Integrated Demand Side Management Success Story: City of Hawthorne

Learn how the City of Hawthorne has achieved electricity reductions of 11.59% through energy efficiency and demand response activities in lighting, pool equipment and solar installs in this SCE case study. An introduction is shared below: (more…)

SMUD Sustainability Series: HVAC and Controls – Dec 7

Location: SMUD Customer Service Center- Rubicon Room, 6301 S St, Sacramento, California, 95817, USA Speakers: Damon Brown, Marketing and Community Manager for Datacate, and Doug Norwood, manager, SMUD Facilities Installation of a new HVAC system; leveraging Energy Management Systems, controls, demand response, etc. Find out more and register here: https://web.cvent.com/event/f92c4653-a52f-4ac7-a07a-9d965dff157d/summary Click here to learn more.

Portland General Electric to develop ‘smart grids’ in 3 Oregon towns

“The Oregon towns of Hillsboro, Portland and Milwaukie will make up PGE’s Smart Grid Test Bed, where the utility will leverage advanced communications capabilities and distribution system upgrades to deliver demand response signals to customers using a range of smart-home technologies. Almost all of the utility’s customers have been using smart meters since 2010.” Click…

Multiple Positions – Clean Coalition

We offer a flexible atmosphere of working remotely, but thrive as a high-performing team tackling challenging work. The Clean Coalition drives policy innovation to remove barriers to procurement and interconnection of distributed energy resources (DER) — such as local renewables, advanced inverters, demand response, and energy storage — and we establish market mechanisms that realize…

Webinar Recording: Accelerating the transition to a clean local energy future

The gap between the clean local energy future we need and where we are today is still wide. From late 2016 to June 2018, the PAEC Initiative studied what we can do to bridge this gap and accelerate the deployment of advanced energy communities (AECs). AECs strive to meet zero net energy (ZNE) standards for…

Center for Climate Protection launches national renewable energy laboratory project

“This project will deliver a tool that can produce rate structures to incentivize deployment of DERs including distributed solar photovoltaics, energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and demand response technologies. The project will create a DER rate structure design tool that captures the value of DER projects; can be readily adopted, customized, and updated by…

Energy Impacts of Smart Home Technologies

Homeowners and renters are increasingly using technologies like smart thermostats and smart lighting, appliances, and outlets to enhance comfort and convenience. But these are not the only benefits. Smart technologies can also optimize a home’s energy use, reducing waste and lowering utility bills. This report provides an in-depth look at various smart technologies that regulate…

Grid complexity is increasing exponentially. Is blockchain the answer?

Visions for the utility grid of tomorrow often include armies of smaller resources connected and helping balance supply and demand. For example, grid services that might be supplied by an electric vehicle. As EV adoption picks up speed and utilities learn to incorporate them as grid management resources, the sheer volume of data moving around…

PG&E must solicit energy storage and DERs to replace three existing gas plants

“The California Public Utilities Commission to authorize PG&E to procure energy storage or preferred resources (such as demand response or distributed solar) to ensure local reliability in areas previously served by the gas plants. The new resources can be individual or aggregated, and must be available by 2019 “if feasible and at a reasonable cost…

CEC, CPUC and California ISO – California Microgrid Roadmap Joint Workshop

As part of an ongoing workshop series discussing the opportunities and challenges associated with the creation of a microgrid in California, the CEC, CPUC and ISO will be hosting the final joint workshop with stakeholders at the ISO on October 2,  2017. A microgrid roadmap for California is being developed in an effort to make California’s…

California Releases $44.7 Million for Microgrid Grants; Applications Due Oct. 20

California has begun offering microgrid grants totaling $44.7 million to woo projects that will help it achieve its clean energy goals. In California, the energy commission is providing the money as part of a larger effort to increase use of distributed energy resources, including energy efficiency, energy storage, electric vehicles, and demand response – all often core…

Virtual Power Plants: Ready to Serve a Grid Near You

“To provide [Virtual Power Plant] services to the transmission grid, aggregators now draw on a diverse mix of distributed energy resources — storage, demand response, renewables, microgrids — from various commercial and residential services. And utilities are warming to the idea of monetizing distributed resources by aggregating them into some kind of virtual plant and selling…

IEPR Joint Agency Staff Workshop on State-Level Energy Roadmaps – June 13

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…
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