Tag Archives: Smart Grid

Time of Use Metering

  Factsheet_Smart_Grid_Dynamic_Pricing is a nice overview of time of use metering designed to be consumer friendly. Advertisements

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To Harden or Add Resilience – What is Next For The Grid

Hoping to have time to write this out in detail, but key links are here. Government incompetence is beginning to scare me.  While there is probably some low hanging fruit in hardening the grid, making it more resilient through redundancy … Continue reading

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Tesla Battery Factory

Press continues regarding battery factory for Tesla: Looking forward to hearing that it is actually happening. More about the battery factory here.

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V2G – Can It Avert a Crises?

Recently, New England came close to having an electricity supply crises.  On December 14 2013 the electric power grid was pushed to its max.  Electricity was bid up to nearly $1.00 / kWhr.  I wondered whether, in the future, electric … Continue reading

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V2G – And So It Begins

The Smart Grid appears to have reached the tipping point.  In my view this is the beginning of a major restructuring of the entire utility industry.  I anticipate another year or two where it will consist of occasional news stories … Continue reading

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Best Of the Handleman Post 2013

Below are links to some of my favorite posts for the year: Tesla – Good Stuff about this revolutionary car: About those Tesla Fires – Tesla has had three fires. In all the fuss the press neglected to mention that … Continue reading

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Grid Storage Problem Solved?

UPDATE: See this link for update from the 4R Energy Corporation. Many who oppose renewable energy point to its intermittent nature.  While a transcontinental grid would address much of this, by averaging out sources, additional dispatchable storage will still be … Continue reading

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Towards The New Grid Paradigm

This article highlights some of the challenges being faced in figuring out how to sell and monetize electricity.  It is in large part about a meta-study done by the Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) that looks at the costs and benefits … Continue reading

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EV Batteries Prices are Collapsing – The Mainstream Media Misses the Big Story

As they are so prone to do, the mainstream media has framed the slashed prices of EVs and PEVs as a price war.  Perhaps it is but the big story is that they can have this price war because the … Continue reading

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Smart Grid To Be $2 Trillion Industry

This article looks at the massive undertaking that the smart grid is going to be, claiming that it is a $500 Billion investment.  For perspective, that is less expensive than the Gulf war, spread out over a longer time and … Continue reading

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