Winter Storm Tests East Coast Commercial Buildings

Winter Storm Tests East Coast Commercial Buildings

A powerful winter storm known as a “bomb cyclone” hit the East Coast with ice, snow, and frigid temperatures this week, putting commercial buildings to the test. From Maine to Florida, commercial buildings have been running heat on high, the New York Times reported. The … Read more…

Energy Managers Can Reduce Energy Cost and Risk with Simple Rubric

Energy Managers Can Reduce Energy Cost and Risk with Simple Rubric

The diversity of options for securing energy and power available to an industrial energy manager today are vast and expanding. The complexity of these options is matched only by confusing billing structures. Here’s a simple rubric for evaluating industrial energy supply, along with a critical

What Tesla’s Bet-Winning Battery Project Means for the Grid

What Tesla’s Bet-Winning Battery Project Means for the Grid

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has been ridiculously busy lately what with introducing an all-electric truck line, a new Roadster, digging tunnels, trying to rebuild Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, and racing the clock for a bet he placed on building the world’s biggest grid-scale battery in … Read more…

New Report Examines Current State of Energy Industry

New Report Examines Current State of Energy Industry

  ScottMadden, Inc., an energy consulting firm, recently released its Fall Energy Industry Update. Themed “Generation to Generation: An Energy Evolution,” this report examines the direction and magnitude of some of the industry changes and the forces in play for a renewable and distributed energy world, including grid … Read more…

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

New York City Startup Incubator Targets Smart Cities, Clean Energy

A major push for energy-efficient retrofits and initiatives in New York City is getting a boost from a local startup incubator focused on smart cities, clean energy, and smart grid technology. Companies that come out of the Urban Future Lab, part of the NYU Tandon … Read more…

NJ Partnership Allows Wastewater Plant to Operate Independently of Power Grid

NJ Partnership Allows Wastewater Plant to Operate Independently of Power Grid

  A sewage authority in New Jersey will use electricity from a nearby power plant in exchange for treated wastewater that will be used to cool the generation plant, allowing the wastewater plant to operate independently of the regional power grid. The Camden County Municipal … Read more…

New Organization Battles NV Energy Over Corporate Grid Exit Fees

New Organization Battles NV Energy Over Corporate Grid Exit Fees

A new nonprofit organization called the Smart Energy Alliance is filing motions during NV Energy’s rate case requesting details about how the utility is using grid exit fees, the Nevada Independent reported. Backed by the Las Vegas-based data storage company Switch, the recently formed group … Read more…

Hurricane Harvey Update: 184,000 Customers Lack Power

Hurricane Harvey Update: 184,000 Customers Lack Power

At 6 pm Eastern Time on Thursday, around 184,000 customers were still without power in Texas and Louisiana, the Edison Electric Institute reported. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the association representing all US investor-owned utilities says that progress is being made to restore power. … Read more…

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