Newsletter January 2016

The Grid4EU Final Event

Grid4EU: A Large-scale demonstration project of advanced smart grids solutions with wide replication and scalability potential for Europe. Designed in response to a call for projects from the European Commission, the project lays the groundwork for the development of tomorrow’s electricity grids. Financed to the tune of €25 M by […]

Venture capital funding for smart grid, storage and efficiency companies comes to $493 million in q3 2015

Mercom Capital Group, llc, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity for the Smart Grid, Battery/Storage and Energy Efficiency sectors for the third quarter of 2015. Smart Grid companies get $81million; Battery/Storage companies get $96 million; Energy Efficiency […]

The new face of utility storm damage assessment

The expectations of customers, regulators and politicians to receive timely and accurate information on a storm’s impacts and the utility’s response are rising. Aiming to satisfy stakeholder expectations and expedite restoration, utilities across the world are deploying mobile data collection tools to link data from the field with information available […]

Paving the Way for a Richer Mix of Residential Behavior Programs

Recent research suggests that behavior programs the California utilities currently offer use only one of many possible strategies for influencing residential energy related behaviors. This paper was commissioned to identify behavior change intervention options for addressing behaviors inherently part of California’s broad set of programs and are grounded in social […]