Google, Comcast threaten utility business

Americans are now more than ever looking at alternate ways of acquiring their energy. Almost 30 percent of Americans would leave their utility if they could and 64 percent of those would choose a non-utility…

How Can Utilities Survive Energy Demand Disruption?

Accenture research estimates that energy technologies could reduce demand by more than 15% by 2025.   Continued growth of distributed energy resources and energy efficiency measures could cause significant demand disruption and drive down utilities’…

Smart grid is changing demand response business

Utilities in the United States have run residential direct load control (DLC) programs as forms of demand management for many years, but the development of smart grid technology — particularly advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and…

Detroit Blackout

Downtown Detroit was struck by a massive power outage on Tuesday morning as officials reported the entire first precinct was without electricity on a chilly day. As early afternoon Tuesday, more than 100 customers were…

Apple, Google among Green Power Leadership

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the recipients of its annual Green Power Leadership Awards for achievements in advancing the nation’s renewable energy market and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The 19 Green Power Partners…