Supreme Court Hands Demand Response a Big Legal Win in Market Battle with Generators

The U.S. Supreme Court handed demand response a big legal win today in a landmark battle over making energy savings as valuable in wholesale markets as energy production.The high court decision removed a lower court ruling that had threatened to stymie use of demand response, a mechanism where energy users are paid to reduce consumption when the … [Read more...]

The Wow Factor About the Value of Demand Response in Two States

J.R. Tolbert says he knew a recent report about the value of demand response in Massachusetts and Illinois would show positive benefits. But when the senior director of state policy at the Advanced Energy Economy saw the numbers in AEE's new report,"Peak Demand Reduction Strategy," he was wowed by the savings reaped in the two states."When I … [Read more...]

Demand Response World Forum Oct. 13-15 Looks at DR's Role in Grid Modernization

Energy professionals from around the world will gather for the Demand Response World Forum 2014 in Costa Mesa, California, October 13-15 .  The international event will explore the latest automated demand response (ADR) technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century.Over 40 speakers will join technology … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: EnerNOC, AES Energy Storage, FuelCell Energy

This week in energy efficiency MicroNews…Manhattan Center Studios has contracted with EnerNOC to deploy a suite of energy management software and professional services, including DemandSMART demand response software, EfficiencySMART software and services that deliver continuous energy savings, and SupplySMART, an intelligent energy procurement … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Acta, EnerNOC

This week in energy efficiency news… Acta signed a cooperation agreement with ReliOn, one of the largest fuel cell manufacturers in the world specializing in back-up power systems for telecom, government and transportation applications. The agreement gives Acta a broader commercial offering and a second supplier of key fuel cell … [Read more...]

Wellinghoff to Advise New Demand Response Trade Association

Three big demand response companies today announced a new trade association with Jon Wellinghoff, former chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, serving as the organization’s strategic counsel. Wellinghoff is a long-time supporter of demand response and green energy technologies.EnerNOC, Comverge, and Johnson Controls have founded … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: FirstFuel, U.S. Energy Department, American Efficient, EnerNOC, Awesense

FirstFuel Software secured $8.5 million in financing from new and existing investors, including E.ON SE, Battery Ventures, Rockport Capital and Nth Power. The investment comes on the heels of other significant milestones for the utility SaaS analytics company, whose customer list now includes several of the largest North American utilities. The new … [Read more...]

Defining the Energy Efficiency Market: Big Dogs and Fish with Legs

Defining the energy efficiency market is a bit like trying to walk dogs, birds and fish at the same time. Some companies walk well, some just want to fly, and some don’t even have legs (yet).In short, the industry encompasses companies of many kinds and size that have little in common except their energy-saving intent: green home builders, … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: New Motor Efficiency Standards, DOE Money, ThinkEco, EnerNOC, Philips, Desso and More

The US Department of Energy proposed new motor efficiency standards just in time for Thanksgiving.  This is something to feast on, says Andrew deLaski of the Appliance Standards Awareness Project in his blog.  Power motors are responsible for about half of the electricity used by U.S. industry. The proposed standards are expected to save … [Read more...]

Will cyber-sensitives reveal the future of energy efficiency?

By Elisa Wood February 29, 2012The US economy is three times larger than China’s, yet when it comes to developing a clean energy industry, China keeps besting us. The US came in second – again – to China this quarter in Ernst & Young’s much-watched renewable energy ranking released February 28.But there is one clean energy segment where … [Read more...]