Electric Industry News

by Rip Gerber
POWER Magazine
Posted January 2, 2020

How the energy industry and the cloud can partner to meet the challenges of smart city development.

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by Darrell Proctor
POWER Magazine
Posted January 2, 2020

The power industry is in the midst of a shake-up, a revolution in how electricity is generated and distributed. Smart grid technology is changing the way utilities and customers interact, and providing support for the integration of renewable resources and energy storage to the grid.

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by Aaron Larson
POWER Magazine
posted January 2, 2020

The power industry is experiencing significant changes. Natural gas, wind, solar and battery storage seem to be the wave of the future. What's compelling the transformation? Some people point to environmental concerns, including climate change, but decreasing costs are also a prime driver.

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by Kennedy Maize
POWER Magazine
Posted July 1, 2019

Facing Florida's daunting weather issues, Florida Power & Light consciously set out to improve its outage restoration and grid resilience performance. The company turned to increasingly smart technologies to limit outages, improve response to outages, and reduce costs of responding to storms and everyday transformer trips. The results have paid off.

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by Rick Rys
POWER Magazine
Posted June 3, 2019

Increasingly, today's electric power grids are interacting with microgrids and in more complex ways. Yet, much work needs to be done to integrate microgrids and flexible demand into the wide-area synchronous grid to enable broader, fairer, and smoother participation in grid service markets, which should help reduce electric costs and improve service reliability for all. Studies indicate that renewable generation microgrids are now competitive with gas generation for reliability and cost.

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by George Kamis
Chief Technology Officer at Forcepoint
Article in June 2019 POWER Magazine
Posted June 3, 2019

The Department of Energy (DOE) in March 2018 released a 52-page report outlining its multi-year strategy to improve cybersecurity.

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by Kennedy Maize
POWER Magazine
Posted May 1, 2019

The smart grid offers great promise to transform the electric system, enabling two-way communication between providers and consumers over the network, and allowing new services that can save electricity and reduce costs. It gives consumers more control over how and when they use power - but it has a dark side.

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by Sonal Patel
POWER Magazine
Posted March 20, 2019

Renewable generation in the U.S. has doubled over the past 10 years. In 2018, generation from solar, wind, hydro, and other renewables soared to a record 742 TWh - or 17.6% of total U.S. generation.

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by Smart Energy International
Posted March 20, 2019

That’s according to a new report conducted by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), which says that displacement of gasoline and diesel demand will total 96,000 barrels per day (BPD) in 2019.

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by Bentham Paulos
POWER Magazine
March 2019 Issue

It makes sense that solar panels would perform better when positioned to capture more direct sunlight, but the cost of adding tracking systems has not always penciled out. Costs have come down, however, and today even bifacial solutions may be worth considering. A lot of factors are in play, so understanding available options is important.

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