NewEnergyNews: ORIGINAL REPORTING: Resilience Is The New Black

NewEnergyNews

Gleanings from the web and the world, condensed for convenience, illustrated for enlightenment, arranged for impact...

hApPpY hApPy dAY to Abigail!!!

--------------------------

--------------------------

While the OFFICE of President remains in highest regard at NewEnergyNews, this administration's position on climate change makes it impossible to regard THIS president with respect. Below is the NewEnergyNews theme song until 2020.

The challenge now: To make every day Earth Day.

YESTERDAY

  • TODAY’S STUDY: How The Residential Solar Market Works
  • QUICK NEWS, October 22: Things To Do About Climate Change; New Energy Can Be A Political Winner
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • Weekend Video: Colbert On The President’s Climate Science
  • Weekend Video: Will Miami Sink?
  • Weekend Video: Cleveland Rocks 100% New Energy
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Heritage Treasures Threatened By Climate Change
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-Global New Energy Demand Enablers
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-China Leading The New Energy Transition
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

    THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, October 18:

  • TTTA Thursday-A Diet For The Planet
  • TTTA Thursday-100% New Energy Is The Only Option Left
  • TTTA Thursday- Beach Home Real Estate In A Time Of Climate Change
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: La-La Land Plans For 100% New Energy
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: All About South Carolina’s Nuclear Woes
  • --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Founding Editor Herman K. Trabish

    --------------------------

    --------------------------

    Some details about NewEnergyNews and the man behind the curtain: Herman K. Trabish, Agua Dulce, CA., Doctor with my hands, Writer with my head, Student of New Energy and Human Experience with my heart

    email: herman@NewEnergyNews.net

    -------------------

    -------------------

      A tip of the NewEnergyNews cap to Phillip Garcia for crucial assistance in the design implementation of this site. Thanks, Phillip.

    -------------------

    Pay a visit to the HARRY BOYKOFF page at Basketball Reference, sponsored by NewEnergyNews and Oil In Their Blood.

  • ---------------
  • TODAY AT NewEnergyNews, October 23:

  • TODAY’S STUDY: The Cost Of Sea Level Rise Comes Home
  • QUICK NEWS, October 23: Why Eating Meat Defeats Beating Climate Change; California Opens Up To Ocean Wind

    Wednesday, August 22, 2018

    ORIGINAL REPORTING: Resilience Is The New Black

    How solar owners' post-hurricane demand for batteries could impact utilities; As more customers see solar-plus-storage as resilience boosters, utilities could see less revenues

    Herman K. Trabish, Feb. 15, 2018 (Utility Dive)

    Editor’s note: As extreme weather events continue to dominate the headlines, resilience continues to grow as a focus for electricity users and their utilities.

    As Hurricane Irma receded last September, thousands of Floridians sheltered in 115 well-lit schools, drinking hot coffee and communicating with the world through cell phones charged by solar-plus-storage systems. Funded by a $9.8 million 2009 Recovery Act grant, the solar-plus-storage systems powered the schools despite the overcast weather, while 6.7 million utility customers had no electricity. Like last year’s hurricanes in Houston, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, Irma made vivid the value of shelter from the storm.

    Those and other recent natural disasters, have driven “significant” investment in energy storage, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Electricity Practice Principal Mark Dyson told Utility Dive. This has obvious implications for the solar photovoltaic (PV) and battery industries. But its importance to utilities is no less significant because responding wisely could benefit them and not responding wisely could cost them. As it becomes unavoidably clear that an extreme weather-driven emergency can hit anywhere, the pace of adoption of solar-plus-storage will accelerate, he added. Recognizing this, utilities from Vermont to Hawaii are looking into the technology and economics of grid-scale and customer-owned storage.

    This way of looking at solar-plus-storage systems could be a game changer in the marketplace, according to a new paper from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Clean Energy Group. “Valuing resilience can make PV and energy storage systems economical in cases when they would not be otherwise,” it reports. Where adding storage is already cost-effective, “valuing resiliency can increase the size of the cost-optimal PV and storage system.” The resilience value of solar-plus-storage is important to utilities because it “could lead to an acceleration of load defection,” Dyson said. But smart utilities could take advantage of customer investments in storage and other emerging smart products and services, Dyson added. Forthcoming RMI research shows these customer-owned technologies could help utilities reduce their peak demand burden as much as 25%... click here for more

    IFTTT Recipe: Share new blog posts to Facebook connects blogger to facebook

    NO QUICK NEWS

    0 Comments:

    Post a Comment

    << Home