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2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

2016: the ascent of sustainable-kind

Cheap renewable energy part of a process which started 10,000 years ago. People who live through times of tumultuous change usually don't realise it. Most people most of the time are not hammering chunks out of the Berlin Wall or detonating atom b ...

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Anticipating LIGHTFAIR International 2017

Before I jump into the specific things that LIGHTFAIR International 2017 (LFI) has me looking forward to, let me tell you that LFI is the premier event for the lighting community. It is more than products and seminars – it’s a convergence of like ...

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Seven steps of threat intelligence

Cybersecurity can be a herculean task at times. Every day, Internet connected companies and organizations endure malicious cyber-attacks from people all around the world. As part of your cybersecurity efforts, you must not only catch the invaders whe ...

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What are the risks of drowning if I build my own data lake?

What are the risks of drowning if I build my own data lake?

Every utility analytics conference you attend these days seems to have one or two sessions discussing data lakes.  What is a data lake anyway?  Wikipedia defines it as “a method of storing enterprise data within a system or repository, in its nat ...

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Can data analytics replace people in energy efficiency?

Big data and analytics have been buzzwords for quite some time now.  Within the utility space, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) has opened up new opportunities to collect and use energy usage data.  In the past, most utilities only collected ...

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Translating Energy Industry Jargon Into Language We Can Understand

Translating Energy Industry Jargon Into Language We Can Understand

The energy industry is experiencing a revolution. Once considered a realm for engineers and scientists, it is now a place for customers, business owners, environmentally minded people, and the general public to engage and become involved. The industr ...

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Moving from Oil lamps to LEDs: Right-Sizing your Lighting Program to your Market

Moving from Oil lamps to LEDs: Right-Sizing your Lighting Program to your Market

As a lighting consultant for DNV GL I am frequently asked “what is the next big thing after LED?” While this is a worthy question, it is disconnected from the reality of the current lighting market. A 2015 study by the Department of Energy found ...

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Understanding trade allies to improve program success

Understanding trade allies to improve program success

This article is republished from the April 2017 issue of Strategies, AESP’s exclusive magazine for members. To receive Strategies, please consider joining AESP. Utility demand-side management (DSM) programs rely on trade allies to market the be ...

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Let’s remove the offshore wind capacity cap - but HOW?

Let’s remove the offshore wind capacity cap - but HOW?

            Falling prices – a good news? The offshore wind industry is still euphoric about the great progress that has been made with respect to cost reduction. The cost reductions have bec ...

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SF6 replacements: switching how we think about power transmission

The effort to replace this potent greenhouse gas in switchgear could also open the door to a new reliable, cost-effective and greener option for electricity transmission. In a post last year, I discussed how the T&D industry can combine economic ...

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