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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Utilities Could Lead Future of Grid-Interactive Buildings

16 Jan , 2020  

This article was written by Christopher Perry and published on aceee.org on Nov. 20, 2019. More utilities across the United States are adopting programs to promote grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs), which will be critical to the grid of the future. Some programs focus on energy savings and others on demand flexibility, but none of those […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

DERs Boost Grid Efficiency

30 Sep , 2019  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on 9/23/19. The power system’s growing need for flexible load and customers’ rising demand for backup power are driving new partnerships between utilities and providers of customer-sited resources across the Northeast. Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP) is leading this transition toward distributed energy resources (DER) as grid assets. But others are […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

Efficient Heating and Cooling a Focus for NY Clean Energy Plan

27 Mar , 2018  

New York REV

Clean Heating Is Part of NY’s Energy Efficiency Solution Written by Sneha Ayyagari & Miles Farmer, nrdc.org, March 16, 2018. Achieving New York’s climate and clean energy goals hinges upon a comprehensive and ambitious plan to increase energy efficiency savings in New York across all fuels. As NRDC and a large coalition of advocates expressed […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

Ending Michigan’s Coal Dependency

18 Mar , 2015  

Michigan’s crisis: Can the coal-heavy state embrace renewables and efficiency? Utility Dive, March 17, 2015 Michigan officials and electric utilities are rushing to solve the state’s power difficulties ahead of significant expected capacity shortfalls. Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder (R) unveiled a broad strategy that calls for significantly more renewables and energy conservation programs in a state traditionally […]

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Building Technology, Emerging Technology, Whole Building

Crowdsourcing Opportunities for Efficient Building Technologies

16 Mar , 2015  

Valerie Eacret for Zondits, March 16, 2015 The U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) recently launched a website to crowdsource ideas for new and more efficient technologies for buildings. The intention is for researchers, product developers, and deployment teams to collaborate, although anyone who is interested may participate. The website is organized […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

The Advanced Energy Economy Strengthens Global Energy System

11 Mar , 2015  

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Report: Advanced Energy is a Nearly $1.3 Trillion Global Industry AEE News, March 10, 2015 Advanced Energy is as Big as Apparel and Almost Four Times Semiconductors Worldwide U.S. market grew 14% in 2014, five times the rate of the U.S. economy overall With nearly $200 billion in revenue, U.S. advanced energy is now bigger […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Regulatory Affairs

REV: Aligning the Utility Business Model with Societal Goals

4 Mar , 2015  

Energy Storage

All about the REV: How and why New York wants to develop distributed energy markets Utility Dive, March 3, 2015 The REV — the industry shorthand for the New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding — sounds exactly like “rêve,” the French word for “dream.” It’s only fitting given the aspirations of the REV docket: to […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Water Heating in the Zero Emissions Age

2 Mar , 2015  

Water Heating in the Zero Emissions Age Ryan Pollin for Zondits, March 2, 2015 Although standard water heaters come in a few configurations, they have yet to see a significant technology interruption in the same way that HVAC has been swarmed with variable frequency drives, or lighting has been rocked by CFLs and LEDs. Take […]

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Building Technology, HVAC

The Carbon Advantages of Refrigeration Remanufacturing

26 Feb , 2015  

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Report highlights potential for refrigeration remanufacturing Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Magazine, February 23, 2015 A report from an influential cross-party group of MPs has highlighted the potential for remanufacturing, as a way to reduce both costs and carbon, with refrigerated display cases selected as a key area for improvement. Remanufacturing – defined as “a series […]

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Industrial Technology, Motors & Drives

Electric Motor Efficiency Classes in EU, US, and China

26 Feb , 2015  

Electric Motor Efficiency Classes in EU, US, and China George Sorin Ioan for Zondits, February 26, 2015 The legislatures in the three largest economies in the world (as of 2013 – according to the International Monetary Fund) have similar requirements and classifications for motor efficiency. Because of this, motor manufacturers could design one motor and […]

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