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Getting a Look at the Green Technologies of the Future

The California Climate Cup competition seeks to identify startups that could accelerate the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality and enhance resiliency.
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Michael Burz admitted at the outset his is an uphill battle — making battery technology sexy.

“It’s a battery, not blockchain,” said Burz, referring to the popular technology used as the basis for BitCoin and other digital currency.

Grid Mod Sees Gaps in Progress; Blueprints Needed for Those Lagging Behind

Grid modernization is gearing up, with several states leading the charge
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Grid modernization is getting into gear across the country as electric utilities continue to work to automate distribution and smarten the grid. Buoyed by validating data, states such as California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts are leading the way, providing blueprints for other regions to follow.

Consumers Energy Kicks Off Battery Storage Era At Western Michigan University

Battery Research Project Will Support the Company’s Clean Energy Plan
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KALAMAZOO, Mich., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy today ushered in a new technology on the campus of Western Michigan University, starting operation of a new large-scale battery that should store enough energy to power 1,000 homes at any time.

As Large Corporations Go Green, Utilities Are Feeling the Loss

Renewables give big companies greater cost controls, reduced carbon footprints
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It’s been a headache-inducing nexus of active regulation, distributed energy and environmentalism for some electric utilities. Plunging costs of solar power and growing concerns of climate change are inspiring swelling ranks of the largest private and Fortune 500 companies pursuing not only aggressive renewable energy goals for sustainability purposes but also cost effectiveness and resiliency. 

Integrating Renewables in the Grid: A Snapshot of Progress

With the right tools and guidance, utilities can manage large-scale renewable integration successfully
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Renewable energy has achieved a level of integration in the U.S. power grid that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. Two recent milestones illustrate how this progress came about.

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The Future of Energy

“New energy” is here, built on sustainability, clean energy tech, grid innovation
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors — finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, technology, even academia — come together in combined efforts.

The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

Black & Veatch: Electric Industry Strives to Adapt, Embrace the Concept of “New Energy”

Strategic Directions Report finds the industry focused on evolving business needs
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OVERLAND PARK, Kansas, August 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Global engineering, procurement and construction company Black & Veatch’s newly released 2018 Strategic Directions: Electric Report explores the progress made by the industry as it addresses a rapidly changing customer base, commercial defection from the grid and a regulatory landscape challenged to support new market realities.

Energy Storage: Taking Care of Customers Throughout the Energy Project Lifespan

Q&A with ENGIE Storage Client Relationship Director
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A conversation with Michael Laine, Client Relationship Director 

At ENGIE Storage, we’re committed to our customers’ success, and have people and processes in place to ensure they are taken care of throughout the life of their energy project. One of the key features of an energy storage engagement is the 10-year contract term, which is quite a long time in our fast-changing industry. We sat down with Michael Laine, Client Relationship Director at ENGIE Storage, to explore the questions that commercial and industrial (C&I) facility energy managers might have.

UPS to Test New Electric Vehicle

Initiative supports continued strategic electrification of UPS global fleet
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ATLANTA, July 31, 2018 /3BL Media/  UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a collaboration with Thor Trucks, Inc. to develop and test a fully-electric class 6 delivery truck in Los Angeles, Calif. The truck is expected to be ready for deployment later this year.

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