Tag: distributed energy

Increasing Affordable Electricity Supply in Nigeria Through Embedded Generation

The private sector is helping increase the supply of electricity by building distributed energy resources (DERs), which has created an opportunity for investment. One such business model for DERs is embedded generation, which can improve supply for customers in urban and peri-urban areas in Nigeria by injecting up to 20 MW of generation per project directly at the distribution level.

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Decentralized Renewable Energy for Rural Morocco

The brief introduces the connection and interdependencies of water, energy, and food (WEF) in Morocco. It gives advice on how to achieve socioeconomic and environmental goals through coordinated management of natural resources across sectors. A special focus lies on the role of women in the WEF nexus.

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Ikea and Rockefeller Foundation set up $1 billion initiative for renewable energy generation

Ikea and the Rockefeller Foundation have partnered up to launch a new $1 billion initiative which aims to provide distributed renewable energy to 1 billion people. The two entities will each contribute $500 million towards combating energy poverty and climate change by generating renewable energy from small and off-grid solutions situated close where people need them the most.

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Virtual power plants to become a key driver for renewables adoption and integration

A VPP is essentially a network that aggregates multiple smaller-scale generation sources, alongside energy storage systems and flexible power consumers. These VPPs relieve grid load with smart software applications that will enable the balancing and management of power sources to support both the integration of intermittent renewable sources and the adoption of more distributed energy resources (DERs), largely in rooftop solar.

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