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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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

Florida utility retires another coal plant, while adding four new solar plants

Florida utility retires another coal plant, while adding four new solar plants

January 8, 2018 at 11:39 am Comments are Disabled

Florida’s much needed solar revolution continues as Florida Power & Light Co. will be retiring one of the state’s largest coal-fired power plants and opening of four new solar power plants comprised of more than 1 million solar panels. This news is in line with the ignored findings on theRead More

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

Solar and wind energy could make up 17 percent of installed capacity by 2020

January 5, 2018 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

In the latest issue of its Energy Infrastructure Update (with data through November 30, 2017), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) notes that proposed net additions to generating capacity by utility-scale wind and solar could total 115,984 megawatts (MW) by December 2020 – effectively doubling their current installed capacity ofRead More

Transparent utility data key factor in grid modernization, says new SEIA paper

Transparent utility data key factor in grid modernization, says new SEIA paper

August 2, 2017 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this week we noted that SEPA was looking for opinions concerning the evolving role of utilities in this increasingly distributed generation world. Right on cue, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) released the second paper in a series on grid modernization that tackles the need for improved distribution planning and operations.Read More