Utility Integration

Hosting capacity analysis could simplify grid interconnection for distributed energy resources

While hosting capacity analysis can be valuable as a data point, it could be an even better tool for distributed solar adoption.

Thinking energy storage when you’re thinking 1500vdc PV

Utility-scale PV is going to 1500v--what does that mean for associated battery energy storage systems?

Mississippi Power building 1.5-MW solar, 5-MWh energy storage combo site

State utility regulators have approved plans by Mississippi Power to develop and build its first-ever stand-alone solar energy and battery storage system. The Mississippi Public Service Commission signed off on the utility’s project to construct...

A FERC Order on managing transmission line ratings can provide alternatives to expensive network...

Renewable developers have another option to interconnect their projects sitting in the regional transmission organizations queue. LineVision's dynamic line ratings and SmartWires's SmartValve lead the charge on providing options to increase the existing transmission...

Solar-powered remote grid will help California utility customers stay powered up during fire season

The first operational remote grid for California’s largest investor-owned utility will be made up of an integrated solar, battery, and generator system. If it works, the plan will be to roll out several hundred more across the state.

FERC Order 2222-A continues to be good news for renewable project developers

States with demand response programs no longer have the ability to opt-out similar to DERA order 2222.
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Customers are driving the push towards renewables and digitalization

For us at ABB, it’s an exciting time. Our customers are pushing us to help them maximize their efficiencies and increase long-term sustainability with digital and cloud-connected technologies.

Rooftop solar booming in Hawaii as utility launches ‘Quick Connect’

Hawaiian Electric announced that rooftop solar installations increased by 55% in 2020 despite the global pandemic. In 2020, 5,965 new rooftop solar systems were installed across Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi Island and Maui County, up from...
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Report: India added 438 MW of solar capacity in Q32020

India added 438 megawatts (MW) of solar capacity in Q3 2020, a 114% increase compared to 205 MW installed in Q2 2020, according to Mercom India Research's newly released Q3 2020 India Solar Market Update....

Eskom CEO to answer tough questions on Day 1 of African Utility Week

During this year’s opening session of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa on 24 November, Eskom CEO André de Ruyter will open up about his time so far at South Africa’s state utility, his...