PUC Promotes Combined Heat and Power Technology in Pennsylvania

Earlier this month, April 5, 2018, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) adopted a policy statement geared toward helping advance the development of combined heat and power (CHP) technology. Additionally, the PUC’s Bureau of Technical Utility Services will initiate a CHP Working Group to engage with stakeholders and encourage the deployment of, and reduce barriers to, CHP … Continue reading PUC Promotes Combined Heat and Power Technology in Pennsylvania

Join Us at GlobalCon Energy Expo

The GLOBALCON Expo will emphasize four critical areas of leading edge technology and related services: Energy Management, HVAC and Smart Building Systems Renewables, Alternative Energy and Onsite Generation Lighting Efficiency and Integrated Energy Solutions Plant and Facilities Management GLOBALCON 2017, presented by the Association of Energy Engineers, is designed specifically to facilitate those seeking to … Continue reading Join Us at GlobalCon Energy Expo

$107 Million for Solar and Renewable Projects – $65 Million Available This Year

September 14, 2016 the U.S. Energy Department announced up to $107 million in new projects and planned funding in order to support America’s continued leadership in clean energy innovation through solar technology. Under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) SunShot Initiative, the Department will fund 40 projects with a total of $42 million … Continue reading $107 Million for Solar and Renewable Projects – $65 Million Available This Year

Is My Facility a Good Candidate for CHP?

Considering Combined Heat and Power (CHP) to save money, enhance reliability, and benefit the environment?  The EPA CHP Partnership and Prince Law Offices can help.  Answering "yes" to any of the following questions indicates that the facility may be a good candidate for CHP: Do you pay more than $0.07 per kWh on average for … Continue reading Is My Facility a Good Candidate for CHP?

PUC Considers Alternative Utility Ratemaking for Energy Reliability and Conservation

As we discussed in our blog on January 8, 2016, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today, March 3, 2016, hosted a Harrisburg hearing to gather information from a diverse group of experts regarding alternative ratemaking methodologies, as part of ongoing discussions about how to best maintain safe and reliable energy infrastructure while also encouraging … Continue reading PUC Considers Alternative Utility Ratemaking for Energy Reliability and Conservation

PaPUC to Explore Alternative Utility Ratemaking Methods

Today the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) announced it will hold a March 3, 2016 hearing in Harrisburg to gather information from experts regarding alternative ratemaking methodologies. Ratemaking alternatives, such as revenue decoupling, for example, could involve making consumer charges less dependent on usage. Decoupling advocates suggest that decoupling removes possible disincentives for greater energy … Continue reading PaPUC to Explore Alternative Utility Ratemaking Methods

EPA Clean Power Plan Comments Due Soon

EPA is soliciting comments on the Clean Power Plan Proposed Federal Plan and Proposed Model Rules, to be submitted by January 21st. Please note that there are a number of topics that may be of interest to combined heat and power (CHP) stakeholders, including those in the following sections of the Preamble: Section IV.C.3 on … Continue reading EPA Clean Power Plan Comments Due Soon

REVOLUTION NOW: FIVE CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES–2015 UPDATE

U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) releases November 2015 Clean Energy Report.  For decades, America has anticipated the transformational impact of clean energy technologies.  As the federal government and industry made long-term investments to support those technologies, some critics became impatient, claiming a clean energy future would “always be five years away.”  Today, the DOE reports … Continue reading REVOLUTION NOW: FIVE CLEAN ENERGY TECHNOLOGIES–2015 UPDATE

Solar Industry SunShot Catalyst Demo Day on December 10th in Philadelphia

SunShot launched the Catalyst prize competition in 2014 to connect American innovators to the tools, capabilities, data assets, and resources developed by the Energy Department and its national laboratories. Through four contests, the competition challenges tech startups to tackle some of the toughest challenges facing the solar industry with the goal of cutting soft costs … Continue reading Solar Industry SunShot Catalyst Demo Day on December 10th in Philadelphia

PaPUC Updates Technical Reference Manual Used to Assess Energy Savings Attributable to Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Response Measures

July 8, 2015, the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PaPUC) approved updates to the Technical Reference Manual (TRM), aimed at making the TRM a more effective and professional tool for validating energy savings and providing support for Act 129 of 2008 goals. The TRM is used to assess energy savings attributable to energy efficiency and demand … Continue reading PaPUC Updates Technical Reference Manual Used to Assess Energy Savings Attributable to Energy Efficiency, Demand Side Response Measures