Fortune 1000 Corporations Going Big on Renewables

At-A-Glance: Nearly 200 corporations have signed a global commitment to utilize 100% renewable energy.  A joint report from Wood Mackenzie and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) shows it’s more than an altruistic commitment to combating climate change – it’s an economic play, as well.   Key Takeaways: Wood Mackenzie report says corporate renewables have Read more →

Forecasting the Weather is Crucial as Renewable Energy Capacity Grows

At-A-Glance:  Forecasting the weather takes on a whole new level of importance as more renewables come online and utilities deal with ever-changing weather patterns.   Key Takeaways: Increased solar and wind generation capacity challenges conventional ways of managing supply and demand Sophisticated algorithms and third-parties play a critical role in weather forecasting Flexibility and energy Read more →

How Load Flexibility, in Conjunction with Renewables, Could Save Billions while Satisfying Peak Demand

At-A-Glance: A recent Brattle Report dives deep into Load Flexibility – which is something power plants have been using alongside an increasing reliance on renewables so they can “start-and-stop” on short notice during peak hours of demand (depending when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing, etc.). Key Takeaways: Widespread load flexibility could Read more →

A Look Back at Interconnect: Austin, a Path to 100% Forum

Interconnect Austin in Review The first Path to 100 Forum, Interconnect Austin, campaign was held in Austin, Texas on the University of Texas campus on September 24, 2019. We had a diverse range of attendees from across city officials, utility professionals, IPP’s, academia, and students. Two panels, both moderated by Richard Amato (Director or Energy Read more →