ERCOT has identified the need to update and overhaul the ancillary services market that originated in the 1990s, before significant deployments of wind energy and other generation sources. A new approach to ancillary services could allow for more effective, efficient and reliable use of existing and new resources like energy storage, according to ERCOT.
A business customer segmentation solution will help utilities predict who's most likely to participate in their energy efficiency programs and prioritize their efforts based on a customer's energy-saving potential.
California's sustainable water future would be achieved through a system management approach utilizing innovations in science, technology and management, according to a report from the California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) conducted at the request of a bipartisan group of legislators.
The Polk Power Station was the first coal integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant in the U.S. 20 years ago-- and one of the first in the world-- when it was funded by DOE.
With its industry-leading deployment of fuel-efficient vehicle technology-- an important part of the utility's overall efforts to provide affordable, clean, reliable electric service to its 4.7 million customers-- FPL is widely recognized for lowering emissions with its next-generation clean power plants. They have extended this commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants through its clean vehicles fleet and consumer education program.
The "Intelligent Dashboard," funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy-Efficient Buildings Hub and created by Ray Yun, a doctoral student in the School of Architecture, is being used to evaluate plug load energy savings in the workplace.
The responses have included companies that specialize in a variety of energy-saving categories such as energy management and metering, HVAC, lighting, modeling and analytical tools, on-site power generation, and others both nationally and internationally.
The installed capacity of combined heat and power (CHP) in North America is forecast to grow from an estimated 93.5 GW in 2014 to 115.9 GW by 2020, according to research from GlobalData. The United States is aiming to increase its total CHP installed capacity by 40 GW by 2020, while Canada has been providing many incentives to provinces.
Drivers of electric vehicles need not fear running out of juice too far from home in the Sacramento area. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has launched a new electric vehicle (EV) charging pilot using technology that charges most fast-charge EVs in less than 30 minutes funded by the sale of carbon credits.
The World Alliance for Decentralized Energy (WADE) and the Texas Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Initiative (TXCHPI) have merged to form the Cogeneration Industries Council (CIC), which will focus on federal and state government affairs, industry-wide promotion, and advocacy, on behalf of the rapidly growing cogeneration power industry.