Microgrid Growth: How Far, How Fast Since Superstorm Sandy?

When massive storms hit, we get religion. Superstorm Sandy was that kind of storm. States along the US East Coast emerged from the wreckage two years ago this week with a new devotion to creating a more resilient electric system.Where the central grid failed, microgrids kept the lights on. So government leaders, businesses, and even some … [Read more...]

New York Utility Seeks Approval to Offer Microgrid Subscriptions

Central Hudson Gas & Electric is seeking approval to offer microgrid subscriptions, as part of a $46 million rate hike request filed with state regulators July 25.The New York utility would design, build and operate microgrids at the request of customers, who would pay a fee for the service on their utility bills. The fee would be … [Read more...]

New York’s Green Bank Seeks Energy Efficiency Financing Proposals

New York’s Green Bank is seeking  proposals for credit-worthy energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that face market barriers to financing.This is the first request for proposals issued by the new state program, which plans to leverage its capital to encourage private market financing. The bank is not offering subsidies, but seeks … [Read more...]

The Real Power Behind Today’s Energy Efficiency Industry?

By Elisa Wood February 27, 2013President Barack Obama recently pushed for increased energy efficiency in his State of the Union address. His endorsement is a plus, no argument. But it may not be the federal government that drives the industry’s next growth spurt.Increasingly, the push for clean energy seems to be more grassroots, from the … [Read more...]