Smart meter network passes 20 million milestone

Envirotec Magazine

The firm behind the telecommunications infrastructure underpinning the UK’s smart meters rollout, the Data Communications Company (DCC), says the 20 millionth smart meter has been connected to its national network. Total smart meters connected to the nationwide DCC network.

Renewable and Resilient Energy in Commercial Buildings

GreenBiz

Commercial buildings account for 33 percent of electricity usage in the U.S. But to be truly sustainable, energy solutions must be not only clean, but also resilient and affordable today, representing a major opportunity for decarbonization.

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6 Ways Businesses Can Save with Renewable Energy (No Electricity Bills + Tax Incentives)

The Environmental Blog

The good news is that the mass adoption of solar energy presents another opportunity to save money. A business with a solar system can utilize tax incentives and protect itself against energy price fluctuations, to name a few. Reduced or Eliminated Energy Bills. Energy

The HVAC Industry: Upcoming Trends for Technicians

The Environmental Blog

Do you work in the HVAC industry? While they do their job well, duct systems can run into issues like cracked pieces or mildew build-up. Using energy-efficient features. This relies on a large outdoor unit to power up to five indoor ones. . Energy

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Sense Delivers Insight into Home Energy Usage

Greentown Labs

If your house could talk to you about your energy usage, what would it say? The creators of Sense think it would say you could reduce your energy usage by at least 20 percent—and tell you how. Sense is a home energy monitor that gives real-time insight into your home’s energy usage. That background in speech recognition informed the way they approached home energy monitoring. Photo courtesy of Sense.

Renovation vs. New Build: Which Is More Eco Friendly?

Econaur

At Prakriti Group, we believe in offering solutions that promote a greener future within the property industry. With experience in both renovated property and new build property, TK Property has a good understanding of which type of home is best for the environment.

DistribuTech: Itron and Landis+Gyr Take Smart Meter Energy Disaggregation Mainstream

GreenTechMedia

SAN ANTONIO — Energy disaggregation is a term of art for technologies that can parse out energy usage of individual loads like air conditioning, heating, lighting and appliances, simply by analyzing single sources of data like smart meter feeds or circuit-level sensors.

Tinytag data loggers used to inform innovative energy solutions

Envirotec Magazine

With increasing pressure for electrical and heating appliances to meet energy efficiency ratings , it can be a challenge to find a solution that both works and is profitable for small businesses and enterprises. Energy Sponsored Gemini Data Loggers

Massachusetts finds early success with behind-the-meter energy storage program

Renewable Energy World

Massachusetts has found early success with its behind-the-meter energy storage incentive program. ConnectedSolutions tripled the 2020 goal of Massachusetts' Clean Peak Energy Standard but fell 27 MW short of the energy efficiency program administrators' 2019-2021 three-year plan.

Partners advance FTM energy storage project in New York

Renewable Energy World

Energy storage services provider Stem Inc. said it will provide smart energy storage services to NineDot Energy, a cleantech developer that designs and deploys community distributed energy generation and storage projects. Power is expected to start in the spring. .

Harness the Power of Bottom-Up Grid Management

Bidgely

Load forecasting has always been a mission-critical discipline for energy providers. Thankfully, new AMI data is at the same time expanding and improving the accuracy of the insights energy providers are able to draw upon as part of their grid planning process.

American Electric Power, Sempra launch sustainable finance frameworks

Renewable Energy World

American Electric Power – operator of the nation’s largest electricity transmission system – announced on Monday the launch of a Sustainable Finance Framework (SFF) to support the funding of social and environmental projects.

COI Energy Cuts Buildings’ Power Consumption, Driven by Philosophy of Mutual Responsibility

Greentown Labs

Berrien is from a small Pennsylvania town, where her family experienced energy poverty. As an adult, she went into the energy industry—a decision, she explains, that she didn’t realize was fueled by her previous experiences with energy.

From smart meters to big batteries, co-ops emerge as clean grid laboratories

Renewable Energy World

By Frank Jossi, Energy News Network. A wave of pilot programs by Minnesota electric cooperatives is saving customers money and providing useful data for larger utilities considering new technology and pricing models to encourage grid efficiency. Credit: Great River Energy / Courtesy.

Energy Analytics: The Power to Reach Net Zero

Bidgely

These companies are deeply invested in diversifying their energy sources, embracing energy efficiency, evolving their business models, and fully transitioning. Consumers themselves are realizing that the way they use energy is proving to be unsustainable. Industry Perspectives

Solar advocates, Duke Energy reach net metering agreement in North Carolina

Renewable Energy World

Duke Energy and solar industry stakeholders have reached an agreement on net metering policy in North Carolina that will help expand distributed solar generation and benefit utility customers, the parties announced Tuesday. Follow @EngelsAngle.

Silicon Valley Clean Energy and UtilityAPI Want to Free Your Meter Data

GreenTechMedia

Why can’t you get an accurate, fact-based online quote for a rooftop solar system, backup battery or electric vehicle charger as easily as getting a quote on, say, a mortgage refinancing or home insurance policy? His company has built a technology platform to manage the open, transparent and secure exchange of energy data, and this week the California-based based startup announced a pilot project with Silicon Valley Clean Energy to test it out.

A compressor manufacturer offers thoughts on saving energy

Envirotec Magazine

Mitigating higher energy prices: how we can help reduce energy costs for running compressed air equipment and keep manufacturers competitive? We have to accept there is no short-term solution to mitigate soaring energy prices that have trebled in recent times ?

Behind-the-Meter Battery Pioneer Stem to Take SPAC Route to Public Markets

GreenTechMedia

Stem, the decade-old behind-the-meter battery startup that was seeking a buyer earlier this year to bolster its growth ambitions, is now launching a plan to go public via a special-purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) reverse merger.

Gemini Data Loggers sponsors Low Energy Buildings Database

Envirotec Magazine

Monitoring equipment manufacturer Gemini Data Loggers is a proud sponsor of a project to rebuild the AECB’s Low Energy Buildings Database into an international platform for sustainable building knowledge. Energy Sponsored Technology Gemini Data Loggers

Schneider’s new end-to-end EV solution integrates charging with building energy management

Charged

Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric has launched a new EV charging solution designed to make buildings smarter and more sustainable while adding EV charging infrastructure. Source: Schneider Electric.

Emporia’s energy management system prepares for the bidirectional EV charging future

Charged

Total control of power usage: from solar to EV and back to the house. Emporia Energy, which makes an energy management system for homes and small businesses, has launched a new smart Level 2 charger, and plans to offer bidirectional capability soon.

New Hampshire Electric Cooperative Demonstrates Power of Advanced Analytics-Based Rate Design

Bidgely

When analytics are applied to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) data, the resulting intelligence serves as an essential input to rate design calculations, delivering more effective rate structures that better satisfy utility objectives. Building Customer Relationships.

Who really benefits from solar net metering?

Renewable Energy World

Most people know solar power benefits the people who use it because it reduces their utility costs. In fact, some solar-powered homeowners don’t pay anything for electricity. What exactly is Net Metering? Customers are only billed for their “net” energy use.

The 10 home appliances that Consume the most energy

Renewable Energy World

Contributed by Adam Graham, a construction industry analyst at Fixr.com. When it comes to residential energy consumption, people are constantly striving for ways to reduce their monthly bills and energy usage and wastage. of a home’s total energy consumption.

Catalyst Partners makes its HQ a living demo for sustainable buildings

Renewable Energy World

Green Building Council (USGBC). It’s not surprising, then, that his company helps clients to meet the requirements of LEED and other green building standards. These typically require energy management, water metering, advanced energy metering, and energy performance optimization.

Top Predictions For The Renewable Energy Market in 2021

The Environmental Blog

The global economy of 2020 was primarily shaped by the coronavirus pandemic which greatly affected energy usage, project engagement and investments worldwide. The UK government published the Energy White Paper in December 2020, with a 10-point-plan for a ‘green industrial revolution’.

City of Boulder saves $270 per month from Fermata Energy’s V2X application

Charged

Fermata Energy ’s mission is to use its vehicle-to-everything (V2X) software and hardware platform to turn EVs into energy-storage assets. The city of Boulder, Colorado has partnered with Fermata Energy on a vehicle-to-building (V2B) pilot that began in December 2020.

Emporia Energy and BREK Electronics to develop bidirectional EV charger

Charged

Energy management specialist Emporia Energy has partnered with BREK Electronics to develop a bidirectional EV charger that can transfer power from a vehicle to a building and/or the grid.

The Power of Renewable Energy in Commercial Buildings

Strategic Sustainability Consulting

Commercial buildings account for 33 percent of electricity usage in the United States, representing a clear area to focus decarbonization efforts. However for this effort to be sustainable, energy solutions have to be clean, resilient, and affordable.

Tidal energy firm wins seabed lease to support Shetland clean energy drive

Envirotec Magazine

Tidal energy company Nova Innovation (Nova) plans to develop its largest tidal energy array to date at Yell Sound in Shetland and boost decarbonisation of the local energy supply. Nova’s innovative turbines can unlock huge international and domestic tidal energy opportunities.

Steps taken by Government of India in Promoting Energy Efficient Buildings

Econaur

Energy Efficiency in Buildings. With the current rate of urbanization and the subsequent increase in energy demand, energy efficiency in buildings has a significant role to play in contributing to energy security in developing countries. meter.

How to ‘build back better’ energy markets for higher penetration of renewables

Renewable Energy World

This fall is the first legislative session across the US and other states where the discussion is around clean energy and what incentives are needed for utilities to deploy more renewables. Competitive energy markets have proven their worth even with voluntary utility participation.

Drone data helps a Minnesota city conserve energy

Renewable Energy World

Maintaining healthy, comfortable buildings can be expensive in Minnesota — especially during polar vortex events. Warren, a small city in Northern Minnesota, is offering an innovative public service: images that reveal building heat loss, captured by drones. How can they save energy?

A 21st-century reinvention of the electric grid is crucial for solving the climate change crisis

Renewable Energy World

Then, beginning around 2009, first wind turbines and then solar photovoltaic panels decreased enough in cost to become competitive in electricity markets. will need to nearly triple its 2020 growth rate for the grid to be 80% powered by clean energy by 2030. (As electricity.

Utilities must educate customers about their power to curb climate change

Renewable Energy World

The renewable energy industry and utilities have a unique opportunity to educate consumers about how that buying power can turn into climate action. Read more: The automated vessel designed to transport electricity from offshore wind farms to shore.

Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy

GreenBiz

Organic Valley loans dairy farmers funds for renewable energy. RePlant’s first loan in January 2020 went to a Kansas family farm to install moisture probes to reduce water usage. Our loan fund provides equal access across the country to clean energy funding. Renewable Energy.

Montana’s renewable energy city coalition grows

Renewable Energy World

For this episode of our Voices of 100% series of the Local Energy Rules Podcast , host John Farrell talks with Helena Sustainability Coordinator Patrick Judge and Citizens Conservation Commission Member Mark Juedeman. Warily Partnering with Northwestern Energy.

A new love story: Electric vehicles and the electric grid

GreenBiz

A new love story: Electric vehicles and the electric grid. How will the electrical grid handle so many vehicles charging at once? Especially when fast-charging stations gulp down prodigious amounts of power? Electric Vehicles.

LEED Certification Checklist for Building Design and Construction (BD+C)

Green Business Bureau

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most prominent green building rating and certification system used throughout the world. Pricing is dependent on building size and various other factors which can be found here. Which Rating System Fits My Building?

Here’s how pumped hydro works as an energy storage resource

Renewable Energy World

Batteries get hyped, but pumped hydro provides the vast majority of long-term energy storage essential for renewable power. is going to need a lot more solar and wind power generation, and lots of cheap energy storage. To rely more on wind and solar power, the U.S.

Who benefits from Solar Net Metering?

U.S. Green Technology

Solar energy is a reliable source of renewable energy. The benefits of solar power cannot be understated. It is clean and provides independence from power utility companies. A direct benefit to those who have installed solar panels is a reduction in the cost of power.

10 most common causes of lost energy in wind systems

Renewable Energy World

To the wind industry, to the energy transition, and perhaps most of all, to the sustainability of the planet. Downtime, maintenance, deratings, and other issues all result in lost energy and the industry has been trying to reduce these losses for many years.