Utilities 5
PG&E's pick for new CEO is Bill Johnson, former head of the Tennessee Valley Authority.

PG&E’s New CEO and Board Draw Criticism From Governor, State Leaders

The bankrupt utility’s board slate leans too heavily toward Wall Street, not enough toward reforming safety culture, critics say.

by Jeff St. John
Electric Vehicles 77
Despite the weak quarter, Tesla stood behind its full-year guidance for vehicle deliveries.

EV Demand Cliff or Just a Blip? Tesla Deliveries Plummet 31% in First Quarter

Tesla announced its Q1 production and delivery numbers last night—and the news is not good.

by Eric Wesoff
Microgrids 2
Ameren and Opus One to Test Blockchain-Enabled Microgrid Energy Trading

Ameren and Opus One to Test Blockchain-Enabled Microgrid Energy Trading

Illinois utility will test the viability of a transactive energy marketplace, where rooftop solar, electric vehicles and home batteries could become real-time market players.

by Jeff St. John
Grid Edge 7
Duke's investment would cover a range of installations in North Carolina, from homes to highways.

Duke Energy Wants to Spend $76 Million on Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure

North Carolina’s infrastructure has not kept up with the growth of EVs.

by Karl-Erik Stromsta
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Energy 8
If Shell isn't in the clean power business, the company will

Shell New Energies Director on Investing in Clean Energy: ‘It’s About Survival’

Oil major has been on a clean-energy acquisition spree, and “absolutely” intends to become a regional electric utility in the U.S.

by Julia Pyper
Wind 97
Fact-Checking President Trump’s Assessment of Wind Power and Electric Vehicles

Fact-Checking President Trump’s Assessment of Wind Power and Electric Vehicles

POTUS: “When the wind stops blowing, that’s the end of your electric.”

by Eric Wesoff
Wind 0
A deal for Valeco would accelerate EnBW's expansion into the thriving French onshore renewables market.

Germany’s EnBW Looks to Buy French Developer Amid Widening Global Renewables Push

German utility makes a play for France’s Valeco as it pushes into new markets, including the U.S.

by Jason Deign
On the Ground Floor of Ohio’s PowerForward Grid Modernization Initiative

On the Ground Floor of Ohio’s PowerForward Grid Modernization Initiative

A conversation with Ohio utility regulators and EnerNex technical experts on working groups that will guide the state’s regulatory roadmap for distributed energy resources.

by Jeff St. John |
Join us as we bring together the most forward-thinking utilities at the center of grid digitalization, and as our research team explores the latest advancements in distribution innovation across the East Coast.

Watch The Grid Edge East Forum Right Here On Demand

Join the live broadcast as we bring together the most forward-thinking utilities at the center of grid digitalization, and as our research team explores the latest advancements in distribution innovation across the East Coast.

by Nicholas Rinaldi |
Commercial & Industrial Energy 5
SunPower is looking to free up cash and streamline its financial statements for investors.

Goldman Sachs Buys 233 Megawatts of Commercial Solar Leases from SunPower

Deal covering 200 project sites reflects growing interest in commercial solar assets from institutional investors.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Efficiency 5
Hospitals in high-cost markets have saved $400,000 annually in utility costs after a retrofit.

Energy-Guzzling Hospitals Find Ways to Cut Consumption and Costs

An innovative energy efficiency program run by New Jersey utility PSE&G enables hospitals to use interest-free, on-bill repayment to install energy-saving upgrades.

by Justin Gerdes
Energy Efficiency 3
The traditional lines are blurring between energy efficiency and demand response in California.

New Programs Put California’s Pay-for-Performance Efficiency Paradigm to the Test

California’s utilities are rolling out the first tests measuring the real-world effectiveness of energy efficiency spending.

by Jeff St. John
Grid Optimization 55
Everyone wants transmission, but no one wants it near them.

Transmission: The 800-kV Gorilla of Decarbonization

On this week’s Interchange podcast, why it’s so hard to build the transmission needed to clean up the grid.

by Stephen Lacey
Utilities 3

Xcel CEO on Tech to Achieve Carbon-Free Electricity by 2050: ‘We’ve Got to Be Open to Anything’

Xcel Chairman, President and CEO Ben Fowke sees a role for nuclear in a zero-carbon future.

by Julian Spector
Energy Storage 0
Repsol's backing will help Ampere “undertake ambitious growth plans,

Repsol Invests in Storage Startup Ampere Amid Shift to Cleaner Energy

The Spanish oil company’s backing of Ampere follows Shell’s recent acquisition of German battery company sonnen.

by Jason Deign
Utilities 26
French utility group Engie plans to add 9 gigawatts of renewable energy capacity between 2019 and 2021.

Engie Kicks Coal Habit in Favor of Renewables

Yet another European energy giant pivots from black to green.

by Jason Deign
Finance & VC 0
Volta's near-term investment focus areas include long-duration storage for the grid.

Volta Expands Fund to $180 Million With Investment From Equinor and Hanon Systems

The Chicago-based venture fund focuses on hardware innovations for energy storage and maintains close ties to Argonne National Lab.

by Julian Spector
Microgrids 0
Solar-plus-storage won’t overtake fossil-based microgrids within the forecast timeline.
Research Spotlight

Fossil Generation Continued to Dominate the Growing US Microgrid Market in 2018

Solar-plus-storage still has a long way to go in catching fossil-fuel-based generation in the U.S. microgrid market, according to a new Wood Mackenzie report.

by Isaac Maze-Rothstein
Regulation & Policy 2
Consumers is moving more aggressively than the state has mandated in phasing out coal-fired generation.

Consumers Energy to Seek 5GW of Solar by 2030 Under Clean Energy Plan

Michigan utility agrees to a 50-50 split between utility and third-party RFPs to meet solar goals in a broader plan to eliminate coal use by 2040.

by Jeff St. John
Fossil Fuels 16
The bill is predicated on the fact that existing fossil power plants can’t compete with other resources on cost.

Colorado May Have a Winning Formula for Managing Early Coal Plant Retirements

Under legislation pending in Colorado, utilities could issue ratepayer-backed bonds to reduce the cost of retiring aging power plants and fund transition assistance.

by Justin Gerdes
How California Is Working to Elevate Marginalized Voices in Energy Regulation

How California Is Working to Elevate Marginalized Voices in Energy Regulation

The state’s unique advisory group on energy justice issues heads into its second year.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant |
Grid Optimization 0
Tiko was formed in 2012 as a joint venture between Swisscom and Repower.

Engie Backs Tiko for Distributed Virtual Power Plants

The Swiss startup, tapped by sonnen and others to aggregate DERs for grid services in Europe, now has a majority investor with eyes on the U.S. and Australian markets.

by Jeff St. John
Grid Optimization 37
Statkraft seeks to tap into the corporate PPA opportunity with a promise of firm power.

Statkraft Looks to Virtual Power Plants as Renewable Energy Demand Surges

The Norwegian firm aims to build 2 gigawatts of virtual power plant capacity in the U.K., alongside 12 gigawatts in Germany.

by Jason Deign
Microgrids 7
Puerto Rico is narrowing in on passing 100 percent renewables legislation.

New Microgrid Initiative Launches in Puerto Rico Amid Energy Policy Uncertainty

The Environmental Defense Fund plans to help build low-carbon microgrids in Puerto Rico, amid delays on 100% renewable energy legislation, PREPA’s IRP and microgrid interconnection rules.

by Emma Foehringer Merchant
Energy Storage 10
A record-breaking performance for a battery-based virtual power plant.

AMS Breaks 2 Gigawatt-Hours in Grid Services

Southern California Edison’s groundbreaking DER procurement breaks a record for battery-based virtual power plants serving real-world grid needs.

by Jeff St. John
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