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 ...
Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects
A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies is necessary to mitigate climate change. Deep geothermal energy — using the Earth’s heat for electricity...
Two Workshops Announced for Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting
The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced more details of events at the biggest geothermal energy conference of the year at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. In addition to the main event of the GRC Annual Meeting & Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) GeoExpo+ taking place October 1-4, 2017, there will be two workshops before the conference. The Geothermal Resource Decision Workshop will be held on Friday & Saturday, September 29 & 30 and will focus on...
Solar Energy Is Among Main Drivers of Economy Development In Central And Eastern Europe
For the last 10 years, the average prices of solar modules have decreasedin more than 30 times. In the same time, the efficiency of the equipment is growing fast. As a result, today, solar energy is among the most fast growing industries of the energy field. Decreasing of the equipment prices became the impetus for the development of small PV installations and small and medium business at all. The new PV and solar thermal technologies and business opportunities for their implementation on the emerging...
NREL Brings Together Clean Energy Innovators at Industry Growth Forum
The Industry Growth Forum, hosted by the Energy Department`s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), this week attracted more than 400 investors, entrepreneurs, technologists and thought leaders to Denver, Colo. Three companies were honored with Best Venture and Outstanding Venture Awards at the conclusion of the event. The two-day forum highlighted clean energy technology and business developments. In addition to hearing business case presentations from 30 clean energy companies, participants were engaged...
Demand Energy Begins Work on Pioneering New York City Microgrid Project
Demand Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Enel Green Power North America, Inc., recently announced that construction work has begun on the company`s groundbreaking renewable-energy-plus-storage microgrid at Marcus Garvey Village, a mixed-income apartment complex in New York City owned byL+M Development Partners. The project achieves several significant milestones for New York City`s power grid: First lithium-ion batteries approved for use in a behind-the-meter multi-family building application First...