Smart, clean technologies have taken the market by storm, promising to change our built environment and grid infrastructure forever. Commanding over $430 million in venture capital in just the second quarter of 2016 alone, it has already been a banner year for these enabling technologies.
The energy world is changing at an unprecedented pace. The way large organizations acquire, manage and use energy is dramatically different today than it was ten years ago. And ten years from now, it will likely be different still, as technological, regulatory policy and business model innovations continue to yield new opportunities for energy management. …Continue Reading
Thus far, June has been a much less newsworthy month than May for the demand-side management (DSM) industry. But, it does represent the traditional start of the summer demand response (DR) season, so we will see if it becomes a busy DR season or a light one like the last few years.
Ever the entrepreneur, Tim Healy of Boston-based Enernoc has joined forces with PwC to convince the corporate suite that energy management is a financial issue that deserves high-level thinking — not something to be relegated to the technical folks a few floors down. Enernoc is a demand response company. In the past, the company has …Continue Reading
Overlapping constituencies – including industrial and commercial energy buyers, aggregated groups of consumers and the advanced energy distribution ecosystem — scored a big win yesterday as the Supreme Court ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) had acted within its powers in setting the rules for demand response programs. The court also approved the specific …Continue Reading
How the Low-Carbon Electricity Revolution Affects the Grid’s Biggest Customers The electricity grid of the United States is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Coal-fired and nuclear power plants are closing their doors, renewable energy from wind and solar energy is gaining market share and natural gas has become the dominant source of grid electricity in many …Continue Reading
A report from Northbridge Energy Partners examines the increasing demands of data centers and the limitations of power grids. The report, which was written by Peter Kelly-Detwiler, says that demand is growing both in terms of storage and processing. This has led to more super computer data center and high performance computers. Indeed, the amount …Continue Reading
Demand response (DR) energy distribution appears to be gaining momentum in the United States and elsewhere. In the U.S., however, the DR sector is awaiting a Supreme Court decision that will have great impact on the evolution of the technology, administrative and business models. A lot is going on besides the Supreme Court case, however. Technology …Continue Reading
AutoGrid says that it has struck a deal with Dutch power company Eneco Group. Eneco, which has more than 2 million customers, will use AutoGrid’s Predictive Controls and DROMS application to create a “software-defined power plant” that will enable Eneco’s customers to save, use, exchange or sell energy, according to AutoGrid. The deal is illustrative of …Continue Reading