Report: Peak demands mean changes for electric grid

By: Mark Lungariello |

The growing demand for power during high-use periods is creating the need for a sea change in the state’s electrical grid, according to a new report.

The New York Independent System Operator released its annual “Power Trends” report June 17, outlining the need to diversify energy generation and update distribution technology.

Electricity […]

2015-05-07T15:34:37-05:00June 30th, 2014|New York Market|

PECO Customers Save $350 Million and Counting with PECO Smart Ideas

By: PECO |

PECO customers have saved more than $350 million with PECO Smart Ideas, the company’s highly successful suite of energy efficiency programs. Since the programs launched in 2009, customers have benefited from more than $220 million in energy savings and received more than $130 million in rebates, discounts and incentives on energy-efficient […]

2015-05-07T15:34:37-05:00June 30th, 2014|Pennsylvania Market|

Bill seeks oversight to ensure reasonable electricity rates, protect reliability

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State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Jefferson, said a House panel Wednesday approved her measure that would require Pennsylvania to develop carbon dioxide emission plans that protect electricity consumers’ wallets and the reliability of the energy supply.

“The legislation, House Bill 2354, provides a safety net for Pennsylvanians on electricity costs and reliability,” said […]

2015-05-07T15:34:37-05:00June 26th, 2014|Pennsylvania Market|

Texas a testing ground for energy storage


No one at the equipment lot here would blame you for failing to notice the drab green box sitting across from the spare transformers. But the lithium ions inside that refrigerator-size container are part of a wave of energy storage technology that could help Texas revolutionize its electric grid.

Oncor, the […]

2015-05-07T15:34:37-05:00June 25th, 2014|Texas Market|

New York Power Authority scolded for cutting rent rates to golf, yacht clubs in St. Lawrence County

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The New York Power Authority is being criticized by the state comptroller’s office for the “unusual nature” of rental rates to private concerns such as golf and yacht clubs on property it holds in St. Lawrence County.

A report from the office of Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli notes that rents on places such […]

2015-05-07T15:34:37-05:00June 24th, 2014|New York Market|