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New York State Outlines Energy Storage Goal Roadmap

New York unveils roadmap to 1.5 GW storage by 2025 Written by Iulia Gheorghiu, utilitydive.com, June 21, 2018 Dive Brief: New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday announced a comprehensive state energy storage roadmap — 1,500 MW by 2025, as a first stop toward a larger goal by 2030. The roadmap’s recommendations range from using the previously […]

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ACEEE Summer Study: Updating Steam Trap Savings Calculations

The Need to Update Steam Trap Savings Calculations By Cameron Kinney, ERS for Zondits, June 7, 2018 Steam trap repair and replacement projects are currently the fourth-largest natural gas energy savings measure in Massachusetts. Program administrators (PAs) have been increasing their promotion of the measure in recent years due to its cost-effective nature, but evaluators […]

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The Promise of Performance

The Promise of Performance Written by Carmen Best, Director of Policy and Emerging Markets, OpenEE, June 6, 2018 Performance is the buzzword of efficiency today. Supporters seem to believe that the use of statistically-derived performance metrics may represent the greatest innovation in energy efficiency since the invention of the compact fluorescent light bulb. Pay-for-performance models […]

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Nevada Approves New Rules for EV Charging

Nevada regulators allow utilities to own EV charging stations Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, May 15, 2018 Dive Brief: The Nevada Public Utilities Commission last week settled a big question for the state’s bourgeoning electric vehicle industry, allowing NV Energy to own and operate charging stations and to include them in its rate base. Regulators […]

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New California Homes Mandated to Install Solar PV

Energy Efficiency vs. Home Affordability Written by Radhika Ojha, dsnews.com, May 11, 2018 Long seen as a frontrunner in clean energy goals, The Golden State has done it again by introducing a regulation that will make it mandatory for all new homes to install solar panels starting January 2020. The California Energy Commission recently voted unanimously to […]

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Hawaii Gets New Utility Regulations

Hawaii Gov Signs Performance-Based Ratemaking Into Law The new law will link utility revenues to hitting various customer-focused performance metrics, including the interconnection of solar and energy storage. Written by Julia Pyper, greentechmedia.com, April 24, 2018 Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a bill into law Tuesday that reforms the century-old electric utility business model, to […]

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Colorado Moves on Energy Storage Legislation

Colorado Senate approves second storage bill, waits on House Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, April 24, 2018 Dive Brief: The Colorado Senate on Monday voted 26-9 on third reading to approve HB18-1270, which directs the development of mechanisms to enable investor-owned utilities to acquire energy storage systems, while restricting their size to 15 MW. Because amendments […]