distributed energy resource Articles

  • A new EE resource: Distributed people

    Energy efficiency is often described as the invisible resource. It improves our energy supply without any of the usual industry trappings: smokestacks, wind turbines, transmission lines and poles. This is one of its virtues.But efficiency’s invisibility also causes problems. Because it operates out of sight – inside walls, underneath lampshades, and in factory motors — efficiency tends to attract ...

  • Why it is so Hard – and so Important – To increase distributed resources

    If distributed resources are such a good idea, why don’t we build more of them? A report released this week by Tufts University sheds some light on the answer. Despite all of the talk about the efficiency they bring to the grid, resources like solar energy and combined heat and power still face significant regulatory and monetary hurdles. Consider the following findings from “Distributed ...

  • The regional analysis of energy consumption and energy resources in China

    In recent years, issues relating to Chinese energy supply and consumption have drawn worldwide attention. The Chinese government maintains that the solution to energy demand issues should be resolved by improving domestic supply; but the regional availability of energy is irregular across China. The regional consumption and composition of energy supply are analysed in this paper and suggestions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Structure-preserving dynamical model and distributed stabilisation of electricity infrastructures with renewable energy resources

    This paper introduces a module-based approach to modelling and controlling electricity infrastructure with a high penetration of distributed renewable energy resources. Each energy-converting component is defined as a module and is represented in terms of its local variables and the interaction variables between the module and the transmission network. The structure of the electricity ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Decentralised operation of residential energy resources in the smart grid

    In the future smart grid, improvement of power system economic cost effectiveness by suitable integration of distributed energy resources (DERs) is a critical challenge. An agent–based framework is proposed in this paper for developing suitable control strategies for operations of four different types of residential–level DERs, which are storage devices, photo voltaic systems, and two ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sectorial energy demands and MARKAL allocations of energy resources in India

    Based on current energy consumption in various sectors, a Reference Energy System (RES) has been developed for the Indian energy scenario considering the efficiencies of use, conversion, transportation and distribution, etc. The data of past sectoral energy demand have been used to forecast future energy demands using appropriate regression models. These forecasts have been used as inputs for the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Development and opportunities of distributed generation fuelled by renewable energy sources

    The key issue to the widespread of distributed generation (DG) is the ability to safely, reliably and economically interconnect new energy sources with the existing distribution network 'utility grid'. With the rising prices of petroleum fuel sources, a high expected penetration of renewable energy sources (RES) such as wind and solar as part of the emerging DG fuel resource are expected to be ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • How big is the distributed energy opportunity for water and wastewater utilities?

    Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is typically the second-largest utility budget item in developed countries, after labour. In many developing countries, energy can account for 70% or even more, of ...

  • Developing Decentralised Distributed Generation in Africa

    Many countries in the developed world created power generation networks based upon large centralised power generation stations with significant investment in power transmission and distribution networks. From the African context this has not happened yet there is a huge need to increase power generation capacity. The thought of addressing this through a small number of large gas, ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Power Positive Resource Recovery

    Using laws of thermodynamic analysis to evaluate the energy and power characteristics of wastewater and beneficial uses of biogas offers greater insight into best business practices and what is achievable. Growing numbers of waste-water treatment plants (WWTP) are striving to produce more power onsite. In recent years, there’s even been a race among WWTP operators to see who can ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • House of commons committee on natural resources

    Introduction The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association represents the interests of municipal water and wastewater services in respect of federal or national legislation, policies and programs. More than 24 million Canadians receive drinking water from municipal services and discharge wastewater to those services. The services are provided on a not-for-profit, public service basis. Revenues ...

  • A commercial approach to solar power distribution in India

    In India, approximately 5,000 of 79,000 unelectrified villages, either unapproachable from the grid line or subject to uneconomic viability, are awaiting electricity through SPV power as the only suitable technological option. SPV power, which is expensive in capital cost, although affordable in tariff, is on successful trial through a novel scheme that is subsidy-free. Limited scale ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental tax reform in Europe: implications for income distribution

    Key messages - Although ETRs tend to improve incomes across society, they can have mild regressive impacts in that richer households gain more than poorer ones. - Care is needed to design ETRs in ways that ensure that certain groups are able to benefit equally. - ETR's overall benefits for the economy, environment and society are potentially ...

  • Why smart utilities are embracing distributed electricity

    Power companies that take initiative now can position themselves for a bright future in tomorrow’s clean energy economy The growth of distributed energy generation, particularly in the form of solar energy, leaves the aging, monopolistic electric utility system a daunting choice: Come out swinging in defense of the status quo or boldly jump into the cockpit, put on the ...


    By Ensia

  • Smart utilities and sustainable resource management

    With the increased availability of inexpensive micro-sensor technologies, everything is becoming “sensor-tagged”. Energy and water utilities are benefiting from this “sensorization” of our infrastructure and the associated smart technology advancements. These progressive utilities are employing innovative, real-time monitoring and control applications with high volume and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Analysis of availability and accessibility of hydrogen production: An approach to a sustainable energy system using methane hydrate resources

    It is considered that use of hydrogen as an energy source may contribute to environmental improvement and provide an alternative energy system. Moreover, it is anticipated that hydrogen will be in great demand in the near future for use in such vehicles as fuel cell-based cars. Research and development of a number of advanced methods of hydrogen production (OTEC, water photolysis using a ...


    By Springer

  • What are the impacts of limited resources on business now and in the future?

    Bringing together the best and the brightest sustainability thought leaders and practitioners from around the globe is always exciting for us. The opportunity to share success stories, ideas and make connections helps further advance the evolution of the market that we all serve; And, ultimately helps organizations create further tangible business value from sustainability. This year we ...


    By thinkstep

  • Wind modelling based on wind input data conditions using Weibull distribution

    Weibull distribution can be used to model the wind speed distribution at a particular site and hence, it can help in wind resource assessment (WRA) of a site. By calculating the shape (k) and scale (c) parameters for Weibull distribution, the wind speed frequency curve for a site can be made. Once this wind speed distribution for site is determined, it can be convolved with the power curve for a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Integration of solar photovoltaic (PV) to LV distribution network: a case study

    The development of renewable energy sources will increase the amount of generation connected to distribution networks. The main advantages are that optimally located distributed generation resources can reduce or postpone the need for investment in the transmission and distribution infrastructure; transmission and distribution losses are reduced as well as improvement in power quality and system ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermal recycling of spent grains – residue becomes resources

    Introduction – the History of Beer The origin of beer was a happy coincidence: In the fourth millennium BC, the Sumarians discovered the fermentation process. The country of the Sumarians, called Mesopotamia, was located between the Euphrates and the Tigris. The Sumarians wanted to help an ill person swallow some bread, so and they soaked a piece in water. They simply forgot the bread in ...


    By Flottweg SE

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