Our September edition of Energy Technology Connections brings you recent industry highlights and a list of upcoming energy industry events.

In Leaders in the News, we profile our friends at EnerNOC, a leading provider of energy intelligence software that supports decision-making around energy costs and sustainability issues, and highlight its new multi-million dollar contract as part of Consolidated Edison Company of New York’s Brooklyn-Queens Demand Management Program.

Finally, our Washington Update provides the latest on House and Senated evelopments following the summer recess, and highlights the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act of 2016 which, if differences between the House and Senate versions can be reconciled, will be the first comprehensive energy bill passed in nearly a decade, as well as the Department of Energy and Department of Interior’s strategic plan to accelerate the development of offshore wind energy in the US. For links to industry grant opportunities and stories from the business, policy, and research sectors of the energy and clean technology industry, please see our Energy Navigator.

EnerNOC helps businesses control their energy costs, navigate disclosure reporting, and improve operational performance, as well as providing utilities and competitive energy retailers with demand response and wholesale procurement solutions.

The program is part of New York’sReforming Energy Visioninitiative, which is focused on building a better energy system for all New Yorkers.

Programs like BQDM and NY REV are putting an increased focus on the use of distributed energy resources like demand response and energy storage to meet challenges traditionally solved by putting steel into the ground-an expensive proposition in any market, but particularly in a densely populated area like New York,” said Tim Healy, Chairman and CEO of EnerNOC.EnerNOC, Con Edison, and other participants in BQDM are demonstrating that a clean, resilient, and affordable energy system can effectively save consumers millions of dollars.”

On September 15, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing onThe Department of Energy’s Role in Advancing the National, Economic, and Energy Security of the United Stateswith testimony from Energy Secretary Moniz.