Distributed Generation

Smart Buildings

A City is Only As Smart As Its Buildings – Making a Case for Retrofits

August 14th, 2019
Smart Cities

Building Energy Flexibility into Our Smart Power Systems

May 3rd, 2019
Smart Cities

Return Of The Microgrid… Again

It didn’t seem that long ago that we were all talking about microgrids, a lot. We may have anticipated a large series of small, renewably driven, battery powered, local energy grids that can be disconnected from the larger utility grid and operate independently. The momentum seemed to have cooled on this revolution however, but recent […]

Smart Cities

Virtual Power Plants: Our Energy Future is Distributed, Efficient and Intelligent

Supply and demand resources can work together rather than against each other in the modern energy system. New technologies and greater intelligence are redefining the supply – demand relationship; increasing efficiency, enabling distributed generation and reducing overall consumption. At the forefront of this evolution is the Virtual Power Plant (VPP). VPPs take advantage of information […]

Smart Cities

If ABB And IBM Conceived A Smart Grid Baby…

If Swiss firm ABB, a leader in power and automation technology, and US computer giant IBM, a leader in artificial intelligence, had a power grid baby together – it could be really smart. Last week, at Hannover Messe 2017, the two companies announced a strategic collaboration that brings together ABB’s digital offering, ABB Ability, with […]

Smart Cities

New Forms of Energy Demand A New Form of Energy System

“What if the sun isn’t shining and the wind stops blowing?” critics of renewable energy often say along with, “fluctuations in supply mean renewables can never be our base-load power source.” However, our power system has been designed around coal, gas and nuclear generation for decades and if we really want to make a shift […]

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Virtual Power Plants could be the Catalyst for a Power Revolution

Virtual power plant technology has become increasingly well known in the energy sector; a system that integrates several types of power sources so as to give a reliable overall power supply. A virtual power plant acts as an arbitrageur by exercising arbitrage between diverse energy trading floors, and can potentially remove the need for additional […]

Smart Cities

Transactive Energy Markets will Drive Distributed Power

We have previously discussed how distributed power is gradually becoming a serious part of the new business model for Smart Grid and explored the reasons why common sense is now starting to change regulatory powers. We highlighted how in Germany the utilities are coming together with owners of distributed energy to invest in major distributed […]

Smart Buildings,Smart Cities

Germany taking Distributed Power Seriously

One of the main tasks in delivering a Smart Grid will be to install and bringing together Smart Grid systems such as AMI and Automatic Distributed Response (ADR) with Distributed Energy and Smart Buildings to win Negawatts. This will go a long way to achieving the main aim of Smart grid, which has to be […]

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