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Con Edison Plans Virtual Power Plant in New York from 300 Homes… And Other Quick News

Consolidated Edison plans to create a virtual power plant in New York, formed from the largest residential distributed energy storage program in the U.S. This summer the utility will invite 300 New York homeowners to participate in the solar plus storage pilot project, which will integrate more than 1.8 MW of solar and some 1.8 MW (4 MWh) of … [Read more...]

How Residential Energy Storage is Morphing into the Home Microgrid

What’s the difference between the traditional microgrid and the new residential energy storage paradigms now gaining traction in the marketplace? Not much, according to Ken Munson, president and CEO of Sunverge, a company offering an integrated energy storage platform that – if it delivers on its promise -- could contribute to a redefinition of … [Read more...]

Finding Common Ground on Pricing Clean Energy Resources in California

Would pricing clean energy through a 'smart home rate'  work? James Fine, EDF's senior economist, describes the intriguing possibility being explored in California. Industrial and environmental stakeholders are usually portrayed as adversaries. But one exciting example from California proves there can be another side to that story. San Diego Gas … [Read more...]