March
The quest for 24/7 renewable energy

Forget 100% renewable; now it’s all about 24/7, 365 renewable. But what does that mean, and how can companies achieve it?     The increasing number of corporations committing to 100% renewable energy is admirable – but did you realize that not a single one of them is ACTUALLY running entirely on renewable energy all of the time? At any moment in time, when a company uses an electric load – be it in an office, a data centre, a factory or any other facility – it must draw either

March
4 rate setting alternatives for the evolving energy grid

The approach to renewable energy rate setting is changing.  For years, subsidies like net metering have helped to drive an increase in uptake for residential PV. But now, some US States with high PV presence have switched to alternatives and many more are undergoing policy or rate design changes. https://pubs.naruc.org/pub/A107102C-92E5-776D-4114-9148841DE66B So with the old approaches on the way out, what solutions are emerging to encourage, balance and manage residential PV growth?  Here are five methods that are currently in operation or being explored: 1) Net billing / NEM 2.0 This

February
Rapid solar growth has put the future of rate design in the spotlight – but what’s the answer?

Net metering is on the way out in some markets – but what’s next? Find out why the successful subsidy is being phased out and how #LocalEnergy markets could fill the gap… By Scott Kessler  |  Follow us on Twitter or LinkedIn for more industry insight and company updates It’s now just over 40 years since net metering was introduced to help encourage the development of solar and wind power across the US. The concept is relatively simple. Whenever a consumer with a solar panel produces more electricity than they