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Utilities target marketplace for customer engagement, energy savings

You can buy pretty much anything online, from groceries and clothes to cars and real estate. Why not energy services? Utilities are trying to get in …

Solar Power

Performance-based regulation: How Minnesota is inching toward a new oversight model

As performance-based regulation goes before Minnesota’s regulators, stakeholders propose being "discerning" and "surgical" about its use.

Is The Smart Grid Sharp Enough To Hit Global Climate Targets?

The utility world may not be changing at the speed of light but it is certainly evolving more rapidly than it has in decades. That’s because the tools now exist to allow managers to gather a gargantuan amount of information and to analyze that data.<p>That, in turn, has a profound implications. One of …

Natural Gas

Market-based IRPs: A new paradigm for grid planning?

Instead of forecasts, utilities like Hawaiian Electric and Xcel are beginning to use real-world prices in their integrated resource plans, allowing …

These smart cities in Italy put Silicon Valley to shame

The city of the future could help you find parking, detect potholes and keep you healthier. Sicily's showing the world it can be done on a shoestring budget.<p>A smart city development is a long-term play, not something we do over a month or a year.<p>Vint Cerf<p>We can do the things you need to do while …

Time-travel, utility-style: Outlines of the utility of the future appear

Rocky Mountain Institute experts identify price, data and interconnection as the keys to success for the utility of the future, whether it's an …

Innovation

Finance, not technology, could be the key innovation for flow batteries

To compete with lithium-ion, flow battery costs need to come down; insurance could help bridge that gap.

ConEd's hybrid service model for large microgrid could become standard

The utility worked on a giant multi-use real estate project to deliver power the way developers wanted.

Can You Hack Coral to Save It?

On September 10, 2017, as Hurricane Irma drowned the Florida Keys with a five-foot storm surge and shredded houses with 130 mph winds, David Vaughan, a 65-year-old marine biologist, and Frank Slifka, a 67-year-old maintenance man, huddled inside the Elizabeth Moore Center for Coral Reef Research …

Energy Storage Is Coming, But Big Price Declines Still Needed

Cheap energy storage, long hailed as renewable energy’s younger cousin that, once of age, would create a dynamic duo strong enough to upend the electricity system as we know it, got a steroid shot this week when FERC announced that it was going to let energy storage operate in the wholesale markets …

Natural Gas

What Is a Virtual Power Plant, and Why Is Elon Musk Building One?

Tesla is installing solar-power and energy-storage systems in 50,000 South Australian homes, and linking them together to create the equivalent of …

How solar owners' post-hurricane demand for batteries could impact utilities

Extreme weather is driving customers to solar-plus-storage as backup power, but they can use it to cut back on electricity use, too

If it ain't broke, don't fix it: NYPA transforms utility maintenance with data-driven approach

The New York Power Authority's new monitoring and diagnostic approach may soon be used by utilities around the country.

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

Grid operations technologies protected customers from the bomb cyclone

The technologies showed their value for saving consumers money and improving system reliability and resilience, demonstrating the potential benefits …

California regulators first to allow multiple revenue streams for energy storage

The state has approved rules that increase the ways for energy storage systems to make money, for example, through frequency regulation, capacity or …

The 'small miracle' that may lead to California's net metering successor

Sooner or later, retail rate net metering must go, stakeholders agree. But solar advocates say later, while utilities say sooner, and therein hangs …

How leading utilities are planning for distributed energy resources

DER growth can be a blessing or a curse. New software platforms can help with preparation.

The best laid plans of state regulators are now aimed at building a better distribution system

Regulators are pushing utilities to plan for the rising penetrations of distributed energy resources, but they're doing it in many ways.

'Year of the grid': DER management takes center stage at DistribuTECH

The distributed energy revolution hinges on the development of new software platforms that can help utilities make sense of a deluge of grid data.

Is cap and trade the climate solution? The jury's still out

California and New England are about to find out what the market-based mechanism for reducing emissions can really do.

100,000 IoT Sensors Monitor a 1,400-Kilometer Canal in China

Sensors installed along China’s South-to-North Water Diversion Project track water quality, watch for intruders, and detect structural damage Photo: …

Why are the newest distribution system buzzwords 'hosting capacity analysis'?

To meet customer demand for distributed energy resources, utilities need to know what their systems can handle.

Shuttered coal plant fixer-uppers for sale all over the U.S.

More than half of all coal plants are, or will soon be, shuttered. Collaboration and compromise by some are beginning to reveal ways to reclaim the …

Improving Ourselves to Death

What the self-help gurus and their critics reveal about our times.<p><i>Audio:</i> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Happy New Year, you! Now that the champagne has gone flat and the Christmas tree is off to be mulched, it’s time to turn your thoughts …

25 Dinner Ideas For People Who Are Trying To Eat Less Meat

Put these in your dinner rotation.

Extreme poverty in America: read the UN special monitor's report

I have spent the past two weeks visiting the United States, at the invitation of the federal government, to look at whether the persistence of extreme poverty in America undermines the enjoyment of human rights by its citizens. In my travels through California, Alabama, Georgia, Puerto Rico, West …

Income Inequality

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

The Workplace