Utilities must think like a retail company when it comes to demand response

 Energy demand response programs are in high demand, according to a study by Cogent Reports, a division of Market Strategies International; however, capturing this demand is proving to be a challenge for most of the…

Hawaii’s 100% renewables requirement makes history

This week, Hawaii made history with its enactment of a law requiring that all of the state’s electricity be produced from renewable energy sources no later than 2045. With the new policy, Act 97, Hawaii…

Hello Local Energy, Bye Old Power Industry

New York, where the power industry began over a century ago, might be where it ends too. At least the power industry as we know it today. The state’s electric regulators made that clear February 26…

Power sector disruption just the start of energy industry transformation

The power sector is transforming fast, and companies that don’t stay ahead of change are in danger, warns a new report from PwC. Angeli Hoekstra, Africa power and utilities leader, PwC Global megatrends — such…

Grid can be 70 percent renewable as soon as 2030

How can the integration of renewables into the global energy grid move forward to ensure the future of electricity? This is the question answered in DNV GL’s most recent report — the result of interviews…

Europe on target for 20 percent renewable energy by 2020

European Union (EU) nations are on target to meet their 20 percent renewable energy goal by 2020, according to a report conducted by the European Environment Agency (EEA): “Renewable energy in Europe — approximated recent…