Energy Manager Today https://www.energymanagertoday.com Energy Management & Efficiency News Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:22 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.2 UMass Dedicates On-Site Net-Zero Building, Even As Remote 4-MW Solar Roof Goes Live https://www.energymanagertoday.com/umass-dedicates-site-net-zero-building-even-remote-4-mw-solar-roof-goes-live-0168552/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:10:22 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168552 This week the University of Massachusetts – a public system that enrolls about 73,000 students – earned some new credentials in environmental sustainability. The university dedicated a net-zero facility at its flagship campus in Amherst on March 22 and; the next day, began receiving power at its Boston campus from a remote, 3.9-MW solar array that has been pegged as the largest operational rooftop installation statewide.

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Massachusetts Extends SREC-2 https://www.energymanagertoday.com/massachusetts-extends-srec-2-0168557/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:09:22 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168557 The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) announced plans on March 23 to extend the Bay State’s successful Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC 2) program until it completes a long-term replacement for the initiative.

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University of Hawaii Evaluates Energy Storage and Demand-Response in Demo Project with HECO https://www.energymanagertoday.com/university-hawaii-evaluates-energy-storage-demand-response-demo-project-heco-0168566/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:08:06 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168566 The University of Hawaii Cancer Center and John A. Burns School of Medicine, adjacent facilities in Honolulu, have joined with Hawaiian Electric on a demand-response demonstration project that uses battery energy storage to deliver power during periods of peak energy use, according to a March 21 report by Pacific Business News.

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NY Prize Offers $11M for Stage 2 Community Microgrid Competition; and NY Green Bank Provides $50M for Stage 3 Buildout https://www.energymanagertoday.com/ny-prize-offers-11m-community-microgrid-competition-green-bank-fund-50m-buildout-0168575/ Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:07:24 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168575 overnor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on March 23 that the the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) would offer $11 million in funding for 11 microgrid projects across the Empire State as part of the second stage of the NY Prize Community Microgrid competition.

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Ikea Store Cuts Energy Costs 50% w/Fuel Cell Technology https://www.energymanagertoday.com/ikea-store-cuts-energy-costs-50-wfuel-cell-technology-0168583/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:34:31 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168583 Furniture giant Ikea has added fuel cell technology to a store in Connecticut and expects it to deliver about 50% of the power needed for the store to operate. Though the retailer already operates fuel cell systems at five of its California stores, the new ... Read more...

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Clean Energy Advocates Say Ohio’s HB114 Would Squander $10B in Market Opportunities https://www.energymanagertoday.com/clean-energy-advocates-say-hb114-deprive-ohio-10b-market-opportunities-0168501/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:10:23 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168501 On March 21, the national business group, Advanced Energy Economy, testified before Ohio’s House Public Utilities Committee hearing on House Bill 114 – a bill that AEE said “is considered worse for the advanced energy industry than House Bill 554,” which was vetoed Governor John. Kasich (R) last year.

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In Fayetteville, AR, New Energy Plan ‘Creates Protections’ from Trump Clean Energy Rollbacks https://www.energymanagertoday.com/fayetteville-ar-new-energy-plan-creates-protections-trump-clean-energy-rollbacks-0168507/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:09:43 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168507 A call to action from residents, a threatened rollback of environmental protections by U.S. President Donald Trump, and a coal-heavy energy grid have prompted the city of Fayetteville to develop a road map to higher energy efficiency, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported on March 20.

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On Its Way Out: Utah’s Solar Tax Credit (and Thriving Solar Industry?) https://www.energymanagertoday.com/way-utah-solar-income-tax-credit-states-thriving-solar-industry-0168514/ Thu, 23 Mar 2017 09:08:13 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168514 Utah Governor Gary Herbert (R) signed 80 bills into law on March 20, including HB 23 – Income Tax Modifications, which seeks to amend and, ultimately, to phase out, the personal state income tax credit for state residents who purchase rooftop solar.

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ERC Price Benchmarks Week ending 3-17-17 https://www.energymanagertoday.com/erc-price-benchmarks-week-ending-3-17-17-0168538/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 20:26:14 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168538 Energy Research Council’s (ERC) national benchmark price for a May 2017 electricity contract rose last week by only 0.20% to $0.0750 per kilowatt hour. The week-over-week change in electricity prices varied only slightly at the state level, with some states posting a small increase and ... Read more...

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The Energy Manager’s Rapidly Changing Role: A Q&A with Billy Grayson https://www.energymanagertoday.com/energy-managers-rapidly-changing-role-qa-billy-grayson-2-0168527/ Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:27:53 +0000 http://www.energymanagertoday.com/?p=168527 Picture a time when a company’s buildings look less like net energy consumers and more like integrated power plants, suggests William “Billy” Grayson, principal of Bent Branch Strategies and former director of sustainability at Liberty Property Trust. That’s what Grayson believes the future will look like. ... Read more...

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