Tag: electric utilities


On the heels of New York’s historic commitment to develop ten times more solar, the state is continuing to think big and bold when it comes to transforming its energy landscape. This week, the New York Public Service Commission (PSC) Read more…


Electric utilities operated under a rarified business model for decades. Their customers were captive so they rarely had to think about what motivated them to buy. New government energy efficiency mandates have changed that, and done so with an ironic Read more…


Wind power can now supply 10 million American homes, says a new report by the American Wind Power Association. The organization says the industry installed 1,100 MW of new wind power capacity in the first quarter of 2011 and entered Read more…


The number of smart meters in Asian markets will increase from 52.8 million in 2010 to more than 350.3 million by 2016 as governments and electric utilities across the region increasingly emphasize the technology, according to a new market report. Read more…


Imagine a world where you can buy electricity from your choice of vendor (not the utility) at prices that can be negotiated with the vendor. Kind of like shopping at eBay or Amazon. Want to buy a week’s worth (1,000 Read more…


As John McDonald tells it, smart grid needs GOLD. And he’s not talking money. GOLD stands for Graduates of the Last Decade, the technology savvy, risk-taking engineers and technicians who may be among the greatest benefactors of the new smart Read more…


As surely as last year’s Paris fashions make their way west to New York, U.S. utilities are beginning to embrace European-style programs like feed-in tariffs and green power premiums. State-level decoupling regulations are easing that transition to some extent. But Read more…


I’ve had quite the relationship with my energy company. When I moved to New York, we fell in love. I would always pay attention to her needs – buying “green” energy when she installed wind turbines and reading my bill Read more…


It seems new smart technologies emerge by the day: smart plug-in cars, smart dishwashers, smart coffeemakers… The future will be Green, no doubt about it! For all the praises I have for the engineers and scientists that make it happen, Read more…

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