Utilities

Energy Efficiency  -  May 19, 2017

Calif. utility recognizes C&I customers for efficiency

California utility San Diego Gas & Electric has recognized a series of its commercial and industrial customers it says are leading the way in implementing innovative solutions to reducing their energy use.
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Utilities  -  May 18, 2017

Michigan utility offers green tariff large energy users

Citing growing demand from large energy users for access to clean energy options, Michigan utility Consumers Energy has proposed a program to allow companies to match their load to renewable energy sources.
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May 18, 2017 - By Amy Poszywak

Advocates call on Amazon to save struggling nukes

As the fate of two Ohio nuclear plants continues to hang in the balance, a group of "concerned citizens, scientists, business leaders, conservationists and community leaders" in the state have called on Amazon.com Inc. to help support them.
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Utilities  -  May 16, 2017

Michigan's largest utility to be coal-free by 2040

"There is no sucker's choice between a healthy environment and a healthy economy, although it often gets framed that way," the CEO of Michigan's largest utility said May 16 in announcing a commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 80% by 2050.
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Distributed Energy Resources  -  May 8, 2017

Itron to acquire Comverge for $100M

Grid technology and services company Itron Inc. has reached an agreement to acquire demand response provider Comverge in a deal valued around $100 million, the companies announced May 8.
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Energy Efficiency  -  May 8, 2017

Case study: CKE Restaurants' defrost controller pilot

This case study from the U.S. Department of Energy explores CKE Restaurants' field test of an advanced demand defrost control system for walk-in coolers and freezers in their Carl's Jr. restaurants.
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Regulation  -  April 28, 2017

Views from the top: How Switch is leveraging the power of end users for energy independence

In this Smart Energy Decisions exclusive, Switch executive vice president of strategy Adam Kramer discusses the push to deregulate Nevada's electricity market and the collective power of commercial and industrial energy users.
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Utilities  -  April 21, 2017

California amusement park joins green power program

A California amusement park has joined a number of other large energy users in Santa Clara in taking advantage of a renewable energy program that will cover 100% of its electricity use.
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Utilities  -  April 18, 2017

REI, Starbucks, Target opt in for PSE green tariff

A number of large corporate and municipal energy consumers, including REI, Starbucks and Target, have signed up for a new green tariff offering from Puget Sound Energy.
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Regulation  -  April 17, 2017

Energy secretary orders grid study of renewable energy impacts to coal, nuclear generation

Energy Secretary Rick Perry has reportedly ordered a study of the U.S. grid, with a focus on the impacts of an accelerating amount of renewable energy being added to the U.S. mix.
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