Tag Archives: Energy efficiency

FERC Gives Increasing Attention to Distributed Energy Resources

A number of recent FERC actions highlight the Commission’s growing focus on distributed energy resources (DERs).  Although there is no standard definition of DERs, the term generally refers to small resources that are located on the distribution system (typically below … Continue reading

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Study Analyzes Barriers and Opportunities for Broader Adoption of Demand-Side Management Programs at Electric Utilities

In a study released last week, Barriers and Opportunities to Broader Adoption of Integrated Demand Side Management at Electric Utilities, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory explores recent electric utility experiences with demand-side management programs, the drivers of these programs, and … Continue reading

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California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Utilities to Consider Using Distributed Energy Resources and Storage to Meet Peak Demand

Last week, the California Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would require utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission to consider the use of distributed energy resources, energy storage, and grid operational efficiencies to meet peak energy and reliability … Continue reading

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DOE to Fund Tribal Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects

Yesterday, May 30, 2017, the Department of Energy Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs announced that it has awarded nineteen Tribes funding to implement renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) projects on tribal lands. In its announcement, DOE … Continue reading

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Virginia Enacts Suite of Clean Energy Legislation

On May 8, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed eleven energy-related bills at a ceremonial event.  The Governor’s office released a press release describing the legislation as “promot[ing] the use of solar and other renewable energy options and aim[ing] to … Continue reading

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