On May 16, 2018, Texas A&M International University (TAMIU), located in Laredo, Texas, announced it has started construction on a comprehensive set of campus-wide energy efficiency projects that will streamline facility operations, encourage sustainable behavior and improve the quality of life for students and staff.
Without a doubt, today’s electricity grid is the largest and most complex machine in the world. Flying over a city at night gives one an appreciation for just how sprawling and interconnected this modern marvel is. One can think about nearly every twinkling light on the ground below as an asset connected to the grid ecosystem.
A growing issue for Duke Energy and many businesses is the gap between demand for skilled STEM workers and available talent to fill open positions. One of the ways the company is closing the gap is through our investments in education and workforce development.
SCE named No. 1 energy storage utility and No. 2 solar utility in the U.S.
Ninety-five degrees. That’s the temperature that registered on thermometers across Rosemead on April 9. According to the National Weather Service, cities across Southern California Edison’s service territory experienced similar record-breaking heat.
Duke Energy is installing new eagle protection technology at its Top of the World Windpower Project in Wyoming to detect in-flight eagles and prevent their collision with rotating wind turbine blades.
Duke Energy is the first windpower operator in the U.S. to commercially deploy the new system, called IdentiFlight, which uses artificial intelligence and high-precision optical technology to ensure the successful coexistence of wind energy and eagles.
Decades ago, sustainability and environmental concerns emerged as scientific studies began to uncover the harm being done to the planet by development and industry. Some corporations reacted to this trend by trying to demonstrate how they were working to use fewer resources or to offset their carbon footprint. Sustainability and environmental responsibility were risk mitigation — as a burden for corporations to bear lest their reputation be damaged in the public eye.
This will be a hot summer for solar and storage developers in Massachusetts as the Commonwealth kicks off its SMART program, providing tiered incentives to promote solar with an additional kicker if there is storage attached. It’s an exciting program—the first of its kind outside of California, and one of the first ever in the U.S. to promote energy storage coupled with community solar (direct contracts between solar arrays and residents).
I am very excited to announce that Cisco’s Bangalore campus is now using solar power generated by two new offsite solar installations located in Karnataka, India. Cisco recently signed two solar power purchase agreements (PPAs) that will collectively deliver 85,000 megawatt-hours of clean, renewable electricity every year to the local electric grid where our Bangalore campus is located.