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Market for METs to Exceed $26 Billion by 2023

Karen Henry

The microgrid market is changing dramatically, as much greater emphasis is being placed on the economic value that microgrids bring to the overall power grid and new business models that support full commercial implementation of microgrid systems are being investigated. According to a new report from Navigant Research, worldwide vendor revenue from microgrid enabling technologies   …Continue Reading


Energy Storage Market Continues to Grow

Karen Henry

The capacity of the energy storage market continues to grow, with an estimated 362 MW of projects announced in the 2013–2014 period, according to Navigant Research’s Energy Storage Tracker 3Q14. The energy storage market has started moving quickly across a number of technologies, with government funding, subsidies and regulatory reform encouraging market growth. Navigant estimates   …Continue Reading


NYC Buildings from 1970s, 1990s Least Energy Efficient

Linda Hardesty

New York City released its third year building energy benchmarking report, analyzing energy and water consumption data in large buildings reported in 2013. The city has over two billion square feet of buildings encompassed by benchmarking legislation. According to the “New York City Local Law 84 Benchmarking Report,” when comparing the median energy use intensity (EUI)   …Continue Reading


European Nations Say Yes to No-Carbon

Karen Henry

According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), penetration rates of no-carbon electricity generation have increased from 50 percent to 56 percent in recent years in Europe, as European Union (EU) countries work toward renewable energy and greenhouse gas emissions targets. In addition to geothermal, hydroelectric, nuclear, utility-scale and distributed solar, tidal and wind generation,   …Continue Reading


Renewables Beat Diesel Generators for Emergency Power, says Clean Energy Technologies

Linda Hardesty

With support from major foundations, the Clean Energy Group is managing a national initiative – The Resilient Power Project – to advance the deployment of resilient power technologies in states and local communities. Clean Energy Group has released a new paper about the history of resilient power efforts. According to the paper, “Resilient Power: Evolution   …Continue Reading


Installed Energy Storage for the Grid to Be 20.8 GW by 2024

Karen Henry

Global installed energy storage for the grid and ancillary services (ESGAS) power capacity is expected to grow from 538.4 MW in 2014 to 20.8 GW in 2024, according to a new report from Navigant Research, Energy Storage for the Grid and Ancillary Services. Although the ESGAS market is developing in a piecemeal fashion, several factors, including   …Continue Reading


PG&E Tops in Smart Meter Deployments

Linda Hardesty

As of July 2014, over 50 million smart meters had been deployed in the United States, covering over 43 percent of US homes, up from 46 million smart meters a year ago, according to a new report from The Edison Foundation Institute for Electric Innovation. The report, “Utility-Scale Smart Meter Deployments: Building Block of the   …Continue Reading


EIA: US Marketed Natural Gas Production Hits Record in June

Linda Hardesty

US Energy Information Administration Administrator Adam Sieminski issued the following comments on EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook. “US natural gas production is expected to increase 5.3 percent this year. US marketed natural gas production in June was a record 74.5 billion cubic feet per day. US natural gas production has shown very strong growth in   …Continue Reading


Europe Dominates Zero Energy Buildings Market

Linda Hardesty

While the global outlook for zero energy buildings (ZEBs) is strong, the market will start slowly, according to a new report from Navigant Research. Navigant’s report “Zero Energy Buildings” estimates that total ZEB revenue will reach $629.3 million in 2014, focused mostly in the European Union member states for the next 2 decades. Navigant forecasts   …Continue Reading


Natural Gas Leads Power Plant Capacity Additions

Karen Henry

In the first six months of 2014, 4,350 MW of new utility-scale generating capacity came online, according to preliminary data from the US Energy Information Administration’s “Electric Power Monthly” report. Natural gas plants, almost all combined-cycle plants, made up more than half of the additions, while solar plants contributed more than a quarter and wind   …Continue Reading


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