Utilities Could Lead Future of Grid-Interactive Buildings

This article was written by Christopher Perry and published on aceee.org on Nov. 20, 2019. More utilities across the United States are adopting programs to promote grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs), which will be critical to the grid of the future. Some programs focus on energy savings and others on demand flexibility, but none of those […]

DERs Boost Grid Efficiency

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on 9/23/19. The power system’s growing need for flexible load and customers’ rising demand for backup power are driving new partnerships between utilities and providers of customer-sited resources across the Northeast. Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP) is leading this transition toward distributed energy resources (DER) as grid assets. But others are […]

Ending Michigan’s Coal Dependency

Michigan’s crisis: Can the coal-heavy state embrace renewables and efficiency? Utility Dive, March 17, 2015 Michigan officials and electric utilities are rushing to solve the state’s power difficulties ahead of significant expected capacity shortfalls. Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) unveiled a broad strategy that calls for significantly more renewables and energy conservation programs in a state traditionally […]

Crowdsourcing Opportunities for Efficient Building Technologies

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, March 16, 2015 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently launched a website to crowdsource ideas for new and more efficient technologies for buildings. The intention is for researchers, product developers, and deployment teams to collaborate, although anyone who is interested may participate. The website is organized […]

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REV: Aligning the Utility Business Model with Societal Goals

All about the REV: How and why New York wants to develop distributed energy markets Utility Dive, March 3, 2015 The REV — the industry shorthand for the New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding — sounds exactly like “rêve,” the French word for “dream.” It’s only fitting given the aspirations of the REV docket: to […]