Utilities speed up interconnection with ePayments

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There is a growing expectation among utility customers that interactions with their energy providers will take place digitally, online. This “digital transformation” is unlocking opportunities for utilities to streamline business processes and increase customer satisfaction, among other things. One way utilities can take advantage of the digital transformation is by…

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Driverless platoons

As driverless cars merge into our transportation system in the coming years, some researchers believe autonomous vehicles may save fuel by trailing each other in large platoons. Like birds and fighter jets flying in formation, or bikers and race car drivers drafting in packs, vehicles experience less aerodynamic drag when…

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MIT Energy Initiative report provides guidance for evolving electric power sector

Distributed energy resources — relatively small-scale power technologies such as solar, wind, energy storage, and power electronics and control devices — are being deployed rapidly in the global shift toward a low-carbon energy future. To ensure that both distributed and centralized energy resources are integrated efficiently, however, electric power systems…

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3 tools to achieve error-free energy program application submissions

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Managing the energy program application process can require a lot of resources. Accurate and error-free applications are crucial for reporting, quick application reviews, tracking program performance, and in the case of utility energy programs, higher-level planning such as forecasting and grid planning. However, applications submitted in the form of PDFs…

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These 3 maps show the absurdly large growth potential of home rooftop solar in America

Solar power in America is on a roll. Over the last decade, the cost of solar installations in the U.S. has fallen by more than 70 percent, and every year has had more solar installed than the last. Since 2010, the nation’s solar power capacity has grown fifteen-fold. And employment…

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