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Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Organic Valley to Become 100% Renewably Powered in 2019

October 4, 2018

Via: Waste360

Organic Valley, a cooperative of organic farmers, just announced the details of the community solar partnership it launched last year. The project enables Organic Valley to share the benefits of solar energy with its rural neighbors and become the largest […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Westar rate cut gets Kansas OK, but new solar demand charge could hike bills

October 1, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

Utilities are increasingly considering demand charges, particularly for solar customers they believe are being subsidized by those without distributed generation. But the charges are a blunt instrument that can reduce a customers’ ability to control their bill, and potentially eliminate […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Solar Roadways Prove Expensive and Inefficient

September 25, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Solar photovoltaic technology is getting cheaper, more efficient and more resilient all the time. But it still doesn’t make a good replacement for asphalt. After years of trial projects, a handful of “solar roadway” projects around the world are revealing […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities, Waste Management

Solar FlexRack Mounting Technology Installed at Maryland Landfill

September 25, 2018

Via: Waste360

Solar FlexRack, a division of Northern States Metals and a provider of photovoltaic mounting and solar tracker solutions, has been installed in the largest solar project on a closed landfill in Maryland. The 18.1-megawatt (MW) dc facility, known as the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Con Edison’s New York EV charging program expands to include larger engines

September 17, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

The PSC’s decision complements a statewide EV infrastructure plan by expanding Con Ed’s smart charging program that was previously available only to light-duty EVs. The expansion will allow the utility to investigate strategies to shift EV grid activity for vehicles […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Are microgrids the future for utilities?

September 13, 2018

Via: Power Engineering SmartGrid

In areas such as North and South America specifically, frequent severe weather incidents that bring down grid power for weeks and months, such as last year’s Hurricane Irma, require much more direct and immediate solutions. And this is where the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

For Utilities Exploring Blockchain, There’s Beauty in the Mundane

September 12, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Peer-to-peer energy trading could completely flip the electricity delivery model. But before that arrives, energy companies may use blockchain for less flashy applications, like tracking equipment and building materials through their chain of custody. They may also use distributed ledgers […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California has a 100% clean energy goal, but not the laws to get it there, critics say

September 11, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

California made history with the 100% clean energy target signed by Gov. Jerry Brown, D, on Monday, but decisions avoided by state lawmakers in the recently concluded legislative session are sowing doubts about whether the state can meet its ambitious […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Why Energy Data Will Unlock the Next Wave of Residential Solar

September 10, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

The residential solar market has slowed in key U.S. markets. There’s no shortage of reasons for the stagnation. Fewer early adopters, the impact of Section 201 tariffs, changing state policies and persistently high customer-acquisition costs are all contributing to the […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Greenlots to demo real-time interaction between EV charging and power grid

September 6, 2018

Via: Utility Dive

As EV charging infrastructure becomes more commonly available, the ability for stations to interact with the grid is an increasingly vital function. Greenlots and Burns & McDonnell say their partnership aims to demonstrate open standards technology in a campus testing […]