Tag: electric

News and Policies, State

Rhode Island utility sale could be complicated by state climate law

November 22, 2021

Via: Energy News Network

The Rhode Island Attorney General’s Office says state regulators should block the sale of the state’s largest electric distribution utility until the buyer assures that it can comply with the state’s ambitious new climate law. PPL Corp. announced in March […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

New, Cheap Electric Energy Storage System (Like Pumped Hydro, But Subterranean!)

January 13, 2021

Via: CleanTechnica

Pumped Hydro Compressed Air Energy Storage (PHCAES) is a new system that can deliver stored energy at two to three cents per kilowatt-hour. This cost, far lower than that of lithium batteries, is similar to Pumped Hydro Energy Storage (PHES), […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Funding the Next Generation of Efficient, Electric, Grid-Interactive Communities

October 19, 2020

Via: Greentech Media

U.S. homes and commercial buildings consume roughly two-fifths of the country’s overall energy and three-fourths of all electricity, and account for most of the peak electricity demand that drives generation and power grid infrastructure costs. Each of these statistics points […]


The City Energy Project Grows

December 8, 2016

Via: EnergyManagerToday

With the addition of 10 cities, The City Energy Project — a joint project of the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Institute for Market Transformation — now is helping 19 cities and one county tailor individualized measures aimed at reducing […]


EMRF Study: Net Metering Imposes Significant Costs on Non-Solar Customers

December 5, 2016

Via: EnergyManagerToday

The Electric Markets Research Foundation (EMRF) released preliminary results on December 2 of a research study on The Sustainability of Net Metering, indicating that the value of solar diminishes as more rooftop solar is added to the grid –  and […]

Mainstream technologies, Renewable Energy

GTM Research Report: 42 US states expected to hit grid parity by 2020

February 11, 2016

Via: PV Resources

A new report from GTM Research — U.S. Residential Solar Economic Outlook: Grid Parity, Rate Design and Net Metering Risk — sheds light on the growing residential solar market in the US. According to the report, 20 US states are […]

Domestic, Energy Consumption

Natural gas use for power generation higher this winter

February 10, 2016

Via: US Energy Information Administration

So far this winter, natural gas consumption in the electric power sector (gas burn) has been higher than in any previous winter. According to Bentek Energy, gas burn in the electric power sector has averaged 25.0 billion cubic feet per […]

News and Policies, U.S.

Power Generation Industry Faces Fundamental Changes

January 21, 2016

Via: Power Magazine

New energy technologies, decreasing renewable energy costs, and low natural gas prices are forcing changes in the way traditional power companies must plan for the future. “A fundamental rethink is now well underway about how energy gets produced, delivered, consumed, […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Orion Introduces High-Performing High Bays

October 12, 2015

Via: Energy Manager Today

Orion Energy Systems has introduced a new suite of high bay LED industrial light fixtures. The ISON LED High Bay delivers 179 lumens per watt and a 10-year total cost of ownership. The APOLLO LED High Bay offers up to […]

Electric, Energy Consumption

Getting to $1.00 per Watt: What Tricks Do Solar EPCs Have Left in the Bag?

October 12, 2015

Via: Greentech Media

With the planned federal Investment Tax Credit step-down on the horizon, utility project developers and EPCs are turning over every rock in search of cost reductions. In its latest report, PV Balance of Systems 2015, GTM Research uncovers the most […]