University of Hawaii Evaluates Energy Storage and Demand-Response in Demo Project with HECO

University of Hawaii Evaluates Energy Storage and Demand-Response in Demo Project with HECO

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.

Whisker Labs Receives MIPS Grant to Advance Demand Response

Whisker Labs Receives MIPS Grant to Advance Demand Response

The Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) Program has awarded a joint grant to Whisker Labs, a division of Earth Networks, to study the potential economic benefit of shifting customers’ electricity loads through the use of its Connected Savings energy management platform, the recipient announced on February 22.

Report: Demand Reduction Could Save Millions for Businesses, Households on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

Report: Demand Reduction Could Save Millions for Businesses, Households on Michigan’s Lower Peninsula

A report released on February 17 by Advanced Energy Economy Institute –a national association of business leaders dedicated to making the global energy system more secure, clean, and affordable – has established that that a combination of demand reduction strategies could entirely offset a projected 2,000-MW increase in summer peak demand in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula from 2017 through 2026 – which would both avoid or defer the need to construct additional power plants, and save up to $1.2 billion for electricity customers.

Assessing Leadership: The Dynamic Building Energy Management Systems Market

Assessing Leadership: The Dynamic Building Energy Management Systems Market

The transformation of a facility into an intelligent building creates lucrative business benefits. The efficiency gains achieved with this kind of optimized building translate into lower operating costs, higher sustainability performance, and greater occupant satisfaction. Intelligent building software, or a building energy management system (BEMS), … Read more…

The Next Generation: How Microgrids Are Changing the Business Landscape

The Next Generation: How Microgrids Are Changing the Business Landscape

College campuses are the epitome of free thinking and where innovation often gets its roots. Burning greener fuel and improving energy management are two sprouting concepts there — ideas that are being facilitated by micro-grids.

Can We Just Use Less AC? And How Buildings are Becoming More Efficient

Can We Just Use Less AC? And How Buildings are Becoming More Efficient

According to the International Energy Agency in Paris, if the world wants to meet its climate targets set last December, something must be done. To that end, it says that more enforcement of building codes is necessary, which will in turn create more efficient buildings that would require less cooling.

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