Ameresco Tests GE Microgrid Controller at Shipyard; Positions in Government Market

Ameresco says it has successfully tested a GE microgrid controller at a naval shipyard in Maine, another move by the independent energy efficiency company into the government microgrid market. With a $3.65 million grant from the Department of Defense, Ameresco has installed a microgrid at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery. In a … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency News-in-Brief: New Contracts for Constellation and Ameresco…Support for FERC Order 745 Appeal

Constellation has won a $45 million contract to provide energy efficiency, water conservation and solar photovoltaics at the Federal Correctional Complex in Coleman, Fla. The energy savings performance contract, signed with the Federal Bureau of Prisons, guarantees savings of about $79 million over 19 years. The bureau will use the savings to fund … [Read more...]

Maryland County Extends Deadline for Microgrid Bids Due to Strong Response

Montgomery County, Maryland, has changed its deadline for microgrid bids to July 9 because of the large number of organizations that have expressed interest in participating. Proposals were originally due June 30. The county, which borders Washington, D.C., is seeking public/private partnerships for microgrid projects that can island from the … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Ameresco, EnerSys, Energi

This week in energy efficiency news… Ameresco says project construction is underway for the U.S. General Services Administration’s $45 million energy savings performance contract. The contract applies to two federal buildings within the GSA's National Capital Region outside of Washington, D.C. Ameresco is installing comprehensive energy … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Ameresco, Green Lease Leaders Standards, Hydrogenics, GE Digital energy

 This week in energy efficiency news… Yakima, Wash. selected Ameresco to install LED street lights citywide. The energy savings performance contract calls for replacing the cities 4,000 remaining high-pressure sodium streetlights as well as parking, parks and other outdoor lighting fixtures. Ameresco will also help the city apply for a … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Investor Confidence Project, Ameresco, Houston City Council

This week in energy efficiency news…   The Investor Confidence Project introduced a system of standardization, called the Energy Performance Protocol for Targeted Commercial projects. Unlike whole building retrofits, targeted commercial projects are typically projects that can upgrade a single measure, such as lighting or windows, or … [Read more...]

MicroNews: Duke Energy, NYSERDA, Ameresco, NORESCO, Patrick Administration

This week in energy efficiency news… Duke Energy and the National Theatre for Children awarded  $2,000 each to schools in North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio and Kentucky for energy efficiency achievements. Schools received awards for having the highest total number and highest percentage of students whose families completed and returned  home … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Deals & Projects: No Summer Vacation for the ESCOs!

It is summer vacation for a lot of people who work in the energy industry, but still the fast-growing energy efficiency market keeps producing deals and new projects. Here are a few from ESCOs and others. The State University of New York (SUNY) plans to incorporate energy-efficient information technology at its 64 campuses and make other … [Read more...]