Southern California Wildfire Threat Prompts Pre-Emptive Power Outages

Southern California Wildfire Threat Prompts Pre-Emptive Power Outages

The Santa Ana winds whipped through parts of Southern California at 88 mph last week, spreading wildfires. Dangerously dry and windy conditions prompted San Diego Gas & Electric to notify 170,000 customers that they might lose power as the utility sought to prevent its power … Read more…

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California Heads for 50% Clean Energy Production by 2020

California’s major utilities are on track to meet or exceed the state’s target of 33% renewable energy by 2020 and investor-owned utilities project they will actually get to 50% by then, according to a new report from the California Public Utilities Commission. The state’s gains … Read more…

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

Renewable Energy vs. Fossil Fuels with New Tax Plan

President Trump’s tax plan is aimed at cutting taxes and giving corporate America more money to produce more goods and services and to hire more workers to do the jobs that he would anticipate. There are, however, winners and losers in the corporate sector and notably

Utilities Increasingly Using IoT Technologies for Analytics and Efficiency

Utilities Increasingly Using IoT Technologies for Analytics and Efficiency

The increased adoption of distributed energy resources (DERs) is helping drive the analytics landscape for utility companies. According to greentechmedia.com, there is a new realm of utility data and analytics, and it revolves around leveraging both utility- and customer-owned internet-of-things (IOT) technologies to drive competitive … Read more…

Marty Sedler, Director, Global Utilities and Infrastructure, Sr. PE  – Intel Corporation

Marty Sedler, Director, Global Utilities and Infrastructure, Sr. PE – Intel Corporation

“…The generation source is very dirty coal and the back-up generation is diesel. The reliability is poor and the environmental impact is severe, while the electricity grid rates are fairly high. We identified a solution using on-site fuel cells that would make incredible improvement in all deficient areas. Although there was no presence of

4 Peak Demand Reduction Strategies

4 Peak Demand Reduction Strategies

Due to the complexity of energy pricing, two identical buildings can consume the same amount of energy and have profoundly different utility bills. Demand charges are a reality for every building but with the right data it is possible to identify and solve the issues that cause

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…

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