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New York is Spurring the Deployment of Energy Storage

New York is Spurring the Deployment of Energy Storage

Samantha Leroy, ERS, for Zondits When establishing Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) in 2014, Governor Andrew Cuomo set aggressive and exacting energy generation, usage, and efficiency targets for the Empire State. Targets set to be achieved by 2030 include a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the 1990s, 50% of electricity generated from renewable

offshore wind

Europe’s New Record: 20% of Energy from Offshore Wind

Elana Cole, ERS, for Zondits On September 14, 2017, 19.8% of European electricity demand was met by wind power. A new record was later reported that day, setting the mark for the largest amount of offshore wind energy generated across the continent. Over the course of one day, onshore wind consistently produced 1,360 GWh of

electrification

Energy Department Allocates Money to Research Batteries and Electrification

  Energy Department Announces $15 Million for Batteries and Electrification to Enable Extreme Fast Charging energy.gov, October 23, 2017 Today, the Energy Department announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging. The Department’s Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) funds early-stage, high-risk research to generate knowledge

Duke Energy

Duke Energy Abandons Lee Nuclear Project Due to Bankruptcy

Duke Cancels the Lee Nuclear Project, Files for 13.6% Rate Increase Green Tech Media, August 25, 2017 Duke Energy Carolinas announced today that it is abandoning plans to build the Lee Nuclear Station in light of the bankruptcy of the project’s principal designer and contractor. The decision was noted in a rate case filed with the North

battery storage

Battery Storage Technology Could Save 5 Million Commercial Customers Money

Five Million Commercial Customers Could Cut Costs with Energy Storage Renewable Energy World, August 25, 2017 The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Clean Energy Group (CEG) have released the first comprehensive public analysis detailing the potential size of the commercial behind-the-meter battery storage market in the United States. NREL analyzed over 10,000 utility tariffs in

school districts

Boise State Researches the Uses of Renewable Energy in College Dorm

Boise State researches energy efficient living in Driscoll Hall The Arbiter, August 22, 2017 With the new Honors and Sawtooth Hall in place and opening its doors to students, Driscoll Hall—the former Honors College dorm– is becoming a home for a new kind of living. John Gardner, director of the Energy Efficiency Research Institute and

renewable energy

Solar & Renewable Energy in Hospitals

Solar For Hospitals: Here’s What to Consider The Energy Collective, August 26, 2017 A hospital is not just a place for healing; it’s a place of discovery. It is not only a place to diagnose, but also to develop. It represents the community it serves and contributes to its health and prosperity. And as the second

grid resiliency electrical-smart-grid-brillio

Solar Eclipse Highlights Need for More Grid Resiliency

Lisa Markowski, ERS, for Zondits Utility companies nationwide were more than adequately prepared for increased grid demand caused by drop-offs in solar power generation during the August 21 eclipse. Nevertheless, the phenomenon shined light on the need for overall grid flexibility for managing short-term fluctuations in demand. Customers were expected to use more power during

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