Nashville, Tennessee -- The increasing focus on energy conservation by regulators, legislators and customers alike, and the continuing proliferation of distributed generation options including commercial micro-grids and residential roof-top solar is creating a more complex situation for utilities and their ability to tailor pricing solutions for customers. Innovative rate designs may provide remedies to potentially unintended consequences associated with commonly used rate designs. Ideally, rate design balances a number of goals, including utility revenue recovery, providing customers with appropriate incentives, minimizing customer cross-subsidies, and ensuring that rates are not discriminatory.
New Video Shows Cities and Towns How Energy Storage Can Protect Critical Facilities During Extreme Storms while Saving Money
A new video showcasing the Sterling Municipal Light Department's award-winning energy storage system highlights the municipal utility's energy storage microgrid, which is bringing both economic and resiliency benefits to the town of Sterling, Massachusetts. The energy storage project is the result of a collaboration among municipal, state, federal, industry, philanthropy, and nonprofit partners. The video, produced by Clean Energy Group and the Clean Energy States Alliance, details the economic case for the...
Why Uganda is the next energy investment destination
Uganda’s immense power potential and enormous energy investment opportunities will be in focus when stakeholders and decision makers meet for a strategic two-day conference and showcase during the inaugural Future Energy Uganda in Kampala from 12-13 September 2017. “The numbers in Uganda’s energy sector speak for themselves: the country is without a doubt the next energy investment destination,” says Future Energy Uganda event director Le-ann Hare-Keymer. She explains: “Uganda aims...
Screening tool developed to assess seismic risks from geothermal energy projects
A new screening tool to assess the potential seismic risks (earthquake activity) from deep geothermal energy projects has been outlined in a recent study. The tool provides categories of seismicity risk for projects, which are dependent on factors including geological aspects, as well as social concern and location in relation to urban areas. The development of a range of low-carbon technologies is necessary to mitigate climate change. Deep geothermal energy — using the Earth’s heat for electricity...
Two Workshops Announced for Geothermal Resources Council Annual Meeting
The Geothermal Resources Council (GRC) has announced more details of events at the biggest geothermal energy conference of the year at the Salt Palace Convention Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. In addition to the main event of the GRC Annual Meeting & Geothermal Energy Association (GEA) GeoExpo+ taking place October 1-4, 2017, there will be two workshops before the conference. The Geothermal Resource Decision Workshop will be held on Friday & Saturday, September 29 & 30 and will focus on...
Solar Energy Is Among Main Drivers of Economy Development In Central And Eastern Europe
For the last 10 years, the average prices of solar modules have decreased in more than 30 times. In the same time, the efficiency of the equipment is growing fast. As a result, today, solar energy is among the most fast growing industries of the energy field. Decreasing of the equipment prices became the impetus for the development of small PV installations and small and medium business at all. The new PV and solar thermal technologies and business opportunities for their implementation on the emerging...