C&I Customers of Con Ed Will See Energy Savings, Reduced Bills with 5-Year Smart Meter Plan

C&I Customers of Con Ed Will See Energy Savings, Reduced Bills with 5-Year Smart Meter Plan

(Pictured: Brookly Navy Yard) Commercial customers of Con Edison in New York and New Jersey will benefit from the energy-delivery company’s five-year smart meter installation program that starts this year, Con Edison’s chairman and CEO John McAvoy told employees at its annual meeting yesterday. The … Read more…

Akamai, a Mid-Market Corporation, Invests in Wind Farm Outside Dallas

Akamai, a Mid-Market Corporation, Invests in Wind Farm Outside Dallas

Akamai Technologies, a content delivery network and cloud computing services provider headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has invested in a Texas wind farm as it attempts to fulfill a promise made a year ago to use renewable energy to power half of its global network operations by 2020.

Ricoh Solar Array at New Jersey Office Expected to Save $2M in 10 Years

Ricoh Solar Array at New Jersey Office Expected to Save $2M in 10 Years

Ricoh USA, a multinational imaging and electronics company, went live on April 24 with a solar array that will power its West Caldwell, New Jersey, office operations – and is expected to generate $1.9 million in energy savings over the next ten years. The solar … Read more…

Retailer Macy’s Adds 21 Rooftop Solar Arrays, Three with Storage

Retailer Macy’s Adds 21 Rooftop Solar Arrays, Three with Storage

On April 21, nationwide retailer Macy’s announced that 21 high-efficiency SunPower solar arrays have gone live this year at its Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s locations in seven states, totaling 15 MW – and adding to the nearly 24 MW of SunPower solar that has been operating on its store and fulfillment center rooftops since 2007. Electricity generated by the new solar power systems ultimately will be sold to others.

Duke Proposes to Cut Payments to NC Customer Operators by 36%

Duke Proposes to Cut Payments to NC Customer Operators by 36%

If North Carolina state regulators accept Duke Energy’s proposal (Docket E-100 Sub 148) to cut the price it pays for power from independent producers, a typical 5-MW solar array built in 2017 would make about $230,000 less a year than one built in 2016, according to an April 19 report by the Triad Business Journal.

Hawaiian Electric Opens up Capacity for 2,800 Private Solar Rooftops

Hawaiian Electric Opens up Capacity for 2,800 Private Solar Rooftops

Hawaiian Electric Companies – comprising Hawaiian Electric, Maui Electric, and Hawaii Electric – announced on April 12 that it would add capacity to its Customer Grid-Supply program to allow more rooftop systems to interconnect to the grid. Estimates show that at least 20 MW is available for customers of the three companies, representing about 2,800 private rooftop solar systems. More than half of that capacity is on Oahu.

Walmart Signs with AMS for 40 MWh of Energy Storage at Southern California Stores

Walmart Signs with AMS for 40 MWh of Energy Storage at Southern California Stores

Under the first phase of an agreement signed with Walmart on April 11, Advanced Microgrid Solutions of San Francisco will design, install, and operate 40 MWh of advanced energy storage at 27 of the discount retailer’s stores in Southern California.

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