National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid

Posted by Amanda Fava on July 25, 2017

The National Town Meeting on Demand Response and Smart Grid focuses on the business and policy facets of demand response and provides roundtable discussions regarding trends and various business developments within the industry. Demand response experts engage in a professional [Read More]

Smart Electric Power Alliance And SGIP Announce Merger

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 31, 2017

Two major nonprofits dedicated to grid modernization and clean energy, the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and SGIP, intend to merge under the SEPA brand and organizational umbrella. “Within SEPA’s mission of facilitating the electric power sector’s smart transition to [Read More]

Minnesota Power Is On The Lookout For More Renewable Energy

Posted by Joseph Bebon on July 28, 2016

Minnesota Power has announced it is seeking proposals for additional renewable energy from large-scale projects, as well as from customer-driven resources. The utility says the search is part of the company’s broad resource evaluation process to further its EnergyForward strategy, [Read More]

Feds Approve CAISO Tariff Changes For DER Aggregation

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 08, 2016

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) says it has received federal approval for a new framework aimed at driving distributed energy resources (DERs) into the electric grid. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) recently approved CAISO’s proposal, which will allow [Read More]

Community Solar + Demand Response: Three Steps For Utilities To Consider

Posted by Joseph Bebon on June 02, 2016

A new guide shows utilities how to increase the value of community solar programs by integrating a smart grid solution.

SEPA To Rebrand As Smart Electric Power Alliance

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 10, 2016

In response to the continuing evolution of solar and clean energy, the Solar Electric Power Association (SEPA) will undergo a rebranding as the Smart Electric Power Alliance on April 11. According to SEPA’s release, the new name reflects what the [Read More]

Black & Veatch, SEPA Offer Paper On Distributed Energy And Utility Planning

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 04, 2016

Electric utilities are facing a variety of challenges because of rising amounts of solar, storage and other distributed energy technologies on their systems. In response, they are speeding their integration planning efforts. That is the finding of a new paper [Read More]

Tucson Electric Power Plans 1.1 GW More Of Renewable Energy By 2031

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 03, 2016

To help satisfy the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan (CPP), Arizona-based Tucson Electric Power (TEP) anticipates an additional 1.1 GW of new renewable capacity by the end of 2030, boosting its total renewable energy portfolio to approximately [Read More]

CAISO Plans Upgrades To Boost Renewable Energy Management

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 05, 2016

With a continued goal of operating a cleaner energy grid, the California Independent System Operator Corp.’s (CAISO) board of governors has approved several proposals that CAISO says will support improved integration of energy storage and demand response resources in the [Read More]