Tag Archives: Grid

Delving into the DERMS Ecosystem, Or Why DERMS Should Top Many Utility Shopping Lists

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By now, you have surely come across the term DERMS, which stands for Distributed Energy Resource Management System. But what exactly does this mean? What does it do and why should you care? Who are the major players offering and … Continue reading

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The Interconnected World: How engaged are electricity customers with their utility?

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In today’s fast-paced digital world, we are all constantly connected. Even the Smartphone you carry has immeasurable reach, whether it is to specific people, to your work or home email, to your bank account, or even to tell you how … Continue reading

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Generating Passwords: You’re Not as Clever as You Think

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Strong authentication is at the core of security at every level of our interconnected online community, from the individual sitting at their desktop, to all employees of a company logging into their computer, to organizations that manage critical infrastructure, like … Continue reading

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Energy Efficiency: How can it be achieved at all levels of the power system?

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A recent ENBALAtalks blog entry discusses energy efficiency, providing background and context on how it is traditionally viewed and how industry perspective on energy efficiency needs to be expanded. A more holistic approach to grid operation that utilizes state-of-the-art smart … Continue reading

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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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