UCR and Industry Partners Deploy Smart Solar System for Chemehuevi Indian Tribe in California

UCR and Industry Partners Deploy Smart Solar System for Chemehuevi Indian Tribe in California

Researchers at the University of California–Riverside’s Bourns College of Engineering, together with a team of industry partners, have begun work to install a power system that integrates solar panels, battery storage, advanced data analytics, and smart energy management controls on the Chemehuevi Indian Tribe reservation near Lake Havasu, the school announced on April 26.

Smart Inverter Project Launched in Calif.

Smart Inverter Project Launched in Calif.

The SunSpec Alliance has launched a $4 million pilot project to investigate the application of interoperable smart inverters, solar PV and energy storage to enhance grid stability. The project team includes 10 SunSpec Alliance member companies — ABB, Enphase, Ideal Power, KACO, OSISoft, Outback, SMA, … Read more…

Siemens to Install Microgrid on Native American Reservation

Siemens to Install Microgrid on Native American Reservation

Blue Lake Rancheria, a Native American reservation in Northern California, and Humboldt State University’s Schatz Energy Research Center have partnered with Siemens to build a community microgrid to power the government offices, economic enterprises, and critical Red Cross safety shelter-in-place facilities across 100 acres. The … Read more…

UL to Open California Facility

UL to Open California Facility

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) announced plans to open a new 19,000-sq-foot laboratory in Brea, California. The facility is scheduled to open in July. The new Photometric & Performance Testing Center will conduct testing of lighting products to various global energy-efficiency programs such as Illuminating Engineering Society … Read more…

California May Boost Energy Efficiency Standards for Computers

California May Boost Energy Efficiency Standards for Computers

The California Energy Commission has drafted proposed energy efficiency standards for computers and monitors. If enacted, these standards will likely affect all computers and monitors manufactured in the US because California is heavily involved in computer manufacturing and has a large population of computer consumers. … Read more…

Navy Conducts Microgrid Project

Foresight Renewable Solutions has selected Imergy Power Systems’ ESP30 series vanadium-based flow batteries for a microgrid project sponsored by the California Energy Commission (CEC) and hosted by the US Navy. To be deployed at the Navy’s Mobile Utilities Support Equipment Facility in Port Hueneme, Calif., … Read more…

PG&E Pilots 4 MW Battery Storage System

PG&E Pilots 4 MW Battery Storage System

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Energy Commission unveiled a battery energy storage system pilot project in San Jose, Calif., to better balance power needs of the electric grid. The Yerba Buena Battery Energy Storage System Pilot Project charges batteries when demand … Read more…

California Seeks Input on Appliance Efficiency Standards

California Seeks Input on Appliance Efficiency Standards

The California Energy Commission is gathering information from stakeholders in the electronics and appliance industries as it considers establishing improved energy efficiency standards for a raft of products. The Invitation to Participate is seeking market data from manufacturers, consumer rights groups, utility companies, energy efficiency advocates, … Read more…

Energy Executive Moves: Powerhouse Dynamics, Phoenix Solar, Boulder Wind Power, CMS Energy, CA Energy Commission, KiWi Power

Energy Executive Moves: Powerhouse Dynamics, Phoenix Solar, Boulder Wind Power, CMS Energy, CA Energy Commission, KiWi Power


Powerhouse Dynamics
, developer of the eMonitor energy and asset management system, has announced that Edward P. “Ned” Grace III (pictured) has joined its advisory board. Grace is the managing director for Grace Venture Partners and Grace Restaurant Partners. He is also a senior advisor in the private equity group at Angelo Gordon & Co.

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