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Grid Mod Sees Gaps in Progress; Blueprints Needed for Those Lagging Behind

Grid modernization is gearing up, with several states leading the charge
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Grid modernization is getting into gear across the country as electric utilities continue to work to automate distribution and smarten the grid. Buoyed by validating data, states such as California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts are leading the way, providing blueprints for other regions to follow.

Consumers Energy Kicks Off Battery Storage Era At Western Michigan University

Battery Research Project Will Support the Company’s Clean Energy Plan
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KALAMAZOO, Mich., September 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy today ushered in a new technology on the campus of Western Michigan University, starting operation of a new large-scale battery that should store enough energy to power 1,000 homes at any time.

Nearly 400 Investors With $32 Trillion in Assets Step up Action on Climate Change

Partner organizations launch first-of-its-kind global agenda, to demonstrate and accelerate investor-led action critical to achieving goals of the Paris Agreement
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September 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Investor Agenda, launched this week at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, will support investors in accelerating and scaling-up the actions that are critical to tackling climate change and achieving the goals of the Paris Agreement. Its launch also demonstrates the significant momentum already evident, with 392 investors with US $32 trillion in assets collectively under management, using The Investor Agenda to highlight climate action they are already taking and making new commitments1.

Stoppenhagen Takes Seat on Board That Helps Plan 'Meeting of the Minds’

Black & Veatch director of smart cities business development chosen for expertise in urban sustainability, innovation
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As an authority on urban sustainability, technology and innovation, Black & Veatch’s Steph Stoppenhagen valued the yearly “Meeting of the Minds” as a preeminent platform for ideas about how cities can do things smarter and better for their citizenry. Now, she’s getting the chance to make a broader imprint on that thought leadership and knowledge-sharing.

Ingersoll Rand Unveils Solar Power System at New Jersey Manufacturing Plant As Part of Its Global Climate Commitment

The site now generates about 15 percent of its power through 5,500 photovoltaic panels
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DAVIDSON, N.C., September 6, 2018 /3BL Media/– Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, announced that a 1,990 kW GE Solar PV power system is now online and generating power at its 430,000 square-foot manufacturing facility in Trenton, N.J.

Sysco to Source 20% of Electricity from Renewable Sources by 2025

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By 2025, we will source 20 percent of electricity from renewable sources. One of the ways we will achieve this is with our multi-site solar garden project, which will support approximately 10 percent of Sysco’s electricity usage.

For more information on Sysco’s 2025 Responsibility Goals, visit www.Sysco.com/2025Goals.

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Nation’s 1st Pollinator-Friendly Right-of-Way Solar Project Moves Forward in Georgia

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The Georgia Public Service Commission (Georgia PSC) has authorized funding for Georgia Power to construct, own and operate a one-megawatt solar array on Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) property at Exit 14 off Interstate 85, which is known as “The Ray.” Georgia will be the third state in the nation to utilize the grassy shoulder of an interstate highway, called the “right-of-way” (ROW), to generate solar energy. This unique project will pilot the use of native flowering plants as ground cover in test plots within the solar array, making Georgia the first in the nation to pilot pollinator-friendly, right-of-way solar.

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The Georgia Public Service Commission (Georgia PSC) has authorized funding for Georgia Power to construct, own and operate a one-megawatt solar array on Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) property at Exit 14 off Interstate 85, which is known as “The Ray.” Georgia will be the third state in the nation to utilize the grassy shoulder of an interstate highway, called the “right-of-way” (ROW), to generate solar energy. This unique project will pilot the use of native flowering plants as ground cover in test plots within the solar array, making Georgia the first in the nation to pilot pollinator-friendly, right-of-way solar.

Integrating Renewables in the Grid: A Snapshot of Progress

With the right tools and guidance, utilities can manage large-scale renewable integration successfully
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Renewable energy has achieved a level of integration in the U.S. power grid that would have been unthinkable 10 years ago. Two recent milestones illustrate how this progress came about.

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The Future of Energy

“New energy” is here, built on sustainability, clean energy tech, grid innovation
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The concept of “new energy” has ushered in a global movement dedicated to cost-effective sustainability, clean energy technology and grid innovation. Today more than ever, we’re seeing stakeholders and industry giants from all sectors — finance, manufacturing, retail, utilities, technology, even academia — come together in combined efforts.

The New Energy Economy

The energy ecosystem is changing, and utilities are seeking new opportunities
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The energy ecosystem is changing, driven by the advent of distributed clean energy, increased competition from new technologies and service providers, the evolving expectations of customers, and new opportunities for serving those customers. As the traditional business model changes, utilities are seeking new opportunities for revenue as they establish themselves as the “Preferred Energy Partner.”

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