Although demand response and energy efficiency are both branches on the demand side management tree, they often don't connect inside a facility. In many cases, different people are responsible for the operations and budgeting associated with each item. However, recent developments will help connect these dots -- and the main connector is automation. Article
One of the most prominent and widely discussed topics in renewable energy finance is how to lower funding costs to make more projects viable. In general, renewable energy technologies are not yet at economic parity with conventional power generation technologies. Article
Change is happening all around us. Technology continues to impact our lives at exponential rates. Social media networks and mobile devices, in particular, are constantly evolving the way we interact with the world. Article
One of the befuddling strategic decisions that energy storage developers must make is where on the grid to place the storage assets. Traditional utility thinking would have it all congregated in a single location: a warehouse full of batteries ready to send power to and from the grid in a centralized fashion. Article
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Commercial buildings in New York City could save hundreds of millions of dollars in annual energy expenses through three efficiency changes, according to an analysis of more than 30,000 buildings in the state as part of the Building Genome Project.
NV Energy is seeking approval from the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) to participate in the California Independent System Operator Corporation's (ISO) energy imbalance market (EIM) -- a voluntary, five-minute balancing market that provides participants the opportunity to more efficiently manage existing energy resources -- beginning in October 2015.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) mercury and air toxics (MATS) standards for power plants to the great concern of the coal industry.
Xcel Energy has been named the top wind energy provider in the United States for the tenth year in a row, as a national leader in providing wind energy to its customers. This is according to a report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which also named Xcel Utility of the Year in 2013
European renewable energy demonstration projects and carbon capture and storage (CCS) are benefitting from nearly $1.5 billion raised by sales of 300 million emission allowances, which have been completed by the European Investment Bank's NER 300 program.
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An attack on PG&E's Metcalf transmission substation knocked the station out of commission. Although the attack wasn't well-publicized in the media, it became a call for utility companies to reassess their security.
Duane Highley, CEO of the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. (AECC) and vice-chairman of the Electric Subsector Coordinating Council (ESCC), recently challenged the idea that the U.S. grid is antiquated, and implied that the United States takes reliable electricity for granted. This is according to testimony Highley offered at the first of several public meetings hosted by Department of Energy for the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER).