Quick Energy Efficiency News: Cool Stuff from NRG & Ice…Cement, Steel and Energy Savings…Massachusetts Behaves…NY Goes Solar

The energy storage deals keep coming in California, a state that requires utilities secure 1.3 GW of the resource by 2020. The latest pairing is between NRG Energy, a megasize generation and innovation company and Ice Energy, a technology leader that uses ice to provide energy storage.NRG and Ice Energy will supply 25.6 MW of behind-the-meter … [Read more...]

Energy Storage Market in California No Longer a Pilot Project

In 2013, Before California's initiative requiring utilities to install 1,325 MW of energy storage, the market was just in test phases. But now, the market has really heated up and energy storage competes with other sources of energy. Mike Hopkins, CEO of Ice Energy, gives his perspective on the state of the market in California--and the contracts … [Read more...]

Chasing Energy Storage: Can Policy Keep up with Markets?

With energy storage advancing quickly in the electric power industry, policy finds itself chasing markets. The rules of the road have yet to be sorted out, yet energy storage already is racing ahead.Energy storage companies are announcing deals, partnerships, financing,  innovations and new customers almost daily.“Since 2013, the market had … [Read more...]

Benefits of Frozen Water as Residential Energy Storage

Frozen water has been used in the past for commercial energy storage to reduce cooling loads. However, a new product from Ice Energy allows for residential energy storage, which provides many benefits in areas with high cooling loads. James White, owner of Ice Energy, explains the benefits of energy storage for residential customers. … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Royal Philips, Ice Energy, Greensmith, Itron

This week in energy efficiency news…Royal Philips is now illuminating the interior of Notre-Dame de Paris with LEDs, which show off the cathedral’s gothic features, reduce energy consumption, reduce maintenance costs, and add dynamic lighting features. Philips used more than 400 luminaires, with an installed capacity of just 30 kW.  This reduces … [Read more...]