Post Tagged with: "utility"

Arizona utility launches program to install solar on customer houses at no cost

Arizona utility launches program to install solar on customer houses at no cost

September 5, 2018 at 9:48 am 0 comments

Arizona utility APS has launched a new program, APS Solar Communities, to make renewable energy more accessible. Designed specifically for limited- and moderate-income customers, APS Solar Communities approved participants agree to have a rooftop solar system installed at no cost. Customers then begin receiving a monthly $30 bill credit fromRead More

Five ways to modernize the U.S. electric power grid via Advanced Energy Economy

Five ways to modernize the U.S. electric power grid via Advanced Energy Economy

August 6, 2018 at 9:00 am 0 comments

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum (CRES Forum) released a policy paper outlining five recommendations to modernize the U.S. electric power grid. By unleashing advanced energy investment, encouraging innovation in the electricity sector, and providing more affordable energy options for all consumers, there are opportunitiesRead More

FPL Energy update: Four new solar plants coming online, battery-storage pilots underway

FPL Energy update: Four new solar plants coming online, battery-storage pilots underway

August 2, 2018 at 2:47 pm 0 comments

Florida Power & Light Company started construction on four new solar power plants this week, adding to the 14 major solar power plants it already operates and more than 200 smaller solar installations, totaling more than 935 megawatts of universal solar capacity currently powering customers. In addition, FPL and otherRead More

MCE ready to pay out more than $1.8 million in net metering payments

MCE ready to pay out more than $1.8 million in net metering payments

July 2, 2018 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

MCE Clean Energy’s annual cash-out process for rooftop solar customers is currently underway, offering more than $1.8 million in check payments to purchase the excess solar electricity generated by customers. “We’re proud to support over 10,000 solar customers in the Bay Area, and we’re grateful to them for adding 100%Read More

How a Virginia Tech researcher plans to use smart inverters to change the grid

How a Virginia Tech researcher plans to use smart inverters to change the grid

June 29, 2018 at 7:00 am Comments are Disabled

The U.S. power grid, after faithfully delivering electricity to our neighborhoods for generations, is facing significant changes to how it operates — thanks to solar installations, wind farms, new energy storage systems and electric vehicles. As utilities meet the challenges of incorporating distributed energy sources on the low- and medium-voltageRead More

Details on DTE Energy’s plan to double renewable energy capacity over five years

Details on DTE Energy’s plan to double renewable energy capacity over five years

April 3, 2018 at 8:02 am Comments are Disabled

DTE Energy has submitted its 2018 Renewable Energy Plan to the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) proposing approximately 1,000 additional MW of carbon-free electricity from new wind and solar projects in Michigan scheduled to be completed by 2022. If approved, these new renewable energy projects would drive investment of moreRead More

Rethinking the grid: Southern Co. is building renewable, energy efficient communities with this Smart Neighborhood initiative

Rethinking the grid: Southern Co. is building renewable, energy efficient communities with this Smart Neighborhood initiative

February 21, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

This may be a glimpse into the future: Southern Co. and its Alabama Power and Georgia Power subsidiaries have announced a Smart Neighborhood initiative that will provide customers with state-of-the-art home construction, distributed energy resources – including solar and battery energy storage – and smart home appliances and technologies. TheRead More

Report: Indiana could save $2.3 billion via demand reduction strategies

Report: Indiana could save $2.3 billion via demand reduction strategies

February 13, 2018 at 8:42 am Comments are Disabled

As utility data becomes more publicly available, the more innovative ideas and solutions can be proposed. Like this: A report issued by Indiana Advanced Energy Economy finds that a combination of demand reduction strategies could avoid or defer the need for new power plants, transmission lines, and distribution infrastructure acrossRead More

DeSoto County Commission Chairman Jim Selph (left), Florida Power & Light Company (FPL) President and CEO Eric Silagy and DeSoto County Commissioner Terry Hill discuss the company's new battery storage technology at the FPL Citrus Solar Energy Center in DeSoto County, Fla., Feb. 9, 2018. During the commissioning of the company's third and newest solar power plant in DeSoto County - FPL Wildflower Solar Energy Center - the company unveiled what is believed to be the country's first-of-its-kind solar-plus-battery storage system that increases the amount of energy a solar plant delivers to the grid. Photo credit: Alex Menendez for FPL. (PRNewsfoto/Florida Power & Light Company)

Florida Power and Light debuts solar-plus-storage strategy at a major power plant

February 12, 2018 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

Florida Power & Light Co. unveiled a new solar-plus-storage system last week that they say will be the first in the country to fully integrate battery technology with a major solar power plant in a way that increases the plant’s overall energy output. By incorporating this new technology into theRead More

This Innowatts, mPrest integration looks to improve utility forecasting behind the meter

This Innowatts, mPrest integration looks to improve utility forecasting behind the meter

January 25, 2018 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

If the government is going to inflate the cost of solar, it’s time to turn to even smarter solutions to bring them back down. mPrest, a provider of control software for grid modernization and Innowatts, a self-learning retail energy platform, for example, formed a partnership to integrate customer/ behind-the-meter intelligenceRead More