The California Energy Commission (CEC) will jointly conduct this workshop with staff from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Independent System Operator (California ISO) on Tuesday June 13, 2017. This workshop will provide an overview and update on the actions and status of the following three state-level energy roadmaps: Advancing and Maximizing…
A new study proposes storage and demand response to avoid extra air pollution while meeting peak demand. As shared by Greentech Media: We’ve heard about the value of energy storage for integrating renewables, shaving peak demand and regulating frequency, but there’s another service it can provide: combating air pollution.
As reported by Smart Grid News, “A new service from home management product provider Nest Labs, Inc., will help customers automatically use less energy when the prices are highest. “The Nest Thermostat can find the price of energy for customers on Time of Use (TOU)
City of Huntington Beach, Partnered with UC Irvine, Altura Associates, and NREL, Awarded CEC Funds to Deploy Energy Technologies for Advanced Energy Community
Congratulations to the City of Huntington Beach, who – in partnership with UC Irvine’s Advanced Power and Energy Program (APEP), Altura Associates, Inc., and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has been awarded funding from the
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Using a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC)’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC), the Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe is working to build a low-carbon community microgrid to power the entire 100-acre
As renewables spread in microgrids, the role of energy storage is deepening as a peak shaving provider (and enhancer of demand response), and a smoother of power supply
Those working toward zero net energy (ZNE) may be interested in reviewing the Time Dependent Value (TDV) of energy presentations now available from the California Energy
From AEE: Learn How Corporate Real Estate (and Others) Uses Energy Data Software to Save Energy and Money
Better knowledge and control over energy use is a business opportunity: it allows building owners and managers to optimize energy use to reduce wastes of energy and money (and
According to Greentech Media (GTM) Research’s latest grid edge report, U.S. Wholesale DER Aggregation: Q1 2016, wholesale electricity market operators in the U.S. are
As the focus on resiliency and blackout prevention grows, here are some resources to connect with California local governments forging ahead on resiliency efforts (and some
Can’t “see” the power of demand response? Check out this great walkthrough of energy load visuals from Opower, and description of “load curve archetypes”: We plotted 812,000 energy usage curves on top of each other. This is the powerful insight we discovered.
California’s Natural Resource Agency released a new report earlier this week, Safeguarding California: Implementation Action Plans. The report showcases the state’s activities to reduce carbon consumption and prepare for activities – including droughts, wildfires, and sea level rise – expected with climate change. To read about the role of energy efficiency policies and programs (including the state’s Energy Efficiency…
Energy Storage Deployment Coming to San Diego School District to Reduce Peak Demand: Power Efficiency Agreement Allows Installation at No Cost to the Schools
An agreement has been made with Green Charge Networks for a 7.4 megawatt energy storage system at San Diego’s Grossmont Union High School District. The largest planned installation of school-based energy storage to date in California, this installation at 14 sites is planned at no cost to the school district through a performance-based Power Efficiency…
The CEC’s Blueprint Newsletter for March and April is out! The Newsletter covers everything from demand responsive controls and commissioning to small duct high-velocity HVAC systems, to upcoming free trainings. This is a great