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Infrastructure Week 2017: Keys to Digital Grid Strategy

Article

At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are relying heavily on the impacts of a more digital grid. The previous revolutions had significant impacts on society – introducing steam, electricity and computing, but none that were so closely intertwined with technology.

Duke Energy Adding More Wind & Solar Resources

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Renewable energy technologies are advancing and prices are decreasing. Duke Energy is leveraging those advancements to expand its renewable energy portfolio and deliver cleaner energy to its customers.

In total, the company has more than 20 wind projects and 60 solar facilities in operation in over a dozen states, totaling about 3,000 megawatts (MW) of generating capacity.

For wind energy, the company completed two more projects last year – one in Texas and the other in Oklahoma. Duke Energy now harvests the wind in seven states.

Sustainability Success Story: VMware’s Journey to Becoming a Sustainability Leader

By Jenna Bieller, Renewable Choice Energy
Blog

VMware is a pinnacle example of radical scaling of sustainability within a corporation. Their rapid rise to the top of the corporate sustainability ladder sends a message to other companies that it’s never too late to begin your renewable energy journey.

Microgrids Boost Energy Resilience and Independence at Military Installations

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The Department of Defense (DoD) has committed to deploying 3 gigawatts of renewable energy throughout military installations by 2025. Military bases all over the world have taken a proactive approach in achieving these goals, with many implementing solar photovoltaic (PV) generation.

Green Microgrids Could be a New Growth Initiative for Duke Energy

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Microgrids aren’t new. But Duke Energy’s efforts to power them with renewable energy have caught the attention of the industry.

In simple terms, a microgrid is an energy system consisting of distributed energy sources – like solar and batteries – that can operate in parallel with, or independently from, the main power grid.

It promotes energy security – giving customers a reliable energy supply without the need of the full energy grid, or even fossil fuels.

SCE Named No. 1 Solar Utility in U.S. for Second Year in a Row

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ROSEMEAD, Calif., May 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Southern California Edison delivered more solar energy to its customers last year than any other utility in the nation, according to rankings compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance. The rankings were announced at the alliance’s annual Utility Conference.

Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

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The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

Cisco Opens New Solar Facility to Power San Jose Campus

by Catherine Paquette, Business Analyst, Global Energy Management and Sustainability (GEMS)
Blog

Today, I attended the opening of Cisco’s new solar energy facility in Blythe, California. This facility, built by NRG Energy, Inc., will generate renewable power for use at our San Jose headquarters.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Contributes to a Healthy Environment

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Contributing to a healthy environment requires a strong willingness to give back. See how we’re making an impact: #EarthDay

Happy Earth Month from Aflac

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Did you know that more than 85 percent of Aflac’s U.S. properties are ENERGY STAR certified? And the energy savings will continue growing, as Aflac recently installed solar panels to help supplement our electrical power. #EarthMonth #SmartGreen

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