Trane and Alstom Pair to Build Wastewater Treatment Plant Microgrid in California

Trane and Alstom Grid have paired to build a wastewater treatment plant microgrid, designed to incorporate renewable energy and create a revenue stream for the City of Santa Rosa, California.The Laguna Wastewater Treatment Plant microgrid will include solar, energy storage, an advanced distributed energy management software system, a microgrid … [Read more...]

Microgrid-enabling Technologies Market May Reach $155 Billion in Less than a Decade

As demand for microgrids grows, so does the need for microgrid-enabling technologies -- the various systems and components that let the microgrid generate power and store it, supply customers, and connect and disconnect from the grid.These technologies include diesel generators, natural gas generators, fuel cells, solar PV, distributed wind, … [Read more...]

Schneider and Siemens Lead the Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Market

Schneider Electric and Siemens lead the building energy management systems (BEMS) market, according to a recent report by Navigant Research.More than 400 companies now provide the energy management software for buildings, according to the report. Competition is fierce, says Navigant, and companies in the $2.4 billion market range from industry … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: The USGBC, Johnson Controls, Lincoln Paper and Tissue, PSE&G

This week in energy efficiency news…The U.S. Green Building Council launched an online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state and Washington, D.C. The enhanced state market briefs highlight LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC membership in each state. The USGBC created the … [Read more...]

Second study forecasts strong growth for energy service companies (ESCOs)

The US energy service company (ESCO) industry is set to grow from a $4.9 billion market in 2013 to almost $8.3 billion in 2020, according to a new report by Navigant Research.The growth comes after a slowdown in business for the energy performance contractors, Navigant says.“Over the past two years, ESCOs have found it difficult to attract … [Read more...]