Electriq's flagship product line is the PowerPod, the industry-leading smart home battery backup system designed to save on electricity costs and protect against blackouts. The system includes a battery, hybrid battery/solar inverter, an energy meter, as well as a smart home energy software to manage electricity use and optimize efficiency. The PowerPod is modular and expandable up to three systems with three battery packs per system, giving installers and homeowners system design flexibility, with up to 16.5 kW of power and 99 kWh of battery storage.
The PowerPod 2, launched in late 2020, is the next-generation version of Electriq Power's industry-leading PowerPod family. This latest system is equipped with non-toxic, non-hazardous Lithium-Iron-Phosphate (LiFePO4), or LFP, batteries, which are rapidly becoming the industry standard, allowing for longer battery cycle life, increased reliability, and enhanced safety. The new high-performance, cobalt-free model builds upon key features of the original PowerPod system and PowerPod LFP technology to create the optimal energy storage solution. Notable product enhancements of the PowerPod 2 include:
The PowerPod 2 became the first fully integrated OpenADR 2.0b-certified residential battery storage system on the market, enabling Electriq Power to seamlessly partner with energy aggregators and participate in today’s dynamic energy marketplace. Recent strategic partnerships have given Electriq Power a pathway forward into deployment and control of energy storage systems while maximizing value for microgrids. Additionally, as the company continues to build out its vision of increasing value-added services for Virtual Power Plants, Electriq Power has accelerated deployments of battery systems and established a foundation from which to provide real-time grid services to support utility infrastructure and grid operators across the country. (Source: Electriq Power, 18 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Electriq Power, Aric Saunders, EVP of Sales (855) 206-9462, email@example.com, www.electriqpower.com
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Licensed as an electricity and natural gas provider across North America, EnPowered's software platform simplifies market participation and increases value to end-users. EnPowered combines regulatory expertise, load forecasting, and IoT enabling end-users to seamlessly participate directly in electricity markets, automating enrollment in peak-load shifting, peak shaving, or demand response programs, end-to-end energy awareness and improved energy management for building owners,
according to the company website.
(Source: Telkonet Inc., PR, 15 Feb., 2021) Contact: Telkonet, Bridget Donofrio, Marketing Manager, 414.302.2299
firstname.lastname@example.org, www.telkonet.com; EnPowered, Janine Scott
Marketing and Communications Manager
888-280-0790, email@example.com, www.GetEnPowered.com
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mVoult will be offered as a smart controller and mobile app specifically designed for residential applications. The Company also plans to launch a fully integrated mVoult branded battery energy storage and controls solution. The home power solution will enable the selection of optional add-ons such as solar integration or back-up generators. The company expects to begin taking pre-orders for both the stand-alone controls and the fully integrated solution in April 2021. Installations of the solution are expected to begin summer 2021.
CleanSpark, Inc. offers a suite of software solutions that provide end-to-end microgrid energy modeling, energy market communications, and energy management solutions. Offerings include intelligent energy monitoring and controls, intelligent microgrid design software, middle-ware communications protocols for the energy industry, energy system engineering and software consulting services.
Through its wholly owned subsidiary, ATL Data Centers LLC, CleanSpark also owns and operates a data center that provides customers with traditional on-site and cloud-based data center services. (Source: CleanSpark, Inc., PR, 15 Feb., 2021)
Contact: CleanSpark, Inc., Zach Bradford, CEO, (801) 244-4405, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.cleanspark.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Microgrid news, Energy Stoarge news, Energy Management news,
Wartsilia will provide a grid-connected battery storage system and long-term servicing to the system including remote monitoring, performance guarantees and replacing and repairing components as needed. Wartsilia will use the Finland-headquartered energy storage system integrator's recently launched GridSolv Max containerised lithium-ion battery storage and run on the company's GEMS energy management software platform.
Mexico is aiming to reach 30 pct renewables by 2021 and 35 by 2024. (Source: Wartsilia, PR, Energy Storage, 8 Feb., 2021)
Contact: Eurus Energy Holdings, +81-3-5404-5300 / FAX: +81-3-5404-5301, www.eurus-energy.com; Eurus Energy America, Eurus Energy America, Nick Henriksen, VP, 858-638-7115,
858-638-7125 -- fax;
email@example.com, www.eurusenergy.com; Wartsila, www.wartsila.com
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Enphase Encharge™ storage systems feature Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry, which provides a long cycle life, safe operation through excellent thermal stability, and a UL9540A fire safety certification.
Enphase Storage systems are equipped with Enphase Power Start™ technology, which helps seamlessly power-up air conditioners and well-pumps. Homeowners have insight into their solar and storage systems through the Enphase Enlighten™ mobile app.
(Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, 3 Feb., 2021) Contact: Enphase Energy Inc., Dave Ranhoff, CCO, Christian Zdebel, 484-788-2384, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.enphase.com; Momentum Solar, Arthur Souritzidis, CEO, www.momentumsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enphase Energy news, Momentum Solar news, Battery Energy Storage news,
. Enphase Encharge™ storage systems feature Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery chemistry, which provides a long cycle life, safe operation through excellent thermal stability, and a UL9540A fire safety certification. Enphase Storage systems are equipped with Enphase Power Start™ technology, which helps seamlessly power-up air conditioners and well-pumps. Homeowners have insight into their solar and storage systems through the Enphase Enlighten™ mobile app, including the ability to go off-grid from the app..
(Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, 3 Feb., 2021) Contact: Enphase Energy Inc., Dave Ranhoff, CCO, Christian Zdebel, 484-788-2384, email@example.com, www.enphase.com; Momentum Solar, Arthur Souritzidis, CEO, www.momentumsolar.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Enphase Energy news, Battery Energy Storage news, Solar+Storage news,
Satori provides expertise and service to more than 55,000 industrial, municipal, and residential clients in 25 states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and Mexico. The company's capabilities span the spectrum of Energy Structuring and Market Intelligence Operations, including: energy procurement, market price monitoring, contract administration, review, and negotiation, transaction due diligence, demand-side curtailment program evaluation, energy and invoice auditing, capacity PLC notification, budgeting and forecasting, and utility account and service setup.
Satori also has experience and expertise in energy transition, from sustainable energy and energy resiliency solutions, including community solar aggregation and behind-the-meter installations, to purchase of Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) and carbon offsets, LEED certification, and ENERGY STAR® Certification and energy benchmarking.
Priority Power is the #1 Independent Energy Solutions Provider focused on Energy Infrastructure, Energy Transition Program Management, Market Intelligence Operations, and Energy Structuring. Priority serves over 1,600 clients, totaling $2.4/BN in energy spend across 37 states. Priority is backed by Ara Partners, a private equity firm specializing in decarbonization investments in the industrial and manufacturing, chemicals and materials, energy efficiency and green fuels, and the food and agriculture sectors.
(Source: Priority Power Management, LLC, PR, Feb., 2021)
Contact: Ara Partners, (917) 439-3507, www.arapartners.com;
Priority Power Management, LLC,
John J. Bick,
JBick@PriorityPower.net , www.prioritypower.net; Satori Energy Solutions, 312-850-2300, www.satorienergy.com
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A key attribute of FEDS 8.0 is the ability to initiate assessments with a limited detail of characteristics. FEDS fills in unknown details based on the parameters specified with a sophisticated internal inference generator whose results can be reviewed and updated as appropriate.
The highly scalable tool simulates building systems, including building shell, lighting, HVAC, and water heating technologies and calculates loads and energy use to analyze the cost and performance impact of thousands of potential efficiency measures.
Development of FEDS was supported by the U.S. DOE Federal Energy Management Program in coordination with other government agencies.
Download FEDS 8.0 licensing and other details HERE. (Source: PNNL, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact:
PNNL, Bob Dahowski , FEDS development engineer, www.pnnl.gov
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EmpowerSC includes four main focuses targeting specific areas of energy savings: EmpowerHome -- Offers rebates on equipment such as HVAC and water heating systems, ENERGY STAR®-qualified appliances and smart thermostats. Some of the new rebates are also available for multi-family housing. Low-interest loans for home improvements and home energy audits, or House Calls, are also available.
EmpowerBusiness -- Resources are available to help South Carolina businesses make the best choices when it comes to powering their organizations. EmpowerBusiness also provides rebates for qualifying equipment purchased, which can lead to substantial savings.
EmpowerSolar -- Solar Home and Solar Business can help customers add solar panels to their property and pay part of the cost with rebates and credits. For those who aren't able or don't wish to put panels on their roof, Solar Share allows them to purchase a share of locally produced "community" solar power for as little as $10 per month.
EmpowerAuto -- With the increasing number of electric vehicles on the road, EmpowerAuto provides information to help customers understand, choose and thrive with electric vehicles. Santee Cooper is offering up to $500 in rebates for a qualified, level 2 residential charging station.
(Source: Santee Cooper, PR, 12 Jan., 2021)
Contact: EmpowerSC, www.EmpowerSC.com; Santee Cooper, Mike Poston, Chief Customer Officer, www.santeecooper.com
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The system is connected solution integrated into the home's electrical panel providing real-time information to optimize home energy usage and track savings.
The system gives homeowners greater insight into energy usage and their carbon footprint.
(Source: Schneider Electric, PR, Website, 11 Jan., 2021) Contact: Schneider Electric, Bradford Wills, Director: Strategic Customers & Programs, Home & Distribution, www.se.com
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As previously reported, SunPower completed the spin-off of Maxeon Solar Technologies last August. The spin-off encompassed international panel manufacturing and associated sales, which is now run by Maxeon. Following the split, SunPower is focused on solar and battery storage system sales and services for customers in the U.S. and Canada, as well as developing downstream energy services products like energy management software.
(Source: SunPower, PR, GreenTech, 9 Jan., 2020) Contact: SunPower, Thomas H. Werner, CEO, (408) 240-5500, www.sunpower.com
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As a power service provider, Sunnova's network of solar dealers in the U.S. will be able to provide a simple upgrade path for existing Enphase homeowners as well as homeowners who are new to solar and storage. (Source: Enphase Energy, Inc., PR, 6 Jan. 2021)
Contact: Enphase Energy, Inc., Badri Kothandaraman, CEO, Christian Zdebe, 484-788-2384, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.enphase.com;
Sunnova Energy International Inc., John Berger, CEO, Kelsey Hultberg,
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According to the release, EnergyCAP, Inc. has helped more than 10,000 energy managers in government, education, and commercial organizations derive value from their utility bills and energy data. Clients use EnergyCAP software-based solutions to streamline utility bill processing and auditing, track energy and greenhouse gas data, process campus chargebacks, target reduction goals, benchmark facilities, submit to ENERGY STAR, measure and verify energy & cost savings, create budgets, forecasts and others. (Source: EnergyCAP Inc., PR, Jan., 2020) Contact: EnergyCAP Inc., Steve Heinz, CEO, 855.315.5117,
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According to the press release, Rhode Island has set aggressive energy savings targets for electric and gas utilities' programs that help residential and commercial customers save energy as part of its energy efficiency resource standard. The State government is also adopting cost-saving efficiency measures that are reducing energy demands and operating costs and has also entered into an innovative Strategic Energy Management Plan (SEMP) with National Grid that is actively supporting the deployment of cost-effective efficiency investments across public sector facilities.
(Source: State of Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families, PR, 8 Jan., 2021)
Contact: State of Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth & Families, www.dcyf.ri.gov; ACEEE, www.aceee.org
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Under the agreement, STM and Schneider Electric will increase their cooperation on reducing STM's energy consumption, and increased use of renewable energy and identify and implement ocarbon avoidance and sequestration programs across all of STM locations. The companies will develop additional joint products, technologies, and solutions focused on energy efficiency improvements, supporting digital transformation in buildings, datacenters, industrial applications, and infrastructure.
STM is stepping up its planned global energy procurement of 100 pct renewable energy and to become carbon neutral by 2027, according to the release.
(Source: STMicroelectronics, Website PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: STMicroelectronics, Jean-Marc Chery, Pres. & CEO, www.st.com; Schneider Electric, www.se.com
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The smart microgrid system consists of three main elements: renewable energy power generation system, independent small-scale energy storage system, and centralized large-scale energy storage system. Moreover, the system integrates battery and energy management systems providing better quality and improvement on efficiency.
The "social enterprise" company combines solar power, home energy storage, and concentrated energy storage technologies to build a microgrid system to substitute utility power. The company also introduced its residential Wolf ZE hybrid energy storage system to the Japanese market and has developed various energy storage systems for different applications. (Source: Ecolohas Energy Technology, PR Saur News , 2 Jan., 2021) Contact: Ecolohas Energy Technology, Kevin Yang, Pres., www.ecolohas.com.tw
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If approved by the State Corporation Commission, the project would begin construction in 2024 for 2026 completion when it would generate sufficient power for as many as 660,000 homes.
(Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy, Joshua Bennett, VP Offshore Wind, www.DominionEnergy.com;
BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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the BOEM release noted that "because the construction and operations plan has been withdrawn from review, there is no longer a proposal for a major federal action awaiting technical and environmental review, nor is there a decision pending before BOEM."
In a Dec. 14 press release, Vineyard Wind said it expects financial close on the project in the second half of 2021 and the project to come online in 2023.
(Source: BOEM, Vineyard Wind, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2020))Contact: Vineyard Wind, (508) 717-8964, www.vineyardwind.com; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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Arevon is North America's leading renewable energy company, offering comprehensive renewable energy infrastructure solutions to institutional investors and long-term owners that maximize value across the entire lifecycle of assets. Arevon is an affiliate of Capital Dynamics, benefiting from the global scale and extensive market insight of the global Capital Dynamics Clean Energy Infrastructure (CEI) platform.
Arevon's global fleet of PV Solar and Onshore Wind assets now exceeds 6.5GWdc, representing over $9 billion in invested capital. Arevon operates the 2nd largest portfolio of operating solar assets in North America, with over 3.5 GWdc of commercially operating utility-scale, commercial/industrial, distributed generation, and Battery Storage assets, according to the company website.
(Source: Arevon Energy, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2020)
Contact: Arevon Energy Management, Tiago Sabino Dias, CEO, 480-653-8450, www.arevonenergy.com
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ClearTrace's carbon accounting platform enables auditable, 24/7 monitoring of energy generation and consumption. The platform creates verifiable digital records of energy usage, can track third party energy supply, financial power purchase agreements, demand response activities, and true multi-stakeholder management of behind-the-meter energy assets. (Source: ClearTrace, PR, 15 Dec., 2020) Contact: ClearTrace, Lincoln Payton, CEO, email@example.com, www.cleartrace.io
More Low-Carbon Energy News ClearTrace, Carbon Accounting, Carbon Emissions, Energy Management,
EVLO's lithium-iron phosphate batteries and modular design can be scaled to meet a wide variety of needs and includes power control and energy management software.
They also have a smaller environmental footprint, are made from naturally abundant, nontoxic materials, and can be recycled using a process that allows 99 pct of the active materials to be recovered and reused. Moreover, EVLO systems do not contain any cobalt or rare earth elements.
(Source: Hydro-Quebec, Website, PR, 9 Dec., 2020)Contact: Hydro-Quebec, Sophie Brochu, Pres., CEO, www.hydroquebec.com; EVLO, www.evloenergy.com/en
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Partly sponsored by the TaiwanBusiness-EBRD Technical Cooperation Fund, the Green Cities Framework aims to achieve the carbon reduction targets set by the Paris Climate Agreement and attract foreign investment by strengthening environmental protection, reducing emissions and conserving energy. The EBRD regions are home to vibrant and diverse cities that span across central Europe to Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the southern and eastern Mediterranean region, according to the EBRD Green Cities website. (Source: City of Warsaw, Taiwan News, 5 Dec., 2020) Contact: EBRD Green Cities Framework, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ebrdgreencities.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD, Green Cities, Energy Management, Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency,
Southern Power is the majority owner with TransAlta Corporation holding a minority ownership position in the Skookumchuck Wind Facility which was developed and constructed by Renewable Energy Systems.
Southern Power's wind portfolio includes more than 2,115-MW of wind generation -- part of the company's 4,510-MW renewable fleet of 41 wind and solar facilities operating or under construction. (Source: Southern Power, PR, Power Eng., 1 Dec., 2020) Contact:
Southern Power, Bill Grantham, Pres.,(404) 506-5000, www.southerncompany.com; RES Group,www.res-group.com; PSE, David Mills, Snr. VP, CSO, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000, www.pse.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Puget Sound Energy, Renewable Energy Systems, Southern Company, Southern Power, Renewable Energy Systems , Wind,
The Sustainable Campus Index highlights innovative and high-impact initiatives from colleges and universities that submitted a Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) report in the most recent calendar year. (Source: University of Wisconsin-Madison, PR, Dec. 2020) Contact: University of Wisconsin-Madison, www.wisc.edu; Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, 303-395-1331, www.aashe.org
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Organizations within the NJII network can enroll in COI Energy's programs to monetize energy flexibility, reduce energy waste and unnecessary spend by improving the efficiency of their facilities. The COI Energy management platform enables customers to benchmark their carbon reduction and earn new revenues monthly through the sale of their unused or excess energy and/or generate savings by continuously monitoring and improving their energy efficiency.
COI Energy's scalable energy management platform facilitates two-way communication between their customers to reduce costs, eliminates energy waste, and better support the electric grid with real-time energy insights and customized alerts. (Source: COI Energy, Website, PR, 1 Dec., 2020)
Contact: COI Energy, SaLisa Berrien, CEO, 813.501.4814, email@example.com, www.coienergyservices.com; New Jersey Innovation Institute,
Dan Kaminski, VP, GM, Data & Technology Division, 973-596-5800, www.njii.com
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The software platform enables the collection, management, and analysis of utility/IoT/sub-meter data to conduct energy audits, forecast savings, benchmark building portfolios and analyse KPIs, measure and verify efficiency and renewable energy projects, analyse tariffs and create sustainability reports at scale.
The ARC platform allows buildings, city and community projects to collect data, manage and benchmark progress, measure impact and improve sustainability and calculates a performance score based on global building data and action-oriented strategies across five categories, including energy, water, waste, transportation and human experience. (Source: Wattics Ltd, PR, 19 Nov., 2020)
Contact: Wattics Energy management, Antonio Ruzzelli, CEO, Amy Ryan, +353 1 415 1241, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.watics.com; Arc Skoru, Dave Witek, COO, www.arcskoru.com
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sonnenCore provides customers with straightforward access to reliable emergency backup power, intelligent energy management, and round-the-clock access to stored solar energy with an easy-to-install, competitively-priced system.
sonnenCore is equipped with 4.8kW/10kWh of maximum usable capacity and pairs with new and existing PV systems, with an MSRP of $9,500. The system uses long-lasting, cobalt-free, recyclable and safe lithium iron phosphate batteries designed for stationary energy storage and backed by a limited warranty of 10 years / 10,000 charge cycles.
(Source: sonnen, Website, PR, 19 Nov., 2020) Contact: sonnen, Blake Richetta, CEO US Operations, www.sonnenusa.com
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The SEP designation, which lasts for two years recognizes public power utilities for demonstrating leading practices in : smart energy program structure; energy efficiency and distributed energy programs; environmental and sustainability initiatives, and customer experience.
The APPA advocates and advises on electricity policy, technology, trends, training and operations for not-for-profit, community-owned utilities in 2,000 towns and cities nationwide. More than 85 public power utilities nationwide presently hold the SEP designation.
(Source: Clallam County PUD. PR, Nov., 2020) Contact: Clallam County PUD , Doug Nass, GM, 509-663-8121, www.chellampud.net; American Public Power Association, www.publicpower.org
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Pearl Certification drives demand for home improvements like efficient heating and cooling systems, solar, and smart home devices by capturing their value for resale and appraisal. Pearl qualifies a network of contractors who improve home performance, and real estate professionals who ensure these homes are properly marketed and valued when sold. When marketed correctly, Pearl Certified homes can add 5 pct or more to a home's sale price, according to a company release.
(Source: Pearl Certification, PR, 16 Nov., 2020) Contact: Peral Certification Green Door App, www.greendoor.app; Pearl Certification, Rachel Davis, VP, Lindsay Bachman,
412.443.2996, email@example.com, www.pearlcertification.com
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Under the agreement, Caverion is responsible for the continuous monitoring and reporting of energy use, energy audits and certificates. Caverion is also responsible for the remote management of building automation and developing the related technical infrastructure. With the 24/7 monitoring of the property conditions and energy use, negative developments can be prevented. The collected data can also be utilized to further improve and develop the buildings' infrastructure. A dedicated energy manager will follow the effectiveness of energy efficiency related actions, and guide and calculate the savings potential. (Source: City of Espoo, PR, 10 Nov., 2020) Contact: Caverion Finland, Laura Karotie, Head of Managed Services , +358 50 326 9314, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.caverion.com; City of Espoo, Mauri Laurila, Head of Premises, www.espoo.fi/en
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A single 600-MW wind farm in the Gulf would produce an estimated 4,400 jobs and $445 million in economic output during the construction phase, based upon modeling the by U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. Operations would contribute 150 new permanent jobs, along with an estimated $14 million in annual spending. By 2035, industry forecasts suggest U.S. offshore wind energy capacity could grow to 22 gigawatts through $70 billion of new capital investment in manufacturing and port infrastructure, as well as 45,000 new direct jobs, according to the Governor's release.
BOEM studies estimate the Gulf of Mexico could produce as much as 10 pct of U.S. wind energy. (Source: Office of Gov. John Bel Edwards, KATC News, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Office of Gov. John Bel Edwards
Harry Vorhoff, Dir., Governor's Office of Coastal Activities.
(225) 342-7015, (866)366-1121, gov.louisiana.gov; BOEM, Connie Gillette, Public Affairs, Walter Cruickshank, Acting Dir., (202) 208-6474, www.boem.gov
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Belmont Light partnered with energy consulting firm, Abode Energy Management (Abode) of Concord, to manage the CleanComfort program. In addition to the pre-installation assistance, Abode will also work with heat pump installation contractors to review plans and ensure that systems are being installed in the most beneficial manner for customers, as well as performing quality assurance checks after installation is complete and aiding the customer in the rebate process.
Rebates between $650 and $2,000, depending on system size, are currently available for Belmont Light customers who install air-source heat pumps in their homes, with additional rebates of up to $1,500 available for homeowners who completely replace fossil fuel systems with heat pumps.
(Source: Belmont Light, WickedLocal Belmont, 9 Nov., 2020) Contact: Belmont Light, Craig Spinale, GM, EnergyServices@BelmontLight.com, www.belmomtlight.com
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In January 2020, the ADB and Maldives' environment ministry began installation of solar battery-diesel hybrid systems on 48 iof the 160 inhabited islands of the atoll nation. According to its press statement, the project will further expand renewable-based hybrid systems, energy management systems, distribution grid upgrades, and supervisory control and data acquisition systems on 12 outer islands. Besides, a climate and disaster-resilient electricity distribution system will be developed in an outer island of Maldives. It will also perform a pilot test for a solar photovoltaic-based operated ferry for transportation.
The ADB said that the existing diesel-based power generation grids have been replaced in 70 outer islands by installing over 9.5 MW of solar capacity, 5.6 MWh of battery storage, and 11.6 MW of energy-efficient diesel generators. (Source: ADB, PR, Nov., 2020)Contact: Asian Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, Pres. +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org
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BESA and ESTA will retain their independence, but plans for the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Group include a combined newsletter and webinars to share information with a wider audience. The group will also enable the associations to work together on areas such as the Youth Stem Summit and Young People in Engineering, where energy management is a link.
(Source: BESA, Cooling Post, 29 Oct., 2020) Contact: BESA, www.thebesa.org
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Orsted now foresees clarity on the permitting timelines being pushed to late 2020 or even into 2021.
"Even assuming the permitting process starts moving within the first quarter next year, it appears highly likely that the Revolution Wind, Ocean Wind, Skipjack and Sunrise Wind projects will be delayed beyond the previously expected 2023 and 2024 construction years," the company said. (Source: Orsted, PR, 28 Oct., 2020)
Contact: Orsted, www.orsted.com
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This project, which is expected to be operational by late 2021, will source energy from a 50 MWp solar farm, previously built by GroenLeven, to generate green hydrogen as a storable form of energy by electrolysis of water.
Alliander N.V. provides utility services. The Company distributes electricity, gas, and heat, as well as offers solutions for energy metering and energy management
(Source: Bay Wa r.e., Website PR, 21 Oct., 2020) Contact: BaWa r.e.,Manfred Groh, Strategy Manager,
Corporate Strategy, Energy Policy & Sustainability, www.baywa-re.com; Alliander, +31 0 88 542 6363, www.alliander.com
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The Campaign helped drive approximately 4 trillion BTUs of annual energy savings -- enough to power more than 44,000 U.S. households for a year -- reducing the campaign participants' collective energy bills by $95 million a year. The research also enabled Berkeley Lab to create the world's largest collection of data on building energy analytics -- the first real-world, large-scale body of evidence of EMIS' value to commercial buildings. Nationwide, if buildings throughout the commercial sector adopted EMIS best practices, the resulting savings in annual energy costs could total $4 billion.
The campaign, a public-private partnership with businesses and public-sector organizations, has supported cutting-edge analytics technology use in over 6,500 buildings totaling 567 million sq-ft of floor space. It allowed Berkeley Lab experts to offer technical assistance and provide industry partners with frequent opportunities for peer-to-peer interaction, including exchanging best practices.
Researchers found that average installation and software costs ranged from two to eight cents per square foot, depending on the type of EMIS system. The median participant saved approximately $3 million in annual energy costs across their portfolio and re-couped associated costs over a two-year period.
Although the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is concluding, its work will continue through DOE's Better Buildings program with ongoing support from the team of experts at Berkeley Lab. The Smart Energy Analytics Campaign is one of several successful Better Buildings Alliance technology drives, led by DOE's national laboratories, that aim to accelerate adoption of efficient building technologies by providing technical assistance, resources, and guidance on best practices.
(Source: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, PR, Website, Oct., 2020)
Contact: LBNL, Building Technology & Urban Systems Division, Jessica Granderson, Research Deputy,
Better Buildings Campaign, HERE; BETO, www.energy.gov/eere/buildings/building-technologies-office
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Storz Power specializes in AI+ enabled energy storage and IOT technologies for the renewable industry. Connecting all things energy with real time automation at any level for a smarter, more robust and efficient deployment. Storz Power ESS and BESS are also compliant with the ADR 2.0 Alliance for all current and future distributed grid, utility and micro grid level controllable assets needing to be deployed.
The LUMIN® platform helps home and building owners automatically make decisions about their energy use based on a myriad of factors including; solar production, battery state of charge, battery output power, electricity pricing, and grid requirements. (Source: LUMIN, PR, Oct., 2020)
Contact: StorzPower, Everett Brewer, CEO, www.Storzpower.com ; LUMIN, Val Newcomb. VP Marketing, (434) 806-1159, email@example.com, www.luminsmart.com
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Encharge storage systems feature Enphase Ensemble™ energy management technology, which powers the world's first fully integrated, grid-agnostic microinverter-based solar-plus-storage system.
With a grid-agnostic system and fail-safe design with multiple, redundant microinverters in each storage device and a passive cooling system with no moving parts, the Encharge storage system offers maximum reliability and energy independence when the grid goes down and saves money when the grid is up.
Encharge storage systems offers a maintenance-free battery system, remote software upgrades, and a limited 10-year warranty. (Source: Enphase Energy Inc., PR, 20 Oct., 2020)
Contact: Enphase, Christian Zdebel, (484) 788-2384, firstname.lastname@example.org; SunCool Energy, Greg Gearhart, (855) 446-2786, email@example.com, www.suncoolenergy.com
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The next significant regulatory step for CVOW is to submit the final documentation for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to complete its technical review, which is expected to be complete by the end of the year. The turbines will remain in operation during this review process. CVOW is the only project currently permitted under the BOEM process and will be the first fully operational wind power generation facility in U.S. federal waters with the capability to generate enough electricity to power up to 3,000 Virginia homes.
Offshore wind generation is a major component of Dominion Energy's comprehensive clean energy strategy to meet standards mandated in the Virginia Clean Economy Act and to achieve the company's net-zero carbon dioxide and methane emissions commitment by 2050.
(Source: Dominion Energy, PR, 15 Oct., 2020)
Contact: Dominion Energy, Joshua Bennett, VP Offshore Wind, www.DominionEnergy.com
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Lilypad Energy offers data analytics solutions for the energy industry, with focusing on battery energy storage applications. The company's software was designed to evaluate and assess revenue generation opportunities from interventional curtailment for demand response, ancillary services, and other forms of system balancing grid-services
(Source: Electriq Power, PR, 30 Sept., 2020) Contact: Electriq Power, CEO, Frank Magnotti, (855) 206-9462, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.electriqpower.com;
LilyPad Energy, email@example.com, www.lilypad.energy
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OpenRemote's open-source IoT platform forecasts power generation, consumption and carbon costs for the upcoming 24 hours. These data points are used to define optimal charging and discharging cycles for the energy storage unit.
The application will feature a dashboard to enable energy managers to supervise the whole system and monitor financial and carbon savings through a set of performance indicators. (Source: City of Arnhem, PR, Bunkerspot, 30 Sept., 2020) Contact: OpenRemote, www.openremote.io
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The partnership joind GEO's innovative, agile product development and data insights with Schneider's energy management technology and extensive channel network, according to the release.
According to the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the UK will miss its 2050 zero carbon goals without almost entirely eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from Britain's 29 million homes. "Developing a net zero home requires smarter, more connected and more efficient mass market solutions", according to the Schneider release. (Source: Schneider Electric, PR, ECA Today, 17 Sept., 2020)
Contact: Green Energy Options, Patrick Caiger-Smith, CEO , +44 (0)1223 850 210, www.geotogether.com;
Schneider Electric, Mike Hughes, Zone President UK & Ireland, www.se.com
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In 2019, the cloud-based project partnership was awarded £4.5 million as part of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning & Transport (ADEPT) SMART Places Live Labs Programme -- two-year £22.9 million project funded by the Department for Transport and supported by project partners SNC-Lavalin's Atkins business, EY, Kier, O2, Ringway, and WSP.
Local authorities are working on 8 projects across England to introduce digital innovation across SMART mobility, transport, highways maintenance, data, energy and communications.
The Live Labs system is based on SGS's ANM Strata fleet distributed energy resources management system (DERMS) to create the Smart Energy Operations Platform (SEOP).
(Source: Smarter Grid Solutions, Energy, 30 Aug., 2020)
Contact: Smarter Grid Solutions, Graham Ault, executive director, www.smartergridsolutions.com; Stantec, www.stantec.com
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The agreement is within the framework of a national plan to establish smart distribution and control centres that would accelerate the adoption of renewable energy and become the backbone of Egypt's energy grid.
Schneider Electric notes it is participating in the development of smart cities in Egypt including the New Administrative Capital and New El Alamein cities, supplying them with its EcoStruxure technology for the management of utilities.
(Source: Schneider Electric Egypt, Zawya, 31 Aug., 2020) Contact: Schneider Electric Egypt, +20 2-2618-9189, www.se.com
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The federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is currently weighing concerns from commercial fishermen, environmentalists, coastal communities and other stakeholders before deciding where leases on the Outer Continental Shelf in the Gulf of Maine might be allocated and where they wouldn't be allowed.
The first offshore wind farm is still six to 10 years from operation, according to the New England for Offshore Wind release. (Source: New England for Offshore Wind, PR, reve, 22 Aug., 2020) Contact: New England for Offshore Wind, www.newenglandforoffshorewind.org
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The South Baffin Energy Management Project will receive $18.3 million through the Low Carbon Economy Leadership Fund and $8.6 million from the Nunavut Department of Community and Government Services. Over the project's lifetime it is projected to cut 24,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy efficiency and renewable energy upgrades will include: solar panel installations; LED lighting; mechanical and control-system upgrades; building-envelope improvements; measures, such as air sealing; low-flow water-saving fixtures, and others. (Source: CNW Group. 20 Aug., 2020)
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According to the release, this partnership creates an innovative alternative for building owners and operators who want to transition to renewable energy to lower emissions, increase resiliency, and reduce energy consumption and costs without investing in renewable energy assets and relying on specialists to operate the microgrid.
(Source: Schneider Electric, PR, EC&M, 17 Aug., 2020) Contact: Huck Capital, Steve McBee, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.huchcapital.com; Schneider Electric, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer, www.schneider-electric.us
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