Mother Nature Maps Where We Need Microgrids (Again)

Mother Nature keeps hammering home where we need microgrids.Last week it happened again. More than 1.7 million electric customers lost power February 23-24 when a major storm swept the Eastern U.S. and Canada, according to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Assurance Daily.The storm was an example of the all-to-common pounding of wind, … [Read more...]

NV Energy Wants More Efficiency, But Regulators Cut Programs

NV Energy wants more efficiency -- but regulators in Nevada are calling for less.In this interview (see player above), Tom Polikalas, Nevada representative, Southwest Energy Efficiency Project, describes the battle over energy efficiency now being played out in Nevada.Last July, NV Energy said its residential lighting programs in southern … [Read more...]

Nevada Sees Triple the Projected LED Sales Due to Instant Discount

Participation in Nevada's energy efficiency program led to three times the projected LED sales due in large part to an "instant discount" program."Nevada initiated the LED program in 2014 and had three times the level of participation they had planned the first year," said Howard Geller, executive director of the Southwest Energy Efficiency … [Read more...]