As the world’s energy markets change and grow, so do the needs of energy providers to safely and efficiently manage the power they deliver.
Ancillary services maintain safe, reliable and secure transmission of energy on the grid. They play an important role in the rapidly changing environment of today’s energy technology. READ MORE
As electric vehicles (EVs) gain momentum in the race to win over motorists, one thing is still slowing them down: Many would-be owners can’t warm up to the idea of the long charging time.
If some analyst projections are correct, slow charging EVs may soon be outdated. READ MORE
Consider it a luxury. As a particular technology matures and becomes widely accepted, a new set of challenges emerge. Such is the case for the smart grid, which is passing the point of being a novelty and entering the realm of accepted practice. Perhaps even the adjective “smart” no longer applies, as there will soon be no difference between grids that are and aren’t. READ MORE
Gone are the days when the thought of wind power in some far-off land was strictly a quaint endeavor. Tourists will always have their photo ops of rustic windmills on the farm in Holland or rural Kansas, for that matter. But these days the windmills aren’t just pumping water or oil, and what they are generating is expanding on a scale of global proportions. READ MORE
If wind- and solar-generated electricity are changing the way we look at our relationship to the grid, the transformation is only visible when the sources of that generation are in full force or, more specifically, when the gusts are strong and the sun is high. Storage technology is the key to enabling renewables to overcome their intermittent nature. READ MORE
As the consumption of power generated by unconventional sources grows, so does the need to store that power. Whether it is due to the intermittent nature of the power (as in the case of renewables) or the need for portability (as in the case of electric and hybrid electric cars), energy storage is becoming an integral component of the clean-energy movement. READ MORE
Transformative change often requires major societal shifts to reach and cross the proverbial tipping point. The transition to renewable power is no exception, where the occasional installation of rooftop solar systems and a few hybrid cars buzzing through the neighborhood will not be enough to propel a widespread conversion. READ MORE