Grid edge

Catalyst with Shayle Kann

Understanding the electric transformer shortage

The shortfall in grid equipment is a problem for just about any project that connects to the grid. What’s causing the crunch?

The Latitude
Podcast
Grid edge

A US city tries a novel approach to microgrids

Can Ann Arbor, Michigan skirt the traditional utility model?

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The Latitude
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Feb 26, 2024
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Inside Nvidia’s efforts to spread AI across the grid

Marc Spieler, head of Nvidia’s energy industry practice, explains the company’s strategy to make artificial intelligence useful to utilities.

The Latitude
Podcast
Grid edge

Under the hood of a novel virtual power plant

Will VPPs become a core piece of utility operations?

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The Latitude
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Feb 20, 2024

A dive into the different business models shaping virtual power plants

An Energy Department VPP expert on the imperative for connecting and dispatching distributed resources

An Idaho National Laboratory training and modernization project for commercial plant control rooms.

How AI-curious utilities can accelerate adoption of the new tech

Scaling AI will require responsibly expanding its use — moving from crawl to sprint.

Solar panels on a church

A new registry for clean energy credits could boost the grid value of DERs

WattCarbon’s marketplace facilitates hourly — rather than annual — matching, ideally maximizing the emissions reduction of certificate purchases.

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Phoebe Skok
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Feb 14, 2024
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Analysis
Grid edge

What Swell’s latest acquisition means for the Southeast’s grid

The VPP developer is set to take on the region with thousands of solar and storage customers already in hand.

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Maeve Allsup
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Feb 13, 2024
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Analysis
AI
Grid edge

How one New England utility is planning for an EV influx

The Vermont Electric Cooperative is hoping AI can help it save millions on grid expansions in the next decade.

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Opinion
Grid edge

Can utilities get ahead of electrification?

As load growth looms, utilities must invest to steel themselves for the changes to come.

A person observes a display of a residential solar plus storage system.

Exclusive: Solrite and sonnen roll out PPAs for solar plus storage

The pair are betting that a novel financing model could revive rooftop solar despite California’s net metering changes.

Rooftop solar installers

Under the hood of PG&E's summer VPP pilot with Sunrun

A variety of “technical gremlins” hampered the project’s daily output.

Construction workers install transformer equipment

Amperesand bags over $12 million for solid-state transformer tech

The Singapore-based startup is developing the world’s first grid-connected SST.

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Feb 7, 2024
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Defining the rules of DER aggregation

Forthcoming standards from the North American Energy Standards Board could clear the way for VPP deployment.

What’s really happening in the U.S. EV market?

Sales are growing fast despite gloomy headlines. What gives?