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Energy Efficiency  -  February 5, 2016

National Grid's new Massachusetts energy efficiency plan expected to save billions

The company's three-year plan is expected to generate $3.6 billion in Massachusetts customer benefits over the lifetime of the efficiency investments.
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Power Prices  -  February 5, 2016

DTE Electric rate request would lower bills for C&I customers

Under a rate request, commercial customers could see a 0.4% decrease and large industrial customers could experience an average cut of 5.6%.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 5, 2016

Plastipak earns $1M in energy efficiency rebates from local utility

Plastic goods manufacturer Plastipak recently became the second company to earn more $1 million in energy efficiency rebates from Dayton Power & Light.
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Energy Efficiency  -  February 4, 2016

Zahroof Valves named finalist for energy, sustainability in annual Edison Awards

Industrial valve manufacturer Zahroof is a finalist in the Edison Awards, which evaluate technologies based on criteria of "Concept, Value, Delivery and Impact."
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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 4, 2016

Lockheed Martin, Duke Energy ink 17-year renewable energy deal

Lockheed recently signed a 17-year power purchase agreement for solar-generated electricity produced by Duke Energy Renewables.
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Solar  -  February 4, 2016

EIA provides monthly, state-level, small-scale solar estimates

A new information resource is available to energy managers interested in monitoring where facilities are using onsite solar power.
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Sourcing Renewables  -  February 2, 2016

Google signs 225 MW wind PPA with Invenergy

Google signed a 225-MW power purchase agreement with renewable energy producer Invenergy Jan. 27 to help power Google's data centers.
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Distributed Generation  -  February 2, 2016

Microsoft pilots underwater data centers

Microsoft is experimenting with siting data centers offshore under water in the ocean.
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Microgrids  -  February 2, 2016

Hoboken microgrid supports renewable energy, efficiency, greenhouse gas reporting

City leadership embarked on an ambitious goal to develop a microgrid that could provide resiliency in the face of a grid outage and utilize renewable energy sources.
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Solar  -  January 29, 2016

California preserves retail net metering rate, increases fees

The California Public Utilities Commission voted 3 to 2 on Jan. 28 in favor of maintaining the retail net energy metering rate.
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