Infocast’s 3rd Annual California Energy Summit – Brochure Has Been Released

Infocast has announced its 3rd Annual California Energy Summit, scheduled on May 11–13, 2015 in San Francisco. Click here to download the 3rd Annual California Energy Summit Brochure. Leading Industry stakeholders from the California Independent System Operator, Southern California Edison, Calpine, PacifiCorp, Xcel Energy, Greensmith Energy … [Read more...]

Chasing Energy Storage: Can Policy Keep up with Markets?

With energy storage advancing quickly in the electric power industry, policy finds itself chasing markets. The rules of the road have yet to be sorted out, yet energy storage already is racing ahead. Energy storage companies are announcing deals, partnerships, financing,  innovations and new customers almost daily. “Since 2013, the market had … [Read more...]

Green Bragging Rights: Cities with the Most Energy Star Buildings

Good schools, high employment and low crime used to be the bragging (or shame) points for city mayors. Now green and clean energy also tops the list. This week the Environmental Protection Agency offered up another metric for mayors to consider when comparing their energy performance to others:  How many  Energy Star buildings are within your … [Read more...]

Benefits of a Nodal Microgrid: Energize Ithaca Project

New York's first 'nodal microgrid' is being developed in Ithaca by ASI Energy. Built in phases, the project combines CHP with solar to provide heat and electricity. In this podcast, Herbert Dwyer, ASI Energy president and CEO,  explains the reasoning behind the nodal concept and its benefits. … [Read more...]

Why Nodal Microgrids Make Sense in the United States

In Ithaca, NY, Herbert Dwyer, president and CEO, ASI Energy, is developing the state's first "nodal microgrid," which is being built in phases. The project combines CHP with solar to provide heat and electricity. In this podcast, Dwyer explains the reasoning behind the "nodal" concept and its benefits. … [Read more...]

Saving Energy, Donating to Those Who Need It?

Here's an interesting idea. Create a system that allows people to save energy, and then donate the amount saved to someone else who needs it. A new project, "Community First! Village," takes a step in that direction. Listen to our interview with Michele Negley, vice president, southern region, CLEAResult. … [Read more...]

New York Continues Grid Shake-up with Plans for New Electric Power Research Lab

New York continues to show how serious it is about shaking up the electricity sector, this time with plans to build a major electric power research lab. The New York Power Authority has pledged $35 million for the facility, which it will create in partnership with the State University of New York (SUNY) Polytechnic Institute. Want to know more … [Read more...]

New York's Energy Revolution Will Mean More Clean and Renewable Power Projects in Low- to Moderate-Income Neighborhoods

NRDC's Raya Salter discusses how New York's Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) can help overcome economic energy insecurity -- the inability to adequately meet basic household heating, cooling, and energy needs. New York State is revolutionizing its electric system -- a move NRDC has praised as positive and precedent-setting. The initiative, called … [Read more...]

More Towns Position for $40M NY Prize to Build Community Microgrids…Brookhaven, Sherburne

It’s pretty clear that the NY Prize, a $40 million community microgrid solicitation, won’t lack for contestants, with two more municipalities now signaling their participation. Although Stage 1 proposals are not due until May 15, the tiny New York village of Sherburne last week submitted its application to the New York State Energy & … [Read more...]

Utility and IT Giants to Develop Microgrid Testbed

A group of major utility and information technology companies are joining forces on a microgrid testbed project designed to tackle the problem of renewable energy variability. The Industrial Internet Consortium has brought together Duke Energy, Southern California Edison, CPS Energy, Cisco, National Instruments and Real-Time Innovations to work … [Read more...]