Retroficiency announced that Con Edison is using its Virtual Energy Assessment solution across thousands of buildings in New York City. With Virtual Energy Assessment, Con Edison will be able to target commercial and multi-family buildings with the greatest savings potential and engage customers with energy efficiency opportunities. Retroficiency will initially focus on enhancing Con Edison’s long-standing efforts to geo-target customers in the most constrained areas of its electric grid with energy efficiency solutions.
The Public Service of New Hampshire is starting to send its residential customers their first personalized Home Energy Report this month. PSNH has partnered with Opower to design, prepare and deliver the information-based Home Energy Reports. The Opower platform pairs behavioral science with cutting-edge data analytics to provide its utility partners with a way to motivate large-scale reductions in energy use among their customers. The Home Energy Reports provide clearly defined, actionable information that complements customers’ monthly energy bills, including customized energy efficiency tips based on past usage and household characteristics.
Plug Power has received a multi-site GenKey purchase order from Walmart to roll out its hydrogen fuel cell solution to power electric lift truck fleets at six North America distribution centers. The first of six sites will be deployed by the second quarter of 2014. GenDrive hydrogen fuel cells have universal appeal in material handling applications because they can contribute to an increase in productivity. Workers spend less time fueling a forklift truck as compared to changing a lead-acid battery, resulting in less downtime. GenDrive fuel cells also have no exhaust emissions so that they can be a component in implementing corporate environmental initiatives.