Storage

NYISO’s dual market participation model allows both retail and wholesale market participation. To encourage DER participation towards meeting N.Y. clean energy mandates, the Department of Public Service (DPS) approved compensation for the Value of Distributed Energy Resources “VDER” at wholesale LMPs. To participate in NYISO’s capacity and ancillary services markets, VDERs must follow three steps....
Storage

New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) received FERC approval for its dual participation model. Dual participation refers to resources that participate in both wholesale and retail markets. This model has positive benefits for distributed energy resources, including aggregated energy storage. NYISO’s model leverages existing bid rules within energy, capacity and ancillary services market structures. Grid...
Blogs

On the morning of November 8th, 2018, a live wire broke free of its grip on a 99-year-old electrical tower, sparking one of the most deadly and destructive wildfires in California’s history. Iris Natividad was away from home when her partner Andrew Downer told her over the phone that the fire was a mile away from their...
Solar

Chicago-based utility Commonwealth Edison is honoring Black History Month by involving African-American high school students in projects surrounding solar energy and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. ComEd held its fifth annual Solar Spotlight program this month. More than 90 local high schools participated in the event, which both highlights renewable technology but also...
Utility Integration

Eaton announced it has been awarded a $3 million grant by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to pursue research and development initiatives involving control systems for behind-the-meter solar and energy storage. Eaton’s research will focus on developing a real-time controller for behind-the-meter distributed energy resources and loads, such as solar...
Storage

Con Edison will reduce peak demand with NYC’s largest battery storage system Enel X and Related Companies, a global real estate firm, today announced the launch of the largest battery storage system in New York City. The 4.8 MW/16.4 MWh in-front-of-the-meter battery system is located at Related’s Gateway Center in East New York, Brooklyn community...
Solar

A predictable revenue stream from a creditworthy “offtaker” is the standard approach to finance an energy project.  Traditionally, developers sought a long-term, fixed price power purchase agreement (PPA) with a utility offtaker to meet this financeability requirement, but such agreements have become increasingly challenging to secure.  Hedge agreements, in a number of forms, have emerged...
Event Coverage

A lunch held Wednesday at POWERGEN International highlighted the importance of “a better balance” in the energy industry workforce, with a focus on getting more women in the workforce but also more diversity and inclusion overall. The Lunch for a Better Balance, sponsored by UL, featured three speakers who all received Excellence in Character Awards...
Energy Efficiency

Calling all energy talent! The Initiate! programme, where many start-ups and innovators in the energy and power sectors got their flying start, is going global! Since its launch in 2014, as part of energy event European Utility Week’s practical programme on the expo floor, the platform has been bringing together start-ups, students, corporate executives, public sector innovators and...