Building Energy News

  • EU Invests 444 Million in Key Energy Infrastructure

    Today (2/17) EU Member States agreed on the Commission's proposal to invest 444 million in priority European energy infrastructure projects. The 18 selected electricity, smart grids and gas projects are seen as contributing to achieving the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • FPL Accelerates Major Solar Energy Development Projects

    Florida Power & Light Company, the largest generator of solar energy in Florida, recently announced the expansion of its near-term plans for new universal solar generation. FPL now plans to build new universal solar power plants at eight locations by early 2018 - comprising more than 2.5 million solar panels. "We have been working hard to drive down the costs of adding solar so we can deliver ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • California Energy Commission Adopts 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update

    The California Energy Commission recently approved a major report assessing energy trends and issues facing the state's electricity, natural gas, and transportation fuel sectors. The 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update highlights the state's recent slate of legislative ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • H&V Shortlisting Puts Vital Energi in 7th Heaven

    The University of St Andrews’ £20m Guardbridge Biomass Energy Centre has proven popular with awards judges in the energy sector recently and following on from its victory at the Scottish Green Energy Awards we are delighted to announce it has been named as a finalist at the H&V News Awards 2017. The project has seen Vital Energi working in partnership with the University since ...


    By Vital Energi

  • New Zealand can play leading role in smart energy systems, says new IEA report

    New Zealand has long been a global leader in developing effective energy markets, renewable energy and establishing robust policies for electricity security, linked to its unique natural resource base and geography. Over the past decade, New Zealand's growing energy needs have outpaced improvements in energy efficiency, mainly because of the country's expanding economy and growing ...


    By International Energy Agency

  • Richard Smith joins Inprova Energy as Director of Business Strategy

    Former Mitie director Richard Smith has been appointed Director of Business Strategy at independent energy consultancy Inprova Energy.   He joins Inprova from Mitie Technical Facilities Management, where he was Energy and Controls Director, responsible for driving energy management across the FM sector. Previously, he was Head of Multi-Site Development at Dalkia Technical ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Green Finance Specialist degree to boost finance in green energies

    For many finance institutions renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies – as main drivers of the global climate mitigation efforts - are still a new business field to be tackled. The Green Finance Specialist, developed by the German company ...

  • Dominion Solar Investment In Virginia Approaches $1 Billion

    Dominion is investing more than $800 million in solar power in Virginia, with much of it being built at little or no cost to most customers, according to the company. Additional solar projects are now in the planning stages. "Our company has made a major commitment to develop significant blocks of solar generation to meet customers' energy needs going forward," said Paul Koonce, CEO of Power ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • GridBright to Leverage ARPA-E GRID DATA Repository to Support Integration of Solar

    GridBright, Inc. recently announced that it is part of three of the thirteen projects selected for award negotiations by the DOE SunShot Initiative ENERGISE; a $30M program to support integration of solar energy into the nation's electric grid, while diversifying the nation's electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid. The three projects represent ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • DNV GL Survey: Reduced Costs are the Top Driver for Energy Efficiency Investments by Utility Customers

    DNV GL's second Trade Ally Pulse Survey, which measures the challenges and opportunities key utility partners face in the marketplace, found that a reduction in operating and maintenance costs was the most effective means to sell energy efficiency, according to the contractors that work with utilities in demand-side management (DSM) programs. The survey findings reveal how these industry, ...


    By DNV GL - Software

  • ComEd Launches New Anonymous Energy Data Product

    The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) has given the green light to a proposal by ComEd that allows companies and researchers access to anonymous energy usage data in order to enable the development of new products and services that will add value to Illinois energy consumers. ComEd is one of the first utilities to offer such a program, which has the potential to spur new offerings from smart ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Xcel Energy To Test Battery Storage Technology In Stapleton

    Xcel Energy is partnering with battery vendors Sunverge Energy and Northern Reliability, Inc. to test battery storage technology to maximize the use of rooftop solar energy while ensuring the safety and reliability of the electric grid. The two-year pilot project is taking place in Stapleton's North Central Park and Eastbridge neighborhoods. As customers' demand for solar energy in ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Greensmith Energy Software Selected by Oncor to Enhance Existing Microgrid

    Greensmith Energy recently announced that Oncor Electric Delivery has selected Greensmith as the software provider for its microgrid facility in Dallas, Texas. Oncor's advanced microgrid consists of: a carport PV array, ground mount PV array, microturbine, diesel generators, gas reciprocating generator and battery storage unit. The software upgrade and installation is considered a milestone for ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Solar Accounts for 1 in 50 New U.S. Jobs in 2016

    The American solar workforce grew at a historic pace in 2016, a year when one out of every fifty new U.S. jobs was in the solar industry, according to the new National Solar Jobs Census 2016,the seventh annual report on solar employment issued by The Solar Foundation. TheNational Solar Jobs Census 2016found that solar industry employment growth outpaced the ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • EDF Energy Renewables Awards Contract to Nidec ASI to Build Europe`s Largest Battery Storage Project

    EDF Energy Renewables has signed a contract with Nidec ASI to build Europe's largest battery storage project for the UK's National Grid. The 49MW project is part of a new 200 MW enhanced frequency response system which will be deployed across the UK to balance the UK grid. It will be built at EDF Energy's West Burton site in Nottinghamshire. Nidec ASI will ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • GridPoint Partners with SMUD to Deliver Energy Solutions for Small, Medium Business

    GridPoint has announced a partnership with the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), an electric service provider based in Sacramento, CA, to deliver a new Energy Management Solutions (EMS) program to small and medium-sized commercial utility customers. SMUD customers that implement the program will gain automated management of their energy consumption through on-site hardware, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Bioenergy Roadmap Guide Released Jointly by International Energy Agency and FAO

    As a flexible and competitive source of renewable energy, bioenergy can play a key role in decarbonizing energy systems by responding to the needs of a wide range of demand profiles in the electricity, buildings, and transport sectors. Recognizing the importance of taking a cross-cutting approach to bioenergy strategies that rely on sustainable biomass use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Smart Technology for significant chiller energy savings

    In the average building, chillers account for between 35 and 50 percent of energy expenditures. Even minor adjustments in chiller efficiency can significantly lower the overall overhead of your business. Chiller efficiency and its relationship to the Internet of Things will be on everyone’s mind this weekend at the AHR Expo 2017 in Las Vegas, ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: Asia Pacific To Assume Global Leadership For Clean Energy In 2017, Even Though High Growth In Smart Energy Will Remain Elusive

    Despite the global uncertainty brought about by recent events such as Brexit and policy direction of the incoming Trump administration, the outlook for energy and environment markets in 2017 is largely viewed to be balanced with a slight positive inclination. This follows a period of downward revisions to the economic growth forecasts and volatility in financial and commodities markets globally, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Will blockchain reinvent energy use? Yes, if it’s up to Sharge

    The kids at Sharge made quite the splash yesterday when Forbes added them to their prestigious Top 30 Under 30 list of promising entrepreneurs. In addition to offering a hearty congratulations to those brilliant young upstarts, we ...


    By DEXMA

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