New Study Proposes Storage and Demand Response to Limit Air Pollution

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. (more…)

Job Announcements: Customer Programs Specialist and and Custom Programs Manager, MCE

Marin Clean Energy (MCE) is hiring for two new positions: a Customer Program Manager and Customer Programs Specialist. Short position descriptions are below. To review more and apply, visit MCE’s Careers Page. Applications are due by July 15th and July 20th (see below). (more…)

Managing EV Adoption: Lessons from Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Electric vehicle rollout requires management of a number of different concerns – including new infrastructure, peak electric load and consumption considerations, and customer concerns. In this article from Valley Vision, hear from Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Manager of the Electric Transportation and Energy & Research Bill Boyce on what SMUD is doing to get the…

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…

CEC’s March/April Blueprint Newsletter in Review

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 (more…)

Emerging Technology Review: ARPA-E Technology Investments Span Demand Management, Heat Pumps, Battery and Air Storage, and More

For those of you watching the cutting edge of new technologies, an article in Greentech Media covers the U.S. Department of Energy’s research program ARPA-E,’s public investment and the private investment, in technologies on the ARPA-E list. A direct list of the technologies reveals investments to integrate renewables in demand management, ferment methane into natural…

OhmConnect Connects Smart Device/Smart Home Users with Savings

Developments in automated demand response (ADR) technology: Smart home energy automator OhmConnect announces breakthrough methods for enabling smart home devices (including wifi thermostats, smart plugs, home automation systems, and EV chargers) to generate recurring revenue streams by intelligently controlling device charging when electricity is less costly.  To learn more, click here for the press release.

NEEP Report Explores How ICT Enables Deeper EM&V

Carrying out Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) efficiently can be a challenge. A new EM&V report from the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) explores how information and communications technology developments are enhancing EM&V options. Click here to read more.

Deep Energy Retrofits Using Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs): Success Stories Show 58% Average Energy Savings

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)’s new paper, Deep Energy Retrofits Using Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) looks at the model of using long-term performance contracting to avoid upfront capital costs and tie payment to verification of energy and cost savings. The paper covers the following best practices, and then shares case studies of seven federal building…

School Reduces Peak Energy Consumption 20% with IceBank Tanks

With summer temperatures beginning to hit triple digits in many parts of California, keeping cool and not going broke doing it is on people’s minds.  Here is how one school district in Texas is achieving that.  To read the full article, go here: