The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada, a government agency charged with supervising and regulating power utility services in the state, is looking to implement blockchain for its energy credit tracking system. The commission last month investigated whether a blockchain-based solution would help track and certify Portfolio Energy Credits (PECs) in a better way for meeting the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard.
What homeowner wouldn’t like to live in a house that produces as much energy as it uses during the year? Such houses, termed “Zero Energy” homes (and their precursors, “Zero Energy Ready” homes) will be explained during a seminar on Friday, September 14, 2018, from 7:30-10:30 a.m. at The Innevation Center University of Nevada, Reno, 450 Sinclair St. The public is invited but a $10 registration fee is required.
NV Energy’s new program, mPowered Commercial, provides small and medium business customers with free energy management technology that helps reduce their annual energy costs by an average of 10 percent. With mPowered Commercial, NV Energy provides energy management technology to businesses including smart thermostats that can be controlled via an online site manager, independent of a company’s Wi-Fi service.