Total Eclipse to Challenge a US Grid Increasingly Reliant on Solar Power

Total Eclipse to Challenge a US Grid Increasingly Reliant on Solar Power

On August 21, the first total solar eclipse to darken U.S. skies since 1979 will force utilities from Oregon through South Carolina to rely on contingency plans for an electric grid increasingly powered by the sun, according to a report this week by the Financial Times.

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.

PSC Reviews Kentucky Power Energy Efficiency Program, Considers Cutbacks

Recognizing that the escalating cost of demand-side (DS) management programs has “exacerbated an already bleak economic situation” for many Kentucky Power customers,” – and that there is less demand for electricity in the Bluegrass State than there was several years ago – the Kentucky Public Service Commission announced last week that it had opened a review (Case No. 2017-00097) of the programs.

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.

TEP to Offer Demand, TOU Pricing Plans in March

TEP to Offer Demand, TOU Pricing Plans in March

Tucson Electric Power‘s 417,000 customers in southern Arizona will be able to choose from several new pricing plans under revised rates approved (Docket No. E-019933A-15-0322) on February 8 by the Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC).

National Grid Offers Demand Response Savings to Massachusetts and Rhode Island Business Customers

National Grid Offers Demand Response Savings to Massachusetts and Rhode Island Business Customers

National Grid’s business customers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island can earn up to $3,500 and become more energy efficient by participating in a two-year demand response pilot program, the utility announced on February 6. The program offers financial incentives to qualified participating businesses for reducing … Read more…

Comverge Rolls Out Utility’s DR and Efficiency Program for Commercial Customers

Norcross, Georgia-based Comverge announced on January 23 that the company has recently contracted to roll out an integrated demand response and energy efficiency program to small and medium businesses (SMBs) for one of the top five largest U.S. investor-owned utilities.

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