Energy system innovation in NY

 April 3 2018 Launched in August of 2017 by New York State to help implement the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV), REV Connect brings solutions providers and New York’s six investor-owned utilities together to accelerate innovation, develop new business models, and deliver value to all energy consumers. REV Connect makes this possible through online idea submissions that are shared …

Empowering the Powerless: Here’s How To End Energy Poverty

From The Conversation, By Jatin Nathwani, University of Waterloo, Sunday, February 4, 2018  When households switch from kerosene lamps to electric light bulbs, they gain 100 times as much light energy for reading, studying, cooking and cultural activities for the same amount of money.   Since 2010, we have witnessed dramatic declines in the cost of key energy technologies: 95 per cent for LED lighting, 60 per cent for solar PV and …

Utility planners are beginning to think about how distributed solar can serve system needs

Excerpt Cross-posted from Utility Dive, Sept 2018 “Utilities are starting to plan for customers adding distributed solar and for procuring it themselves,” Andrew Mills, lead author of the study, told Utility Dive. “We wanted to know how they are doing it.” The report also assesses planning by five system operators, along with distribution system analysis in California, New York, Hawaii, and …