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Pulling the Plug on Idle Energy Consumption

Pulling the Plug on Idle Energy Consumption

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What’s the energy difference between on and off? Not much, it seems, when it comes to electrical device power consumption. About 50 appliances in the typical American household are always drawing significant amounts of power, even when they appear to be off, Alan Meier of the Department of Energy’s Berkeley  … Read More

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

Distributed Energy—Reader Favorites

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Listed below are the top Editor Blogs, Reader Favorite articles, and Business Energy magazine articles for you to enjoy. This list is curated based on reader views, search traffic, e-mail click-through, and most commented articles.

Bookmark this page so you will always have quick access to Forester Media’s top Business Energy  … Read More

Russian Cyber-Activity Points to Grid Vulnerability

Russian Cyber-Activity Points to Grid Vulnerability

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On December 30, an employee at a Vermont utility was checking his Yahoo email account when an alarm indicated that his computer had connected to a suspicious IP address—one associated with a Russian hacking operation. The utility reported the incident.

Only two days prior, President Obama had issued an executive order  … Read More

Industry Announcements

Industry Announcements

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Read the latest industry news in the field of energy management and controls, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, retrofits and upgrades, onsite power generation (both prime and standby), renewables, and energy storage.  … Read More

Energy Performance Contracting

Energy Performance Contracting

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Editor’s Note: This article first appeared in the  July-August 2015 issue of Business Energy.

Energy efficiency is an integral part of sustainable energy strategies. Implementing a comprehensive energy efficiency reference project that pays for itself through the resulting energy savings can be a complex undertaking.

The idea of an energy savings business  … Read More

Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

Simple Guidelines for Considering Lighting Retrofits

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There are several simple conditions under which a facility operator should consider doing a lighting retrofit, notes Bob Smith, P.E., Director, Energy Marketing Solutions, Eaton’s Cooper Lighting business. Simple ones to consider include high energy rates for which a lighting retrofit can help reach a faster payback with incentives offered  … Read More

Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking?

Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking?

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As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit a few more of Distributed Energy’s  top posts for the year.

The following blog post touched a nerve in 2016 and inspired numerous comments.
Foolhardy or Forward-Thinking: What’s Elon Musk’s End-Game?
It’s  … Read More

“Facing Economic Extinction”

“Facing Economic Extinction”

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As we look back on 2016, we’ve certainly had an interesting year.  Before we close the books on 2016, let’s revisit Distributed Energy’s top posts for the year.

This blog post received more comments than any other blog post published in 2016.
Domino Effect: Diablo Canyon’s Decommissioning
 In May, at a US Department of Energy summit  … Read More

How Will Rick Perry Shape the Department of Energy?

How Will Rick Perry Shape the Department of Energy?

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President-elect Trump recently announced his intention to nominate Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, to serve as secretary of energy. “My administration is going to make sure we take advantage of our huge natural resource deposits to make America energy independent and create vast new wealth for our nation,  … Read More

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

A Net Zero Energy Retail Store in Chicago: A Walgreens Project Profile

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An older Walgreens store in Evansville, IL, had been selected for replacement in 2012 when executives suddenly recognized that it would be the ideal location for the net zero project they’d been contemplating. Located just 15 miles from corporate headquarters, the outdated store offered ease of access for engineers and  … Read More

Advances in Gensets: Powering Diverse Configurations

Advances in Gensets: Powering Diverse Configurations

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Advances and technologies that improve performance ensure gensets are more reliable than ever before. Today, gensets run on diesel and natural gas. Tier 4 technology ensures cleaner air quality. They can run in parallel. Improved control systems are bringing “smart” technology to gensets. And systems are less noisy due to  … Read More

The Making of a Marketplace

The Making of a Marketplace

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Recently I attended the US Energy Storage Summit sponsored by Greentech Media. During the insightful, two-day conference, I found myself listening in as attendees discussed their strategies for keeping up with the quickly evolving technology, swapping web resources and project case studies in the same way athletes share training methods. “It’s like  … Read More

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

LED Lighting for Energy Savings

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At the Moorpark Unified School District in Moorpark, CA, Gary Ventsam, director of maintenance and facilities, was weighing energy savings options. The choice came down to installing solar or doing a lighting retrofit with LEDs. At one point, there had been some concerns over LED brightness, clarity, and different colors,  … Read More

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

Gas Turbine Design for Challenging Environments

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Selecting a turbine to fit the environment it will operate in is really all about designing the right air filtration system to protect the gas turbine and compressor components. Filtration systems should be adapted to the specific site conditions to provide the best possible protection and optimized engine performance.

There is no “all-in-one” filter. There  … Read More



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