Commercial Customer Case Study
Recent declines in energy storage costs have allowed businesses and homeowners to economically store electricity for a few hours. It is long enough to disrupt peak demand charges that many utilities rely on for their cash flows.
A New Initiative, a New Fuel Cell Car
General Motors unveiled its Autonomy fuel cell car, which it says is the first vehicle designed exclusively for the fuel cell.
First of two-part series. See part two, Capturing Benefits for All Ratepayers, in the April 2016 issue.
Nancy Ryan & Lucy McKenzie
Utility investments to support EV adoption may be structured and scaled to benefit all customers.
Installing utility-scale, grid-connected battery storage.
Stories on installing grid-connected battery storage from AEP, Green Mountain Power, Imperial Irrigation District, and Kauai Island (Hawaii) Utility Co-op.
Battery Storage: The hoopla far exceeds the reality.
Mahler’s music was better than it sounded, and so is battery energy storage.
Car-charging could and should be an industry separate from traditional utility activities.
When the Wright brothers took to the air, they did not worry that one day new industries would be needed to fulfill the promise of their inventions.
A network of networks – in search of an orchestrator.
Jan Vrins, Hector Artze, Richard Shandross, and Mackinnon Lawrence
The Energy Cloud will change the way we generate, store, and consume energy by changing from a one-way power flow to a dynamic network of networks supporting two-way energy and information flows.
How much of a $100 billion market in electric vehicles can utilities capture – or afford not to?
Electric transportation can be the utility sector’s growth engine — $100 billion or more per year — if the industry embraces the opportunities ahead.
New York aims to Reform its Energy Vision. For technology companies, it’s a dream come true.
New York State is now rethinking its regulatory in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, and it expects to become an example to other states as it explores microgrids and energy storage.
As deployments take hold, real-world challenges abound.
Energy storage has advanced rapidly, leaving the lab and entering a phase of deployment on the grid. Storage's advancements are a result of its promise as well as the tireless support of industry stakeholders who modeled, tested, evaluated and demonstrated the technology.