Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Left Out of Demand-Side Management Programs

Small to Mid-Sized Businesses Left Out of Demand-Side Management Programs

Even though they usually make up a large percentage of a utility’s customer base, small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) are significantly underrepresented in demand-side management program participation, according to a recent Navigant Research analysis. Brett Feldman, principal research analyst at Navigant Research, wrote in Forbes … 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…

Harvey Update: Refineries Shut Down, Gas Prices Soar, but Ultimate Effects Uncertain

Harvey Update: Refineries Shut Down, Gas Prices Soar, but Ultimate Effects Uncertain

While the ultimate effects of Hurricane Harvey on the energy industry are still unclear, one thing is certain: the storm has significantly slowed production. Flooding caused by Harvey has forced some of the country’s largest refineries to shut down, including some owned by Exxon Mobil, Shell, … Read more…

Duke Energy Asks for Coal Ash Cleanup Rate Hike in North Carolina

Duke Energy Asks for Coal Ash Cleanup Rate Hike in North Carolina

Duke Energy submitted a request to North Carolina regulators asking for a hike in electricity rates on Friday. If approved, commercial and industrial customers would see an average increase in rates of 10.9%, The Charlotte Observer reported. More than half of the increase would go … Read more…

Lighting, Computers, HVAC Promise Most Energy Savings in Canadian Commercial Sector

Lighting, Computers, HVAC Promise Most Energy Savings in Canadian Commercial Sector

Canada could reduce stationary energy consumption by up to 15% by 2035, driven in part by changes to lighting, computer and HVAC equipment in the commercial sector, a new report finds. Doing More with Less: Energy Efficiency Potential in Canada, was recently published by the … Read more…

Icahn Resigned as Trump Adviser Just Days before This New Yorker Article

Icahn Resigned as Trump Adviser Just Days before This New Yorker Article

Carl Icahn’s role as an adviser to President Trump was a conflict of interest related to rules requiring oil refiners to blend ethanol into gasoline, according to an article in The New Yorker. The article came out just days after Icahn stepped down from his … Read more…

New Hampshire’s Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Program Nixed

New Hampshire’s Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate Program Nixed

The New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission recently announced that it has closed the Commercial and Industrial Solar Rebate program until further notice over funding concerns, the Keene Sentinel reported. Created in 2007 as part of an effort to have about 25% of the state’s electricity … Read more…

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

Cost of Onshore Wind Energy Development Now Competitive with Gas in the UK

If the UK wants to control energy prices for businesses, then the government should start encouraging onshore wind farm construction, a recent study commissioned by ScottishPower Renewables concluded. Engineering consulting firm Arup discovered that wind technology has dropped so much in cost that developers could … Read more…

LG Subsidiary to Install Two Energy Storage Facilities on Guam

LG Subsidiary to Install Two Energy Storage Facilities on Guam

Organizations that have experienced intermittent power outages in Guam may see hope in sight. Guam Power Authority (GPA) will install two energy storage systems to help reduce intermittent power outages that Guam has been experiencing. LG CNS, a subsidiary of LG that provides technology consulting and services, … Read more…

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