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Winners of Annual ISGAN & GSGF Smart Grids Competitions

San Francisco, CA (May 31, 2016) – Today, the International Smart Grid Action Network (ISGAN) and the Global Smart Grid Federation (GSGF) announced that the CenterPoint Energy Smart Grid had won the ISGAN Award of Excellence and the GSGF Best Smartgrid Project Award for 2016. Michele de Nigris, Chair of […]

Florida Power & Light Company on DSM

Florida Power & Light Company claims that it provides reliable electric service and low electric bills now and in the future. FPL claims that its typical residential bill is about 25 percent below the national average. Their customers count on them to make the right investments that work for them, […]

Accelerating the US coal phase out

An unprecedented wave of coal plant retirements has yielded deeper economy-wide carbon reductions for 2015 than those laid out in the Waxman-Markey legislation. Because of these record coal retirements, US carbon emissions are trending decisively downward and will meet or even exceed the Clean Power Plan’s 2030 target as much […]

Bridging the gaps on prepaid utility service

The US Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability has released a report entitled “Bridging the Gaps on Prepaid Utility Service” that examines utilities’ and consumers’ experiences with prepay which is an alternative payment option in which consumers buy a dollar amount of electricity, and utilities deduct energy usage from […]

SIWG Phase 3 DER Functions: Recommendations to the CPUC and Detailed Phase 3 Function Requirements

This document provides recommendations to the CPUC on the Smart Inverter Working Group (SIWG) Phase 3 Distributed Energy Resource (DER) functions that were rated as highest priority by the California IOUs. Some of those functions consist of variations of a base function, but are different enough to be described in […]