NGSA Calls for Gas Exports, Other Major Policies

Josh Kessler

The Natural Gas Supply Association (NGSA) sent letters to the House and Senate energy committee leaders on June 19 calling for three major policies to advance the interests of the US natural gas industry. According to its website, NGSA represents suppliers that produce and market natural gas. Dena Wiggins, president and CEO of NGSA, said   …Continue Reading

Barriers Impede Industrial Energy Efficiency

Linda Hardesty

The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the report “Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency,” which was prepared with collaboration from nearly 50 experts, including representatives from industrial associations, combined heat and power (CHP) groups, environmental stewardship organizations, associations of state governmental agencies and federal governmental agencies. According to the report, industrial end-use energy efficiency includes   …Continue Reading

NY Electricity Prices Have Fallen 34% under Deregulation

Josh Kessler

Nominal wholesale electricity prices in New York were just 2 percent higher in 2013 than at the outset of deregulation in 2000, writes The Buffalo News. Inflation-adjusted (“real”) electricity prices are 34 percent lower than in 2000. Meanwhile, the state’s generation fleet runs far more efficiently now, using 27 percent less fuel to produce the   …Continue Reading

EMC Secures $450,000 in Incentives to Conduct Lighting Retrofits for Ohio Businesses

Linda Hardesty

Energy Management Collaborative (EMC), a provider of energy efficient lighting, was awarded $450,000 in incentives through the AEP Ohio Bid4efficiency Program, which provides funding for retrofit projects to replace outdated T12 fluorescent lighting in industrial and commercial buildings in Ohio. The Bid4efficiency program targets manufacturers and commercial consumers located in Ohio that seek ways to   …Continue Reading

Larson 300W Portable Light Tower Suits Industrial Needs

Linda Hardesty

Larson Electronics released a 300 watt explosion proof quadpod mounted work light – the EPL-LQP-2X150RT-100 for heavy industrial usage. The work light provides 15,000 square feet of work area coverage with 26,000 lumens of light. The portable light tower has a removable light head assembly mounted on top of a four-legged aluminum quadpod equipped with   …Continue Reading

EnergyUnited Resells GridPoint Energy Management

Linda Hardesty

EnergyUnited, a North Carolina-based utility and energy services company, has become a partner in GridPoint’s Channel Partner Program. EnergyUnited will resell GridPoint energy management systems to its customers, starting with large industrial facilities. In partnering with GridPoint, EnergyUnited intends to help its customers better understand energy cost drivers and identify opportunities for efficiencies. GridPoint’s integrated   …Continue Reading

Pennsylvania Legislation Would Let Large Energy Users Opt Out of Efficiency Goals

Linda Hardesty

A Pennsylvania state representative has introduced legislation that would allow industrial customers to opt-out of the state’s Act 129 energy efficiency targets. State Senator Lisa Boscola recently introduced the Large Commercial and Industrial Opt-Out of Act 129 legislation, according to an ACEEE blog posting. Allowing large consumers to opt out is a bad idea, according   …Continue Reading

Cement Company Achieves ISO 50001

Linda Hardesty

The UK company Lafarge Tarmac achieved the international energy management standard ISO 50001 across its Cement and Lime division. It’s the company’s first step in rolling the certification out across its entire UK business by the end of 2015. ISO 50001 provides organizations with a framework to manage and improve their energy performance, while enhancing   …Continue Reading

ZBB Unveils EMS for C&I Buildings

Karen Henry

ZBB Energy has introduced the Matrix Energy Management System, an energy synchronization system that enables a reduction in the cost of electricity and increases the financial returns of building distributed generation systems. The Matrix system enables commercial and industrial (C&I) building owners to monetize as many energy management functions and applications as possible by actively synchronizing   …Continue Reading

Uline to Operate 130 GenDrive Fuel Cell Units from Plug Power

Linda Hardesty

Uline, a distributor of shipping and packaging materials to businesses, is Plug Power’s newest GenKey customer. The initial deployment of GenDrive units will be powering the forklift fleet at one of Uline’s distribution centers in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin. Additionally, Uline will deploy a second fleet of GenDrive-powered lift trucks into a newly constructed facility in   …Continue Reading