If You Don’t, Somebody Else Will

by Erick Huffaker As we examine the landscape for new utility “solar plus” projects, along the lines of community solar combined with demand response (DR) or storage, we realize that one of the more compelling reasons why utilities should pursue a this type of program...

Olivine wins Grid Edge Award

Greentech Media named Olivine a top 20 company demonstrating potential to shape tomorrow’s distributed energy system.  Grid Edge Award winners include pioneers, established technology vendors, utilities, energy providers, and others who showcase innovative products,...

Winners of DRAM announced

Greentech Media article shares winners of DRAM contracts in “California Picks Winners for First-Ever Auction of Distributed Energy as Demand...

Olivine wins Fierce Innovation Award!

Olivine Inc. has been selected as a winner of this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards:  Energy Edition, a utility-reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and Smart Grid News.  The company won the End Use: Demand Response/Demand-Side Management...

Olivine CEO Beth Reid explains the DRAM

Bids for California’s Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) are due today (10/26). Under this program, the state’s IOUs will acquire at least 22 MW of resource adequacy (RA) in 2016 giving participants access to the wholesale market. Olivine has been a...

SSP Refinements

We are making some updates to the SSP! The following changes will be made effective Thursday, October 1, 2015, with all other aspects of the pilot to remain the same. 1) Remove the requirement to bid at the NBT Qualifying bid blocks may now be at any price between the...