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...]

Why California’s Energy Storage Law Is So Hard to Implement

Why is California's energy storage mandate so difficult to implement? In this podcast, we learn that the challenge stems from the fact that there are so many energy storage products available. How can they be priced? That process has just begun. Listen to our interview with Elliot Hinds, a partner with Akin Gump, to find out more. Read Lisa Cohn's … [Read more...]

California Sets Big Precedent With Long-Awaited Energy Storage Plan

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved a proposal to bring 1.3 GW of energy storage online in California by 2020 in what the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) called “the biggest regulatory decision of its kind in the world.” The move sets targets for California’s investor-owned utilities and direct access … [Read more...]

California’s Focus on Lighting As a System

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews Zach Gentry, vice president of marketing and product management for Enlighted Inc., an energy efficiency and building information company creating networked control systems. He explains how the California Public Utilities Commission is restructuring incentives by focusing on lighting as a … [Read more...]