Alternative energy | What we do

Investing in energy managementTo help grow our digital energy portfolio, we have invested in Grid Edge, an energy management company. Its technology helps customers predict, control and optimize a building’s energy profile. Grid Edge can help customers lower carbon emissions by 10-15% on average. The cloud-based software can anticipate a building’s energy demand using data such as…



Federal Income Tax Credits and Other Incentives for Energy Efficiency

Tax credits for residential energy efficiency have now been extended retroactively, through December 31, 2020.  The tax credit for builders of energy efficient homes and tax deductions for energy efficient commercial buildings have also been retroactively extended, through December 31, 2020.The tax credits for residential renewable energy products are still available through December 31, 2021. Renewable energy tax credits…







Top 10 Energy Conservation Tips for Restaurants

Reducing your restaurant’s overall energy consumption not only lowers your utility costs, it’s also better for the environment. Many food service professionals have been adopting energy conservation methods for the past decade and have drastically cut their energy use and expenses. Here, we’ve outlined energy conservation tips that will reduce your water and electricity use.10…





Energy saving tips

General Energy EfficiencyHeat tapeHeat tape basics document – this has calculations for energy use and costs of heat tape and best practices for operating heat tape Electric Baseboard HeatUses 250 watts per foot 40 feet of baseboard uses 10,000 watts and can cost $252/month if baseboard is on 8 hours/day Set thermostats to 50 degrees…



2020 Renewable Energy Industry Outlook

For the first time ever, in April 2019, renewable energy outpaced coal by providing 23 percent of US power generation, compared to coal’s 20 percent share.1 In the first half of 2019, wind and solar together accounted for approximately 50 percent of total US renewable electricity generation, displacing hydroelectric power’s dominance.Declining costs and rising capacity…



Local Renewable Energy Benefits and Resources

Local Renewable Energy Benefits and Resources | Energy Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments | US EPA Jump to main content Energy Resources for State and Local GovernmentsRelated LinksGreen Power OpportunitiesInterested in expanding renewable energy use in your jurisdiction? Become a Green Power Community The Green Power Locator can help local governments find green power…





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