Advanced Energy Perspectives

CPS Energy seeking partners to test “grid of the future,” bring more value to customers

Posted by Tracy Idell Hamilton

Nov 26, 2014 10:00:00 AM

This post was originally published on Energized, CPS Energy's blog, and is reposted here with permission.


“Architecture specific, vendor neutral.”


That was the key message from Raiford Smith, CPS Energy’s vice-president of corporate development and planning, to more than two dozen companies, ranging from Fortune 500 firms like Microsoft, Siemens, AT&T, Verizon and Rackspace, to fast-growing, new-energy economy companies like Omnetric, EnerNOC, OPower and Nest Labs, which gathered in San Antonio recently to discuss potential partnerships.

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Advanced Energy Technology of the Week: Fuel Cells

Posted by Maria Robinson

Nov 25, 2014 10:00:00 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) plan to regulate carbon emissions is just the latest challenge facing the U.S. electric power system. Technological innovation is disrupting old ways of doing business and accelerating grid modernization. Earlier this year, AEE released Advanced Energy Technologies for Greenhouse Gas Reduction, a report detailing the use, application, and benefits of 40 specific advanced energy technologies and services. This post is one in a series drawn from the technology profiles within that report.


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Topics: Advanced Energy Technology of the Week

EPA GHG REGS: Post-Election State Roundup on the Clean Power Plan

Posted by Frank Swigonski and Caitlin Marquis

Nov 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM


The midterm election saw energy and environment issues play front-and-center in many campaigns--but now that the votes have been cast, the implications of campaign rhetoric  remain uncertain. Amid discussion of Keystone XL, LNG exports, and possible compromise on energy efficiency legislation is speculation that the GOP-controlled Senate may target the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. At the state level, several gubernatorial transitions could also have implications for the implementation of the plan.

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Topics: EPA GHG Regs

NEWS: Wind deals, solar forecasts, and a bus that runs on… well…

Posted by Lexie Briggs

Nov 21, 2014 10:37:03 AM


Wind power had a particularly good week, with announcements of three major advanced energy deals – investments from Google and IKEA, and a big acquisition by SunEdison.


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Topics: News Update

STATE: Arizona Regulators Ponder Utility-Owned Rooftop Solar While Competitors Object to Monopoly Advantages

Posted by Coley Girouard and Frank Swigonski

Nov 20, 2014 3:21:00 PM


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Topics: State Policy Update, PowerSuite


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