Adam Forni — November 14, 2016 A joint venture has entered the Energy Cloud, pioneering new value propositions for stakeholders across the energy value chain. Dubbed edgeGEN, this offering allows energy retailers and commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities to capitalize on real-time economic opportunities on the grid. edgeGEN consists of Cummins’ natural gas generator sets (gensets) equipped with Tangent Energy’s Tangent AMP distributed energy resource management system (DERMS). The system’s key focus is predicting (and reacting to) customer coincident peak demand, a rare occurrence that can nonetheless represent a significant portion of an electric bill. By focusing on these high-value […]
The following is a guest blog post by Scott Ungerer, Founder & Managing Director of EnerTech Capital and a board member of Tangent Energy Solutions. Last week Tangent Energy, a Distributed Energy Resource (DER) company in the EnerTech investment portfolio, made some pretty big news. Tangent and Cummins, Inc., a global power leader, announced a joint venture to promote edgeGEN™, a line of Cummins natural gas generators equipped with Tangent AMP™, a proprietary Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS). This joint venture is a major accomplishment for Tangent. As a worldwide leader in engine manufacturing, Cummins had a wide […]
Integrated Generator-DERMS offering empowers customers to capitalize on grid economics Columbus, IN and Kennett Square, PA – February 26, 2015 – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Tangent Energy Solutions are partnering to bundle clean diesel and natural gas generators with a Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) helping commercial and industrial customers manage energy consumption on the grid while reducing their costs. The partnership of Cummins, a global power leader that manufactures, distributes and services diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, and Tangent, a leading provider of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), will make […]
Suddenly, its not just the energy grid. Everything has to be smart. Everything you ask? Just for fun I entered random words along with “smart” into a Google search: Smart cameras? Yes. Smart glasses? Yes thanks to Google. Smart forks? Check. Smart fishing lures? They change color based on water conditions (I may actually look into this further)! Is there anything left that is not smart? Well, according to an article I reference in a presentation I make to analysts and investors, buildings are not smart. Granted, the article which is titled “Whats the Use of Having a Smart Grid Connected to Dumb Buildings?“ […]
June 27 is World Facility Management Day! According to this website World Facility Management Day “… aims at raising the profile of the facilities management profession on a global scale.” Personally, I cannot think of a more deserving group of people to be recognized with their own day. As a group, facility managers are responsible for the central nervous system of this countrys commercial, industrial and institutional businesses. In addition to their traditional role of safe, efficient and economical operation of plant and equipment, they are increasingly becoming the corporate sustainability champions. As one of the few energy services companies that approaches smart […]
NEW YORK: June 23, 2013 â€“ Greenwood Energy, the North American clean energy division of the Libra Group, has completed the purchase of a total of approximately two megawatts (MWp) in capacity of solar projects to be located in Wilmington, Delaware. The â€˜Peninsulaâ€™ projects, each approximately 1MWp in size, were originally developed by Tangent Energy Solutions, Inc. Already in construction and expected to reach commercial operation by October 2013, the projects will be constructed by Greenwood Energyâ€™s joint venture partner Greenwood Biosar under an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract.
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, April 22, 2013 â€“ Assurant Specialty Property, one of Springfieldâ€™s largest employers, marked Earth Day by dedicating the areaâ€™s newest, largest solar energy installation.
More than 6,200 solar panels, installed on rooftops and atop 15 new parking canopies over the prior six months, are now supplying power to Assurantâ€™s campus off East Leffel Lane. Springfield Mayor Warren Coleman and State Rep. Ross McGregor were on hand for the dedication.
More than any single category segment or technology, the economic future of the energy industry will be determined by the elevation of energy customers from mere consumers at the end of the value chain to active participants in the value chain. The ability of established industry participants like utilities, generators and commodity providers to manage this transition will determine the winners and losers in the industry. If you question the impact of customers, this recent Smart Grid News item should remove any doubt. It is titled Utilities: What Walmart’s power plans say about your future (it’s scary!). In my opinion, […]
Dave Turner, COO of Tangent, said the solar panels on the Port Richmond roof could cover one-and-a-half football fields.
He said the company’s expertise is helping large energy users — like the city of New York and the DEP plant in particular — integrate clean energy generation into their systems.
“On hot summer days when energy demand reaches peak levels, centralized generation is maxed out and transmission distribution lines are stressed, distribution generation facilities like these provide a cost-effective way to maintain system reliability without relying on costly fossil fuels,” he said.
The Departments of Citywide Administrative Service and Environmental Protection today announced an innovative solar power public-private partnership to reduce the Cityâ€™s carbon footprint, improve air quality, and increase the reliability of the electricity grid, particularly during the hottest months of the year. Tangent Energy Solutions, a private energy services company, will install solar arrays totaling more than 1.85 megawatts on the roofs of four City buildings in Staten Island and the Bronx. Together, the solar installations will produce more than 2 million kilowatt hours of electricity annually â€“ enough to power 245 residential homes â€“ decrease greenhouse gas emissions by 1,636 metric tons a year and help reach the Cityâ€™s PlaNYC goal of reducing its emissions of greenhouse gas by 30 percent by 2030. In addition, under the program, which comes with no upfront capital cost, the City will not be responsible for purchasing, owning, installing or maintaining the system, and can purchase the electricity generated from it. As a result, the City is set to save more than $8 million compared to the cost of installing the solar systems through its capital construction program, and the four projects will help bring more than 40 new green jobs to the city and pave the way for more similar projects â€“ both public and private.