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Open Grid Integration Platform Created for Electric Vehicles

Karen Henry

With the number of plug-in electronic vehicles (EV) on US roads—225,000 and growing—they are likely to play a significant role in electricity demand side management. The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), eight automakers and 15 utilities are developing an open platform that would integrate plug-in EVs with smart grid technologies, enabling utilities to support EV   …Continue Reading

Canem Becomes GridPoint’s First Canadian Channel Partner

Linda Hardesty

Canem Systems, a Canadian electrical contracting firm, joined GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program. Due to the experience it gained as a GridPoint installation partner for rollouts at Canadian retail and restaurant chains, Canem has chosen to resell GridPoint’s energy management system products to its customers. The partners say Canem’s electrical, building systems and national installation expertise   …Continue Reading

Elster Releases Enacto 9.3

Karen Henry

Elster EnergyICT has released Enacto 9.3, a cloud-based energy monitoring management platform that uses a virtual private data center to host data. Enacto 9.3 enables users to examine assets and equipment at the site level, as well as energy usage across the entire site. It has built-in intelligence and self-learning capability, analysing data and automatically   …Continue Reading

KT Expands into Energy Sector

Karen Henry

KT, formerly Korea Telecom, is expanding its services offerings to include energy services. According to a Korea Bizwire article, KT will be turning its 400 branch offices and data centers into advanced energy centers. Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be installed at each of KT’s branch offices. The EV charging infrastructure will be further   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Finance in Plain English: An Intro to Leases

Jennifer Hermes

According to our most recent survey of C&I energy efficiency professionals, the most cited barrier to energy efficiency project approval is the lack of budget. Whether upgrading a chiller, installing solar, or bundling projects under a whole-building retrofit, energy efficiency projects require large upfront investments, which many building owners have not budgeted. As a result,   …Continue Reading

Enertiv Launches Energy Monitoring Device, Software

Linda Hardesty

Enertiv launched the EnertivTwo – a device coupled with the Enertiv Energy Monitoring Suite. The EnertivTwo device installs adjacent to an electrical breaker panel to monitor individual circuits, providing granularity for individual pieces of equipment. The device comes with a full set of sensors to support a typical commercial panel (42 points) to provide all   …Continue Reading

EnerNOC Updates Energy Software

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC released an update to its energy intelligence software, which includes the company’s new predictive energy algorithm and tariff engine. The addition of predictive capabilities is coupled with customer-specific tariff data from Genability, which the company invested in earlier this year. The new capabilities provide a granular view into future energy usage and spend to   …Continue Reading

Electrical Design Build Becomes GridPoint Channel Partner

Linda Hardesty

Electrical Design Build (EDB) will resell GridPoint’s energy management systems to its customers in the mid-Atlantic region. The companies say EDB’s electrical and installation expertise combined with GridPoint’s submetering, monitoring and cloud-based analytics technology enables enterprises to gain visibility into energy usage. Energy management is an increasing area of interest for its customers, says EDB.

Telkonet, Evolutix Win Contract with Miami Marriott

Linda Hardesty

The JW Marriott Miami hotel selected Telkonet’s EcoSmart energy management system to be installed in 307 guest rooms to reduce energy consumption. According to a recent EnergyStar report, on average, America’s 47,000 hotels spend $2,196 per available room each year on energy; this represents about 6 percent of all operating costs, says Telkonet, adding that   …Continue Reading

PECI Implements Energy Efficiency Programs in the Northeast, Midwest and California

Karen Henry

PECI has secured several contracts in the Northeast, Midwest and California to design and manage energy efficiency programs. PECI is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing energy efficiency and creating a sustainable energy economy. For one of its contracts, PECI will complete a two-year grocery retrocommissioning program for a large Midwest utility. This program is designed   …Continue Reading

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