Energy Markets

Energy Storage – General Electric Gets Serious

Energy Generation

Energy Storage – General Electric Gets Serious

An investment of US$250 million in Durathon battery technology by General Electric is further proof that the market is maturing.

Distributed Generation Complicates Resource Planning

Energy Generation

Distributed Generation Complicates Resource Planning

Distributed generation is complicating the utility’s previously simple task of resource planning.

Will New Electric Vehicles Reduce Grid Impact?

Energy Generation

Will New Electric Vehicles Reduce Grid Impact?

Ford and SunPower have introduced the first plug-in hybrid that doesn’t need the grid. Could this make the grid irrelevant?

Geothermal Energy Development in Africa Heats Up

Energy Generation

Geothermal Energy Development in Africa Heats Up

East Africa’s geothermal energy development is experiencing a boom, thanks to major international funding and investment.

Can the 'Power' of Community Reshape Britain's Energy Market?

Energy Generation

Can the 'Power' of Community Reshape Britain's Energy Market?

The UK government recently launched Britain’s first Community Energy Strategy – outlining new opportunities for communities to take charge of their energy.

Hawaii Encourages Energy Storage Development and Microgrid Technologies

Energy Generation

Hawaii Encourages Energy Storage Development and Microgrid Technologies

In an attempt to establish robust microgrids with energy storage technologies, Hawaii is developing a test bed for developers.

Subsidy-Free Solar Becomes a Reality

Energy Generation

Subsidy-Free Solar Becomes a Reality

With solar technology prices on the decline the industry is developing without subsidies or feed-in tariffs.

California-Will Energy Storage Offer Solutions Where Demand Response Fails?

Energy Generation

California-Will Energy Storage Offer Solutions Where Demand Response Fails?

The demand response program in California has not done enough to engage consumers, nor has it solved the complex relationship with renewable generation. This has led California to bank on energy storage as a solution.

Utilities Can Overcome the "Death Spiral"

Energy Generation

Utilities Can Overcome the "Death Spiral"

The future electricity grid requires a whole new social compact between utilities, regulators and the public in order for it to remain relevant.

The Military – A New Market Opportunity for Renewables?

Energy Generation

The Military – A New Market Opportunity for Renewables?

The US Armed Forces is relying on the private sector and third-party financing to develop its renewable energy sources.

California's Energy Storage Mandate-Will Others Follow?

Energy Generation

California's Energy Storage Mandate-Will Others Follow?

California created a market overnight by issuing an energy storage mandate. It hopes to safeguard its renewables mission and provide better energy security.