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SONGS replacement power to secure long-term regional reliability

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is seeking between 500 and 800 MW of new, local resources to help replace the power previously provided by the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), as well as to address the retirement of older, coastal power plants that use once-through-cooling technology.

Distributed generation causing EU utilities hundreds of billions in losses

To date, DG has been more disruptive in Western Europe than any other region, according to the report, where utilities are losing hundreds of billions of dollars in market capitalization as DG reaches higher levels of penetration in such leading countries as Germany, the United Kingdom, and Italy. 

Implications in grid stability: Replacing coal with renewables

When one coal-fired power plant is replaced by renewable energy sources like solar and wind, what are the implications for grid stability and blackout restoration? What happens if you replace two? As utilities move toward integration of more renewable energy sources, they face difficult challenges in determining the right mix and placement of critical assets to maintain grid stability.

DOE announces $8M in microgrid funding

The investment supports advanced technologies, bringing together communities, technology developers and providers, and utilities to develop advanced microgrid controllers and system designs for microgrids less than 10 MW-- allowing communities across the country to become more resilient and adaptive.

Countries experiencing similar distributed generation pain points

Most nations are experiencing a similar, significant increase in the integration of distributed generation and a corresponding decrease in costs, despite different generation mixes and distribution system structures, according to a Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) study on grid connectivity.

Deadline Extended for Fierce Innovation Awards 2014- Now August 29!

In response to the large number of requests for more time, we are pleased to announce that we have extended the entry period for the Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition by one week.  Applications will now be accepted  through midnight, ET this Friday, August 29. 

MMU issues 2014 State of the Market Report for PJM

The wholesale electric energy and capacity markets of the 13 states and the District of Columbia managed by PJM Interconnection produced competitive results during the first six months of 2014, according to the 2014 State of the Market Report for PJM by Monitoring Analytics, LLC, the Independent Market Monitor for PJM.

CPUC shaping "utility of the future"

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has initiated a long-term project to modernize the state's electric grid by incorporating non-utility owned energy resources into the planning and operation of the electric distribution system.

Renewable energy fueling Asia-Pacific microgrids

The Asia-Pacific region has seen particularly robust demand for microgrids in recent years due to economic development, electrification, and industrialization directly related to the growing need for more electricity and the resulting development of renewable distributed energy generation and, ultimately, microgrids, according to Navigant Research.

CPUC settlement recognizes value of demand response

A new settlement agreement filed with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will open the door for demand response in California and accelerate the state's transition to a clean energy economy. The settlement recognizes the increased value of demand response, supports a cost-effective transition toward more renewable energy and acknowledges that existing market and regulatory mechanisms fail to monetize all benefits load modifying demand response provides to consumers-- such as deferring distribution investments and reducing the need for flexible capacity.