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  • Northland Power acquires DeBu offshore wind project +

    Northland Power has completed the acquisition of the Deutsche Bucht (DeBu) offshore wind project from Highland Group Holdings Ltd. The Read More
  • New shore power system operational in Montreal +

    The City of Montreal is now able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cruise ships docked at the Alexandra Pier Read More
  • BioAmber to take full control of Sarnia plant +

    BioAmber Inc. has inked an agreement to purchase Mitsui & Co Ltd.'s minority stake in its Sarnia joint venture. The Read More
  • OCGC names new chief executive +

    The board of directors at the Ontario Capital Growth Corp. (OCGC) has appointed Steve Romanyshyn as its new president and Read More
  • Boralex closes financing for France wind farm +

    Boralex Inc. has closed a $67.9 million financing for the 30 MW Chemin de Grès wind farm in France. The Read More
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A new white paper from Enbala Power Networks says that energy storage system owners should look to leverage multiple applications such as peak demand management, demand response and self generation to not only enhance the value of the system itself but also improve the return on investment.

Vancouver-based Enbala Power Networks is going to play a key role in a US Department of Energy funded project. Led by General Electric Global Research, the US$3.9 million initiative aims to optimize distributed energy systems.

SimpTek Technologies has landed the capital it says it needs to expand in the North American market for energy management systems. Funding of more than $700,000 was led by the New Brunswick Innovation Foundation as well as several angel investors.

Company aims to provide electricity distributors added intelligence to better manage grid, integrate renewables, extend life of current assets

Many electric utilities have for years been adopting smart technology to optimize their distribution networks. Smart meters, sensors and software give them the ability to proactively deal the ebbs and flows of demand more efficiently than in the past. This has become further complicated, however, as an increasing amount of distributed energy resources gets connected.

Electric utilities need to realize that rooftop solar, energy storage storage, smart appliances and electric vehicles are going to change the way they interact with customers. Just as significantly, these distributed energy resources (DERs) represent the double opportunity of enhancing the customer relationship and making the grid more flexible and resilient.