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Utilities Coalition Challenging Trump's ACE Plan (Ind. Report)
Power Companies Climate Coalition
Date: 2019-09-18
Reuters is reporting New York-based Con Edison and eight other U.S. utilities -- the Power Companies Climate Coalition -- have filed a legal challenge to the Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) plan to cut carbon emissions from power plants. Trump's plan replaces the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan that would have cut power plant carbon emissions by more than a third from 2005 levels by 2030 by virtually eliminating coal-fired power production.

According to the filing, Trump's Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule undermines efforts already under way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by investing in renewable energy, electric vehicle infrastructure and energy efficiency and other clean technologies.

ACE allows states three years to devise their own plans to cut emissions mainly by encouraging coal-fired power plants to improve efficiency.

The coalition members include: Con Edison, Exelon Corp, National Grid, PG&E Corp, Public Service Enterprise Group Inc, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Seattle City Light, Sacramento Municipal Utility District and New York Power Authority. (Source: Con Edison, Guardian, Reuters, 16 Sept., 2019)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Power Companies Climate Coalition,  Obama Clean Power Plan,  Affordable Clean Energy Plan ,  

Sempra, ConEdison Completes Renewable Energy Assets Sale (M&A)
Sempra Energy,CopnEdison
Date: 2018-12-17
Further to our 24th Sept. coverage, Sempra Energy reports the closure of the sale of its U.S. operating solar assets, solar and battery storage development projects, and ownership interest in one wind facility to Consolidated Edison Inc. for approximately $1.6 billion in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.

The transaction included Mesquite Solar 2 and 3 in Arizona, Copper Mountain Solar 1 and 4 in Nevada, Great Valley Solar in California, and solar and battery storage development projects. Additionally, Con Edison acquired Sempra Energy's interest in jointly owned facilities, including Mesquite Solar 1; Copper Mountain Solar 2 and 3; the Alpaugh, Corcoran and White River solar facilities in California; and the Broken Bow II wind facility in Nebraska. The sale represents approximately 980 MW AC of installed capacity.

Sempra Energy intends to use the sale proceeds for debt reduction and to expand its regulated Texas utility platform through Oncor Electric Delivery Co. LLC's pending acquisition of InfraREIT Inc. (Source: Sempra Energy, PR, 14 Dec., 2018) Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094,; Sempra Energy, Inv. Relations, (619) 696-2901,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sempra Energy,  ConEdison,  

Johnson Controls, Con Edison Enter Energy Storage JV (Ind. Report)
Johnson Controls,Consolidated Edison Solutions
Date: 2018-10-01
Johnson Controls International plc will provide the intellectual property and be a minority owner in a new energy storage JV with Consolidated Edison Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of New York-based Con Edison Cleaner Energy Businesses Inc., the companies have announced.

Con Edison Solutions will be the majority owner and operating partner of the joint venture as the exclusive provider of battery storage systems to customers of Johnson Controls. The battery storage systems JCI has developed learn the operating characteristics of a building's electrical system and optimizes them for the end customer's maximum economic benefit.

Johnson Controls' energy storage group employees will become part of Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses. Other terms of the agreement have not been released. (Source: Johnson Controls, Con Edison, Milwaukee Biz Times, 1 Oct., 2018) Contact: Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses , Mark Noyes, President and CEO,; Johnson Controls,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Controls,  Consolidated Edison Solutions,  Energy STorage,  

Con Edison Snares 943 MW Sempra Solar Asset (Ind. Report, M&A)
ConEdison, Sempra
Date: 2018-09-24
Con Edison is reporting it will close on the planned $1.54 billion purchase of 943 MW of operational solar plants and a 38 MW wind farm from Sempra before the year end -- subject to US DOE and FERC regulatory approvals. The transaction will make Con Edison the 2nd-largest owner of operational solar assets in the US.

ConEdison plans to fund the acquisition via borrowing $825 million in long-term, non-recourse debt and issuing $715 million in equity, and will assume $576 million in debt tied to these projects. (Source: ConEdison, PV Mag., Other, 21 Sept., 2018) Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094,; Sempra Energy, Inv. Relations, (619) 696-2901,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ConEdison,  Sempra,  Solar,  

Con Edison's South Dakota Wind Farm Near Completion (Ind. Report)
Con Edison
Date: 2018-07-16
Con Edison is reported to nearing completion of a 9-turbine wind farm in Brule County, near the community of Kimball, South Dakota. Wanzek Construction was the project contractor.

When fully operational, the $10 million project is expected to generate sufficient power for power about 2,250 homes. (Source: Con Edison, Daily Republic, 14 July, 2018) Contact: Con Edison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, Project Development Director Corey Juhl, (914) 286-7094,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Wind,  Con Edison,  

Green Street Snares NYC Solar Projects Portfolio (M&A)
Green Street Power Partners
Date: 2018-03-07
Stamford, Connecticut-headquartered Green Street Power Partners (GSPP) is reporting the purchase of a portfolio of community solar projects in Con Edison's service zone, from SunPower.

The portfolio includes a 918-kilowatt rooftop project in Maspeth, Queens. The project was originated by SunPower dealer Accord Power, which is providing EPC services. Construction, using SunPower Helix advanced technology, is expected to get underway April 1. 2018. The completed project will generate sufficient power for more than 150 NYC homes. (Source: Green Street Power Partners, PR, 5 Mar., 2018) Contact: Green Street Power Partners Scott Kerner, CEO,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Community Solar,  Green Street Power Partners,  

ConEdison, Tesla Partner on Powerpack Installations (Ind. Report)
Tesla,ConEdison,Orange and Rockland
Date: 2018-02-19
In the Big Apple, New York's largest electric utility, Con Edison, reports it has partnered with Tesla to propose a series of Powerpack energy storage installations in collaboration with Orange and Rockland (O&R), a Con Edison subsidiary.

The Project will develop and test methods of mitigating barriers to energy storage implementation. The demonstration project batteries will consist of a 4MW/8MWh portfolio of aggregated batteries located at individual battery sites behind-the-meter of commercial and industrial customers and co-located with distribution-connected remote solar projects. The battery installations will be developed, designed, installed, operated and maintained by Tesla.

The $5.6 million project is expected to pay for itself quickly by creating over $700,000 in value per year in the New York ISO energy, capacity and ancillary services markets. (Source: Tesla, ConEdison, ElecTrek. 15 Feb., 2018)Contact: Orange and Rockland,; Tesla Power Pack,; ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Tesla Powerpack,  Con Edison,  Energy Storage,  

ConEdison Doubles Energy Savings Rebate Incentives (Ind. Report)
Legend Power Systems
Date: 2018-01-24
Vancouver-based voltage reduction and optimization technology specialist Legend Power Systems Inc. reports that NYC power utility Con Edison has increased its financial incentives for energy saving technologies, including Legend's proprietary Harmonizer system.

The Harmonizer measures the incoming voltage from the grid. It knows the maximum savings your electrical equipment will allow and tunes the voltage down as much as it can. Voltage from the grid often fluctuates so the Harmonizer dynamically compensates in real time.

Even if the voltage naturally pops down to the optimum level, the system goes into a bypass state to let everything through. So your building will always get what it needs while saving the most amount of money possible, accxording to the company website. The increase in incentives funding relevant to Legend's offering comes from Con Edison's Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program. which previously offered a performance-based Custom incentive of $0.16 per kWh. This typically equates to a cash contribution ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 for a Legend project. Con Edison has added an incentive of $600 per kW saved, significantly increasing the typical funding range for a Legend project from $20,000 to $50,000, according to the company website. (Source: Legend Power Systems, 22 Jan., 2018) Contact: Legend Power Systems , Randy Buchamer, CEO, Pres., (778) 945 1501,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  ,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency Incentive,  

Con Edison Proposes Maine Wind Energy Delivery to the Bay State Boston (Ind. Report)
Con Edison
Date: 2017-08-07
New York energy utility Con Edison reports it aims to partner with Maine Power Express LLC, (MPX) a group of energy developers, to construct wind farms in Penobscot and Arostock Counties, Maine. Power from the new wind farms would be transmitted to Boston through a bid process under consideration in Massachusetts.

Under the plan, MPX would build a 630-megawatt wind facility in Penobscot and Aroostook counties called County Line Wind. Then the partnership would deliver that power via an underground power line on an existing energy corridor that eventually connects to an underwater transmission line to Boston, according to a press release issued Wednesday.

If the MPX project wins the Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP, it would sign a 20-year power purchase agreement with Massachusetts utilities regulators, according to the release. Construction of the wind farms and the transmission corridor would be complete by 2022, according to the bid. Massachusetts is expected to make its selection in January 2018. (Source: Con Edison, Press Herald, 2 Aug., 2017) Contact: Con Edison, (212) 460-4600,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Con Edison,  Wind,  

ConEd Energy Management, Efficiency Program Extended (Ind. Report)
New York State Public Service Commission,Consolidated Edison
Date: 2017-07-19
In the Empire State, the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) reports it has extended and expanded Consolidated Edison's (ConEd) Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program which is expected to save customers approximately $24.5 million over the life of the program.

BDQM will add additional distributed energy resources -- fuel cells, solar power, battery storage and thermal storage -- that will enable ConEd to delay additional traditional infrastructure construction and thus create savings for customers. ConEd's Energy efficiency initiatives have resulted in more than 110 gigawatt-hours (GWh) of annual energy reduction for small business hours and 27 GWh in multi-family residences and individual apartments, according to the NY PSC release. (Source: NY PSC, Energy Manager, 17 July, 2017) Contact: New York State PSC, (518) 474-7080,; Con Edison, Vicki Kuov, (212) 460-4600,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  New York State Public Service Commission,  Consolidated Edison ,  

Con Edison Home Energy Storage-to-Grid Program OK'd (Ind. Report)
New York State Public Service Commission,Consolidated Edison
Date: 2017-05-29
The N.Y. State Public Service Commission (PSC) reports it has approved Consolidated Edison's program allowing residential battery energy storage systems to export electricity to the grid in select commercial locations in Brooklyn and Queens.

Under the Brooklyn/Queens Demand Management Program, customers will be able to use installed battery storage systems to export power to the electric grid to respond to Con Edison's calls to reduce peak load conditions in the area.

The program is expected to cut peak hour energy demand, save homeowners cash, and defer the construction of a $1 billion electrical substation, according to the PSC. (Source: New York State Public Service Commission, PR, 25 May, 2017)Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094,; NY PSC, Jon Sorense, (518) 416-2496,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Battery Energy Storage,  Consolidated Edison,  New York State Public Service Commission,  

ICF Inks $13.6Mn Con Edison Energy Efficiency Contract (Ind. Report)
ICF, Con Edison
Date: 2017-05-12
Fairfax, Virginia-based consulting and technology services provider ICF reports it has won a contract under which it will assist Con Edison with its residential energy efficiency programs. The 3-year contract, which was awarded in Q,is valued at $13.6 million.

ICF will work with Con Edison to plan, design and market the programs and provide Con Edison with detailed analytics, call center support and information technology services.

Con Edison's residential energy efficiency programs include incentives for upgrades to HVAC, lighting, appliances and smart thermostats. (Source: ICF, 10 May, 2017) Contact: ICF, Mike Merrick, Snr. VP, Erica Eriksdotter, (703) 934-3668,,; ConEdison, Vicki Kuo, Dir.Energy Efficiency,,,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ICF,  Con Edison,  Energy Efficiency,  

Con Edison Solutions Confirms DOL ESPC Contract (Ind. Report)
ConEdison Solutions,U.S. Department of Labor Mine and Safety Health Administration
Date: 2017-04-05
ConEdison Solutions, an energy services unit of Con Edison, reports it has entered into an energy savings performance contract (ESPC) for energy efficiency upgrades at U.S. Department of Labor Mine and Safety Health Administration's 288,000 square foot facility in Beaver, West Virginia. Under the terms of the contract, ConEdison Solutions will be responsible for the financing, implementation, and post-construction services associated with the contract.

Prior to signing the contract on December 20, 2016, CES developed and finalized an investment grade audit report and proposed the necessary energy efficiency improvements including: domestic hot water heaters, cooling towers, energy management and controls system, air handling units, lighting improvements, water conservation measures and vending machine controls.

The completed contract is expected to save the DOL $415,000 in energy costs in the first year and over $290,000 per year thereafter. (Source: ConEdison Solutions, EL&P, April 3, 2017) Contact: ConEdison Solutions, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094,

More Low-Carbon Energy News ConEdison Solutions,  Energy Efficiency,  

ConEdison Plugging Portable Energy Storage in NYC (Ind. Report)
NRG Energy,ConEdison
Date: 2017-03-03
In the Big Apple, ConEdison is reporting plans for the deployment of its "Storage on Demand" energy storage system. The system is designed to keep service reliable as consumption rises during hot summer months or whenever an electrical network needs short-term support.

NRG Energy will develop and build the battery storage system, which will consist of two mobile battery trailers and one mobile electrical switchgear trailer. Con Edison's first battery storage project, in partnership with GI Energy, will place batteries totaling 1 MW at the properties of four customers across the city.

"Battery storage technology is advancing quickly and can provide us with another tool to keep our service reliable on the days our customers need it the most," said Con Edison's VP fo Distributed Resource Integration, Matthew Ketschke. (Source: ConEdison, Mar., 2017) Contact: ConEdison Development, Matthew Ketschke,; NRG Energy Inc., (609) 524-4500,

More Low-Carbon Energy News NRG Energy,  ConEdison,  Energy Storage,  

Con Ed Launches Energy Efficiency, Clean Energy Units (Ind. Report)
Consolidated Edison Inc
Date: 2017-02-13
New York utility Consolidated Edison (ConEd) Inc. reports it will bring three existing companies under one legal entity named Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc. The new unit will incorporate Con Edison Solutions, Con Edison Development and Con Edison Energy.

Con Edison Solutions provides sustainability services, energy efficiency solutions and energy performance contracting to a range of commercial, industrial, residential and government customers. Con Edison Development develops, owns and operates renewable and energy infrastructure while Con Edison Energy provides energy-management services.

Through its three subsidiaries, the Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses Inc. will develop, own and operate renewable and energy infrastructure assets and provide energy products and services to wholesale and retail customers, according to a company release. (Source: Consolidated Edison FCBJ, 9 Feb., 2017) Contact: ConEdison, Jorge J. Lopez, Pres., CEO, (914) 286-7094,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Consolidated Edison,  ConEd,  Energy Efficiency,  

NYCEEC Finances Low-income Housing Microgrid (Ind. Report)
Demand Energy ,New York City Energy Efficiency Corp
Date: 2016-12-12
In the Empire State, the New York City Energy Efficiency Corp. (NYCEEC) reports it has granted a 10-year project loan of more than $1 million to Demand Energy to bring large-scale battery storage technology to a privately-owned low-income housing development in Brooklyn, NY. The project will be the first battery storage microgrid installation at a 625-unit low-income property in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn,. The property currently has 400 kilowatts of solar energy and will add 400 kilowatts of fuel-cell generating capacity as part of an extensive property renovation.

Demand Energy's lithium-ion battery system will be used to store the power generated onsite during the lower-cost off-peak Con Edison power, thus reducing power demand when electricity is at its highest cost.

The energy storage and distributed energy resources will be integrated into a microgrid managed by Demand Energy's DEN.OSTM software platform. The system will cut power expenses, help keep the grid reliable and provide off-grid backup power for emergencies. (Source: NYCEEC, Commercial Property Executive, 8 Dec., 2016) Contact: NYCEEC, Susan Leeds, CEO, Posie Constable, Director of Business Development, Posie Constable, Head of Business Development, (646) 797-4630,,; Demand Energy, Doug Stalker, VP, (509) 255-7150,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Storage,  Demand Energy,  Microgrid ,  

Supermarket Energy Efficiency Project Wins Con Edison Incentives (Ind. Report)
Date: 2016-12-09
In the Empire State, Con Edison reports that DeCicco & Sons supermarkets have taken advantage of Con Edison's Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency Program to make $1.57 million worth of energy efficiency related upgrades in four stores, reducing electricity usage by 1.52 million kilowatt hours a year. A $739,000 incentive from Con Edison, combined with the savings on energy costs, will allow the owners to recoup their investment in about 18 months.

DeCicco's energy efficiency upgrades included LED lighting, air-tight doors, HVAC upgrades, building management systems and others. The upgrades also earned the grocery chain payments under Con Edison's smart usage (Demand Response) program.

In other Con Edison news, the utility has introduced its Manage Energy 3-D interactive website for commercial and industrial customers. The site shows the potential for energy savings in various locations and systems in a commercial building. It also contains detailed information on the success Con Edison customers have had with energy efficiency and a video from an energy adviser. (Source: ConEdison, Dec. 7, 2016) (Contact: ConEdison Energy Efficiency,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Con Edison,  Enewrgy Efficiency,  Energy Efficiency Rebates,  Eenergy Efficiency Incentives,  

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