While the title may seem to be overly dramatic of what's coming for energy managers, the idea to start planning now is not. A recent article from Renewable Energy World titled "Why Should C&I Energy Managers Watch Electric Vehicles? Five Reasons and the Road Ahead," spotlights several key reasons to begin now, including a 32 percent compound annual growth rate since 2012.
Most likely you've heard of The Internet of Things, or IoT for short, in the recent years. The advances in technology and wired and wireless services that are now available has given birth to an era where many devices are now connected to a central hub or each other, communicating, sharing data, optimizing our lifestyles. But, what many people don't see and often times flies under the radar, is how the public sector and government are using IoT to help create benefits to our everyday lives and be more environmentally conscious, like saving energy.
The last solar eclipse occurred on March 20, 2015 blocking all direct sunlight. The track of the eclipse passed across the North Atlantic and into the Arctic Ocean and lasted 2 minutes and 47 seconds off the coast of the Faroe Islands. At the time, it wasn't much of a significant event as it relates to solar power production and storage, given the event's geographic location and the fact that it took place over the ocean where solar energy is not being harvested.
RESOLUTE Partners, in conjunction with Johnson Controls Inc., has been awarded an expansion project to add an additional 65 RF locations to an existing RF network deployed in 2016 at Fort Irwin, a training center for the United States Military located in the Mojave Desert in California. Since 2015, RESOLUTE has connected over 150 buildings throughout the desert installation.
RESOLUTE Partners sat down with its Vice President Information Technology Frank DeMasi to find out what he thinks will be the big technology trends for 2017 in the government space:
We are proud to announce that Hunt Electric awarded RESOLUTE Partners RMF accreditation services for the newly completed Dugway Proving Grounds 2.4MW Solar Array. This award comes based on the extensive experience of the RESOLUTE team and vast working knowledge of Military Installations Worldwide and demanding DoD Cyber Security requirements.
With more than 20 years in the advanced wired and wireless space, RESOLUTE Partners has engineered and deployed networks for federal and commercial clients across multiple industries with a focus on energy management, rural broadband, and guest Wi-Fi. Based on that experience, we have compiled a series of free downloadable resources to help with your wired and wireless needs:
According to a recent report from Research and Markets, global energy management systems (EMS) for the healthcare sector is preparing to grow rapidly between 2016-2020, upwards of 10%. The report looks at reducing costs as the main driver for healthcare facilities to implement EMS functionality, especially as it's one of the most energy intensive facilities in any federal or commercial sectors. Not surprising, as these buildings must constantly be regulating hot and cold air and running patient devices and machines 24/7, 365 days a year.
Not long ago, we covered the news about hackers in the Ukraine attacking a power grid and leaving people in a specific region without power for hours. Well, it would seem that the Department of Energy is attacking itself in an effort to help prevent such a thing from happening in the United States.