Sunverge Blog

Predictive Analytics Drive Value on Both Sides of the Meter

As Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) proliferate, utilities face increased demands to reduce the stress those installations can place on the grid. At the same time, consumer adoption is driven largely by the promise of realizing bill savings by generating their own power or storing low-cost energy for use at peak times. These two forces might […]

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It Doesn’t Have to be a Battle Between Utilities and Solar Power Providers

Greentech Media ran an intriguing piece a couple of days ago about Warren Buffett’s analysis on the effect of renewables on the utility business, part of the Berkshire Hathaway annual report for last year. What caught my interest was a paragraph that pointed out a common viewpoint that the marketplace is a “battle” between those […]

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PowerStream Receives EDA’s Innovation Excellence Award

Our partners at PowerStream have received this year’s Innovation Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association, which represents consumer-facing electric utilities in Ontario. PowerStream was recognized for its Advantage Power Pricing (APP) program, aimed at helping consumers realize significant savings by automatically reducing demand during peak periods of the day. The program provides consumers with […]

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What Utilities Can Learn from Ski Resorts and Zoos

The Wall Street Journal ran an intriguing piece last month about the growing phenomenon of time-based pricing for everything from lift passes at ski resorts to admission at the Indianapolis Zoo. Instead of having one price for adult admission, or even a higher weekend price, the cost of a ticket is based on the actual […]

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2015 in Review and What’s Ahead in 2016

Looking back at 2015, it has been quite an exciting year for us at Sunverge Energy and for the renewable energy industry as a whole. We saw ever-increasing rates of rooftop PV installations, along with other renewable sources, and a concurrent increase in the installation of cutting-edge battery storage and management systems. In some cases, […]

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