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Energy Currents
A Blog by Enerdynamics

Energy Currents

Can Europe Find a Role for Gas in a Net-Zero Carbon Energy System?

A European project called H21 North of England proposes a “deep decarbonization” of several energy sectors including space heating, transportation, and power generation. If it is successful and its cities can indeed convert their natural gas systems to hydrogen, the current gas infrastructure will be indispensable.

How Electric Operators Maintain Acceptable Voltage

Utility professionals must have a basic understanding of the principles of voltage regulation as the utility grid becomes increasing distributed. System operators and designers must learn new techniques for managing voltage, and customers installing DERs will need to understand why interconnection rules include requirements associated with voltage support.

Can Electric Utilities Coexist with Increasingly Severe Wildfires?

The devastating California wildfires have destroyed lives and property. And now the state's largest electric utility has filed bankruptcy as a result of the California law that makes utilities liable for damage caused by their equipment even if no negligence occurs. What fire-hardening techniques can be used to protect communities from severe wildfires and utilities from the financial fallout?