Demand Response 0
Natural gas is an untapped demand response asset

National Grid and AutoGrid Test Demand Response for Natural Gas in New York

A new concept in grid edge automation: turning natural gas furnaces, boilers into active, responsive assets to ease peak natural gas demand in winter.

by Jeff St. John
Fossil Fuels 5
Workers install a gas turbine.

Siemens Plans to Cut Nearly 7,000 Jobs in Traditional Power Generation

The German behemoth joins other large industrial corporations facing a painful transition as renewables take over more of the market.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Electric Vehicles 6
Reserving a limited edition version of the new Tesla Roadster will cost you $250,000 upfront.

Tesla Turns to Roadster, Semi Truck Deposits for a Creative Financing Solution

Tesla unveiled more vehicles for customers to reserve as the company continues to burn through cash.

by Katie Fehrenbacher
People 1
Cypress Creek and Greenville Technical College leaders celebrate the launch of their partnership with local elected officials and students.

Cypress Creek Invests Billions in South Carolina’s Solar Market. Now It’s Investing in People, Too

The solar company hopes a local training program will feed its labor force.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
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PJM’s New Battle Over Coal and Nuclear Power

PJM’s New Battle Over Coal and Nuclear Power

PJM’s market plan draws fire, DOE backs buildings research, Oracle’s Opower goes big in Japan, and other grid edge news.

by Jeff St. John |
Grid Optimization 33
Solar panels and a wind farm in Golmud, China.

China Faces an Uphill Renewable Energy Curtailment Challenge

The world’s largest energy market is shedding more than 1 in 10 kilowatts, and it wants to stop.

by Jason Deign
Energy Storage 0
The Top Stories in Energy Storage Are Right Here

The Top Stories in Energy Storage Are Right Here

Utility planning, M&A activity, policy developments and technology evolution are all on the docket at GTM’s Storage Summit.

by Nicole Wachtel
Electric Vehicles 27
The electrification of heavy-duty trucks really comes down to dollars and cents.

Why Tesla’s Electric Semi Truck Is the Toughest Thing Musk Has Attempted Yet

Elon Musk announced the electric truck will have a 500-mile range and go into production in 2019.

by Julia Pyper
Grid Optimization 27
What will happen to the electricity market as more wind and solar flood the grid?

Renewables Are on a Collision Course With Power Markets

In this week’s episode of The Interchange: the consequences of all that wind and solar flooding the grid.

by Stephen Lacey
Nuclear 22
Cooling towers at a nuclear power plant.

South Carolina Electric & Gas Has a Plan to Replace Its Abandoned Nuclear Project

Relief may be in sight for ratepayers, who have footed the bill for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear expansion. But is it enough?

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Off Grid/Energy Access 6
Energy access experts can learn from vendors at Ethiopia's Merkato in Addis Ababa.
Industry Perspective

Unlocking an Energy Revolution in Ethiopia With Lessons From the Black Market

Selling solar products through the informal sector is not just financially attractive in places like Ethiopia—it’s also the key to reaching the largest number of customers.

by Mohit Anand
When Solar Installers Get Serious About Storage

When Solar Installers Get Serious About Storage

It’s not an add-on, it’s a business strategy. Plus: Big moves in Austin, signs of life in New York, and the road to 35 gigawatts.

by Julian Spector |
Regulation & Policy 0
For Utilities, a Link Between Customer Engagement and Better Business

For Utilities, a Link Between Customer Engagement and Better Business

New GTM Research-EnergySavvy survey sees positive rate-case and cost-to-serve outcomes for utilities that put these customer service practices in place.

by Jeff St. John
Nuclear 52
World leaders met to discuss climate action in May 2017, ahead of this week's COP23 forum.
Industry Perspective

The First Step in Promoting American Nuclear and Carbon Capture? Acknowledging Climate Change

The Trump team is correct that nuclear and carbon capture are needed to meet our climate goals. But their messaging is all wrong.

by Josh Freed and Ryan Fitzpatrick
Solar Finance & VC 0
Omnidian guarantees the performance of a home solar project for a flat annual fee.

Omnidian Raises $5.1 Million for Residential PV Performance Offering

The round points to a growing interest in home solar performance guarantees.

by Jason Deign
Policy 22
Will Trump get the cuts to energy efficiency programs that his team wants?

America First? Trump Energy Cuts Would Eliminate Billions of Dollars in Direct Savings to Consumers

The White House is gunning for some of the most popular energy-saving programs in America.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Regulation & Policy 8
FirstEnergy's Bruce Mansfield coal plant in Shippingport, Pennsylvania.

DOE Official: Agency ‘Confident’ FERC Will Approve a Coal, Nuclear Pricing Rule

Sean Cunningham said he believes FERC will “dutifully” consider and adopt a rule to address price formation in electricity markets.

by Julia Pyper
Electric Vehicles 104
Tesla is right smack in the middle of production hell.

Tesla Ramps Up the Hype During Trying Times

Elon Musk will unveil the company’s electric semi-truck this week, following a huge quarterly loss and Model 3 production problems.

by Katie Fehrenbacher
Utilities 7
Post-Maria, the Puerto Rico National Guard clears debris from a road in Yabucoa.

How Many Puerto Ricans Have Power? No One Really Knows

Opaque reporting on electricity access has left many in the dark over the status of Puerto Rico’s grid repairs.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
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Energy Storage 0
Energy Jobs: New Sunverge CEO, FERC Members Finally Approved, and Another Tesla Battery Departure
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Energy Jobs: New Sunverge CEO, FERC Members Finally Approved, and Another Tesla Battery Departure

Executive and boardroom moves in cleantech, utilities, energy and venture capital.

by Stephen Lacey
Residential Solar 3
Sunrun increased the profitability of its rooftop installations last quarter, thanks in part to a higher share of storage deployments.

Sunrun Aims to Prove Solar Installers Can Grow and Make a Profit at the Same Time

Energy storage plays a key role in the company’s strategy to add value while expanding market share.

by Julian Spector
Regulation & Policy 17
Evidence Mounts That Coal, Nuclear Interests Influenced Perry’s Grid Resiliency Rule

Evidence Mounts That Coal, Nuclear Interests Influenced Perry’s Grid Resiliency Rule

The political pressures behind DOE’s request to declare coal and nuclear power plants as vital to a reliable grid.

by Jeff St. John
Policy 2
President Trump meets with President Xi Jinping on a trip to China.

Will Pending Policy Changes Help or Hurt US Competitiveness on Energy?

Democrat and Republican policy experts discuss how political leaders can enable the U.S. energy sector to keep pace with other nations.

by Julia Pyper
Policy 7
What will happen to renewables when the Senate and House bills come together?

Senate Tax Bill Brings Good News for Renewables

Unlike the House bill, the Senate’s proposal keeps renewable tax credits in place.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
A Colorado Commissioner’s Take on the Shift Away From Coal and Fears of Legacy Technology

A Colorado Commissioner’s Take on the Shift Away From Coal and Fears of Legacy Technology

Technology developers “need to slow down so we feel we’re spending wisely for our ratepayers,” said Frances Koncilja.

by Julia Pyper |
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