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Berkeley Lab review of U.S. benchmarking and transparency programs documents energy savings based on results to date

5/5/2017

We are pleased to announce the release of a new Berkeley Lab report, Evaluation of U.S. Building Energy Benchmarking and Transparency Programs: Attributes, Impacts, and Best Practices.

Final report summarizing results of eleven Smart Grid Investment Grant funded consumer behavior studies of time-based rates

5/4/2017

Since 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the electric power industry have jointly invested over $7.9 billion in 99 cost-shared Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) projects.

WEBINAR: Regulatory Incentives and Disincentives for Utility Investments in Grid Modernization

Event Date: 5/31/2017 10:30am

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free webinar on May 31, 2017, to discuss a new report, Regulatory Incentives and Disincentives for Utility Investments in Grid Modernization.

EM&V Webinar: Advances in Efficiency EM&V - DOE's Uniform Methods Project and M&V 2.0

Event Date: 5/23/2017 11:30am

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017, Berkeley Lab will host a new webinar in the series on Evaluation, Measurement and Verification (EM&V) for Energy Efficiency: Advances in Efficiency EM&V: DOE's Uniform Methods Project and M&V 2.0.

New collaborative NREL/LBNL report analyzes wind's LCOE and wind turbine price drivers

4/25/2017

We are pleased to announce the release of the 2015 Cost of Wind Energy Review. This report uses data from representative utility-scale projects commissioned in 2015 to estimate the levelized cost of energy (LCOE) for land-based wind plants in the United States, and extrapolates U.S. offshore wind cost estimates using data from comparable European sites.

New Berkeley Lab Report Quantifies Financial Impacts of a Combined Energy Efficiency and Net-Metered PV Portfolio on Utility Shareholders and Ratepayers

4/21/2017

We are pleased to announce the release of a new report from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (Berkeley Lab) examining the financial impacts of a combined portfolio of energy efficiency (EE) and distributed photovoltaic (PV) systems on a prototypical northeast utility's shareholders and ratepayers.  The report also considers business model reforms that could be pursued by utilities and regulators to mitigate the

Webinar: The Future of Centrally Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets

Event Date: 3/24/2017 11:30am

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) presents a free, 90 minute webinar on March 24, 2017, to discuss a new report, The Future of Centrally-Organized Wholesale Electricity Markets.

EM&V Webinar: Introduction to Wholesale and Retail Demand Response with a Focus on Measurement and Verification

Event Date: 4/13/2017 1:00pm

The next EM&V Webinar, Introduction to Wholesale and Retail Demand Response with a Focus on Measurement and Verification, will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2017. 

Berkeley Lab Report Says Solar Homes with Leased Systems Sell for the Same as Non-Solar Homes

3/14/2017

There are over 500,000 homes in America with solar power systems that are owned by a third party, the largest portion of which are leased to homeowners.  To-date it has been unclear how the real estate market values these systems. 

A new study finds that when such homes are sold, they don't attract a premium over homes without solar power, but nor do they sell for less. 

Webinar: Putting the Potential Rate Impacts of Distributed Solar into Context

Event Date: 2/2/2017 11:00am

The EMP Group will host a webinar on February 2nd at 11:00 am (Pacific Time) to highlight key findings of its new study, Putting the Potential Rate Impacts of Distributed Solar into Context.

EM&V Webinar: Consistency and Coordination of Energy Efficiency EM&V Reporting

Event Date: 1/31/2017 1:30pm

The next EM&V Webinar, Consistency and Coordination of Energy Efficiency EM&V and Reporting, will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. 

Webinar: Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings

Event Date: 1/26/2017 3:00pm

Register now for a free webinar on Thursday, January 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (Noon to 1:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time), that will highlight key findings from Berkeley Lab's latest report titled Capturing the Sun: A Roadmap for Navigating Data-Access Challenges and Auto-Populating Solar Home Sales Listings.

New Federal Energy Roadmap Features Berkeley Lab Research

1/25/2017

A newly released study from a task force of federal agencies, led by U.S.

Webinar: New Study on Demand Charge Savings from Residential Solar

Event Date: 1/25/2017 9:00am

Berkeley Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) will host a webinar on Wednesday, January 25, 2017 to highlight findings from a new joint study, Exploring Demand Charge Savings from Residential Solar.

New study on the costs, benefits, and impacts of state RPS programs

1/25/2017

The EMP Group is pleased to announce a new study, A Prospective Analysis of the Costs, Benefits, and Impacts of U.S. Renewable Portfolio Standards, conducted jointly by Berkeley Lab and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This is the third in a series of reports exploring the potential costs, benefits, and other impacts of state renewable portfolio standards (RPS). Prior studies in the series have examined the historical effects of RPS programs. This new report, instead, evaluates RPS policies prospectively, under both a continuation of existing policies as well as possible expansions.

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