NY Prize Stage 1 Awards: Who, Why and What’s it Mean for Community Microgrids

New York showed itself as the nation’s leader in community microgrid development July 8 by awarding funds for an unprecedented 83 projects through its $40 million NY Prize. No other state has made such a vigorous foray into this type of microgrid, which focuses largely on keeping critical facilities up and running in a community when the central … [Read more...]

Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) Growing into New U.S. and European Markets

Business is expanding for energy service companies, or ESCOs, in both the U.S. and Europe. Opportunities are developing outside of the public sector, the industry's long-time base. Now private building owners are increasingly pursuing energy retrofits too. That's the word from a new Navigant Research report that forecasts an $11.5 billion ESCO … [Read more...]

The Oncor Microgrid: What Makes it Like No Other

Details are finally out about the Oncor microgrid, a project of the Texas utility, S&C Electric and Schneider Electric that has created industry buzz because of its sophistication. Today the companies lifted the veil off the completed project near Lancaster, Texas. The new microgrid isn’t particularly large (1.25 MW), but oh what’s inside. Not … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Publisher to Moderate Panel at NextGen Microgrid Event Sept. 11

Kevin Normandeau, group publisher of Energy Efficiency Markets and Microgrid Knowledge, will moderate a panel "Controllers: Selecting the Right Technology to Control your Own Grid," on September 11 at the NextGen Microgrid conference in Chicago, Ill., Panel participants will include Schneider Electric, Green Energy Corp, and S&C Electric, … [Read more...]

Microgrid Knowledge Publisher to Moderate Panel at NextGen Microgrid Event Sept. 11

Kevin Normandeau, group publisher of Energy Efficiency Markets and Microgrid Knowledge, will moderate a panel "Controllers: Selecting the Right Technology to Control your Own Grid," on September 11 at the NextGen Microgrid conference in Chicago, Ill., Panel participants will include Schneider Electric, Green Energy Corp, and S&C Electric, … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: ThinkEco and Friedrich, AutoGrid, Global Energy Efficiency Holdings, Metrus Energy, EaglePicher Technologies, WattJoule, Comverge

This week in energy efficiency news… ThinkEco and Friedrich have partnered to help utilities bring new customers into demand-side management programs. Beginning in summer 2014, utilities will be able to use ThinkEco’s platform and turnkey demand response services to incorporate connected Friedrich Kühlair conditioners directly into DR programs.  … [Read more...]