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Solar Eclipse Essentials

Solar Eclipse Essentials

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Not only has the US become more energy dependent since the last total solar eclipse took place in 1979, its energy infrastructure has become increasingly reliant on solar energy. So what will happen on August 21st when the sun is temporarily obscured by the moon?

According to the Solar Energy  … Read More

New York’s Darkest Hours Were Catalysts for Change

New York’s Darkest Hours Were Catalysts for Change

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Thursday, July 13th was the fortieth anniversary of a dark day—the 1977 electricity blackout that left New York City without power and forever changed the US energy landscape.

The 25-hour collapse began with a series of three lightning strikes and resulted in the domino-effect breakdown of power distribution across the city.  … Read More

Building Design with Sea Rise in Mind

Building Design with Sea Rise in Mind

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There’s an unusual occupant in the penthouse suite of many Manhattan high-rise buildings today. It’s not America’s wealthy elite or mice with multi-million dollar views. The premium, top-floor space is increasingly occupied by emergency generators meant to sustain building residents when disaster strikes.

“Along coastlines and lake shores and riverfronts across  … Read More

The Growing Demand for Emergency Backup Power

The Growing Demand for Emergency Backup Power

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Colocation and cloud-computing company LightEdge Solutions has succeeded in the data center business largely because of one key reason: The company’s data centers are reliable. The power at these centers never goes out.  … Read More

Demand Shift Solutions

Demand Shift Solutions

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The volume of electricity needed at any moment in time is at best unpredictable. While electric utility planners do their best to estimate and model load levels in order to provide ample quantities of energy when equipment powers on, the cost of maintaining energy reserves is high. This expense is  … Read More

Solar + Storage

Solar + Storage

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Constellation, based in Baltimore and long known as a seller of electricity, natural gas and other fuels, is owned by Chicago-based Exelon Corp. Constellation’s Distributed Energy Group and has 300 distributed generation projects completed or under development, including 200 MW of behind-the-meter solar projects for commercial customers. A combination of  … Read More

Aclara Wins Con Edison Metering Contract

Aclara Wins Con Edison Metering Contract

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February 12, 2016 Aclara has landed a big win to provide Consolidated Edison about 5 million digital electric and gas meters.

The Aclara meters will be supported by Silver Spring Networks’ platform. IBM will provide the IT system integration.

“It’s the biggest project in Con Edison’s 190-year history,” Tom Magee, general manager  … Read More


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