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A customer can now install various electricity supply and demand loads for greater values than they have had to-date. Essentially, energy is now turned into a commoditized asset for them to deploy when it makes sense for their business conditions. This is huge, because traditionally, customers have been at the whim of whatever local or system operator program with minimal options to...
"But my biggest excitement is that it has the potential to finally put energy back in the hands of customers," I'm curious what you mean by this statement, Frank. When has electricity ever been "in the hands of customers"?
Hi Bob, thanks for reading it and commenting. In working with customers, there has always been a feeling that the one-way delivery of electricity has led to very simplistic non-customer-centric relationships with utilities (not all, but my perspective is Ontario). The idea that a customer can turn an expense and liability into an asset is very appealing, and it means that they have more...
Can nanogrids and microgrids work together in a single neighborhood? Although they seem to have their differences when it comes to scale, it appears that microgrids would be useless in a world, community or neighborhood that fully embraces nanogrids.
Yes they can and from what we see that is an ideal situation for them to work together. We have a contract to build nanogrids on 1 million homes for US Veteran's and within these communities, we are setting up a microgrid on the community center consisting of solar, CHP, batteries and controls to support the community. (see link)
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I've loved the shift towards VPPs in recent years, even as it's sometimes small step by small step. I would imagine most customers have no idea about the concept, and it's only the highly-engaged energy consumers who are buying into any sort of VPP assets for their homes. Is this a concept that will be able to be taken advantage of soon by those who aren't actively seeking them out?
The Tennessee Valley Authority will be able to store enough energy to power more than 10,600 homes for three hours with its first battery storage system. Great size, and so soon, that will further solidify not only what energy storage can really bring today but how these assets will get more valuable in the coming years