Archive for year: 2016
|US DOE, Sandia, CEG/CESA collaborate to provide municipal energy storage procurement guidance
July 13, 2016 by Todd Olinsky-Paul
Although many municipalities have gained some limited experience in the area of distributed energy resources, mostly due to the success of the distributed solar industry, adding energy storage and islanding capability to the mix raises a whole new set of questions.
|The Many Benefits of Oregon’s Irrigation Modernization Initiative
July 12, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
Energy Trust of Oregon, working with the nonprofit Farmers Conservation Alliance, has developed a coordinated and comprehensive program to help irrigation districts and the farmers they serve to develop modern irrigation systems.
|New Hampshire’s Groundbreaking Renewable Thermal Program
July 7, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
In 2012, New Hampshire became the first and only state to add a carve-out for renewable thermal technologies to its renewable portfolio standard (RPS).
|Exploring the Benefits of Distributed Solar in Rhode Island
July 5, 2016 by Maria Blais Costello
The Rhode Island Office of Energy Resources developed a pilot project to explore how distributed solar could provide value to Rhode Island’s electric grid.
|Report from BOEM’s New York Auction Seminar and Public Hearing
July 1, 2016 by Val Stori
Strong winds, advanced offshore wind technology, and a large market all come together in New York where the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management recently designated 81,130 acres as a commercial wind energy area.
|NYSERDA Sailing Forward On Offshore Wind
June 23, 2016 by Val Stori
NYSERDA’s announcement that it will participate in the BOEM auction of the New York Wind Energy Area is an exciting and potentially significant opportunity for offshore wind development.
|From Oil to Offshore Wind
June 20, 2016 by Lewis Milford
If U.S. oil companies stop drilling for more oil, as climate activists want, what would they do to keep their shareholders happy and solvent? Maybe they could repower the American electric industry with offshore wind.
|State Clean Energy Programs Honored for Efforts to Transform U.S. Markets
June 15, 2016 by Warren Leon
The Clean Energy States Alliance is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 State Leadership in Clean Energy Awards.
|Can Reforms Shift California Program from Controversy to Energy Storage Incentive Model?
June 14, 2016 by Seth Mullendore
The California Public Utilities Commission recently proposed a few changes to California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) that may begin to reshape the program into a national model for incentivizing energy storage deployment.
|Closing the Clean Energy Divide with Solar+Storage
May 19, 2016 by Seth Mullendore
The combination of solar PV and battery storage technologies is already reducing operating costs for businesses across California, but can solar+storage reduce electric bills for affordable housing as well?