National Wind Technology Center Awards Energy Storage Test to RES

National Wind Technology Center Awards Energy Storage Test to RES

The National Wind Technology Center (NWTC) at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) awarded a 1-MW/1-MWh energy storage test project to Renewable Energy Systems, the UK-based firm with offices in Broomfield, Colorado, announced on February 22.

Sea Change: Microsoft Plans to Submerge Data Centers

Sea Change: Microsoft Plans to Submerge Data Centers

Microsoft engineer Sean James – who honed his skills working on-board a U.S. Navy submarine before joining the tech giant – came up with a “watershed idea” several years ago: He said that submerging the company’s data centers could solve several problems by introducing a new power source, greatly reducing cooling costs, and closing the distance to connected populations.

Whisker Labs Receives MIPS Grant to Advance Demand Response

Whisker Labs Receives MIPS Grant to Advance Demand Response

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program has awarded a joint grant to Whisker Labs, a division of Earth Networks, to study the potential economic benefit of shifting customers’ electricity loads through the use of its Connected Savings energy management platform, the recipient announced on February 22.

GE Renewable to Equip First Commercial U.S. Solar+Wind Hybrid Project

Paris-based GE Renewable Energy announced on February 22 that it had been selected to supply equipment for the first commercial, integrated solar-wind hybrid power generation project in the industry

California Bill Would Mandate 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

California Bill Would Mandate 100% Renewable Energy by 2045

Businesses in California could face what in some cases would be considerable changes in energy procurement if a bill introduced last week in the legislature becomes law. SB 584, according to UtilityDive, mandates that all of the state’s energy be from renewable sources by 2045. … Read more…

Report: Demand Reduction Could Save Millions for Businesses, Households on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

Report: Demand Reduction Could Save Millions for Businesses, Households on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

A report released on February 17 by Advanced Energy Economy Institute –a national association of business leaders dedicated to making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable – has established that that a combination of demand reduction strategies could entirely offset a projected 2,000-MW increase in summer peak demand in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from 2017 through 2026 – which would both avoid or defer the need to construct additional power plants, and save up to $1.2 billion for electricity customers.

Study: Hawaiians Save Most on Utility Bills Due to Appliance Standards

Study: Hawaiians Save Most on Utility Bills Due to Appliance Standards

Consumers in Hawaii save the most on overall household utility bills—a whopping $945 – according to a findings of a report released on February 16 by the Appliance Standards Awareness Project (ASAP) and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).

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