Fleet Owners: For Big Savings, Plan Now For Electrification

Credit to Author: Rocky Mountain Institute| Date: Thu, 21 Jan 2021 21:57:32 +0000

Today, most fleets are at an early stage of EV adoption and their approach is incremental — e.g., buy a few vehicles and a few chargers each year. In our recently-released report Steep Climb Ahead

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Demand Flexibility Is Critical — Use It When We Have It

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Fri, 15 Jan 2021 04:12:35 +0000

To stave off the worst effects of the climate crisis, we must urgently transition from polluting fossil fuels to emissions-free energy. The large-scale deployment of renewable energy to replace polluting power plants and rapid electrification of our buildings, vehicles and industries are necessary pillars to achieving this transition

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Downtown Denver Home To New Vehicle-to-Building (V2B) Technology Trial

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 09 Jan 2021 18:12:25 +0000

A new vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project is going into operation in Denver, Colorado. The Alliance Center, whose mission is “to demonstrate sustainability in action and mobilize change agents to accelerate solutions,” is installing a V2G system from Fermata Energy at their Denver offices

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2020’s Top Wind Energy R&D Achievements

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 06 Jan 2021 00:31:05 +0000

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Wind Energy Technologies Office (WETO) provides global leadership in fundamental wind energy science research, development, and validation activities that enable low-cost wind energy. The office pursues opportunities across all U.S. wind sectors — land-based utility-scale wind, offshore wind, distributed wind — as well as addressing market barriers and system integration

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A Look at the Year Ahead and How Microgrids Are Shaping the Power Industry

Credit to Author: POWER| Date: Tue, 05 Jan 2021 17:28:51 +0000

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2020 was a transformative year for the power sector, underlining both new challenges and potential opportunities. We not only saw how severe weather event threats, such as the wildfires and public safety power shutoffs in California, continued to illustrate the fragility of our existing centralized electric distribution system, but we simultaneously experienced the struggle of […]

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Transforming the Power Industry with DERMS Deployments and Beyond

Credit to Author: Seth Frader-Thompson| Date: Wed, 23 Dec 2020 20:58:35 +0000

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The shift from energy consumers to prosumers is fundamentally changing the relationship between utilities and their customers. Behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs) transform the ways households consume, generate, and store power. In the U.S., there are now about 15 million smart thermostats, 2 million solar installations, and 1.5 million electric vehicles (EVs) on the road. And […]

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The 5 Steps Utilities Should Take in 2021 to Prepare for a Carbon-Neutral Future

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2020 15:23:22 +0000

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We’re at the electric tipping point as electric stoves, vehicles, and construction equipment displace the fossil fuel guzzlers of the past. Yet, before a carbon-neutral future can truly take off, utilities and the electric grid need to innovate. For the world to hit net-zero emissions targets by 2050, grid investments need to almost triple to […]

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New York V2G Project Using 5 Electric School Buses Is Live

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 12 Dec 2020 02:38:38 +0000

Five Lion electric school buses are having their batteries hooked up to the Con Edison grid and trialling vehicle-to-grid (V2G) services

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Boulder To Explore How Electric Vehicles Can Reduce Building Energy Costs

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 05 Dec 2020 18:19:31 +0000

The City of Boulder is partnering with Fermata Energy to test the ability to reduce the city’s building energy costs with an innovative pilot at the North Boulder Recreation Center

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Companies Announce New Residential VPP for California

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 07 Dec 2020 20:39:27 +0000

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A distributed energy power plant, designed to help bring more reliability to California’s power grid, is being developed by a company whose investors include Alphabet, the parent company of Google. The project when fully developed would be the world’s largest residential virtual power plant (VPP). Sidewalk Infrastructure Partners (SIP), a group that builds, owns, operates, […]

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