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Energy delivery tech initiative aim $20m in consumer savings

The launched programme Working for Advanced Transmission Technologies (WATT) will ensure the development and implementation of new technologies and regulation, helping utilities reduce transmission grid congestion costs. Grid congestion is a situation whereby an energy transmission or distribution system is unable to transport the energy capacity required to meet demand.

The Digitalization of Energy: A $500B Opportunity in EVs and Demand Response

The International Energy Agency has released its latest report on “digitalizing” the world’s key industries, with a focus on the electricity sector. The report includes some long-range projections for how much the world will need to invest in “smart” demand response, renewable energy integration and electric vehicle charging over the next two decades or so -- and how many hundreds of billions of dollars that could save us.

California moves to double efficiency savings in electric, natural gas uses

The California Energy Commission (CEC) yesterday adopted targets to double the energy efficiency savings in electric and natural gas uses by 2030 as required by Senate Bill 350, including subtargets for individual utility and non-utility energy efficiency programs. Passed in 2015, SB 350 mandated a 50% energy efficiency increase for existing California buildings by 2030. The state is also moving to a 50% renewables by 2030 mandate. CEC also approved two research grants funded by its Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) program, including almost $3 million to reduce wind energy costs and improve waste-to-energy projects.

Why Aren’t More Convenience Stores Installing Electric Vehicle Chargers?

If you believe the headlines, we’ve entered the age of electric vehicles (EVs). Tesla is the hottest name in automobiles; the Chevrolet Bolt EV won MotorTrend’s 2017 car of the year award and its sales are booming. Meanwhile, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Volvo, Porsche, Volkswagen and Audi plan to launch dozens of new EV models in the coming years.

Several factors – including state and federal tax policy and regulations, clean car standards, and car performance, among others – could speed or slow the trend. But one major hurdle can’t be overlooked: prospective EV purchasers have to feel confident that they can obtain the electricity needed to power their vehicles as easily – and potentially as quickly – as they can now fuel their conventional vehicles.

BESS help US island meet energy demand

National Grid has partnered with Tesla to secure energy supply on the island of Nantucket through the use of a battery energy storage system. The utility will install a 6MW/48MWh battery energy storage system to meet growing energy demand on the island of Nantucket, 30 miles off the Massachusetts coast.