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Stem Installs Energy Storage for Adobe

Linda Hardesty

Stem is going to install its energy storage and real-time data analytics system in Adobe’s historic Baker and Hamilton Building in San Francisco, the oldest LEED platinum building in the world. The system will automatically respond to spikes in the building’s electricity use, drawing on previously stored power to reduce Adobe’s energy costs. Adobe will   …Continue Reading

Energy Costs to Remain Low for Last Part of July

Karen Henry

Below average temperatures mean energy costs savings for many residents and business owners in the United States. During the first three weeks in July, Chicago residents and business owners have used 35 percent less energy than the 30-year average to cool their homes and business, and in Atlanta, the savings has been around 12 percent.   …Continue Reading

UK Makes Investment in Energy Infrastructure Easier

Karen Henry

The UK energy sector saw $77 billion of investment between January 2010 and December 2013, with a $14.5 billion investment in renewable technologies in 2013 alone, according to the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s (DECC’s) first report on energy investment in the UK, “Delivering UK Energy Investment 2014.” This investment tackles a legacy of underinvestment   …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

GDF SUEZ Offers Web-Based Demand Response

Linda Hardesty

GDF SUEZ Energy Resources plans to distribute Viridity Energy’s VPower to any interested customer over 1 MW in aggregate demand. The VPower demand response suite combines usage, pricing and system data to show energy managers how to control their consumption. With VPower, commercial and industrial energy customers can monitor their energy usage, minimize their peaks,   …Continue Reading

Finding the True Energy Ecosystem

Jennifer Hermes

As the lights from 4th of July fireworks fade to distant memory and as today more than 3.2 billion viewers tuned in to watch the grand finale 2014 FIFA World Cup, it’s worth considering what exactly we were celebrating in between the beers and BBQs. The 4th represents more than just the declaration of independence   …Continue Reading

Utilities Are Deploying DVCAs across Power Grid

Karen Henry

Grid modernization is a major focus for utilities, as aging and congestion leads to power quality issues and more frequent outages. Looking ahead, the grid will need to become more flexible as loads become more variable and sources become increasingly intermittent. A dynamic voltage and volt-ampere reactive (VAR) control architecture (DVCA) is needed to achieve   …Continue Reading

AEMA: States, Consumers, Industry Rally for Demand Response Appeal

Karen Henry

In response to a US Circuit Court decision to vacate Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 745, state utility regulators, electric grid operators, demand response providers, industrial consumers and consumer advocates all filed a request for a rehearing en banc, expressing strong support for all types of demand response as a valuable resource to the   …Continue Reading

Energy Efficiency Myths Busted

Jennifer Hermes

Summer means barbeques, pool parties, and high energy bills. This is expensive and annoying on a personal level, but for business, it can be downright damaging. Peak demand and high energy costs join forces to sweat the bottom line for businesses around the world. Many businesses have accepted this as a harsh reality: a cost   …Continue Reading

World Energy Cuts Energy Costs for Ohio’s Largest Health System

Kirsten Korosec

Energy technology and services firm World Energy Solutions used its cloud-based platform to secure new electricity, natural gas and demand response contracts for Catholic Health Partners, which resulted in nearly $5 million in savings. The contracts are for all 19 of its Ohio acute-care hospitals, plus all long-term-care, integrated-care and physician-practice facilities. The new contracts begin in   …Continue Reading

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