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    Free Money for Your Data Center Efficiency Project: Harness Utility Incentives

Free Money for Your Data Center Efficiency Project: Harness Utility Incentives

The data center industry’s ability to improve energy efficiency is massive. According to the latest U.S. Data Center Energy Usage Report published last year that examines data from 2014, data centers in the U.S. consumed an estimated 70 billion kWh, representing about 1.8% of the United States’ total electricity consumption. While data center capacity increased at a tremendous rate over the last five years, Data Center Knowledge points out that

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    Renewables Continue to Break Records, but Room for Improvement Remains

Renewables Continue to Break Records, but Room for Improvement Remains

Ten years ago, the landscape was very different. Driverless cars were just something you saw in sci-fi films. We didn’t have film streaming services (can you even imagine a life without them now?), and smart phones just made their debut in the market. Great strides have been made in the last decade not only in the way we interact with technology, but also in how we consume energy. In 2007,

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    Eos Energy Taking Orders for the Eos Aurora® DC Battery System

Eos Energy Taking Orders for the Eos Aurora® DC Battery System

Eos Energy is the first to accept orders below $100 per usable kWh for a complete DC battery system Eos Energy Storage (“Eos”), has announced forward pricing for the company’s Eos Aurora DC Battery System. The company is accepting orders for volume purchases at a price of $160 per usable kWh for shipment in 2017 and $95 per usable kWh for shipment in 2022. Eos is the first company to accept orders below

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    Eaton and Powin Energy Collaborate to Fast-Track Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Project

Eaton and Powin Energy Collaborate to Fast-Track Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Project

Partnership will help deliver a 2-megawatt energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin Today, Eaton announced a contract with Powin Energy to deliver a 2-megawatt energy storage project in the Los Angeles Basin to support regional electric capacity and grid reliability. The project is part of the Southern California Edison 2016 Aliso Canyon Energy Storage Resources Adequacy (RA). Eaton is the single source provider for the energy storage inverter and balance of system

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    GE Completes Installation of the First Unit of 1,500-Volt Solar Inverter in Japan

GE Completes Installation of the First Unit of 1,500-Volt Solar Inverter in Japan

GE’s LV5 1,500-Volt Inverter can Lead to up to 3 Percent Lower System Cost and up to 15 Percent less Maintenance Costs Following the partnership commenced last year to bring the latest 1,500-volt solar inverter technology to the Japanese solar market, GE (NYSE: GE) has announced the installation of the first unit of two in Looop Co., Ltd.’s (Looop) solar power plant, located in Ibaragi prefecture. Installed last month, the

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    South East Water becomes First Utility Company in the UK to Use Open Source Web CMS for its Customer Network

South East Water becomes First Utility Company in the UK to Use Open Source Web CMS for its Customer Network

South East Water, a UK water supply company, has today launched its new business websites complete with Umbraco, a .NET open source cloud content management system (CMS) – the first for a utility company in the UK. Due to this open source adoption, businesses in England will have the ability to choose who they buy their water from. As a result, South East Water has re-launched its digital platform for

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    Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Publishes Wind Operating Practices Guidebook (OPG)

Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group Publishes Wind Operating Practices Guidebook (OPG)

The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group (UVIG) has announced the release of the Wind Operating Practices Guidebook (OPG).  The guidebook is the industry’s first and authored by actual wind turbine and wind plant operating professionals. The OPG is a principle-based document written by UVIG’s Operations & Maintenance User Group.  It focuses on principles, processes and best practices; not work instructions and practices. “Wind in the U.S. has grown to almost 76

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    Shifting Currents: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

Shifting Currents: A New Wind Energy Opportunity for Corporate Buyers

Originally published by the Rocky Mountain Institute – view here. The regional power-grid operator Southwest Power Pool (SPP) has quietly become a leader in renewable energy, and recent improvements to its marketplace signal an opportunity for corporate buyers. With an estimated 19 gigawatts (GW) of planned wind capacity additions (more than three times the current total of corporate off-take deals), corporate buyers will have plenty of projects to choose from. In

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    Iron Mountain Data Centers Offer Customers 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Iron Mountain Data Centers Offer Customers 100 Percent Renewable Energy

Iron Mountain Incorporated® (NYSE:IRM), has announced that its Data Center business is 100 percent powered by renewable energy sourced from a new wind farm in Ringer Hill, Penn. Through a 15-year wind power purchasing agreement, Iron Mountain will utilize 25 megawatts (25 MW) of the wind farm’s capacity, serving its data centers in three states. The shift to wind power helps reduce the company’s environmental impact and operating cost, while also

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    Minneapolis Welcomes 2017 Critical Facilities Summit

Minneapolis Welcomes 2017 Critical Facilities Summit

The state of Minnesota features strong mission critical facilities and data center industries due to attractive tax incentive programs and a low cost of power Critical Facilities Summit, the only event focused exclusively on the design, construction and management of mission critical facilities, has announced that its 2017 Summit will be held in Minneapolis, MN. Held on October 23-25, 2017, Critical Facilities Summit is dedicated to optimizing data center and

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    Rocky Mountain Institute Reports On The Rise of Wind Power For Corporate Buyers In the Southwest Power Pool

Rocky Mountain Institute Reports On The Rise of Wind Power For Corporate Buyers In the Southwest Power Pool

The Rocky Mountain Institute’s Business Renewables Center (BRC), a leading nonprofit helping corporations buy renewable energy, today released a report titled: “Transmission Investments Affect the Value of Your Wind PPA.” The report reveals trends around wind purchasing, transmission investments and market growth for corporate PPAs in the Great Plains states. It specifically highlights opportunities in the Southwest Power Pool. Anthony Teixeira, Senior Associate at RMI and author of the report,

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    GE and Noble Corporation to Partner on the Digital Rig Solution to Provide Operational Productivity Gains for Drilling Rigs

GE and Noble Corporation to Partner on the Digital Rig Solution to Provide Operational Productivity Gains for Drilling Rigs

Long-Term Partnership Will Initially Target Four Drilling Rigs for a Period of Five Years GE (NYSE: GE) and Noble Corporation plc (NYSE: NE) have announced a partnership to collaborate on the Digital Rig(SM) solution, enabling data-driven operational efficiency by using data analytics, with the target of a 20 percent reduction in operational expenditure across the drilling rigs. Within the agreement, GE will initially deploy its latest marine Asset Performance Management (APM)

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    An Introduction for Local Government: How-to Capture Great Asset Data

An Introduction for Local Government: How-to Capture Great Asset Data

Cartegraph recently released this whitepaper, “An Introduction for Local Government: How-to Capture Great Asset Data.” Read it below: Image from Pixabay

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    A Guide for Local Governments: EAM and GIS for Complete Asset Management

A Guide for Local Governments: EAM and GIS for Complete Asset Management

Cartegraph recently released a whitepaper, “A Guide for Local Governments: EAM and GIS for Complete Asset Management.” Read it below: Image from Pixabay

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    Disaster Recovery and Preparedness: An Introduction for Local Government

Disaster Recovery and Preparedness: An Introduction for Local Government

Cartegraph recently released this whitepaper, “Disaster Recovery and Preparedness: An Introduction for Local Government” Read it below: Image from Pixabay

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    Resource Action Programs Wins Con Edison Smart Kids Energy Efficiency Program

Resource Action Programs Wins Con Edison Smart Kids Energy Efficiency Program

Resource Action Programs (RAP), a Nevada based company, has been awarded a three-year contract by Con Edison to implement a school-based energy education program in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. beginning January 2017. Con Edison announced RAP as the bid winner on Friday, December 9, 2016. The program will educate 5th grade students and their families, impacting savings in more than 300,000 households by completion of the contract.

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    UVIG Honors Energy Professionals for Leadership in Renewable Energy

UVIG Honors Energy Professionals for Leadership in Renewable Energy

The Utility Variable-Generation Integration Group, (UVIG), honored a broad group of energy professionals for their contributions and accomplishments for the reliable and economic integration of renewable energy. The honorees are all recipients of UVIG’s 2017 Annual Achievement Awards. Mark Ahlstrom, President of the UVIG Board of Directors, presented six Achievement Awards to 19 individuals and five Service Awards at the 2017 Spring Technical Workshop and UVIG Annual Meeting on March 15,

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    Xcel Energy Launches Its Largest-Ever Upper Midwest Wind Investment

Xcel Energy Launches Its Largest-Ever Upper Midwest Wind Investment

Upper Midwest wind energy fleet from Xcel to grow by 60 percent Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) has announced details about new wind farms and the next phase in its plans for one of the nation’s largest wind energy investments. By adding 1,550 megawatts of new wind generation in the Upper Midwest, the proposal is Xcel Energy’s largest to date with a total of seven wind farms to be built in

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    ICF Selected for Energy Efficiency Contract by Georgia Utility

ICF Selected for Energy Efficiency Contract by Georgia Utility

ICF contract will serve Residential and Commercial Portfolios ICF (NASDAQ:ICFI), a consulting and technology services provider to government and commercial clients around the world, announced that it has been selected by Georgia Power for a three-year contract to provide energy efficiency strategy and management services across the utility’s residential and commercial portfolios. “Georgia Power is happy to continue and expand our relationship with ICF,” said Jeff Smith, energy efficiency strategy

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    Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces the Acquisition of Working Interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and Other Oil Sands Assets

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Announces the Acquisition of Working Interest in the Athabasca Oil Sands Project and Other Oil Sands Assets

Canadian Natural Resources Limited (TSX:CNQ)(NYSE:CNQ) (“Canadian Natural” or the “Company”) has announced that it has entered into agreements, subject to regulatory approvals, to acquire 70% of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project (“AOSP”), including 70% of the Scotford upgrader, as well as additional working interests in other producing and non-producing oil sands leases. Canadian Natural has agreed with Shell Canada Limited and certain subsidiaries (“Shell”) to acquire its 60% working interest

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