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Hydro Storage: An Efficient and Lucrative Way to Store Energy

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Energy storage is a hot topic in today’s electricity industry – thanks to the increasing amount of clean, renewable energy connecting to the grid to support our environment. Because of the variable and intermittent nature of renewable energy (wind solar), … Continue reading

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Consider a New Perspective on Energy Efficiency

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Energy consumption is on the rise – it has been for several decades and forecasts predict that this will continue into the foreseeable future (see figure 1[1] ). It will become an issue as this proceeds in the years to … Continue reading

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The Evolving Electricity Grid: What are the challenges facing today’s power system and how can we solve them?

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Today’s electrical power grid is over 100 years old, has been carefully designed and engineered and a number of operational standards have been developed to ensure a reliable electricity supply. The Concepts Behind Traditional Power System Design The system design … Continue reading

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What’s Behind the Light Switch?

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The Basics of the Electricity Grid and How it Maintains Reliability You flick a light switch. The light turns on. You plug in your cell phone charger. It charges your phone. Electricity is at our fingertips, but have you ever … Continue reading

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Did you know that local Ontario organizations are now helping to keep the provincial power system in balance?

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For the first time ever in Ontario, commercial, industrial and institutional organizations are providing Grid Balance® (also known as regulation service), a balancing function that responds to the real-time needs of the power system. At the end of October 2013, … Continue reading

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Chasing the Peak: How to Cut Energy Costs and Contribute to a Reliable Power System

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As a commercial and industrial electricity user, are you aware of the concept of “chasing the peak?” As the modern grid becomes increasingly complex and multifaceted, more and more system operators and utilities are charging for electricity, based on the … Continue reading

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