Utilities

Smart Cities

Overcoming Preconceptions to Drive Heat Pump Technology into Buildings

August 18th, 2022
Smart Buildings

Will Biden Inauguration Mark a Turning Point for the Smart Buildings Market?

January 20th, 2021
Smart Cities

New Distributed Energy Policies Ensure Utilities Will Be Living On the Edge

On September 17th, 2020, the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the groundbreaking new Order 2222 that will enable aggregators of distributed energy resources (DERs) located on utility distribution systems or behind a customer meter, including small energy storage resources, to participate in organized wholesale electricity markets. This fundamental shift allows regional transmission organizations […]

Smart Cities

Conservative Forecasting is Hiding the Speed of the Energy Storage Revolution

Our power system is evolving. Too slow for some and too fast for others. The evolution is symbolized by renewable energy and the infrastructure necessary to manage its fluctuating electricity supply, but there is more to our power evolution than the grid. Smart buildings, smart cities, smart homes, electric vehicles, district heating, and a range […]

Smart Cities

ACEEE Describes the “Ideal Future Scenario” for Grid-Interactive Buildings

“In the ideal future scenario, grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs) will be the norm. They will help cities and jurisdictions meet their energy and climate goals, help maintain the security and stability of the grid, and help customers save money on their energy bills. Top-down policies will make grid-interactive buildings part of state, city, and jurisdiction […]

Smart Cities

Building-to-Grid Interconnectivity has “Far-Reaching Electricity Policy & Regulatory Implications”

The energy landscape is changing. Compelled by climate change and supply reliability drivers, our power systems are trying to find ways to introduce stable, clean, and affordable power to homes, businesses, and institutions. However, the variability of renewable generation and distributed energy resources (DERs) leads to complexity and as these systems expand across progressive electricity […]

Smart Buildings

Opportunities Beyond the Building – It’s All About Breaking Down the Silos

Buildings have traditionally been designed as somewhat isolated units protecting occupants from the outside world. While buildings still need to protect people from the elements, like the first buildings were designed to do, the modern world demands more complex relationships between buildings and their urban environment. Energy no longer just flows into a building but […]

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