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Electricity from Renewables Cost Competitive with Coal

Linda Hardesty

Although a recent story from Spectrum IEEE said Google researchers gave up on a project to produce electricity from renewables more cheaply than electricity from coal, a story in the New York Times says some renewable electricity is already cost competitive with coal. The story cites a study by the investment banking firm Lazard, which   …Continue Reading


Bluestone Offers Retail Electricity Through Constellation

Linda Hardesty

Bluestone Energy Services, a company that provides energy conservation and development services for businesses, will now offer Constellation’s Efficiency Made Easy (EME) program. Constellation’s EME combines a multi-year electricity agreement with energy conservation measures. The cost of efficiency measures is included in the price per kWh over the term of the electricity supply agreement. In creating   …Continue Reading


Army Issues RFP for CHP Project at Redstone Arsenal

Karen Henry

The US Army Corps of Engineers, Engineering and Support Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted a pre-proposal conference for companies interested in building and operating a combined heat and power (CHP) renewable energy project on Redstone Arsenal, AL.com reports. Representatives from 40 companies attended the conference. The Engineering and Support Center issued a request for proposals   …Continue Reading


How to Choose an Energy Broker

Nick Linklater

Don’t break the bank – choosing the correct energy broker is essential to your success. Today’s competitive and complex energy markets have spawned a host of brokers apparently eager to help businesses find a good deal, but deciding the best one to use can be tricky. Working with a good energy broker enables an informed   …Continue Reading


AES Provides 1,384 MW to SCE

Linda Hardesty

In addition to 100 MW of battery-based energy storage that Southern California Edison (SCE) will procure from AES Corporation, SCE has also awarded 20-year contracts for AES to provide 1,284 MW of combined cycle gas-fired generation. This new capacity will be built at AES’s existing power plant sites in Huntington Beach and Long Beach, Calif.   …Continue Reading


EnerNOC Buys World Energy Solutions for $76M

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC signed an agreement to acquire World Energy Solutions, an energy procurement company, for a purchase price of about $76 million in cash. EnerNOC says World Energy will add about $30 million to its enterprise annual recurring revenue. World Energy runs a software-based retail auction platform, selling electricity, natural gas and environmental commodities. The company has more than 100 employees and is headquartered   …Continue Reading


Real-Time Energy Markets Bring Millions in Cost Savings

Karen Henry

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) and Portland-based PacifiCorp have launched the Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). The real-time market—covering California, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho and Wyoming—went live November 1 and is the first of its kind in the West. EIM analyzes the needs of the grid every five minutes and then automatically finds the   …Continue Reading


Companies Perceive Little Value in Switching Electricity Vendors

Karen Henry

Price competition cannot be the sole method for electricity customer retention and loyalty, according to an analysis from Frost & Sullivan. Between October and November 2013, Frost & Sullivan surveyed 250 medium and large commercial and industrial (C&I) companies across manufacturing, data centers, hospitals, small franchises and education sectors to determine customer perception and purchase   …Continue Reading


ConEdison Solutions Competes in 13 States

Linda Hardesty

With its entry into Ohio’s deregulated energy market earlier this year, ConEdison Solutions is now a competitive energy supplier in a total of 13 states and the District of Columbia. The company’s market reach for retail electricity now extends to more than 50 utility territories. In 2013, ConEdison Solutions said it planned to expand its   …Continue Reading


MA Explores Easier, Cost-Effective Way to Buy Electricity, Natural Gas

Shaun Pandit

The high cost and often-complex process of buying electricity and natural gas is a constant challenge for any industry, but perhaps none more so than manufacturers who deal with energy intensive operations on a daily basis. The best, most affordable market deals aren’t always easy to find, and that’s a large reason why the process   …Continue Reading


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