How new microgrid technologies enable optimal cooperation among distributed energy resources

Microgrids are local, interconnected energy systems and may become a keystone of the energy transition, according to a new White Paper from Schneider Electric.

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Microgrids: Benefits and Case Studies

This White Paper from Schneider Electric explores the benefits that microgrids can provide, and profiles examples of relevant microgrid projects.

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FOWIND Launches New Report on Grid Integration for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu India

The FOWIND Consortium launched a new report: “Grid Integration Study for Offshore Wind Farm Development in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu”. This DNV-GL led study is a significant step forward in preparing a roadmap for the offshore wind sector in India by the GWEC led FOWIND consortium.

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Battery Costs in Stationary Energy Could Fall by up to 66%, Grow 17-Fold by 2030, Says IRENA

Energy storage capacity to triple by 2030, if countries double the share of renewables in the world’s energy system

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Industry Perspective Preview: What to do with “Spent” wind turbine blades?

Given that there are already an estimated 345,000 utility scale wind turbines installed around the world (based on Global Wind Energy Council statistics) and that most are designed for service lives of 20 to 25 years, there is a looming issue; what should happen to large fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) blades when their service lives have expired?

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Industry Perspective Preview: R&D gaps for off-grid power – time to think big about going small

A major drive to bring renewable energy to the ‘electricity poor’ is underway, but despite the progress made so far, under a business-as-usual scenario around 600 million people will still not have access to electricity by 2040, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Research Focus: Enhance variable speed wind turbine transient performance – and make obsolete wind turbines last longer

The demand for wind power is on the rise, and it is becoming increasingly important to take the stability of wind farms into account – to ensure safe and efficient delivery of power. According to recent grid requirements, wind farms must adapt to transient disturbances as quickly as possible, while keeping grid-connected wind farms operational during disturbances in the power network. This study analyses various control strategies that enhance variable speed wind turbine transient performance.

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