Electrification Could Save as Much as $800 Billion: NREL

A new federal electrification study finds potential cost savings of $800 billion through 2050 by electrifying the US economy, depending on several variables including the extent of electrification. The report is the fifth installment in the National Renewable Energy Lab's (NREL) multiyear Electrification Futures Study (EFS) series, which … [Read more...]

Inside Xcel Energy’s Transportation Electrification Plan

Miles Muller and Max Baumhefner of NRDC, along with co-authors Joe Halso of Sierra Club and Aaron Kressig of Western Resource Advocates, describe a sweeping transportation electrification plan proposed by Xcel Energy and approved by Colorado regulators. Xcel Energy will deploy approximately 20,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at … [Read more...]

Denver Nonprofit to Showcase Fermata Energy Vehicle-to-Grid Charger

The Alliance Center, a Denver, Colorado, nonprofit that models innovative green building technologies, is installing a Fermata Energy bidirectional charger with demand-peak predictive software to reduce energy costs while tackling climate change. “Through our system of bidirectional charger married with our proprietary V2X software system, … [Read more...]

NY Seeks Researcher to Identify Industrials that Will Benefit from Electrification and Other Climate Measures

New York has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a researcher to help it identify industrial operations that offer the greatest opportunities for beneficial electrification, carbon reduction, energy efficiency and renewable energy. The New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) said that the research will focus on … [Read more...]

DOE Offers Up to $35M to Accelerate Batteries and Electrification

The U.S. Department of Energy is making $35 million available to support research into batteries and electrification with concept papers due February 5 and full applications due on April 7. Funded through the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the program is part of an effort by the federal government to find more affordable, … [Read more...]