DER

The public is soon going to have a seat at the top federal energy regulatory table. Even though Congress asked for this a long time ago (in 1978), only recently in the COVID omnibus bill did this Office of Public Participation (OPP) at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) finally get a budget. There is...
Vehicle to grid

By Ali Syed, P.Eng. PMP With most major car manufacturers releasing electrical vehicle (EV) models, along with newcomers such as Tesla and NIO securing billions of dollars in investments, there remains no doubt that the EV revolution is upon us. The electrification of our transportation sector comes as good news to renewable energy advocates, environmentalists,...
Microgrids

IKEA Australia today announced the launch of a clean energy storage initiative that will support the South Australian power grid, in addition to powering its Adelaide store. The IKEA Australia Clean Energy Transformation Project will transition IKEA Adelaide to operating with 100% renewable energy by 2025 and will generate low cost and clean energy for...
Infrastructure

As electric vehicles (EVs) enter the market and sales continue nationwide, the Public Service Commission of South Carolina (PSCSC) has approved two Duke Energy electric transportation pilot programs that will allow South Carolina to join other states in deploying EV infrastructure to meet the needs of this growing market. Duke Energy will install, own and...
Storage

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) this week awarded Southern Company the electric utility industry’s most prestigious honor, the EEI Edison Award. Southern Company received the award for its portfolio of energy storage research and development (R&D) initiatives. “As we prepare Southern Company to succeed in the transition to a net-zero carbon future, our many energy...
Infrastructure

A private company is installing a new network of fast-charging stations along highways outside the metro as part of the state’s Volkswagen settlement spending. The largest electric vehicle infrastructure project in Minnesota’s history is getting underway as installations begin for a network of 22 fast-charging stations along major state highways. The fast chargers can fully...