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Minneapolis Utilities Form Clean Energy Partnership with City

Linda Hardesty

The Minneapolis City Council approved agreements with Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy that will establish a City-utility Clean Energy Partnership to increase energy efficiency and the use of renewable energy. The Clean Energy Partnership came about following discussions over renewing the City’s franchise agreements with the two utilities. Many communities in Minnesota negotiate franchise agreements with   …Continue Reading


Honeywell, Constellation Expand Energy Contract, Thermostat Deal

Linda Hardesty

Honeywell and Constellation are teaming to offer electricity contracts to homeowners and small businesses across 23 states. By enrolling in the plan, customers can receive up to a $400 gift card from Constellation for buying any Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat. The plan builds on the companies’ regional efforts in Texas, where in July, Honeywell and StarTex   …Continue Reading


Stem, Kyocera Integrate PV, Energy Storage for Commercial Users

Linda Hardesty

Stem is teaming with Kyocera Solar to offer integrated solar photovoltaic and energy storage for commercial power users. Kyocera is the first solar provider to offer Stem’s system, which is available now to businesses in California, Hawaii and New York. Stem’s behind-the-meter energy storage and predictive analytics enable rapid response to spikes in commercial customers’   …Continue Reading


Enmetric Provides Johnson Controls with Plug Load Technology

Linda Hardesty

Enmetric Systems has entered into a strategic supply agreement with Johnson Controls, which will allow Johnson Controls to sell Enmetric’s plug load technology to thousands of facilities managers and building efficiency professionals worldwide. Enmetric Systems’ platform enables large enterprises to monitor, control and manage individual plug-load devices, while Johnson Controls says its METASYS building control platform   …Continue Reading


Comverge, Constellation Merge Commercial Demand Response Businesses to Form New Company

Linda Hardesty

Comverge and Constellation are combining their demand response businesses serving commercial and industrial customers. The combined business will be operated as a new standalone company independent from Comverge and Constellation and will focus on delivering a full spectrum of demand response offerings to C&I customers across the United States. H.I.G. Capital will hold a majority   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric ‘Mentors’ Smaller Energy Company

Linda Hardesty

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved an agreement between Schneider Electric and Utility System Solutions (US2) under the SBA’s Mentor-Protégé Program. Schneider will act as a mentor for US2 on federal projects. US2 is a construction management and energy monitoring company. Federal agencies are required to set aside at least 23 percent of contracts   …Continue Reading


Green Charge to Purchase 25 MWh Worth of Batteries

Linda Hardesty

Green Charge Networks and Samsung SDI signed a supply agreement to deliver as much as 25 MWh of lithium-ion batteries over the next two years. The agreement guarantees Green Charge has adequate supply of batteries as it seeks to expand its market for energy storage. Samsung SDI is investing $600 million to build China’s largest   …Continue Reading


AREVA, Schneider Conduct R&D in Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

AREVA and Schneider Electric have signed a research and development agreement to develop a flow battery in order to produce and store electricity by combining hydrobromic acid and hydrogen. Funded by the European Union, the project aims to optimize the existing 50 kW flow battery prototype designed by EnStorage to a 150 kW demonstration module.   …Continue Reading


Johnson Controls, World Resources Institute Launch Building Efficiency Initiative

Linda Hardesty

Johnson Controls and the World Resources Institute (WRI) have created the Building Efficiency Initiative to support and accelerate energy efficiency action in cities. The partners say city planners have enormous opportunities to improve the design of tomorrow’s cities, including through more efficient buildings and energy systems. This is particularly urgent in major developing countries, which   …Continue Reading


Hitachi Consulting, Oracle Use Enlighted Sensors

Linda Hardesty

Enlighted’s lighting sensor network with energy and occupancy analytics will play a key role in the integrated Building Energy and Asset Management (BEAM) system led by Hitachi Consulting and Oracle with Johnson Controls, Hitatchi Data Systems and Hitachi Industrial Components and Equipment Division also contributing. Enlighted’s system captures operational data from sensors on building assets.   …Continue Reading


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