Here is a great article on “Navigating The New Energy Market Dynamics”. There is a fundamental change happening in energy markets with more intermittent renewables coming online. This article does an excellent job of explaining what these new dynamics are and how utilities should plan for them.
Ascend Analytics has been a key player in Hawaii’s move toward 100% renewables. By performing critical decision analysis in Hawaiian Electric’s Power Supply Improvement Plan (PSIP), Ascend is helping reach the goal of eliminating fossil fuels from the grid.
The full worth of distributed generation systems must be measured not only by the impact on the customer, but also by DG’s impact on the grid and surrounding market participants. A case study comparing customer incentives created by utility rates with the real-time prices market in New England provides a new model to quantify the value of customer peak shaving with distributed generation technologies. Read more from Ray C. Duthu, our Senior Energy Analyst/Consultant at Ascend Analytics.
This article presents an economic model that studies customer-owned and operated distributed generation facilities. Results show that customer-optimized distributed generation facilities create quantifiable losses for distribution and generation and transmission utilities, and that further work will be required in order to create new business models that equitably share in the potential technical and economic benefits of distributed generation. This article was written in part by our very own Ray C. Duthu, a Senior Energy Analyst/Consultant at Ascend Analytics.