Who Says You Can't Change People's Energy Behavior?

Just a few years ago the idea of changing energy behavior was viewed as quirky. The thinking was: Forget it, people ignore energy, they’re not going to remember to shut off the lights no matter how much you cajole, flatter or worry them.But companies like Opower, and a growing number of energy behaviorists, are figuring out the psychology behind … [Read more...]

PG&E Seeks Bids for Energy Storage, for Renewable Energy

Pacific Gas & Electric seeks bids for energy storage as part of its January 5  solicitation for up to 1,600 GWh of renewable energy.PG&E hopes to increase its renewable energy production while simultaneously adding energy storage capacity that can be counted towards its energy storage procurement targets.The utility will only … [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...]

How to Make Many Community Microgrids: The Hunters Point Model

If neighborhoods controlled their power supply, chances are many would opt for clean and efficient energy, especially if it’s cost-effective.But energy choices aren’t left to the locals in the United States. Instead, utilities, cities and states determine our mix of power plants.Communities might have more say if they develop their own … [Read more...]

How to Make Many Community Microgrids: The Hunters Point Model

If neighborhoods controlled their power supply, chances are many would opt for clean and efficient energy, especially if it’s cost-effective.But energy choices aren’t left to the locals in the United States. Instead, utilities, cities and states determine our mix of power plants.Communities might have more say if they develop their own … [Read more...]