New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 under Article 8, Title 9 [PDF] and Title 9A[PDF] of the State Public Authorities Law through the reconstitution of the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority.
When New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg leaves office in January, green building advocates lose a strong ally. But they are determined to make sure his shoes are filled to their liking.
We are now on the verge of a third revolution, argues economist Jeremy Rifkin. This one will be abetted by the convergence of the internet and distributed energy, creating new ways to do business, communicate, and build wealth. Rifkin calls this a “new economic paradigm for the 21st century.”
Voltage regulation has been a critical part of power system operation since Thomas Edison first lit electric lights over Menlo Park on New Year’s Eve in 1880. For many years, electric utility companies initiated load reductions during critical peak load periods by reducing voltages delivered to air conditioners, home appliances and industrial machinery.
While there are lots of low hanging fruit (low/no cost and O&M activities) out there, the most significant opportunities to reduce energy usage require retrofits and upgrades in order to capture the benefit. Capital investment decisions need to be made by business stakeholders before projects can get off the ground.