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Siemens Wins $11M US Geological Survey ESPC

Linda Hardesty

Siemens Government Technologies has been awarded an $11 million Task Order by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to implement energy conservation measures at three of its facilities: National Center (Reston, Va.); Columbia Environmental Research Center (Columbia, Mo.); and the Western Fisheries Research Center (Seattle). Under the Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), an IDIQ contract   …Continue Reading


Prison, Hospital Send Power to California Grid

Linda Hardesty

SunEdison and its affiliate TerraForm Power completed the interconnection of a 2.6 MW DC system at the Coalinga State Hospital and a 1.6 MW DC system at the Pleasant Valley State Prison. The systems were installed for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) and California Department of State Hospitals. SunEdison says it has   …Continue Reading


Schneider Electric Signs $3.9M ESPC with Riverbank, Calif.

Karen Henry

Schneider Electric has signed a $3.9 million energy savings performance contract (ESPC) with the City of Riverbank, Calif. The city pursued the project after recognizing its existing facultative lagoon system may not comply with anticipated future treatment standards for the state of California. Upgrading the existing facultative lagoons through a conventional design/bid/build process would have added   …Continue Reading


New York’s Solar Programs Merge under NY-Sun Initiative

Karen Henry

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that the state’s multiple solar programs are transitioning to the single, statewide NY-Sun Incentive Program. This effort is designed to support the state’s solar economy through the $1 billion NY-Sun initiative. Launched in 2012, NY-Sun is part of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to protect the environment, grow the clean energy   …Continue Reading


DOE Dedicates New, Energy-Efficient National Security Campus

Karen Henry

The US Department of Energy (DOE) dedicated a new National Security Campus in Kansas City. The more cost-effective, energy-efficient campus is delivering a 25 percent reduction in operating costs and more than 50 percent reduction in the infrastructure footprint from 3.2 million square feet to 1.5 million square feet. The construction of the National Security Campus   …Continue Reading


4 More Utilities Offer Energy Service Contracts Via FEMP

Linda Hardesty

The Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) announced that the following four utilities have joined its list of utilities that offer energy service contracts (UESCs) to their federal customers: Dominion Virginia Power Duke Energy Piedmont Natural Gas CPS Energy A UESC is a contracting vehicle that allows utilities to provide federal customers with comprehensive energy- and   …Continue Reading


Royal Oak, Mich., Establishes PACE District

Karen Henry

The Royal Oak, Mich., City Commission voted unanimously to established a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. It is the 10th local government to create a PACE district. Under the program, commercial building owners may voluntarily assume a special assessment on their property tax bill to finance energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy projects. The   …Continue Reading


Singapore Government Outlines Energy Efficiency Plans

Karen Henry

Buildings and households in Singapore consume about 50 percent of the country’s electricity, so finding ways to reduce energy use has become a priority of the Singapore government. To that end, the government announced five national energy technology roadmaps at the inaugural Energy Technology Roadmap Symposium, according to an article in Data Center Dynamics. The   …Continue Reading


Solar Systems Shelves Australian CVP Plant

Karen Henry

Questions about the Australian government’s commitment to clean energy, along with lower wholesale power prices, have led Solar Systems to scrap its plan to build a 100-MW plant in Victoria, Australia, Bloomberg reports. The Mildura plant was designed to use concentrating photovoltaic technology (CPV), which concentrates sunlight on solar panels using lenses and mirrors, thereby   …Continue Reading


DOE Reports Highlight Strength of US Wind Energy Industry

Karen Henry

The United States ranks second in installed wind energy capacity in the world, according to two reports released by the US Department of Energy (DOE): the “Wind Technologies Market Report” and the “Distributed Wind Market Report.” With increasing wind energy generation and decreasing prices of wind energy technologies, the US wind energy market is helping to   …Continue Reading


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