Safety and Compliance

Batteries have greatly influenced the utility industry, and the evolution of battery chemistries has revolutionized their applications. With the emergence of new technologies and advancements in existing ones, standards committees and safety code writers are working to develop best practices and establish minimum safety guidelines.
These groups, comprised of volunteers from diverse industry segments, are actively involved in shaping the standards and model codes that govern battery usage and safety. Their efforts are aimed at...

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