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microgrids
Jeff St. John

Housing developers and utilities join forces to create the next generation of microgrids

Sharing rooftop solar, batteries and grid controls between utilities and customers is a complex undertaking, but it could yield benefits greater than the sum of their parts.

Housing developers and utilities join forces to create the next generation of microgrids
distributed energy
Jeff St. John

GridX raises $12M to bring utility rates into the distributed energy age

It can take years and cost millions for utilities to bring complex rate designs to their customers. The energy transition needs to move much faster.

GridX raises $12M to bring utility rates into the distributed energy age
electric vehicles
Elizabeth McCarthy

EV charger installations in California are bogged down by local permitting

A six-year-old permitting law hasn’t unblocked installation delays — so state lawmakers are now considering mandates.

EV charger installations in California are bogged down by local permitting
electric panel
Jeff St. John

Span targets broader market for its smartphone-enabled home electrical panel

CEO Arch Rao says the device's shrinking size and price can help put battery, EV and appliance controls into more homes and apartments — and open up more utility partnerships.

Span targets broader market for its smartphone-enabled home electrical panel
decarbonization
Jeff St. John

The decarbonization gap that's splitting Colorado Democrats

A new analysis offers criticism — and potential solutions — in the battle between an incentives-based approach and demanding mandatory emissions limits.

The decarbonization gap that's splitting Colorado Democrats
distributed energy
Jeff St. John

Voltus raises $31M to go after the grid value of distributed energy

A VoltApp to aggregate DERs and a regulatory strategy to tap into new markets nationwide.

Voltus raises $31M to go after the grid value of distributed energy
utilities
Julia Hamm

What's different about the utilities at the forefront of the energy transition?

A new SEPA survey identifies key traits of utilities that are taking the lead in the transition to clean energy.

What's different about the utilities at the forefront of the energy transition?
coal
Amanda Myers, Mike O’Boyle

The US coal fleet is running out of time and money. What comes next?

New analysis shows that four out of five U.S. coal plants cost more to run than new local renewables.

The US coal fleet is running out of time and money. What comes next?
building electrification
Lila Holzman, Daniel Stewart

Utilities can’t be for the Paris Agreement and against building electrification

Energy companies are making a bad bet on fossil fuels in buildings. Investors don’t want to take the hit.

Utilities can’t be for the Paris Agreement and against building electrification
utilities
Jeff St. John

Why US utilities must cut carbon emissions faster — and how data can help get it done

A new report from RMI sets a tough schedule for closing fossil-fueled power plants. Its Utility Transition Hub compiles the data to help find a way.

Why US utilities must cut carbon emissions faster — and how data can help get it done