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March 23, 2020 in Blog

Monthly Update: March 2020

With the emergence of COVID-19, we are certainly in unchartered waters. One thing I’m certain of; the situation at the time you’re reading has evolved from when I wrote this. The world is changing that…
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March 19, 2020 in Blog

Three emerging trends and applications to accelerate our path to a carbon-free future

What emerging technologies and trends will help us get there faster? The NextEnergy team has identified three such approaches, with scalable solutions, that can accelerate our path toward a carbon-free future.
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March 4, 2020 in Blog

Lighting Technology Energy Solutions Program demonstrates benefits of advanced/network lighting controls

In February 2020, NextEnergy wrapped up the Lighting Technology Energy Solutions (LiTES) Program, a three-year public-private partnership with DTE, Consumers Energy and the Detroit Electrical Industry Training Center (EITC). The LiTES Program, funded by the…
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February 24, 2020 in Blog

Monthly Update: February 2020

It has been a busy month for the team at NextEnergy! Our smart mobility deployment with SmartCone, the winner of our NextChallenge Smart Cities competition, is now live in the city of Grosse Pointe Park…
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March 24, 2020 in What We're Reading

What We’re Reading: March Edition

We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!
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February 24, 2020 in What We're Reading

What We’re Reading: February Edition

We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!
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January 13, 2020 in What We're Reading

What We’re Reading: January Edition

We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!
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December 13, 2019 in What We're Reading

What We’re Reading: December Edition

We've asked the NextEnergy team to share the industry-related news, stories and information that have grabbed their attention this month. We hope you find it useful!
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February 24, 2020 in News

PRESS RELEASE: NextEnergy To Pilot Smartcone’s Intelligent Intersection Safety Solutions In Grosse Pointe Park

The pilot, funded by the NextChallenge: Smart Cities Grant Award, aims to protect vulnerable road users while accelerating the commercialization of this innovative technology. Feb. 24, 2019 – Grosse Pointe Park, MI – NextEnergy has…
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September 18, 2019 in News

PRESS RELEASE: Innovative collaboration led by DTE brings first network of EV fast chargers to downtown Detroit

ChargeD initiative deploys four fast chargers in Beacon Park; additional sites in planning The project, led by DTE Energy, is supported by the City of Detroit, PlanetM, General Motors and Blue Energy Detroit residents and…
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August 14, 2019 in News

IN THE NEWS: Wayne State’s urban innovation district near New Center takes shape

Wayne State’s urban innovation district near New Center takes shape Curbed Detroit August 13, 2019 Ever since a working group convened to discuss the matter in 2014, Wayne State University has been working to create…
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August 13, 2019 in News

PRESS RELEASE: Six companies awarded PlanetM grants to deploy mobility solutions in Michigan

Six companies awarded PlanetM grants to deploy mobility solutions in Michigan Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) August 7, 2019 TRAVERSE CITY, MICH. - Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer today announced the latest PlanetM Mobility Grant recipients…
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September 19, 2019 in White Papers

Electric vehicle charging infrastructure: current challenges and impacts on EV adoption in the U.S.

I've been having a lot of conversations lately on the topic of electric vehicle (EV) charging. Friends and family want to convert to driving an EV, but struggle to understand how to fully evaluate the…
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April 18, 2019 in White Papers

Evaluating the Case for Hydrogen

As Director of Smart Mobility Initiatives at NextEnergy, I feel that it is important for us to understand various technologies and how they each can contribute to the future overall mobility solution. One technology that…
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