Month: February 2020

Solar+ Fuel Station and Convenience Store, Blue Lake, CA

Since 2002 Blue Lake Rancheria Tribe has accelerated its transition to a zero-carbon community, for its economic, environmental, health, and overall resilience benefits. Convenience stores are hubs and de facto meeting places in rural communities, fire trucks can refuel, EVs can re-charge. This site was chosen to test advanced technology in an underserved building sector and funded …

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Marcus Garvey Apartments, Brooklyn, NY

This 625-unit income-restricted apartment complex was a partnership among owner L+M, Demand Energy, and utility Con Edison. Fully occupied, the complex provides a model for how cities can integrate localized energy projects to boost affordability and create resilience. Ten residents completed the first 16-week on-site construction training course, built a youth clubhouse, and will receive …

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Wellhead Electric Company

Wellhead’s Hybrid EGT products helps overcome operational challenges caused by intermittency in renewable generation. Supporting customer expectations to provide safe, reliable, affordable, and clean power while upgrading and modernizing the grid, each project not only reduces costs, it also cuts greenhouse gas (GHG) and particulate emissions up to 60% and each installation will save about …

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Camus Energy

Camus Energy is building Mimo, an open source software system, which is free for distribution grid operators. Mimo provides a grid edge orchestrator and uses machine learning algorithms to optimize whole ecosystems of distributed energy resources (DERs) in real time. It aligns demand with supply of intermittent renewables, and smooths load between day and night. Mimo provides a transactive energy …

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Pintail Power

Pintail Power’s large-scale, long-duration hybrid storage Liquid Salt Combined Cycle (LSCC) technology can deliver least-cost and best-fit solutions for integrating renewable energy with the utility grid to increase efficiency, capacity, flexibility, reliability, and utilization of grid and generation assets, cutting carbon immediately by 50%. By novel integration of thermal energy storage with gas turbines, the company’s …

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Let’s talk rationally about a greener energy future

This article appeared in Western Energy Institute’s magazine, Fall 2019 issue. The piece describes much of what is discussed in the Pathways section of this site. It describes how utilities can deliver on a low-carbon vision at a sustainable cost, while maintaining reliability in the face of extreme weather conditions. A fact-based, holistic approach that considers …

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