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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.

New Jersey Energy Resilience Bank to focus on distributed energy resources

Utilizing $200 million through New Jersey's second Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery allocation, the ERB will support the development of distributed energy resources at critical facilities throughout the state.

OpenADR not just a "California technology"

Although OpenADR is often thought of as a California technology, it is backed a number of utilities, including American Electric Power, Austin Energy, CPS Energy, Duke Energy, EDF, Hawaii Electric Company, NV Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric, San Diego Gas & Electric, Sacramento Municipal Utility District, Southern California Edison, Tokyo Electric Power Company, and many more.

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EDF weighs in on Reforming the Energy Vision

In a filing, EDF's comments focus on both traditional objectives of resource adequacy and reliability of electrical service, as well as clean energy solutions, customer engagement, and openness to innovation.