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Fortnightly Magazine - September 2012

as much as seven inches. The prototypes charge the vehicles without user interaction as quickly as traditional corded chargers, and function at over 90-percent efficiency, according to Evatran.

IEEE launched the IEEE Transportation Electrification Web Portal at as part of its newly formed IEEE Transportation Electrification (TE) initiative, created to accelerate development and implementation of new technologies and innovations in electrified transportation. The web portal provides information on a cross-section of topics, including the latest advancements related to electrified transportation for air, land, and water.


The supervisory board of DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability appointed Nina Skorupska as a member. Skorupska is CTO and an executive board member at Dutch utility Essent.

American Utility Management (AUM) appointed Joseph R. Stackhouse COO. Previously Stackhouse was a senior v.p., customer operations at Charter Communications.

Utility Integration Solutions (UISOL) hired smart energy expert Mehrdod Mohseni as a senior v.p. Mohseni was chief marketing officer at GE Digital Energy.

Energy Services

ConEdison Solutions (CES) launched an information tool to help the company’s partners serve their commercial and industrial end users. The web portal, called e-channel, provides an environment for CES partners to view and analyze energy and customer portfolio data, helping to identify emerging opportunities for cost savings and other energy-related trends.

Lime Energy completed the Allegheny County Energy Program for Municipalities , a retrofit effort with more than 16,000 energy conservation measures, including lighting retrofits, automatic control installations, domestic water upgrades, hot water tank retrofits and building envelope—weatherization—enhancements. Improvements were made at 75 municipality-owned facilities, which Lime Energy says will save the county about 2.3 million kW hours of electricity and 30,000 gallons of water annually, reducing its utility bills by more than $300,000 per year. The project was funded in part by a $2 million Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, managed by the U.S. Department of Energy (US DOE), and a $400,000 grant from the R.K. Mellon Foundation.