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New Book — Consumers, Prosumers, Prosumagers — Reveals Dramatic Changes Coming

March 30th, 2019 | by Karel Beckman

In Consumers, prosumers, prosumagers – How service innovations will disrupt the utility business model, Fereidoon Sioshansi helps readers grasp the spirit of the times, the importance of the stakes and the uncertainty of the outcomes. The 19 essays, written by experts in their respective fields, in this 550-page book, are divided into three parts


Beneficial Electrification: Plug In For The Greener Grid!

March 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

“Beneficial electrification,” a new catchphrase in the energy world, refers to the growing recognition that using clean electricity to keep our homes and businesses running is cheaper, greener, and a smarter way to meet our energy needs


What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?

January 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put "Solar Power Exploding" in a headline, and they thought I was referring to genuine explosions. In 2019, 2009 and 2010 progress looks like anthills


What Changed In The EV Industry In December?

January 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Here's another edition of "What Changed?" It is not the last EV summary for 2018, as a full-year piece is on the way, but it is a summary of notable EV industry updates from the month of December. Read on for details about Tesla, electric cars from other automakers, EV charging, EV batteries, EV sales, EV policy, and more


10 Big EV Charging Stories — #NewsBonanza

January 2nd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The EV charging stories have been building up, so here we go with another #NewsBonanza. Below are 10 notable EV charging stations we couldn't make time for, followed by 16 big EV charging stories we did cover before now


Flexible Energy Options Key To Energy Transition, Claims BNEF

November 22nd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

Flexible energy options such as energy storage, smart-charging electric vehicles, demand response, and interconnectors are a necessary part of an optimal energy transition, without which electricity grids will be forced to rely on fossil fuels for backup and excess generating capacity, according to new research from Bloomberg New Energy Finance


UPDATED! Next Kraftwerke Teams Up With Jedlix On Electric Vehicle Charging Demand Response Pilot

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Cologne, Germany-based Next Kraftwerke has partnered with electric vehicle smart charging platform provider Jedlix on a new pilot that will aggregate electric vehicle charging stations as a deployable demand response unit aka secondary control reserve (aFFR) on its Virtual Power Plant (VPP) platform. The pilot was tendered by the Transmission System Operator (TSO) TenneT to assess the viability of aggregated demand reserve using a handful of new technologies


Could Buses Be The Perfect Vehicle-to-Grid Mobile Battery For Cities?

May 24th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Vehicle-to-grid technology has been the ever-elusive golden egg for many renewable energy advocates, but always seems to get stuck because, among other things, it's expected the average buyer of a personal vehicle won't want to pay for it — which means manufacturers won't have an incentive to build the tech into their cars


25 Factors That Will Affect EV Adoption (Part 2)

May 6th, 2018 | by Loren McDonald

In part 1 of this two-part series, I outlined the first 13 of 25 factors that will (or could) impact sales of electric vehicles. These included obvious factors such as range, charging infrastructure, cost, and gas prices



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