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  • HVAC a primary driver of energy-efficiency jobs

    HVAC named one of four technologies stimulating energy-efficient job growth According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), American energy-efficiency jobs are on the rise. Per the DOE’s second annual “National Energy Employment Analysis,” a total of 6.4 million Americans now work in the traditional energy and energy-efficiency industries. More than 300,000 net ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Stem and CPower Announce Energy Management Partnership

    Stem, Inc., a leader in intelligent energy storage services, and CPower, a leader in demand response (DR) and demand-side energy management services for commercial and industrial customers, recently announced a new partnership to deliver a unique demand-side energy solution to customers across the U.S., starting in California. The partnership will combine Stem's energy storage ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Energy Department Announces Eleven Projects to Boost Private-Sector Support of Energy Innovation

    Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $7.8 million in support of eleven projects to unlock private-sector resources for energy innovation. The projects, part of DOE's Innovative Pathways program, are designed to address the systemic barriers currently preventing the private sector from more fully supporting energy innovation and bringing new energy technologies to market. The ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Switch2 Energy recognised for decade of customer excellence

    Community and district heating specialist Switch2 Energy has been shortlisted for the Customer Engagement Project of the Decade Award by The Association for Decentralised Energy (ADE). Switch2 Energy provides an end-to-end service to the district and community heating sector – supplying 70,000 residents and 180 clients across 500 heat networks. Kirsty ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • SEPA and Black & Veatch Release New Case Study on Distributed Energy Resources Planning

    Consumers could outspend utilities in the adoption of solar, storage, electric vehicles and other distributed energy resources (DERs), making it essential for utilities to track and integrate these DERs into their planning processes to benefit their customers and the grid. That is one of the key findings of a new case study from the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and Black & Veatch, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Report Examines Future of Demand Response Management Systems (DRMS) Market

    The global demand response management system (DRMS) market size is expected to reach USD 35.9 billion by 2025, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. The integration of demand response (DR) with smart grids and the rising awareness and adoption of automated DRMS by utilities and customers are believed to be the key ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Energy Companies Join With Rocky Mountain Institute and Grid Singularity to Launch Global Blockchain Initiative for Energy

    Centrica plc, Elia, Engie, Royal Dutch Shell plc, Sempra Energy, SP Group, Statoil ASA, Stedin, TWL (Technical Works Ludwigshafen AG), and Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) have joined forces to support the Energy Web Foundation (EWF), a non-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the commercial deployment of blockchain technology in the energy sector. Thanks to their support, EWF has ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • CH2M-led Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC. awarded Department of Energy Paducah Deactivation and Remediation Contract

    The United States Department of Energy announced today that Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC., a CH2M-led company with partners Fluor Corporation and BWX Technologies, Inc., was awarded the Paducah Deactivation and Remediation (D&R) Contract at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. The Paducah site is situated on approximately 3,500 acres in Western Kentucky, eight miles west of Paducah, ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Evaporative cooling cuts energy costs

    It is estimated that HVAC systems account for approximately 40 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings, which is why many building owners and managers are looking for ways to cut these costs. One way to do that may be to utilize evaporative cooling systems, which can be relatively inexpensive to purchase and often require much less energy than other forms of cooling. ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Itron Announces Comverge Acquisition

    Itron announced on 5/8 that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately held Comverge by purchasing its parent company, Peak Holding Corp., in a cash transaction valued at approximately $100 million. The acquisition combines a world-leader in gas, water, electricity and smart cities solutions with a longtime leader of demand response, which is seen as expanding the scope of smart ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • mPrest and Vector to Bring Internet of Energy to Over a Million New Zealand Customers

    mPrest, a provider of mission-critical Internet of Energy' software, announced that its Distributed Energy Resource Management product - mDERMS, will be deployed in Vector's intelligent grid. Vector is New Zealand's leading multi-network infrastructure company, which distributes energy and communication services to over 1.2 million homes and businesses. mDERMS will enable Vector to improve ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • CH2M envisions better way of managing life-cycle infrastructure development

    CH2M, an industry leader in the management of major projects and programs, has developed a new Resiliency and Sustainability Framework for infrastructure that offers public and private sector planners a comprehensive program development and decision support system. The Framework is being utilized today in San Mateo, California, for the city's Clean Water Program, to understand how resilient and ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Energy Upgrade California Encourages Residents to “Do Your Thing” to Lead the Way in Energy Efficiency

    Golden State leaders are encouraging trendsetting Californians to “Do Your Thing”TM to set the pace for energy efficiency. State political, environmental and business leaders stand in support of Energy Upgrade California’s launch today of a new campaign for smarter energy use. Starting today (4/28), Energy Upgrade California is putting new energy behind educating all ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Intel Partnership creates revenue for building owners & managers in world first

    Entrepreneur Syed Ahmed (best known for his appearance on The Apprentice), the founder and MD of the multi-award winning hand drying technology manufacturer, SAVORTEX, has teamed up with Intel to launch the adDryer, the world’s first smart and revenue share producing hand dryer for the corporate washroom sector. It follows successful trials at Heathrow Airport, RBS and the British Library, ...


    By SAVORTEX Ltd

  • Energy efficiency must be an industrial strategy priority

    Engineering profession calls for stable delivery of a long term, low carbon energy strategy in new report Improving energy efficiency and resource productivity must be a priority in the government’s new industrial strategy, particularly in buildings and energy networks, according to a new report published today that summarises the engineering profession’s response to the ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Difficulty Finding Qualified Applicants Costs Solar Employers Money, Inhibits Growth

    Two-thirds of solar installation firms report that difficulty finding qualified applicants is increasing costs and impacting their ability to grow, according to a new research report released today by The Solar Foundation, National Administrator of the Solar Training Network. The report also shows that increased investment in post-hire training could reduce ...


    By The Solar Foundation

  • Thailand gears up to be ‘The energy hub for Asia` with Ministry of Energy setting the stage for it next December

    Mr. Areepong Bhoocha-Oom, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Energy of Thailand launched today the ‘Future Energy Asia Exhibition & Conference’ as a major initiative towards securing the path to Thailand’s Energy 4.0. The transformation and development of Thailand is a major priority for the government which creates incredible business ...


    By dmg :: events

  • Russia Can Nearly Quadruple Share of Renewable Energy by 2030

    Russia can increase the share of renewables in its energy mix from roughly 3 per cent today to more than 11 per cent by 2030, according to new findings by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). The growth in renewable energy use would represent nearly a fourfold increase in the share of renewables between 2014 and 2030. Renewable Energy Prospects for the Russian ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • 57% of Kingspan’s energy procured from renewables in 2016

    Kingspan, the global leader in high performance insulation and building envelope solutions, is pleased to announce it has beaten its target of generating at least half its aggregate energy use from renewable resources by 2016. Kingspan’s aggregate renewable energy use was 57% of its total energy use in 2016, meaning the company is firmly on track to hit its goal, set in 2011, of operating ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • SoCalGas and University of California Irvine Demonstrate Power-to-Gas Technology Can Dramatically Increase the Use of Renewable Energy

    Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) earlier this week announced that new research on power-to-gas technology shows the technique holds the ability to dramatically increase the use of intermittent renewable energy. The finding came out of ongoing research conducted at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and funded by SoCalGas. Preliminary research findings, ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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