The Linux Foundation Forms Open Source Energy Coalition

The Linux Foundation Forms Open Source Energy Coalition

The Linux Foundation formed a new open source coalition with support from European transmission power systems provider RTE, Vanderbilt University, the European Network of Transmission System Operators, and the Electric Power Research Institute.

Solar Savings: North Carolina Rolls Out Solar Energy Cost Cutting Programs

Solar Savings: North Carolina Rolls Out Solar Energy Cost Cutting Programs

  Two major Duke Energy solar energy programs are rolling out this month in North Carolina, making solar more abundant and affordable for customers. The two programs include: Solar Rebates – Applications are being accepted now from customers interested in Duke Energy’s five-year, $62 million … Read more…

Tesla Proposes its Largest Energy Storage Project: 1.1 GWh in the California Desert

Tesla Proposes its Largest Energy Storage Project: 1.1 GWh in the California Desert

  Tesla has partnered with California’s Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to submit a proposal for Tesla’s largest energy storage project to date; one that’s capable of producing up to 1.1GWh. According to Popular Mechanics, the two entities want to build a lithium-ion battery energy … Read more…

Kauai Utility is Showing How Battery Storage Can Make Renewable Energy a Reality

Kauai Utility is Showing How Battery Storage Can Make Renewable Energy a Reality

  Battery storage is helping Hawaii’s Kauai Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) reach its goal of 70% renewable energy by 2030 — and quickly. According to utilitydive.com, as recently as 2011, more than 90% of KIUC’s energy was coming from diesel generation. But because of battery … Read more…

Product Announcement: Oracle Technology Leads HEM Market, Says Navigant

Product Announcement: Oracle Technology Leads HEM Market, Says Navigant

Oracle, provider of cloud technology for the utility industry, achieved the top spot in a Navigant Research Leaderboard report that ranks companies in the home energy management (HEM) space. Oracle, which acquired Opower in 2016, received the highest ranking in this 2018 report due to significant market penetration to utilities. Read about Oracle’s offerings, along with the other top HEM providers.

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

Barclays to Consumers Energy: Meet Sustainability Goals, Pay Less Interest on Loan

Barclays to Consumers Energy: Meet Sustainability Goals, Pay Less Interest on Loan

CMS Energy and its subsidiary, Consumers Energy, have entered the first syndicated sustainability-linked revolving credit facilities for a US borrower. This means that CMS can reduce its interest rate on the $1.4 billion of new credit by meeting targets related to environmental sustainability – specifically renewable … Read more…

The One Problem That’s Stopping Blockchain from Overtaking the Energy Industry

The One Problem That’s Stopping Blockchain from Overtaking the Energy Industry

While the value and reputation of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin fluctuate by the hour, the legitimacy of its operating system, blockchain, is staying intact. Blockchain’s verification system makes it a safe, secure way of organizing and respecting transactions between users, with an extremely rare chance of … Read more…

Duke Energy’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Grows Almost 20%

Duke Energy’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Grows Almost 20%

  Duke Energy’s renewable energy capacity grew by almost 20% in 2017. According to the company’s recently released sustainability report, the electric company reduced its generation fleet’s carbon dioxide emissions by 31%, sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions decreased 96% and nitrogen oxides (NOX) emissions decreased by … Read more…

Product Announcement: Urjanet Utility Data for Solar

Product Announcement: Urjanet Utility Data for Solar

Urjanet launched Utility Data for Solar, a new data-as-a-service solution that the company says provides automated on-demand access to monthly commercial energy usage, cost, and location data from more than 900 electric utilities in over 15 countries.

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