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The Smart Energy Storage Solution -- Making Batteries Smarter for a More Efficient Grid (Electriq Power, New Subscriber Profile)
Electriq Power
Date: 2021-02-19
Electriq Power is an energy storage solutions company that designs, engineers, and assembles fully integrated energy management and storage solutions for homes and small businesses, with systems delivered and deployed by a network of installers across North America.

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:

  • More power: 11.4 kW DC solar, 7.6 kW continuous backup output;
  • Storage duration from 10 to 20 kWh;
  • Outdoor-rated (NEMA 3R);
  • AC-Coupled option with three models of usable capacity—AC-10 (kWh), AC-15 (kWh), and AC-20 (kWh);
  • Grid services-ready through OpenADR 2.0b certification or Electriq-developed PowerADR protocol;
  • Resilient communication during power and internet outages via built-in, battery-powered LTE; Modular and easy to install, plus guaranteed commissioning during installation with LTE.

    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, aric@electriqpower.com, www.electriqpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Electriq Powe,  Battery,  Energy Storager,  


  • Telkonet, EnPowered Expands Intelligent Energy Offering (Ind. Report)
    Telkonet
    Date: 2021-02-17
    Waukesha, Wisconsin-based Telkonet, Inc., creator of the EcoSmart platform of intelligent automation solutions to optimize energy efficiency and operational analytics for commercial markets, is reporting a new partnership with Waterloo, Ontario-based energy software developer EnPowered.

    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 bdonofrio@telkonet.com, www.telkonet.com; EnPowered, Janine Scott Marketing and Communications Manager 888-280-0790, janine@getenpowered.com, www.GetEnPowered.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Telkonet ,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  Energy Software,  


    CleanSpark Launches Residential Microgrid Solution (Ind. Report)
    CleanSpark
    Date: 2021-02-17
    Salt Lake City-based diversified software and services specialist CleanSpark, Inc. is reporting the launch of mVoult www.mvoult.com, a stand-alone energy management controller capable of directing the operations of both existing and new energy assets for residential microgrids.

    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, ir@cleanspark.com, www.cleanspark.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Microgrid news,  Energy Stoarge news,  Energy Management news,  


    Wartsila Supplying Energy Storage for Mexican Wind Farm (Int'l.)
    Wartsila
    Date: 2021-02-10
    Helsinki-headquartered Wartsila Corporation reports it has contracted to install a 10MW battery energy storage system at the Eolica Coromuel Wind Farm near the city of La Paz, Mexico. The 50MW wind energy project is under construction by San Diego-based by Eurus Energy America Corp. -- part of the Tokyo-headquartered Eurus Energy Group -- which operates wind and solar farms globally.

    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; info@eurusenergy.com, www.eurusenergy.com; Wartsila, www.wartsila.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Wartsila,  Eurus Energy,  Wind,  Energy Storage,  


    Enphase, Momentum Solar Partner on Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Enphase Energy,Momentum Solar
    Date: 2021-02-03
    Fremont, California-based energy management technology and microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems supplier Enphase Energy, Inc. is reporting U.S. residential solar contractor Momentum Solar will now promote and install Enphase Energy Storage systems in addition to Enphase Solar systems as their all-in-one home energy management solution.

    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, pr@enphase.com, 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, Momentum Solar Partner on Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2021-02-03
    Fremont, California-based energy management technology and microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems supplier Enphase Energy, Inc. is reporting U.S. residential solar contractor Momentum Solar will now promote and install Enphase Energy Storage systems in addition to Enphase Solar systems as their all-in-one home energy management solution.

    . 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, pr@enphase.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,  


    Priority Power Snares Satori Energy Solutions (M&A, Ind. Report)
    Priority Power Management, Satori Energy Solutions
    Date: 2021-02-01
    Texas-based Priority Power Management, LLC, an independent energy management services and consulting firm, is reporting acquisition of Chicago-headquartered Satori Energy Solutions, LLC.

    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, Managing Principal, (972) 314-9040, JBick@PriorityPower.net , www.prioritypower.net; Satori Energy Solutions, 312-850-2300, www.satorienergy.com

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


    PNNL Releases New Bldg Energy Efficiency Software (Ind. Report)
    PNNL
    Date: 2021-01-20
    The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is touting its Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS), an easy-to-use software tool that performs energy efficiency assessments by analyzing existing building energy use and identifying cost-effective savings opportunities.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News PNNL,  Energy Efficiency Software,  


    Santee Cooper Touts "Smart" Energy Program (Ind. Report)
    Santee Cooper
    Date: 2021-01-15
    In Berkeley County, South Carolina state-owned public utility Santee Cooper reports the launch of EmpowerSC -- an initiative to help customers take advantage of the latest "smart energy" technology trends and innovations to better manage power consumption by providing insight, expertise, resources and rebates, that put money back in their pockets.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Santee Cooper ,  Energy Management,  Smart Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Schneider Elec. Touts Wiser Energy System for Savings (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2021-01-13
    Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, reports its is partnering with builders across the country to help homeowners and builders make homes "smarter" more energy efficient and sustainable through the Wiser Energy System.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  


    SunPower Shuttering Hillsboro, Oregon Plant (Ind. Report)
    SunPower
    Date: 2021-01-11
    SunPower reports it will cease production at its SunPower Manufacturing Oregon solar panel plant in Hillsboro, Oregon by March 2021 and complete the wind-down of the facility in early June. The company is looking into the possible sale of the plant, exploring a joint venture option or assessing potential partnerships.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SunPower,  Solar,  


    Sunnova Offering Enphase's Battery Energy Storage (Ind. Report)
    Enphase Energy, Sunnova
    Date: 2021-01-08
    Fremont, California-based global energy management and microinverter-based solar-plus-storage systems specialist Enphase Energy, Inc. reports it is expanding its long-term relationship with residential solar and energy storage service provider Sunnova Energy International Inc. to include Enphase Encharge™ energy storage systems.

    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, pr@enphase.com, www.enphase.com; Sunnova Energy International Inc., John Berger, CEO, Kelsey Hultberg, Kelsey.Hultberg@sunnova.com, www.sunnova.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enphase Energy,  Sunnova,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  Residential Energy Storage,  


    EnergyCAP Energy Info Management FedRAMP Approved (Ind. Report)
    EnergyCAP
    Date: 2021-01-08
    Pennsylvania-based EnergyCAP, Inc. reports its EnergyCAP® software platform and data hosting energy management information solution (EMIS) service has been granted an Authorization to Operate under the U.S. Government's FedRAMP program and is now an authorized participant in the FedRAMP Marketplace.

    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, 719.623.0577--fax, www.energycap.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EnergyCAP,  Energy Management,  


    Rhode Island National Energy Efficiency Program Leader (Ind. Report)
    ACEEE
    Date: 2021-01-08
    According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), Rhode Island ranks fourth in the nation as a leader in cost-effective energy efficiency programs, incentives, and energy efficiency investments that help residents and businesses use less energy to provide the same output. In doing so, these investments reduce energy consumption and costs as well as shrink the state's carbon footprint and create jobs throughout the green economy.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ACEEE,  Energy Efficiency,  


    STM, Schneider Electric Partner on Carbon Neutrality (Int'l. Report)
    STMicroelectronics, Schneider Electric
    Date: 2021-01-06
    In Singapore, global semiconductor specialist STMicroelectronics (STM) reports the selection of energy management and renewable energy specialist Schneider Electric as a strategic partner to support its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2027.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Neutral,  STMicroelectronics,  Schneider Electric,  Carbon Neutral,  Renewable Energy,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Ecolohas Building Smart, Green Homes in Taiwan (Int'l. Report)
    Ecolohas Energy Technology
    Date: 2021-01-04
    Taiwan-headquartered energy efficiency solutions specialist Ecolohas Energy Technology reports it is delivering smart energy storage systems, smart microgrid systems, and distributed microgrid energy storage systems that allow homes to generate their own power, cut energy costs and decrease carbon emissions.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Dominion Files Virginia Offshore Wind Plans with BOEM (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy, BOEM
    Date: 2020-12-23
    Richmond-headquartered Dominion Energy reports it has filed the construction and operations plan (COP) for the 2,640-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) commercial project 27 mi off the coast of Virginia Beach with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM).

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Dominion Energy,  Offshore Wind,  BOEM,  


    Vineyard Wind Withdraws from BOEM Review Process (Ind. Report)
    Vineyard Wind, BOEM
    Date: 2020-12-18
    In Washington, the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) reports Vineyard Wind has withdrawn from the BOEM review process for its Vineyards Wind 1 offshore wind project. The company noted it needed to further evaluate the General Electric turbines it plans to use for the offshore wind project.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vineyard Wind,  Offshore Wind,  BOEM,  


    Posey County Indiana Solar Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Arevon Energy
    Date: 2020-12-18
    Global solar energy developer Arevon Energy Management is reporting their planned 2,500 -- 3,000 acre solar farm project in southern Posey County, Indiana is underway and awaiting regulatory and permitting approvals. Construction is slated to begin in 2022 with the project going online in 2023.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Arevon Energy,  Solar,  


    ClearTrace Raises $4Mn for Carbon Accounting Platform (Ind. Report)
    ClearTrace
    Date: 2020-12-16
    In the Lone Star State, Austin-based energy and carbon accounting software specialist ClearTrace reports it raised $4 million in Series A financing, led by Clean Energy Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on early-stage climate tech innovations. Brookfield Renewable Partners and Clean Energy Venture Group also participated in the round.

    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, sales@cleartrace.io, www.cleartrace.io

    More Low-Carbon Energy News ClearTrace,  Carbon Accounting,  Carbon Emissions,  Energy Management,  


    Hydro-Quebec Launches EVLO Energy Storage Systems (Ind. Report)
    Hydro-Quebec
    Date: 2020-12-11
    In Montreal, Canada's largest electricity producer Hydro-Quebec is reporting the launch of its subsidiary EVLO Energy Storage Inc. (EVLO) to design, sell, and operate medium- and large-scale energy storage systems for power producers, transmission providers and distributors, as well as the commercial and industrial markets.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydro-Quebec,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  


    Warsaw Joins EBRD Green Cities Framework (Int'l. Report)
    EBRD Green Cities Framework
    Date: 2020-12-07
    The Polish capital city of Warsaw last week announced it is joining the EBRD Green Cities Framework in cooperation with Taiwan and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).

    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, greencities@ebrd.com, www.ebrdgreencities.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EBRD,  Green Cities,  Energy Management,  Energy Conservation,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Southern Power 136-MW WA Wind Farm Online (Ind. Report)
    Southern Power, Puget Sound Energy
    Date: 2020-12-04
    In Atlanta, Southern Company's subsidiary energy wholesaler Southern Power reports its 38-turbine, 136-MW Skookumchuck Wind project in Lewis and Thurston counties, Washington, is now online. The electric power and associated renewable energy credits generated by the facility will be sold to Puget Sound Energy under a 20-year PPA.

    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,  


    Univ, Wisc. Lauded for Energy-Saving Initiatives (Ind. Report)
    University of Wisconsin–Madison
    Date: 2020-12-02
    The University of Wisconsin--Madison reports it has been recognized in the Philadelphi-based Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education 2020 Sustainable Campus Index for its water and energy saving initiatives at the Charter Street Heating and Cooling Plant. The plant improvements stem from an improved cleaning system for heat exchangers covering over 50,000 tons of the campus's central plant chillers.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News University of Wisconsin–Madison ,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  


    COI Energy, NJII Partner on Energy Management (Ind. Report)
    COI Energy
    Date: 2020-12-02
    Tampa, Florida-headquartered digital energy management platform COI Energy is reporting a partnership with the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) in Newark to help hospitals, medical offices, long-term care facilities and other New Jersey businesses digitize their energy management to reduce energy waste and costs.

    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, coi@coienergyservices.com, www.coienergyservices.com; New Jersey Innovation Institute, Dan Kaminski, VP, GM, Data & Technology Division, 973-596-5800, www.njii.com

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


    Partnership Accelerates Green Building Certifications (Ind. Report)
    USDGBC, ENERGY Star
    Date: 2020-11-20
    Dublin-based Wattics Energy Management Ltd. and Washington, DC-headquartered US Green Building Council affiliate Arc Skoru, are touting the recent integration of the two software platforms that together will deliver the following features and benefits:
  • Automate building data collection and management to monitor, improve, and steer toward energy efficiency certification;

  • Leverage real-time data monitoring toward a project's performance score in ARC -- eg. electricity, water, gas, air quality data, GHG data, etc.;

  • Scale green building certification for large building portfolios;

  • Analyze and compare performance across building portfolios and/or individual buildings within a portfolio;

  • Compare the performance of certified buildings to non-certified buildings and determine US Green Building Council LEED, ENERGY Star, BREEAM and other third party certification "readiness" for buildings

    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, amy.ryan@wattics.com, www.watics.com; Arc Skoru, Dave Witek, COO, www.arcskoru.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Building,  USGBC,  ENERGY Star,  BREEAM,  Energy Eddiciency,  


  • sonnenCore Home Energy Storage Launched (New Prod & Tech)
    sonnen
    Date: 2020-11-20
    Smart residential battery energy storage and virtual power plant specialist sonnen is touting the launch of sonnenCore, a new compact and affordable home battery solution.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News sonnen,  Battery,  Energy Storage,  


    Clallam PUD Designated APPA Smart Energy Provider (Ind. Report)
    American Public Power Association
    Date: 2020-11-18
    In Washington State, the Clallam County PUD is reporting receipt of Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association (APPA) for demonstrating commitment to, and proficiency in, energy efficiency, distributed generation and environmental initiatives that support a goal of providing low-cost, quality, safe and reliable electric service.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News American Public Power Association,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  


    Pearl Offers Home Energy Efficiency Management App (Ind. Report)
    Pearl Certification
    Date: 2020-11-16
    In the Old Dominion State, Charlottesville-based Pearl Certification is reporting the launch of its Green Door Web App, the virtual entryway to manage, maintain and improve a home's energy efficient performance.

    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, lindsay.bachman@pearlcertification.com, www.pearlcertification.com

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


    Espoo, Caverion Ink Energy Efficiency Agreement (Int'l. Report)
    Espoo, Caverion
    Date: 2020-11-11
    In Finland, the City of Espoo is reporting the selection of Caverion Finland as its service provider for the energy efficiency and remote management of building automation in its roughly 400 properties as well as renovated buildings and future new buildings.

    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, laura.karotie@caverion.com, www.caverion.com; City of Espoo, Mauri Laurila, Head of Premises, www.espoo.fi/en

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Espoo,  Caverion,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy Management,  


    Gulf of Mexico Offshore Wind Initiative Announced (Ind. Report)
    BOEM
    Date: 2020-11-11
    In Baton Rouge, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) is calling for the US DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) to establish a task force that will coordinate commercial leasing proposals for wind energy in federal waters off Louisiana's coast thus creating a business path for the development of wind farms in the Gulf of Mexico.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BOEM,  Offshore Wind,  


    Belmont Light Offers Heat Pump, Efficiency Rebates (Ind. Report)
    Belmont Light
    Date: 2020-11-11
    In the Bay State, Belmont Light recently announced CleanComfort, a new educational and marketing program to connect customers interested in installing energy efficient air-source heat pumps with expert research, guidance throughout the installation process and available rebates on the emerging technology.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency Rebate,  


    ADB Funding Maldives Solar + Storage Installations (Int'l.)
    Asian Development Bank
    Date: 2020-11-09
    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it approved a concessional loan worth $7.74 million and a project grant worth $2.73 million to advance the existing "Preparing Outer Islands for Sustainable Energy Development (POISED)" project in the Maldives.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Maldives,  Asian Development Bank,  Solar,  PV,  


    UK Energy Efficiency in Buildings Group Launched (Int'l. Report)
    Building Engineering Services Association
    Date: 2020-10-30
    In the UK, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) and the Energy Services Technology Association (ESTA) are reporting the establishment of the Energy Efficiency in Buildings Group to promote awareness and the economic benefits of energy demand reduction, energy management and building energy efficiency to government, business organisations and relevant trade associations.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Buidling Energy Efficiency,  


    Singapore Earmarks $49Mn for CCS, Low-Carbon Energy R&D (Int'l)
    Singapore
    Date: 2020-10-28
    In his opening remarks at the Singapore International Energy Week on Monday (Oct 26), Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing announced the government has set aside S$49 million to fund low-carbon energy R&D and test-bedding efforts in hydrogen and carbon capture utilization and storage. The Minister also noted the government "hopes its green initiatives and energy management system can be an inspiration to the urban societies across the world." (Source: Singapore Minister for Trade and Industry, PR, 27 Oct., 2020) Contact: Singapore Ministry for Trade and Industry, +65 6225 9911, www.mti.gov.sg

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Low-Carbon Energy,  CCS,  CCUS,  


    Orsted's US Offshore Wind Projects Delayed (Ind. Report)
    Orsted
    Date: 2020-10-28
    Danish renewable energy developer Orsted reports it is waiting for permitting "clarity" from the US DOI Bureau of Ocean Energy Management's (BOEM) environmental impact study of offshore wind projects on the Outer Continental Shelf.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Orsted,  Offshore Wind,  


    BayWa Researching Green Hydrogen Potential (Int'l. Report, R&D)
    BayWa r.e.,Alliander
    Date: 2020-10-23
    BayWa r.e. and its Dutch subsidiary GroenLeven are reporting a contract for the operation of the SinneWetterstof Hydrogen Pilot Project. The project is being built by the Netherland's largest energy developer and operator Alliander N.V. to research and test how local hydrogen production can follow the generation profile of a solar plant to ultimately reduce grid congestion.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayWa,  Hydrogen,  Solar,  Energy STorage,  


    Bldg. Energy Efficiency Campaign Drives $95Mn Savings (Ind. Report)
    US DOE,
    Date: 2020-10-23
    One hundred and four U.S. companies, schools, governments, and institutions are taking their building energy savings to a new level with the 4-year US DOE Smart Energy Analytics Campaign funded through the Building Technologies Office (BETO) and facilitated by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) to expand the use of energy management and information systems (EMIS) in commercial buildings.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,  BETO,  Energy Efficiency,  


    Storz Power, Lumin Tout Home Battery System (Ind. Report)
    Storz Power, Lumin
    Date: 2020-10-21
    Charlottesville, Virginia-based energy storage and smart automation specialist Storz Power is reporting a strategic alliance with Scottsdale, Arizona's LUMIN®, maker of the leading energy management platform in the U.S. and Caribbean. The pairing enhances Storz Power's AI+Smart Access by providing grid-responsive load shedding technology, automating off-grid back up operation.

    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, val.newcomb@luminsmart.com, www.luminsmart.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Storz Power,  Lumin,  Energy Storage,  Battery,  


    SunCool Offers Enphase Solar-Plus-Storage in Fla. (Ind. Report)
    Enphase Energy, SunCool
    Date: 2020-10-21
    Freemnont, California-based Enphase Energy, Inc., a global energy technology company and solar microinverter supplier, reports Boca Raton-based SunCool Energy is now offering the Enphase Encharge™ storage system in South Florida.

    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, pr@enphase.com; SunCool Energy, Greg Gearhart, (855) 446-2786, info@suncoolenergy.com, www.suncoolenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enphase Energy,  Solar Energy Storage,  Solar,  Energy Storage,  


    Dominion's VA Offshore Wind Turbines Installed (Ind. Report)
    Dominion Energy,Orsted
    Date: 2020-10-16
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Dominion Energy is reporting the two-turbine, 12-MW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) pilot project 27 miles off the coast of Virginia Beach has completed reliability testing and is ready to enter commercial service. Installation of the two pilot turbines was completed in June. Orsted served as the offshore engineering, procurement and construction lead for the pilot project.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  Dominion Energy,  Orsted,  


    UK Energy Management Equiwatt Raises £300k (Int'l. Report)
    Equiwatt
    Date: 2020-10-12



    Electriq Acquiring Energy Analytics Firm Lilypad Energy (M&A)
    Electriq Power
    Date: 2020-10-02
    In the Golden State, San Leandro-based home energy storage, management, and monitoring solution specialist Electriq Power reports it will acquire Boston-based Lilypad Energy for an undisclosed sum.

    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, info@electriqpower.com, www.electriqpower.com; LilyPad Energy, hmeyer@lilypadenergy.com, www.lilypad.energy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Electriq Power,  Lilypad Energy,  Energy Management,  


    Arnhem Selects OpenRemote Energy Management System (Int'l.)
    OpenRemote
    Date: 2020-09-30
    In the Netherlands, the city of Arnhem is reporting the selection of OpenRemote's open source data management platform to automate the city's distributed energy system, combining solar and wind power installation, battery storage at the Kleefsewaard industrial park.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News OpenRemote,  Energy Management,  


    Schneider, GEO Partner on Home Energy Management Systems (Int'l.)
    Schneider Electric, Green Energy Options
    Date: 2020-09-18
    In the UK, energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is reporting a partnership with Cambridge-based smart home energy specialist Green Energy Options (GEO) to advance home energy management systems in the UK.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Storage,  Energy Management,  Green Energy Options ,  


    Thames Valley Zero-Carbon Management Platform Online (Int'l.)
    Smarter Grid Solutions,Stantec
    Date: 2020-08-31
    Glasgow-based energy software specialist Smarter Grid Solutions (SGS) reports the Thames Valley Live Lab has gone live. The project brings engineering consultancy Stantec, SGS and six local authorities together to implement their required moves towards net-zero carbon emissions.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Stantec,  Smarter Grid Solutions,  Energy Management,  Smart Grid,  


    Schneider Electric Inks $869mn Egyptian Smart Grid Deal (Intl.)
    Schneider Electric
    Date: 2020-08-31
    Energy efficiency, renewable energy, energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is reporting an agreement with Egypt's Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy to establish 14 distribution control centres across Egypt. The centres would be established in three phases within 30 months. Four would be operationalized in Phase 1, and five each in Phases 2 and 3 at a total estimated cost of $869 million.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric ,  Energy Efficiency,  Smart Grid,  Renewable Energy,  


    New England for Offshore Wind Coalition Set to Launch (Ind. Report)
    Offshore Wind
    Date: 2020-08-24
    New England for Offshore Wind, a regional coalition that supports the development of offshore wind power, reports it expects to announce its official launch this week. According to the group, which includes environmental advocacy organizations, educational institutions, justice and health organizations, and business alliances, offshore wind power is necessary to address growing energy demands as more power plants go off line in the coming years.

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Offshore Wind,  


    Ottawa, Iqaluit Partner on Energy Efficiency Projects (Ind. Report)
    Energy Efficiency
    Date: 2020-08-21
    In Iqaluit, the Nunavut Minister of Northern Affairs and the Canadian federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change have announced an investment to support the South Baffin Energy Management Project. The project will help improve energy efficiency and introduce renewable energy in 45 buildings owned by the Government of Nunavut in the six communities that make up the South Baffin region.

    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)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  


    Schneider and Huck Partner On Energy-as-a-Service (Ind. Report)
    Schneider Electric, Huck Capital
    Date: 2020-08-17
    Global energy efficiency and energy management services specialist Schneider Electric and San Francisco-based Huck Capital have announced a partnership to create a new company that will deliver energy-as-a-service to commercial and industrial buildings -- combining Schneider's energy management and microgrid expertise with Huck's sustainability-focused investment and operational focus.

    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, info@huckcapital.com, www.huchcapital.com; Schneider Electric, Emmanuel Lagarrigue, Chief Innovation Officer, www.schneider-electric.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Schneider Electric,  Energy Efficiency,  Energy-as-a-Service,  

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