Distributed Energy Resources - February 24, 2021 - By NRG Energy, Inc.
As the U.S. energy landscape continues to undergo a transformational shift, how and where power is generated has emerged as a key driver in the transition. In Part 1 of this series from NRG based on results of the 2020 State of Distributed Energy Resources study conducted by Smart Energy Decisions, NRG looks at drivers and challengers among organizations who are currently deploying or considering the deployment of DERs - as well as ways to overcome those challenges.
January 29, 2021 - By Chris Hensley, Encycle
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many U.S. businesses operating from commercial buildings experienced either a shutdown or a substantial reduction in facility usage in 2021. This column from Chris Hensley at Encycle explores energy usage and control decisions companies are making as they recalibrate their buildings' HVAC operational requirements.
GHG Emissions - January 16, 2021
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Distributed Energy Resources - December 23, 2020
The 2020 State of Distributed Energy Resources Study, conducted by Smart Energy Decisions and sponsored by NRG, explores the usage, consideration, drivers, and barriers for DERs among large electric power users.
Energy Efficiency - December 14, 2020
Smart Energy Decisions will lead off its 2021 slate of events with the Virtual Innovation Summit, set for March 8-12, 2021. The fifth edition of the industry’s premier event will once again bring together energy, sustainability and facility man
Distributed Energy Resources - December 9, 2020
The 2020 Distributed Energy Resources Study, conducted by Smart Energy Decisions and sponsored by NRG, explores the usage, consideration, drivers, and barriers for DERs among large electric power users. Among the findings: these customers want independence and control to choose their sources of energy - but first, they need to overcome the barriers of costs and economics of implementation.
Distributed Energy Resources - November 6, 2020
How do you quantify the value of a microgrid, which is essentially an insurance policy? You're ensuring that your facility doesn't go down or have an outage. How much is an outage really worth and how do you value that? In this age of Covid-19, the pressure to fulfill commitments still remains high. Investor pressure remains high. Project goals remain in place. But the financing is no longer available. What should customers be looking at and exploring in the interest of managing this dilemma? Listen to this episode of Smart Energy Voices to hear how Matthew Walters, Head of Distributed Energy Systems, Americas at SIEMENS tackles it from a holistic approach.
Distributed Energy Resources - November 4, 2020
Organizations are viewing energy reliability in a new light as power outages impact business and new innovations come to market. This white paper from Ameresco explores ways to leverage energy infrastructure in order to improve energy resilience and minimize the adverse impacts of major events.
Distributed Energy Resources - October 30, 2020
We continue our series of video presentations from the recent Distributed Energy Forum with "The Future of the Grid is Distributed." In this conversation, Doug Sansom, Director, DER Sales, NRG, explains that distributed energy resources are essential for success because customers want control over the cost of energy, they want reliability and they want choice. Furthermore, access to cost-efficient energy is a business necessity. These reasons, combined with new lower-cost technology, are driving capital spending for DERs.
Distributed Energy Resources - October 29, 2020
A low-carbon future will require a wide scope of technical capabilities, regulatory expertise, and market savvy. Integrating products for a total solution and maximum cost reduction will be a key challenge. This white paper from Shell Energy provides actionable steps and forward-looking insights for businesses and enterprises preparing to meet the energy standards of tomorrow.