Electric Industry News

By Pamela Largue
Author for Smart Energy International
Posted on August 21, 2018

The Go-ultra Low City Scheme framework contract provides £3.7 million to help deliver charging points across London boroughs and the goal is 1,150 charging points by the end of 2020.

The project will provide innovation on street electric vehicle charging solutions to the capital’s busy streets.

There are two contracts available to suppliers.

The first contract includes BP’s Chargemaster PLC, Dutch company Allego, Swarco (eVolt) and Bollore Group subsidiary Bluepoint London providing the charging solutions.

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By Nicholas Nhede
Author for Smart Energy International
Posted on August 21, 2018

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has issued a fact sheet highlighting the status of the energy efficiency landscape in Virginia.

The fact sheet provides utility firm Dominion Energy and the Commonwealth of Virginia with recommendations on how to improve energy efficiency programmes for energy users in the state.

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By Nicholas Nhede
Author for Smart Energy International
Posted on August 20, 2018

North America-based utility, Guzman Energy, has secured $130 million in funding to expand its efforts to deliver cheaper and greener energy to consumers.

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By Pamela Largue
Smart Energy International Author
Posted on August 17, 2018

Arcadia Power, developers of the first nationwide digital utility, has announced the closing of a $25 million Series B funding round led by G2VP.

Participation has also been secured from ValueAct Spring Fund, McKnight Foundation, Energy Impact Partners, Cendana Capital, Wonder Ventures, BoxGroup and existing investors.

The company's direct-to-consumer platform integrates with more than 100 utilities, has two terawatt hours of annual energy demand under management and has experienced 500% member growth over the last 12 months.

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By Pamela Largue
Author for Smart Energy International
Posted on August 16, 2018

A new study has been released, Smart Lighting in the US, showing the US demand for smart lighting (lighting sources, fixtures and controls) is forecast to increase to $945 million by year-end 2018.

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By Pamela Largue
Author for Smart Energy International
Posted on August 15, 2018

A new type of energy storage system could revolutionise energy storage and drop the charging time of electric vehicles (EVs) from hours to seconds.

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By Nicholas Nhede
Author for Smart Energy International
Posted on August 14, 2018

In the US state of Missouri, the Department of Economic Development is investing in ZAF Energy Systems, an energy storage firm, to accelerate the use of nickel zinc batteries in the transition of the energy landscape.

The department has issued $300,000, the first installment of a $600,000 investment, to help the solution provider fund its business processes.

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By Pamela Largue
Author for Smart Energy International
Posted on August 14, 2018

If you bet your business around natural resources, your costs will invariably go up over time. If you bet on technology, they will go down.

A wise product manager once gave me that advice and it’s as applicable today as it was then. The utility and power industry is in the midst of the biggest disruption in decades, if not the biggest since the “War of the Currents.”

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By John Green
Author for The Hutchinson News
Posted on August 13, 2018

Countywide zoning for renewable energy projects – including commercial wind and solar farms – along with imposing stricter flood zone regulations are among recommendations in a draft update to the Comprehensive Plan for Reno County.

Wind and solar

During a final meeting of the planning commission on the draft before it went to the county commission, the body unanimously supported a specific recommendation to pursue countywide zoning just for wind and solar.

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By Noah Barnes
Author for Plug In America
Posted on August 10, 2018

On August 2, the Trump administration proposed rolling back clean car standards and revoking the authority of states to set stronger limits on vehicle emissions. In response, Plug In America is joining a lawsuit against the federal government to defend clean air, national security, public health, and the global climate.

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