Tendencias en RI

Manual de Gobierno Digital

Participe en el diseño del nuevo Manual de Gobierno DigitalEste documento ofrecerá lineamientos para desarrollar proyectos que incorporen el uso de tecnologías en el Estado y mejoren la calidad de los trámites y servicios para los usuarios.



Blackstart Resource Availability (BRAv)

The study is a follow-up to a 2016 joint FERC-NERC-Regional Entity staff review that assessed the plans of utilities for restoration and recovery of the bulk power system following a widespread outage or blackout. That review identified for further study issues dealing with availability of blackstart resources – generating facilities that can be started without support from the grid or that are designed to remain energized without connection to the rest of the grid. These blackstart resources are critical to maintaining the reliability and resilience of the nation’s transmission grid.  The study evaluated blackstart resources and planning by nine utilities registered with NERC and notes that while some utilities have seen a fall in the availability of blackstart resources due to retirement of blackstart-capable units over the past decade, they have identified sufficient blackstart resources in their system restoration plans, and have developed comprehensive strategies for mitigating against future loss of any additional blackstart resources.



The EU Battery Alliance. Can Europe Avoid Technological Dependence?

With the launch of its “battery alliance”, the European Union is finally taking up the industrial battle with Asia and hopes to meet a large share of the surging demand for electrical batteries. Yet, the clock is ticking and the future of battery manufacturing in Europe depends primarily on the strategies that automakers will adopt.



Energy Storage for the Grid

Important state policy options to accelerate grid-scale energy storage innovation include setting smart and ambitious overall targets for deployment while also setting subtargets that are reserved for alternatives to Li-ion batteries. States along with regional organizations, including regional transmission organizations (RTOs) as well as groupings of states, should revise their rules so that storage assets can participate fully in electricity markets, implement regulations that allow storage asset owners to receive compensation through multiple value streams, explore the development of market signals that reward the unique performance characteristics of alternatives to Li-ion batteries, oversee integrated resource plans and approve rate designs that encourage storage innovation and deployment, establish regional storage innovation and purchasing consortia, and form expert advisory systems to stay informed about storage technology options.



SEPA report drills into details of community solar success

Community solar capacity in the United States more than doubled between 2016 and 2017, from 347 megawatts (MW) at the end of 2016, to 734 MW at the end of 2017. At present, 228 utilities in 36 states have active community solar programs.