On-Site Energy

Nuclear Giant Exelon Wants to Invest in Wind Energy in Ohio

Ken Silverstein

Exelon Corp is installing wind at a rapid pace, with 47 projects in 10 states — a total of 1,191 megawatts. It’s the 12th largest wind producer in the country, reports the Columbus Business Journal. Nearly 4 percent of its electricity portfolio comes from wind generation, it adds, noting that nuclear makes up two-thirds of it.

Energy-as-a-Service: Charting a Path Through Complexity

Carl Weinschenk

Energy-as-a-service is growing as an option as organizations seek a way to cut through the intense complexity of energy procurement.

Ice as an Efficient, Clean Cooling Tool

Carl Weinschenk

There is a cool option that has not gotten too much attention as an efficient and clean way to provide air conditioning: Ice.

White House Just Gave Energy Storage a Big Push

Ken Silverstein

President Obama is determined that one of his lasting legacies become the expansion of the New Energy Economy, which includes renewables, microgrids and energy storage. To that end, last week, he launched a new series of executive orders to achieve such measures — with this set focused on energy storage.

3 UK Organizations Report Progress on Sodium-based Batteries

Carl Weinschenk

DesignNews posted a story today that suggests progress is being made on a weak spot in renewable energy: Storage systems.

Walmart and Alabama Power Teaming on Solar

Carl Weinschenk

Walmart and Alabama Power will build a 72 MW solar facility outside of LaFayette, AL.

Apple Wants to Take a Bite out of the Wholesale Electricity Market

Ken Silverstein

Apple filed last week for permission with federal regulators to sell electricity to other large consumers or to the power grid. Apple Energy, as it will be known, is mainly intended to feed its energy-started data centers with renewable energy.

NY REV needs California-style energy storage mandates, industry stakeholders say

Sudipta Lahiri

New York has stated goals of 50 percent electricity generation from renewables by 2030 and 80 percent GHG reduction (from 1990’s levels) by 2050. To do this, they’ll need widespread renewable generation, particularly intermittent wind and solar resources, which presently generate only 3.3 percent and 0.5 percent of the state’s energy needs.

Thoreau Farm Going Solar

Carl Weinschenk

The birthplace of Henry David Thoreau – Thoreau Farm, in Concord, MA – is keeping current.

Boston Medical Center Using Veolia Cogeneration

Carl Weinschenk

The Boston Medical Center, which is a 496-bed academic institution in the South End of the city, is using Veolia’s “Green Steam” combined heat and power for thermal energy, the company said.