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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Current government policies and market structures fail to account for the full value that nuclear power provides as an "always-on source of carbon-free energy." That is according to a keynote presented Exelon Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer William A. Von Hoene, Jr. at yesterday's United States Energy Association (USEA) Public Policy Forum.
In 2010, total solar capacity was just a small fraction of the U.S. electric generating capacity -- 0.22 percent or 2,326 MW. In just four years, this capacity increased to 12,057 MW.
The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) is making the case for oil and gas in California, demonstrating the central role the industry plays in California's statewide and local economies. The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation's (LAEDC) analysis highlighted the industry's impact on regional economies throughout California, including counties statewide.
Originally built in order to help clean coal hot spots from the coalfields of Southwest Virginia, the Dominion Virginia Power Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center (VCHEC) has recycled nearly 1.1 million tons of waste coal since it began commercial operation in July 2012. The Virginia City station used about 484,000 tons of waste coal in 2012 and about 615,000 tons in 2013 to generate electricity.
In order to execute its long-term earnings growth strategy, American Electric Power (AEP) is investing in the company's utility operations and building its transmission business to support an annual earnings growth rate of 4 percent to 6 percent.
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Security is becoming an important part of the day-to-day operations of every utility across the United States, and a recent ruling by the Department of Justice (DOJ) is meant to make it easier for companies to keep their assets secure while keeping the lights on.
The electromagnetic radiation from radio frequency (RF) measured on smart meters at homes in the Maui Smart Grid project does not create a hazard, according to findings from a study by Cascadia PM, an engineering and project management service company. The findings are outlined in a report released by the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute (HNEI), as part of HNEI's research into health effects from the meters.