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 Contact: Clallam County PUD , Doug Nass, GM, 509-663-8121, www.chellampud.net; American Public Power Association
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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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The program aims to introduce energy saving measures and energy efficiency upgrade subsidies of as much as 85 pct -- to a maximum of €50,000 -- to 60,000 Greek households per year until 2030.
The program would cover: insulation improvements, solar system installations, energy storage, smart energy management systems, smart lighting with remote control, HVAC upgrades and other energy saving measures. The program is expected to launch this fall.
(Source: Balkan Green Energy News, 11 Aug., 2020)
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A total of 14 grant applications were awarded $1.05 million in funding in this pilot program.
Funded projects -- including microgrids -- will be designed to optimize a mix of technologies providing resiliency, cost savings and/or simplified energy management for renewable energy, combined heat and power, energy efficiency, energy storage and energy management software. (Source: Maryland Energy Administration, Frostburg State Univ., Garret County Republican, 7 Aug., 2020) Contact: Maryland Energy Administration Resilient Maryland program, energy.maryland.gov/business/pages/ResilientMaryland.aspx; Frostburg State University, 301-687-4000, www.frostburg.edu
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ENERGY STAR plant energy performance indicator (EPI) tools assess the energy performance of plants relative to similar plants and provide a 1 -- 100 ENERGY STAR score for a quick understanding of how the plant is performing. Plants receiving a score of 75 or higher are eligible to earn ENERGY STAR certification.
Download details on EPIs and Benchmarking Industrial Energy Performance HERE.
Download Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Baking Industry HERE.
(Source: US DOE, ENERGY STAR, Aug., 2020) Contact: US DOE, ENERGY STAR, www.energystar.gov
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For residential customers, the new Energy Star Smart Thermostat program will offer a rebate up to $50 for installing a qualifying smart thermostat in their home. Also new is the Energy Star Pool Pump program, which provides a rebate up to $350 for installing a high-efficiency pool pump. The utility is also updating its Prime Time Plus load-management program that will use its smart meters to control a customer's air handler, water heater, and/or pool pump at times of high energy use.
For commercial customer the Facility Energy Management System program provides a rebate of up to $25,000 for installing a system that enables the customer to reduce energy consumption and demand. Also, the Smart Thermostat program will offer a rebate of up to $4,500 for installing smart thermostats to help reduce demand and the Variable Frequency Drive Control for Compressors program will give a $50 per horsepower rebate for installing qualifying equipment on a customer's new or existing refrigerant or air compressor motors.
Additionally, the company
is ramping up the Integrated Renewable Energy System which will incorporate an 800-KW PV solar array, two 250-kW batteries, and several vehicle and industrial truck battery-charging stations. This pilot program will be used to study its performance and to maximize energy-saving benefits. Tampa Electric also will expand the existing energy education program to include renewable energy education for both residential and commercial customers. (Source: Tampa Electric, July, 2020) Contact: Tampa Electric, www.tampaelectric.com
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Of the startups selected in the first round of funding, 50 pct are minority or women-owned businesses, 60 pct of the projects are focused on greenhouse gas mitigation, 40 pct are addressing climate change resiliency and adaptation. First-round startups will receive $100,000 each from the Exelon Foundation. Building energy management and efficiency and energy storage related winners include:
The Exelon Foundation and Exelon Corporation are now accepting startup applications for year two of 2c2i. In partnership with Freshwater Advisors, 2c2i leaders are actively scouting for promising new startups and projects relevant to: greenhouse gas mitigation; protect urban infrastructure against flood, storm water and rising temperatures; climate change adaptation; and city sustainability and climate goals.
For more information, visit www.exelonfoundation.org/environment.html (Source: Exelon, PR, 13 July, 2020)
Contact: Exelon, Bill Gibbons, Communications, 708-932-6123, William.Gibbons@exeloncorp.com, www.exeloncorp.com
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The study notes roughly 60 pct of companies surveyed were under stakeholder pressure to disclose climate risks and to disclose plans to address those risks. The study also noted:
The study also noted more businesses are adopting technologies to manage and control electricity use and sources. Download the study HERE. (Source: Deloitte Resources , July, 2020) Contact: Deloitte, www2.deloitte.com
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When paired with EverVolt, Panasonic's residential home energy storage solution, consumers gain more control over battery backup power and access to simple whole-home energy management.
Panasonic's EverVolt, available in AC- and DC-coupled versions, supports existing or new solar systems, and can be scaled down to as little as 11.4kWh of energy storage or expanded to 34.2kWh and comes equipped with advanced software. (Source: Panasonic, kerala, July, 2020)
Contact: Panasonic Residential Solar www.na.panasonic.com/us/solar; Span, Arch Rao, CEO, www.span.io/panasonic-evervolt
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The Energy Efficient Communities Program was announced as part of the Government's Climate Solutions Package in the 2019 Federal Budget. The Government is also offering free advice to help small businesses and their representatives get better energy deals and increase their energy efficiency through the Business Energy Advice Program (BEAP). (Source: Gov. of Australia, BEAP, July, 2020)
Contact: BEAP , Energy Efficient Communities Program , www.energy.gov.au
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The SmartGATE platform: decreases operating costs and improves operating income; increases uptime and lifetime of key systems and machinery; significantly contributes to corporate ESG measures and mandates; and improves tenant experience and occupancy, according to the company release.
Collectively the installations have operated trouble-free for 2.044 million hours and saved 110.736 million kWh of energy for more than $17.7 million in energy costs savings for US and Canadian commercial buildings.
SmartGATE Insights™ metering and analytics is available as a portable diagnostic service to scope building priorities before installation and continuing to supply detailed power analytics on an ongoing basis post-installation. Legend is also enhancing SmartGATE's overall capabilities with SmartGATE 2.0 for additional electrical savings, more detailed power quality data and improved ease of installation, the company notes.
(Source: Legend Power Systems Inc., PR, 27 June, 2020) Contact: Legend Power Systems, Randy Buchamer, CEO, Steve Vanry, CFO, (6040 671-9533, email@example.com, www.legendpower.com
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Measures to reduce energy usage included replacing the building's HVAC system, switching to LED lighting, installing solar panels and a Sustainable Energy Management System (SEMS) to monitor the loads from the PVs, HVAC, water heaters and other equipment.
Developed by Sharing Cities, the SEMS advanced modular system centralises information and control of local energy systems and devices, and optimises the energy network.
Lisbon originally planned a full energy retrofit of the building in 2016 under the EU Horizon 2020 Sharing Cities programme. (Source: City of Lisbon, Cities Today, 23 June, 2020) Contact: EU Horizon 2020 Sharing Cities, www.sharingcities.eu
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Both projects were part of California's joint Energy Efficiency Partnership between state universities and investor-owned utilities. Over the last five years, SoCalGas has supported 184 energy-efficiency projects, saving university campuses 6,000,000 therms of energy -- a $6 million savings -- and providing more than $6,300,000 in incentives through this state program.
The first of the two UCSB projects began in 2018 as part of the university's high opportunity projects and programs (HOPP's) initiative. SoCalGas and Southern California Edison co-funded the project which investigated how best to update two important laboratories at the university.
The utilities conducted an energy management plan to document and list the savings, costs and measures to implement an energy efficient system. The utilities identified multiple measures to reduce energy consumption in the building's lighting and HVAC systems by installing occupancy sensors, wireless thermostats and low-power LED lights. The campus also added high efficiency dedicated natural gas boilers to each building. A new chilled water system including a cooling tower, and pumps were also installed. The project resulted in natural gas savings of 60,959 therms, and the university received an incentive from SoCalGas of $152,000.
UCSB also installed an ozone laundry system to support its laundering of uniforms and sports gear for the university's athletic department which was eligible for a rebate from SoCalGas in the amount of $5,850 and will save the university about 5,880 therms of energy. (Source: SoCanGas, PR, Noozhawk, 19 June, 2020) Contact: SoCalGas, Brian Prusnek, Director of Customer Programs , (800) 427-2200, www.socalgas.com;
UCSB, Jordan Sager, Energy Manager, 805-893-8000, www.ucsb.edu
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Span's electric panel is designed to monitor and control up to 32 circuits, all managed through a smartphone app . The Panasonic systems are intended for indoor usage and are available in DC-coupled or AC-coupled versions and can be retrofitted to existing solar systems. (Source: Span Inc., PV Mag., June, 2020)
Contact: Span Inc, Arch Rao, CEO, www.span.io, www.span.io/panasonic-evervolt
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Cork City Council's certification was achieved after an extensive audit of the organisation's energy management system. The achievement assists Cork City Council in meeting national energy efficiency targets of a 33 pct improvement in energy efficiency by the end of this year and a 50 pct efficiency improvement by 2030.
Cork City Council achieved a 31.5 pct improvement in energy efficiency up to the end of 2018 compared to the baseline year of 2009. This puts Cork City Council 5 pct ahead of the target glide-path to meet its 2020 target.
It will also contribute to the implementation of the Cork City Council's Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and the Sustainable Energy Climate Action Plan. (Source: Cork City Council, Cork Safety Alerts News, 4 Jun, 2020) Contact: Cork City Council, +353 21 496 6222, www.corkcity.ie; ISO 50001, www.iso.org
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SwitchDin gives energy companies -- network operators, electricity retailers and integrated utilities -- the tools they need to securely integrate and manage diverse mixes of small-scale distributed energy resources (DERs) to optimise system-wide outcomes for everyone.
The company works with players across the energy sector, with clients and partners that include not only utilities, but also equipment manufacturers, solar installers and energy end-users themselves, according to the company website.
(Source: SwitchDin, Website, One Stop Off the Grid, June, 2020) Contact: SwitcheDin, Andrew Mears, CEO, +61 2 4786 0426, www.switchdin.com; Hanwha Q Cells, Charles Kim, CEO,
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The project will focus on enhancing coordination between utilities and consumers and finding ways to connect distributed energy resources (DERs) like solar panels to local distribution networks by using digital identity and hardware created by NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF).
NREL plans to leverage blockchain to create a scalable solution for electricity feeders, which can be customized as desired. Currently, they are running a virtual pilot that connects electric vehicles, smart appliances, batteries, and other components, to a blockchain.
NREL is a member of Blockchain for Optimized Security and Energy Management (BLOSEM), and provides expertise on accelerating blockchain adoption in the energy sector.
The BLOSEM project is led by the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and is funded by the Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium. (Source: NREL, COINGEEK, 30 May, 2020) Contact: NREL, Dane Christensen, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nrel.gov;
Excelon, www.exeloncorp.com; Web Foundation, www.energyweb.org
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Under the first phase of the agreement, PSE will purchase around 550,000 dekatherms (dth) per year for the first three years. In the second phase, PSE will purchase around 1.65-1.9 million dth per year, which could grow to 2.5 million for the remainder of the contract.
(Source: Puget Sound Energy, Bioenergy Insights, 18 May, 2020) Contact: Klickitat PUD, Dan Gunkel, Board President, 509-493-2255, www.klickitat.com;
PSE, David Mills, Snr. VP, CSO, Bob Stolarski, Director Energy Management and Renewables, (425) 454-2000, www.pse.com
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By utilizing an Energy Savings Performance Contract, the State will save energy without incurring any up-front costs and pay for the energy improvements with the realized energy savings, estimated to be over $4 million over the 20-year contract term.
Specific energy conservation measures include: lighting system improvements, new energy management systems, demand-controlled ventilation, chiller replacement, new windows, high-efficiency pumps, infiltration reductions, pipe insulation, new transformers, three solar PV arrays and automatic temperature controls, all of which is expected to be complete
in March 2021. (Source: Ameresco, PR, Renewables 11 May, 2020) Contact: Ameresco, David J. Anderson, Exec.VP, (508) 661-2288, www.ameresco.com
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The State code is based on the 2018 International Energy Conservation Code and ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2016. The 2020 NYCECC will become effective May 12, 2020, the same effective date as the state's energy code which aligns the code with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) NYStretch Energy Code-2020, as adopted by the New York City Council on March 29, 2020.
The 2020 New York City Energy Code includes energy efficiency requirements help to improve overall building envelope performance through installation of better performing and more energy efficient windows and other initiatives.
Access the 2020 NYC Energy Conservation Code HERE (Source: NYC City Council, Door & Window Market, 8 May, 2020)
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The report notes that $3.7 billion in incentives were paid to businesses and households and benefited customers participating in energy rebate programs. Enterprises also contributed to a cleaner atmosphere, taking the equivalent of 3.6 million passenger cars off the road, while avoiding 16.7 million metric tons of COշ.
For its report, energyOrbit tallied data from investor-owned utilities, municipalities, cooperatives and third-party implementers in the U.S. and Canada since 2008. The numbers have been charted in two areas: Total Energy Savings and Incentive Payments. The report also highlights the following savings reference points: Annual electricity use of 2.8 million homes; 4.4 coal-fired plants not in use; 3,600 wind turbines running for a year; 22 million acres of U.S. forests planted in one year , and 54 percent of New York City electricity consumption per year.
As of 2019, energyOrbit has helped utilities and third-party implementers manage more than 24 TWh of electricity savings. Additionally, 11 GW of peak demand has been reduced by efficiency measures tracked by energyOrbit. Additionally, over $3.7 billion in incentives have been managed and prepared for payment.
(Source: energyOrbit, PR, 5 May, 2020)
Contact: energyOrbit, Udi Merhav, CEO , 866-628-8744, www.energy-orbit.com
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The €30,000 Energy Efficiency Award 2020 is focused on cutting industrial energy consumption, increasing energy efficiency, reducing emissions and generally stimulating the transition to clean energy. The award is funded by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).
Companies of any size and from any industry in Germany or abroad can submit one or more competition entries in the following categories:
Download Energy Efficiency Award 2020 details at www.EnergyEfficiencyAward.de.
(Source: Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH, May, 2020) Contact: Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH,
Tom Raulien , +49 (0)30 66 777-652,
+49 (0)30 66 777-699 - fax,
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This project is Wartsila's largest energy storage deployment tied to a renewable resource in the western U.S. To date the company
has deployed more than 70 energy storage systems worldwide.
(Source: Wartsila, PR, April, 2020) Contact: Wartsila, Risto Paldanius, Energy Storage Bus. Dev.,
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Additionally, Talkpool's LoRa-based solutions assist in establishing building compliance with leading sustainability initiatives including LEED and BREEAM certifications.
IoT networks based on the LoRaWAN® specification have been deployed in 100 countries. (Source: Semtech, PR, April, 2020)
Contact: TalkPool, www.talkpool.com; Semtech, Ronda Grech,
(805) 250-1263, email@example.com, www.semtech.com
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The Virtual Assessment and Assurance remote-support platform enables professional energy consumption and energy efficiency assessments and post-assessment quality checks to be conducted remotely.
CLEAResult is the largest provider of energy efficiency and demand response solutions in North America. The company's innovative technology has helped over 250 utilities change the way people use energy, according to the company release. CLEAResult is a portfolio company of the private equity firm TPG and The Rise Fund, a global impact fund led by TPG. (Source: CLEAResult, PR, 30 April, 2020) Contact: CLEAResult, CEO Scott Boose.
www. clearesult.com; Streem, Ryan Fink, www.angel.co/p/rynfnk
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The project will install 125 mw of advanced BESS, making it among the largest battery storage systems globally. The system will include a battery energy management system enabling it to be charged entirely by renewable electricity.
The project is expected to come in at $114.95 million, of which $3 million is co-financed by a grant from ADB's High-Level Technology Fund, financed by the Government of Japan. The Mongolian government will provide $11.95 million toward the cost of the project, which is due for completion in September 2024. (Source: Asian Dev. Bank, April, 2020)Contact: Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, Pres. +63 2 632 4444, www.adb.org
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PERFORM teams will design risk scores that communicate the delivery risk of an asset's offer, such as the reliability of electricity from a solar plant due to the weather on a given day. They will also develop grid management systems that internally capture uncertainty and evaluate the system risk to meet or exceed a set baseline. This risk-driven paradigm will enable grid operators to better maintain a supply-demand balance and system reliability, even with the intermittency of renewables. In turn, they can optimally manage the system and assess the true value of essential reliability services in real time, allowing for a more diverse energy mix.
The Virginia Green program is run through a partnership between the Virginia DEQ, Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association, and the Virginia Green Travel Alliance. Recent Sustainability Measures at RIC include:
An Energy Management System is utilized to ensure optimal operation of all HVAC equipment. (Source: Virginia Green Travel Alliance. WWBT , 24 April, 2020) Contact: Virginia Green Travel Alliance; Tom Griffin, Exec. Dr., www.virginiagreen.net;
Capital Region Airport Commission, Perry J. Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., Pres., CEO, 804-226-3000, www.flyrichmond.com
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The project's foundations, consisting of the turbines' monopiles, transition pieces and anode cages were fabricated by EEW SPC. Installation of the two 6-megawatt Siemens Gamesa turbines 27 miles offshore, is expected to begin later this spring for commissioning and startup by the end of the year. At peak production, the pilot project will power 3,000 homes.
Also this month, Dominion Energy is conducting ocean surveys to map the seabed of the 112,800-acre lease area where the company's 2,600-MW CVOW project will be built beginning in 2024. These surveys will support the development of the project's Construction and Operations Plan to be submitted to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) later this year.
(Source: Dominion Energy InsideNova, 21 April, 2020) Contact: Dominion Energy,
Mark D. Mitchell, VP Generation Construction, www.dominionenergy.com
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