Microsoft Seals Deal with Puget Sound Energy to Buy Carbon-Neutral Power at Wholesale Prices

Microsoft Seals Deal with Puget Sound Energy to Buy Carbon-Neutral Power at Wholesale Prices

Puget Sound Energy that will enable the software giant to buy its own power directly from the open market at wholesale prices. The accord is subject to the approval of the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in the coming weeks, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported on April 13.

APS and PSE Begin Participation in Western EIM

On October 1, three energy traders from Arizona Public Service (APS) sat in front of 24 computer screens and successfully completed their first transaction as a participant in the western regional Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) operated by the California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO).

NV Energy Enters the Western Energy Imbalance Market

The California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAL-ISO) and NV Energy announced on December 1 that the Nevada-based utility had successfully begun participating in the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). “We welcome NV Energy’s entry into the western EIM,” said CAL-ISO CEO Steve Berberich, adding, “The … Read more…

Western EIM Announces Q3 Benefits, Awaits FERC Approval of NV Entry

The California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO) reported on October 27 that gross benefits realized in the third quarter of this year from the western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM) totaled $12 million, bringing the cumulative benefits since the market’s launch to $33.41 million. The western EIM … Read more…

CAL-ISO Proposal to FERC Would Curtail EIM Price Spikes

The California Independent System Operator (CAL-ISO) filed a proposal (ER15-861-003) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on August 19 intended to avoid price spikes – also known as “power balance infeasibilities” or “price excursions” – in its two-partner Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM). The … Read more…

Retroficiency Helps 3 New Utilities Reach out to Commercial Customers

Retroficiency Helps 3 New Utilities Reach out to Commercial Customers

Retroficiency’s advanced meter analytics has recently been implemented across three new utility commercial energy efficiency programs: AEP Ohio, Puget Sound Energy and The United Illuminating Company, which collectively serve more than 300,000 commercial customers consuming nearly 26 terawatt-hours of energy annually. Retroficiency’s Virtual Energy Assessment … Read more…

Portland Leads Utility Green Power Programs

Portland Leads Utility Green Power Programs

Oregon’s Portland General Electric leads the nation for selling the largest amount of renewable energy in 2012 through its voluntary green power program.  The utility – with green power sales of 834,125 MWh per year – claimed the top spot from Austin Energy in Austin, … Read more…

Ecova Multifamily Retrofit Saves Puget Sound Energy 34m kWh

Ecova Multifamily Retrofit Saves Puget Sound Energy 34m kWh

Ecova’s multifamily retrofit program implemented across Puget Sound Energy’s 1,020 properties has resulted in more than 34 million kWh in energy savings from direct-install measures in the first five years of the program, according to an Ecova case study.

The partnership between the Bellevue, Wash.-based utility and the Ecova, which designs and implements energy-efficiency programs for utilities, has also saved 26.6 million kWH and 185,000 therms from shell and common-area measures.

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