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The future, experts predict, lies in affordable battery technologies to backup renewable energy, writes V Rishi Kumar

The country’s power sector is in for a major transformation. The energy demand is much lower than the current installed capacity and the rapid growth of the renewable energy...

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A second structural impediment to fully realizing DER benefits is the current grid planning approach, which biases grid design toward traditional infrastructure rather than distributed alternatives, even if distributed solutions better meet grid needs. Outdated planning approaches rely on static assumptions about DER capabilities and focus primarily on mitigating potential DER integration challenges, rather than proactively harnessing these flexible assets.

Section II demonstrated how California could realize an additional $1.4 billion per year by 2020 in net benefits from the deployment of new DERs during the 2016-2020 timeframe. This state-wide methodology was then applied to the planned distribution capacity projects for California’s most recent GRC request, showing how the deployment of DERs in lieu of planned distribution capacity expansion projects in PG&E’s next rate case could save customers over $100 million. 

Motivated by the challenge faced in designing a grid appropriate to the 21st century, this report first focuses on determining the quantifiable net economic benefits that DERs can offer to society. The approach taken builds on existing avoided cost methodologies – which have already been applied to DERs by industry leaders – while introducing updated methods to hardto-quantify DER benefit categories that are excluded from traditional analyses. While the final net benefit calculation derived in this report is specific to California, the overall methodological advancements developed here are applicable across the U.S. Moreover, the ultimate conclusion from this analysis – that DERs offer a better alternative to many traditional infrastructure solutions in advancing the 21st century grid – should also hold true across the U.S., although the exact net benefits of DERs will vary across regions.

Designing the electric grid for the 21st century is one of today’s most important and exciting societal challenges. Regulators, legislators, utilities, and private industry are evaluating ways to both modernize the aging grid and decarbonize our electricity supply, while also enabling customer choice, increasing resiliency and reliability, and improving public safety, all at an affordable cost.

The share of renewables in overall power generation is rapidly increasing, both in developed and developing countries. Furthermore, many countries have ambitious targets to transform their power sector towards renewables. To achieve these objectives, the structure and operation of existing power grid infrastructures will need to be revisited as the share of renewable power generation increases.

Renewable energy technologies can be divided into two categories: dispatchable (i.e. biomass, concentrated solar power with storage, geothermal power and hydro) and non-dispatchable, also known as Variable Renewable Energy or VRE (i.e. ocean power, solar photovoltaics and wind). VRE has four characteristics that require specific measures to integrate these technologies into current power systems: 1) variability due to the temporal availability of resources; 2) uncertainty due to unexpected changes in resource availability; 3) location-specific properties due to the geographical availability of resources; and 4) low marginal costs since the resources are freely available.

A transition towards high shares of VRE requires a re-thinking of the design, operation and planning of future power systems from a technical and economic point of view. In such a system, supply and demand will be matched in a much more concerted and flexible way. From a technical perspective, VRE generation can be ideally combined with smart grid technologies, energy storage and more flexible generation technologies. From an economic perspective, the regulatory framework will need to be adjusted to account for the cost structure of VRE integration, to allow for new services and revenue channels, and to support new business models.

There are several technological options that can help to integrate VRE into the power system grid: system-friendly VREs, flexible generation, grid extension, smart grid technologies, and storage technologies. New advances in wind and solar PV technologies allow them to be used over a wider range of conditions and provide ancillary services like frequency and voltage control. Flexible generation requires changes in the energy mix to optimise production from both dispatchable and non-dispatchable resources. Smart grid technologies can act as an enabler for VRE integration, given their ability to reduce the variability in the system by allowing the integration of renewables into diverse electricity resources, including load control (e.g. Demand Side Management (DSM), Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), and enhancing the grid operation and therefore helping to efficiently manage the system’s variability by implementing advanced technologies (e.g. smart inverters, Phasor Measurement Unit (PMU) and Fault Ride Through (FRT) capabilities).

Energy storage technologies can alleviate short-term variability (up to 2 Renewable Energy Integration in Power Grids | Technology Brief several hours), or longer-term variability through pumped-storage hydroelectricity, thermal energy storage or the conversion of electricity into hydrogen or gas.

Two immediate applications for deploying innovative technologies and operation modes for VRE integration are mini-grids and island systems. The high costs for power generation in these markets make VREs and grid integration technologies economically attractive since they can simultaneously improve the reliability, efficiency and performance of these power systems. This is, for example, the case of the Smart Grid demonstration project in Jeju Island, South Korea.

Furthermore, the right assessment and understanding of VRE integration costs are relevant for policy making and system planning. Any economic analysis of the transition towards renewables-based power systems should, therefore, consider all different cost components for VRE grid integration, such as grid costs (e.g. expansion and upgrading), capacity costs and balancing costs. Integration costs are due not only to the specific characteristics of VRE technologies but also to the power system and its adaptability to greater variability. Therefore, these costs should be carefully interpreted and not entirely attributed to VRE, especially when the system is not flexible enough to deal with variability (i.e. in the short-term).

Moreover, RE integration delivers broader benefits beyond purely economic ones, such as social and environmental benefits. Even though not straightforward, these externalities should be considered and quantified in order to integrate them into the decision-making process and maximise socio-economic benefits.

Due to the rapid technological progress and multiple grid integration options available, policy makers should build a framework for RE grid integration based on the current characteristic of the system, developing technological opportunities and long-term impacts and targets. In particular, policy makers should adopt a long-term vision for their transition towards renewables and set regulatory frameworks and market designs to foster both RE development and management of greater system variability. Such regulatory frameworks could include new markets for ancillary services and price signals for RE power generators that incentivise the reduction of integration costs.

Source: IEA-ETSAP and IRENA

The construction of connected transmission lines of the project was also given to the same project developer -- Teesta Urja Ltd subsidiary.

Wheeling Charges refers to the process of transmission of electricity from one source to another through the transmission lines or grid.

The transaction, which would be the third by the Indian firm, will help the company to expand its presence in Europe and get access to key auto component markets in Western Europe.

In the gas utilities segment, the report warned that gas marketers will face complexities as they will pay the GST on transmission tariffs, while sale of natural gas is outside the purview of GST.

The firm will expand into refinancing and launch special financial packages for power transmission projects won through competitive bidding, chairman Rajeev Sharma told ET.

There has been 40 per cent (more than one third) increase in transmission capacity from 5,30,546 MVA in March 2014 to 7,40,765 MVA in March 17, the ministry said.

VANCOUVER, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Alterra Power Corp. (TSX: AXY) is pleased to announce the expansion of its loan facility with affiliates of AMP Capital Investors Limited. The net proceeds, approximately US$20.6 million, will be used as part of Alterra's sponsor equity contribution for the Flat Top wind project. The expanded facility will be secured by and supported by cash flows from Alterra's projected 51% ownership stake in the Flat Top project, in addition to security and cash flow support the facility currently receives from Alterra's interests in the Toba Montrose, Jimmie Creek and Dokie projects. The loan expansion will fund in conjunction with the completion of the Flat Top project financing, which Alterra expects to occur within the next few weeks. Alterra also expects to sell down a 49% interest in the project to a sponsor-partner.

The 200 MW Flat Top project, located in central Texas is contracted to sell the majority of its power under a 13-year power hedge with an affiliate of Citi. The project has previously contracted with affiliates of Vestas-American Wind Technology, Inc. for turbine supply and maintenance and Blattner Energy, Inc. for construction services. The project is expected to achieve commercial operations in the first half of 2018.

About Alterra Power Corp.

Alterra Power Corp. is a global renewable energy company that manages eight power plants totaling 825 MW of hydro, wind, geothermal and solar generation capacity in Canada, the USA and Iceland. Alterra owns a 385 MW share of this capacity, generating over 1,700 GWh of clean power annually. Alterra also has an extensive portfolio of development projects and a skilled team of developers, builders and operators to support its growth plans.

Alterra trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol AXY and OTC in the United States as MGMXF.

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Solar Ware Samurai™ 3200 kW Central Inverter
Solar Ware Samurai™ 3200 kW Central Inverter

ROANOKE, Va., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- TMEIC Corporation in Roanoke, Va. introduces the next generation of SOLAR WARE SAMURAI Inverters, approved for outdoor installation.  The new inverter is the latest addition to TMEIC's portfolio of PV utility-scale solar inverters for industrial markets, offering 3.2MW at 1500V. 

Built on decades of engineering experience with power electronics, SOLAR WARE SAMURAI inverters offer the industry's most advanced grid management in an efficient, compact footprint.  The new inverters will be available in mid-2017.

Unique features include:

  • Proprietary 3 Level Inverter Topology
  • Maximized and optimized efficiency
  • Wide MPPT range (875Vdc - 1300Vdc) allowing for best-in-class DC/AC Ratios
  • Flexible DC-input configuration to meet complex array configuration
  • Designed for extreme environments, including desert heat and salt prevention
  • Designed to meet utility scale grid interconnection requirements

"The SOLAR WARE SAMURAI  3.2MW model advances the revolutionary design of the SOLAR WARE series, providing greater power and efficiency to the solar industry," Donn Samsa, TMEIC Renewable Energy General Manager said. "This next generation inverter is the result of decades of research and development to create the most advanced inverters in the industry."

For more information on SOLAR WARE products, contact Donn Samsa (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or visit www.tmeic.com/renewable-energy.

* "SOLAR WARE SAMURAI" and "SOLAR WARE" are trademarks of Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation in the United States.

About Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC)
Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) was formed in 2003 following the merger of the industrial systems departments of Toshiba Corporation and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation. TMEIC manufactures and sells variable frequency drives, motors, photovoltaic inverters and advanced automation systems for a range of industrial applications.  We drive industry.

The North American operation –
TMEIC Corporation, headquartered in Roanoke, VA, designs, develops and engineers advanced automation, large AC and DC motors, photovoltaic inverters and variable frequency drive systems. TMEIC Corporation specializes in the Renewable Energy, Metals, Material Handling, Oil & Gas, Mining, Testing and other industrial markets worldwide.  We drive industry.  www.tmeic.com

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WORCESTER, Mass., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Access Fixtures releases new LED tennis court lighting packages for club-level and competition-level play. Each package comes complete with poles, mounting hardware, LED fixtures, and a full photometric design. Access Fixtures' LED tennis court lighting systems set a new industry standard by achieving optimal match conditions, minimizing energy use, and virtually eliminating maintenance. These LED competition-level tennis court packages are the perfect marriage of performance, functionality, and sustainability. 

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The cost of both materials and shipping is included in the listing price for these packages, so you won't have to pay a penny more than what you see online. The fixtures in these packages deliver up to 83,000 lumens and eliminate the need for almost any maintenance—no lamp or ballast replacement necessary. Each fixture will automatically detect any line voltage between 120v and 277v, though if you need high-voltage systems, Access Fixtures can certainly provide those as well.

Want the ability to dim your fixtures? Want excellent color rendering? No problem. Many of the units in these fixtures have a standard CRI of 80+ and, in the case of KOTA fixtures, can even be custom built with higher CRIs.

"We designed these competition-level tennis lighting packages with the same goals we used to build our recreational tennis court packages," says operations manager at Access Fixtures. "If a particular design couldn't beat our competitors in both price and performance, we didn't run it."

If you don't see a package that is right for you, give us a call and to order a photometric analysis for your unique project. Access Fixtures can provide competition-level LED tennis court packages of any caliber. Speak to a member of the Access Fixtures team today at 800-468-9925.

About Access Fixtures

Access Fixtures offers factory­-direct commercial, industrial, hospitality, and sports lighting. Luminaire types include wall packs, area lights, bollard lights, garage lighters, vandal ­resistant lights, exit and emergency lights, high bays, low bays, and vapor-tight luminaires. For more information, visit Access Fixtures at www.accessfixtures.com.

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ANDOVER, Mass., June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Schneider Electric, the global energy and sustainability specialist, today announced a partnership with GSK to manage an online community that gives the healthcare leader's suppliers information and tools to improve environmental performance through energy, water and waste management.

Schneider Electric will serve as the community manager for the GSK Supplier Exchange, which has more than 700 members representing 360 of GSK's biggest suppliers. The Exchange delivers informative content, and provides a forum for collaboration and networking, helping accelerate sustainability and efficiency projects.

GSK has set ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions. The company is targeting a carbon-neutral value chain by 2050 and plans to cut emissions 25 percent by 2020 to start. With more than 50 percent of emissions tied to purchased materials and services, GSK recognized the need to support its supplier network in reducing its carbon footprint.

"GSK recognizes that reducing our carbon footprint requires action across our entire value chain," said Matt Wilson, Head of the Environmental Sustainability Centre of Excellence at GSK. "We found that many of our suppliers may not be entirely sure where to start when it comes to identifying resource conservation opportunities. We have partnered with Schneider Electric to develop sustainability expertise that will help our suppliers expand their knowledge on sustainability topics and practical solutions."

Launched in 2014, the Exchange is a members-only online community that helps suppliers create positive and tangible environmental change. Schneider Electric will create and curate content for the Supplier Exchange including webinars, case studies, newsletters and Q&As — covering topics from sustainability reporting to renewable energy opportunities.

"It can be challenging for companies with a global footprint to engage their diverse supplier community, and coordinate broad sustainability and efficiency efforts," said Steve Wilhite, Senior Vice President of Energy and Sustainability Services at Schneider Electric. "GSK's approach of building a connected and dynamic community is an ideal way to drive action. We're excited to use our experience to educate, consult, and ultimately deliver carbon reduction and associated savings for GSK and each of the businesses in its value chain."

This initiative builds on a 14-year partnership between GSK and Schneider Electric.

GSK suppliers can register for the Exchange here.

For more information, visit schneider-electric.com/ess, or follow Schneider Electric Energy and Sustainability Services on Twitter or LinkedIn.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of $26 billion US dollars (25 billion euros) in FY2016, our 144,000+ employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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THE WOODLANDS, Texas, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CB&I (NYSE: CBI) today announced it has been awarded a technology contract by Shurtan Gas Chemical Complex LLC (SGCC) for a grassroots ethylene complex to be built in southern Uzbekistan. The scope of work includes the license and basic engineering of an ethylene unit, which will use four proprietary SRT heaters, a Hexene-1 unit and a polypropylene unit. The Hexene-1 unit will use CB&I's Comonomer Production Technology for the production of Hexene-1 from low-cost C4s, and the polypropylene unit will use CB&I's Novolen® gas-phase polypropylene technology for the production of full range polypropylene products.

"CB&I looks forward to providing multiple technologies to SGCC's complex," said Daniel M. McCarthy, CB&I's Executive Vice President of Technology. "This is the second ethylene unit supplied to the complex, which reinforces our presence in central Asia and illustrates how our breadth of technologies can be packaged to deliver a complete solution to our customers through a single point of contact."

Uzbekistan made the strategic decision to use a synthetic naphtha product from its Gas-to-Liquids plant located in the Kashkadarya region for the production of olefins, which can then be used for the production of high-value polymer products.

About CB&I
CB&I (NYSE: CBI) is a leading provider of technology and infrastructure for the energy industry. With more than 125 years of experience, CB&I provides reliable solutions to our customers around the world while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality. For more information, visit www.CBI.com.

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WUXI, China, June 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd (Jolywood), a leader in the research and development, production, and marketing of N-type Bifacial Solar Products has linked up with TUV NORD and the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Solar Photovoltaic Product Quality (CPVT) to establish a preliminary testing standard for bifacial solar products.

The N-type bifacial solar cells feature on no LID, strong weak illumination response, lower temperature coefficient and degradation etc. With these natural features and the additional power generation from the rare side, Jolywood N-type Bifacial products are more efficient overall than P-perc facial modules. But there has previously been no uniform testing standard for these products.

Testing is problematic and urgently needs to be addressed, not least because there are significant differences between buyers and sellers in determining power calibration, which seriously restricts the commercialization of the product, but also because the ultimate nominal value of the bifacial module power will directly affect the system design of the terminal power station.

Jolywood, TUV NORD and the CPVT held the "Seminar on Test Methods of Bifacial Solar Cell Modules" in Wuxi, China to tackle the problem. Based on long-term outdoor testing, laboratory research validation and collection of data, the I-V test method was preliminarily confirmed after discussions on bifacial solar cell modules, including test conditions, test methods and processes, nominal requirements for module nameplates, test reports and other relevant elements. At the same time, the corresponding recommended values of the standard have also been proposed in accordance with different installation sites.

Liu Yong, CEO of Jolywood Solar Technology said: "This a significant step forward for Jolywood. We expect it to bring commercial success. Jolywood is committed to promoting further cost-cutting in the breakthrough technology and its large-scale application in order to inject new momentum into the industry "

About Jolywood (TaiZhou) Solar Technology Co. Ltd.

Jolywood (Taizhou) Solar Technology Co Ltd is dedicated to the development and large-scale manufacturing of N-type monocrystalline bifacial solar cells. It has built up the production line for the world's largest 2.1GW N-type monocrystalline bifacial solar cells and a 5,600 square meter solar cell research and development center. Its parent company Jolywood (Suzhou) Sunwatt Co ltd (SZ300393), founded in 2008, succeeded in a listing on the growth enterprise market in 2014 as the world's largest professional manufacturer of photovoltaic back panels. 

About TUV NORD 

TUV NORD Group is a leading global technology provider for evaluating safety, performance and quality of photovoltaic products in 16 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, Oceania, North America and South America.

About CPVT

CPVT is China's first national-level statutory photovoltaic product inspection institution approved by AQSOQ. The Center laboratory has been recognized by the CB laboratory of the IEC Conformity Assessment for Electrotechnical Equipment and Components and the national laboratory CNAS. 

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International collaboration enables the sharing of risks, rewards and progress, and the co-ordination of priorities in areas such as technology, policy, regulation and business models. In order to reach the goals set out in this roadmap, smart grids need to be rapidly developed, demonstrated and deployed based on a range of drivers that vary across regions globally. Many countries have made significant efforts to develop smart grids, but the lessons learned are not being shared in a co-ordinated fashion. Major international collaboration is needed to expand RDD&D investment in all areas of smart grids – but especially in standards, policy, regulation and business model development. These efforts will require the strengthening of existing institutions and activities, as well as the creation of new joint initiatives.

The old definition of a microgrid was usually an electricity source, often a combined heat and power natural gas plant or a reciprocating engine generator, that provided fulltime or backup power for an industrial site, military installation, university, or remote location.

Today’s definition is much broader, incorporating cleaner technologies and more diverse customers, establishing microgrids as a key component of tomorrow’s more resilient, efficient and low-emissions electricity system.

Market Research Hub (MRH) has recently announced the inclusion of a new study to its massive archive of research reports, titled as “Global Microgrid as a Service (MaaS) Market Status, Size and Forecast 2012-2022.” This report provides an in-depth evaluation on the market for Microgrid as a Service (MaaS), elaborating on the prime dynamics influencing the development of this market. These dynamics include the major drivers, opportunities, restraints etc. Geographically, the global market is categorized into EU, United States, China, India, Japan and Southeast Asia.

With an extensive forecast period of 2016 to 2021, the analysts have studied major dynamics for the market, which can be helpful for the established players as well as new entrants in this market. In terms of geography, with constant rising industrial sector, countries such as China, India, Japan and South Korea are gaining extensive market share of the MaaS market.

A grid-connected microgrid can be defined as, a set of distributed energy resources and interconnected loads mainly use to supply power to the main grid or utility grid. Microgrids can operate as stand-alone 'islands' and are able to provide reliable electricity even during bad weather. According to the key findings, from several years, the escalating demand for power, along with an increased need for secure, reliable and emission-free power propels the demand for microgrids. Also, it is projected that the microgrids as a service market are recording healthy growth due to various benefits offered by Microgrids, such as highly reliability, economical & effectual energy power, improvement of renewable energy sources and smart grid integration etc.

These microgrids can be divided into Grid type and Service type.

On the basis of grid type, it covers:

Grid Connected
Remote/Islanded

By service type, it includes:

Monitoring & Control Service
Software as a Service (SaaS)
Engineering & Design Service
Operation & Maintenance Service

On the other hand by applications, the report has segmented the market into Military, Industrial, Government & Education, Utility, Residential & Commercial. The Microgrid as a Service Market is having significant growth in many areas where continuous power is must such as industries, Residential & Commercial, hospitals and universities among others.

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) said last week that global annual revenue from microgrids rose 29 percent between 2015 and last year, according to Microgrid Knowledge. The revenues totaled $6.8 million at the beginning of 2017. The report, which was prepared by Navigant Research, said that the market in the United States has more than doubled since 2011. The sector reached $2.2 billion last year after enjoying a 16 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), between 2015 and 2016.

Today, the microgrid technology only produces 0.2 percent of U.S. electricity (about 1.6 GW). That capacity is expected to double in the next three years, however.

Microgrids not only improve reliability and resilience – keeping the lights on during a widespread disaster that affects the main grid -- but also increase efficiency, better manage electricity supply and demand, and help integrate renewables, creating opportunities to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy.
But financial and legal hurdles stand in the way of accelerating their deployment.

Each microgrid’s unique combination of power source, customer, geography, and market can be confusing for investors. Microgrids can run on renewables, natural gas-fueled turbines, or emerging sources such as fuel cells or even small modular nuclear reactors. They can power city facilities, city neighborhoods, or communities in remote areas. As we heard during our research, “If you’ve seen one microgrid, you’ve seen one microgrid.”

The legal framework can be confusing, too. Most states lack even a legal definition of a microgrid, and regulatory and legal challenges can differ between and within states. Issues include microgrid developers’ access to reasonably priced backup power and to wholesale power markets to sell excess electricity or other services. Also, franchise rights granted to utilities may limit microgrid developers’ access to customers.