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Electrifying an Island

Electrifying an Island

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On the morning of April 17, the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) announced that less than 3% of its customers were without power—a small victory in the wake of Hurricane Maria. It seemed as if the island had entered the final restoration phase following the largest power failure in  … 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

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

Onsite Generation and Energy Storage Solutions

Onsite Generation and Energy Storage Solutions

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Data centers, hospitals, and manufacturers can’t lose power for even a minute. The same can be said for financial institutions. Unfortunately, public power infrastructure in cities across the United States is aging. And as it does, power failures are becoming more common.  … Read More

An Energy Equilibrium

An Energy Equilibrium

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The current generation of corporate leaders will be the first held accountable—not only for the bottom-line, but also for the welfare of our planet. 30 years from now, no one will be able to argue that we did not know how climate change harmed our planet. Businesses currently have the  … Read More

Energy Procurement Best Practices

Energy Procurement Best Practices

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It’s well known that energy costs are always one of the most significant portions of a commercial building budget. Finding ways to reduce that spending can be tricky, but there are ways that you can impact it: reduce the amount of energy consumed, change the time of day energy is  … Read More

Solar Market Sweet Spot

Solar Market Sweet Spot

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Community-scale solar appears to be finding its stride. Not only do these innovative photovoltaic systems enable multiple customers to participate in a single solar project and to receive compensation for their portion of the power produced, but they also offer a number of economic, grid, and environmental benefits. A new  … Read More

Crafting a Successful Energy Management System Upgrade Strategy

Crafting a Successful Energy Management System Upgrade Strategy

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After more than 50 years of product development and operation in utilities, one might expect the implementation of an Energy Management System (EMS) to be “plug and play.” Unfortunately, the complexity of power and network applications and the uniqueness of each utility’s power system make an EMS deployment anything but  … Read More

Defining the Bounds of Batteries

Defining the Bounds of Batteries

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The versatility of energy storage is remarkable. But this multi-functionality presents challenges when it comes to defining the technology’s role and establishing regulatory policies. Is energy storage a generation or distribution asset? And should utilities be able to pass along the investment cost to consumers?

The state of Texas is currently  … Read More

Optimizing Battery Storage to Improve Efficiency

Optimizing Battery Storage to Improve Efficiency

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Improving return on investment by reducing the payback period, increasing efficiency, and lowering costs are common business goals. One method of enhancing the economics of distributed energy resources technology investments involves bundling grid applications to stack up multiple value streams.  … Read More

Expensive Electrons

Expensive Electrons

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Regardless of income level, people today need energy to live—to heat their homes, preserve food, and function in an increasingly digital society. Energy is not a discretionary expense. But what percentage of a household’s income should be allocated to pay energy bills?

A 2016 study by the American Council for  … Read More

Uncharted Territory

Uncharted Territory

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Portolan sailing charts are navigational maps based on the observations of the early explorers. They are incredibly detailed, well-surveyed, and beautiful. I learned recently that their origin can be traced to 1270, when King Louis and his fleet were blown off course as they sailed to Tunis. The king demanded  … Read More



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