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Siemens Demand Response Now OpenADR 2.0 Compliant

Linda Hardesty

Siemens’ SureGrid Demand Response (DR) site enablement system has successfully passed the testing and certification process for Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR) 2.0 compliance. The cloud-based DR aggregation tool allows for standardized two-way IP-based communication between utilities and building control systems, which can then automatically reduce electricity usage during peak periods. OpenADR is an open   …Continue Reading


Princeton Power Systems Converters Chosen for NYC Energy Storage Projects

Linda Hardesty

Princeton Power Systems is providing technologies at the heart of energy storage projects in a group of New York City buildings owned by Glenwood. Recently, Glenwood, which builds and owns luxury rental property in Manhattan, contracted with EnerSys and Demand Energy to install 1 MW of energy storage in nine buildings throughout New York City. The project   …Continue Reading


New Jersey Awards $2.9M for 13 Energy Storage Projects

Linda Hardesty

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities approved the state’s first energy storage incentive commitments totaling $2.9 million for 13 proposed projects that will install energy storage systems integrated with customer-sited renewable energy generating facilities. The incentive commitments support the installation of renewable electric storage systems for the purpose of providing emergency back-up power for   …Continue Reading


EnerNOC, SunPower Cross Market to Commercial Customers

Linda Hardesty

SunPower entered a three-year partnership agreement with EnerNOC. SunPower will exclusively offer EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software to its commercial and industrial solar customers in the US and Canada. EnerNOC will exclusively offer SunPower solar solutions to its enterprise customers. As part of the agreement, SunPower will start deploying EnerNOC’s software-as-a-service bundled with solar to its   …Continue Reading


Green Charge Networks Allies with Japanese Conglomerate

Linda Hardesty

Green Charge Networks is partnering with the Japanese company ITOCHU wherein ITOCHU will distribute, supply and procure Green Charge Networks’ energy storage systems internationally. Vic Shao, Green Charge co-founder and CEO, says ITOCHU is involved in many different kinds of businesses, including real estate holdings and investments in major companies. ITOCHU also has a huge   …Continue Reading


Time-Varying Electricity Pricing

Josh Kessler

The Environmental Defense Fund’s senior manager for Grid Modernization posted a blog entry this week about the importance of time-varying electricity pricing to reduce usage at peak hours of the day – such as hot summer days when consumers come home from work and turn on their air conditioners. Across the US, consumers used between 47 and   …Continue Reading


Building Software Created by National Lab is Licensed to Private Firm

Linda Hardesty

An un-named Connecticut firm recently licensed Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Volttron software platform for managing building energy use, according to the PNNL. The open source software was created to meet the need to integrate renewable energy generation, energy storage and electric vehicles into building energy systems. Volttron lets users take advantage of the ever-increasing number   …Continue Reading


GridPoint, EnerNOC Offer Joint Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

EnerNOC and GridPoint created a partnership to offer the commercial market a comprehensive energy management solution. EnerNOC will be able to provide its customers with more granular submetering and monitoring and further automate energy reduction plans, while GridPoint customers will be able to leverage EnerNOC’s energy intelligence software to buy energy at the best possible   …Continue Reading


Bosch, Honda Demo Commercial-Scale DC Microgrid

Linda Hardesty

The California Energy Commission has proposed a $2.8 million award to Robert Bosch to demonstrate a direct current, renewable-based microgrid. With this award, Bosch will demonstrate the effectiveness of its direct-current building-scale microgrid platform in an American Honda Motor parts distribution center. The project is designed to illustrate the viability and benefits of a commercial-scale   …Continue Reading


NY’s First ‘Reforming the Energy Vision’ Rule a Major Step in Transformation of US Power Sector

Vic Shao

A major mile-marker was set in US power markets last week as the New York Public Service Commission (NYSPSC) issued the first regulations under Governor Cuomo’s “Reforming the Energy Vision” (REV) strategic power market reform plan. New York State’s REV highlights the transformation under way in the US power industry and markets as state authorities   …Continue Reading


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