Nashville, Tennessee -- The increasing focus on energy conservation by regulators, legislators and customers alike, and the continuing proliferation of distributed generation options including commercial micro-grids and residential roof-top solar is creating a more complex situation for utilities and their ability to tailor pricing solutions for customers. Innovative rate designs may provide remedies to potentially unintended consequences associated with commonly used rate designs. Ideally, rate design balances a number of goals, including utility revenue recovery, providing customers with appropriate incentives, minimizing customer cross-subsidies, and ensuring that rates are not discriminatory.
13th Annual Rate Design Conference 2015
The increasing focus on energy conservation by regulators, legislators and customers alike, and the continuing proliferation of distributed generation options including commercial micro-grids and residential roof-top solar is creating a more complex ...
Energy Department Announces New Projects Between U.S. and China to Cut Emissions
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced nine new energy performance contracting pilot projects that bring together U.S. and Chinese companies to boost the energy efficiency of buildings in China and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. A combination of clean energy retrofits and upgrades will save the selected facilities on energy costs over the lifetime of the contracts by making them more energy efficient. The savings on utility bills created through the facility upgrades will be used to pay for the projects...
Renewables Working Together: Rural, City, National, Regional and Island Approaches
Since COP21, renewable energies have taken centre stage in the climate change process. The REN Alliance will hold a side-event during the UN Climate Change Conference November 2016 (COP 22/CMP 12) in Marrakesh, Morocco entitled: Renewables Working Together: Rural, City, National, Regional and Island Approaches. The event takes place on Monday 14 November at 16:45 in Austral (300). This event will analyse key challenges and prospects at five levels of renewable energy deployment. Case studies and best practices...
SunGift crowned Contractor of the Year
SunGift Solar was a big winner at last night’s Solar Power Portal and Clean Energy Awards, sponsored by Trina Solar, clinching the highly sought-after Contractor of the Year award. The event also honoured Mike Landy, ex-head of policy at The Solar Trade Association, giving the recently retired renewables stalwart the Outstanding Achievement award for more than 30 years’ dedicated work in the renewables sector. More than 600 industry professionals packed into the Monarch Suite at the Hilton Metropole...
Amsterdam hosts the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition, from 25 to 29 September 2017
The next European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition (EU PVSEC 2017), the leading international Conference in photovoltaics, will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, from25 - 29 September 2017. EU PVSEC maintains European mobility. In order to meet its long-term European aspect and character, EU PVSEC sticks to its tradition and mission and returns to the annual autumn timeslot at different European locations. EU PVSEC follows the requirements of the European research community in the field...
Register Today for this Important Solar Industry Event
ESI-Africa is providing this exclusive opportunity for you to participate in a learning series offered by DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions. We encourage you to register now for our upcoming webinar on photovoltaic system operation and maintenance in Sub-Saharan Africa. Hosted by Lucie Garreau-Iles, Technical Manager with DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions, and Carel Ballack, Energy Consultant with Power Quality and Renewable Services, South Africa, this event will share important details on effective installation and...