Con Edison Looks to Distributed Energy Resources to Boost Revenue

Consolidated Edison plans to test new utility revenue streams by boosting customer use of distributed energy resources, as part of Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).Under Con Edison’s “Connected Homes” REV Demo Project, the utility wants to increase the use of distributed energy resources and energy saving products. The utility will use Opower's … [Read more...]

Zero Up-Front Costs for Residential Energy Efficiency Measures?

As part of New York state's Reforming the Energy Vision, Sealed is partnering with National Grid to test a proposal under which customers would pay zero up-front costs for residential energy efficiency measures.In this podcast, Andy Frank, founder and president of Sealed, explains the idea, which has been available to commercial customers for … [Read more...]

Hello Local Energy, Bye Old Power Industry, Say New York Regulators with Key Vote

New York, where the power industry began over a century ago, might be where it ends too. At least the power industry as we know it today.The state’s electric regulators made that clear February 26 when they took a key vote creating an electricity marketplace that elevates new, local energy over big central power plants and long transmission … [Read more...]

Joule Assets: Unearthing Hidden Revenue for Smaller Energy Efficiency Companies

Take heart smaller energy efficiency companies. Good times are coming.That was the positive message from Mike Gordon, CEO of Joule Assets, as his company recently rolled out news of $90 million in financing being offered to 10 US companies with a $270 million pipeline of projects.“The contractors, the technology integrators, technology … [Read more...]