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Microgrids for disaster preparedness and recovery

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While they are often seen as a means of encouraging the take up of renewable energy and addressing challenges of peak demand, microgrids can make a significant contribution to disaster preparedness and recovery.

This Paper considers preparation for and recovery from major electricity outages, with a focus on customer-side measures. Microgrids, the White Paper shows, are a solution to many of the issues identified in the disaster review. By relying on a variety of generators, a microgrid system avoids many of the single-point-of failure issues of the traditional electricity grid.

 

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Grid integration of large-capacity Renewable Energy sources and use of large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage

 

The proportion of Renewable Energies is likely to increase in all major electricity markets. Their large-scale incorporation into existing electricity grids will be complex, and their successful integration will likely depend on large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage.

The Paper primary goal is to provide a global view on the state of the art and future directions for grid integration of large-capacity Renewable Energy sources and the application of large-capacity Electrical Energy Storage for that purpose. It identifies challenges for grid operators and producers of electricity, and provides insights into current and potential methods for addressing these difficulties. The Paper aims to support grid integration efforts around the world by providing guidance to the electric utility industry, policy-makers and the IEC standardization and conformity assessment community.

 

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Electrical Energy Storage

 

In this White Paper the IEC MSB analyzes the role of energy storage in electricity use and identifies all available technologies, as well as their market potential. The role of the White Paper, Electrical Energy Storage, is also to provide market guidance for the work of the IEC in support of this industry.

 

This Paper was prepared by the Electrical Energy Storage Project Team, a part of the MSB Special Working Group on technology and market watch, with a major contribution from the Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energiesysteme.

 

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Coping with the Energy Challenge

 

With this White Paper, the IEC is laying the foundation for the electrical energy efficiency discussion.

 

The Special Working Group on Electrical Energy Efficiency, under the leadership of Claude Breining of Schneider Electric, prepared and published the White Paper, Coping with the Energy Challenge. The IEC’s role from 2010 to 2030, that was accepted by IEC Council at the end of 2009 and officially launched at the World Energy Congress in Montreal in September 2010.

 

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