Category: Electric

Electric, Energy Consumption

Electricity makes the world go round: Here is the lowdown

November 16, 2017

Via: CNBC energy

The world we live in would look a whole lot different without electricity. If humans had not found a way to harness and exploit its potential, everything from today’s cell phones and televisions to traffic lights and tablets wouldn’t exist. […]

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Technology and new business models boost electricity access

November 10, 2017

Via: Petroleum Economist

More people worldwide are getting connected for the first time with renewables and off-grid systems are playing an increasing role, says International Energy report A new IEA report found the number of people with no access to electricity fell to […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, World

Digitalization set to transform global energy system with profound implications for all energy actors

November 6, 2017

Via: International Energy Agency

Digital technologies are set to transform the global energy system in coming decades, making it more connected, reliable and sustainable. This will have a profound and lasting impact on both energy demand and supply, according to a new report by […]

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What’s Holding Back Community Solar Investment Decisions Among Consumers?

September 18, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

Potential solar customers are certainly window shopping. But in today’s market, interest doesn’t always equate to sales. The latest Solar Marketplace Intel report from EnergySage shows increasing interest in solar from consumers. But the current array of options aren’t always […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

Duke Energy Carolinas proposes rate change for building a smarter energy future

August 28, 2017

Via: ElectricEnergyOnline

Duke Energy Carolinas’ recent work to modernize power plants and generate cleaner electricity, responsibly manage coal ash and improve reliability while enabling more options for customers is at the heart of its request to change customer rates. “Through smart investments […]

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Americans Are Using Less Electricity Today Than A Decade Ago

August 10, 2017

Via: CleanTechnica

Recently, SCANA Corporation, a major utility company in South Carolina, announced it is suspending construction on two nuclear power plants. Part of the problem was spiraling costs to complete the project. But another equally important reason was that the demand for […]

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U.S. Residential Electricity Sales Have Fallen Since 2010

August 1, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

After decades of steady growth, residential electricity sales have fallen since 2010, according to a new study by the Energy Information Administration. Thanks to energy efficiency improvements and economic factors, per capita residential electricity use fell seven percent since 2010. […]

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6 Things Utility Executives Need For A Clean-Energy Future

July 19, 2017

Via: Forbes

Asked to look ahead to a grid powered by renewables, executives from leading electric utilities Monday identified what they’ll need to make it work, from new kinds of equipment to new kinds of employees. The executives from ComEd, Edison International, ENEL, and […]

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Psychology Researchers Develop App to Cut Electricity Consumption in California

July 13, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Greenely and Stanford University are launching the Greenely Go mobile application in California after a year of development in a unique collaboration aiming to demonstrate how effectively a newly developed behavioral algorithm can help decrease electricity usage in California. The […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, World

Global access to electricity has increased over the past two decades

June 9, 2017

Via: American Energy News

According to the most recent data from the World Bank, 15 per cent of the world’s population—approximately 1.1 billion people—lacked access to electricity in 2014, according to a U.S. Energy Information Administration press release. However, access to electricity has been generally increasing […]

Electric, Energy Consumption, News and Policies, State

As California Mulls Retail Electricity Choice, Utilities Are Losing Customers in Droves

May 18, 2017

Via: Greentech Media

According to California regulators, 85 percent of customers in the state will source electricity from entities other than investor-owned utilities by 2020. It’s forcing them to take a hard look at retail choice. Back in March, GTM broke the news […]

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U.S. Electrical Generation to Decline in 2017

May 11, 2017

Via: Power Engineering

Total U.S. electrical generation is set to fall 1.2 percent in 2017 before rebounding by 1.9 percent the next year, according to the latest short-term energy forecast from the Energy Information Administration. Even with the decline, residential electricity prices are […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Can Utilities Profit From Distributed Energy Resources?

May 2, 2017

Via: Forbes

For more than a century, people plugged their electrical appliances and machines into an outlet and were content to have the power flow from some far-off, unseen location. Electricity arrived from a power plant managed by a rather faceless utility […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Why Are We Saving Electricity Only Half As Fast As Fuels?

April 26, 2017

Via: Forbes

Something very odd is happening in the U.S. energy system, and hardly anyone has noticed. To make a dollar of real GDP in 2016, the U.S. used 65% less oil than in 1975 (despite 26 years’ stagnation in new autos’ […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Natural gas to be largest source of US electricity generation this summer

April 20, 2017

Via: American Energy News

The US Energy Information Administration expects that electricity generation fueled by natural gas this summer (June, July, and August) will be lower than last summer, but it will continue to exceed that of any other fuel, including coal-fired generation, for the […]