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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in October 2016

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How’s Energy Efficiency Working? – The need for faster feedback

If a restaurant had to wait six months or more to find out if their customers enjoyed the food, they would most likely be out of business.  Customer and market feedback is critical for business success, no matter what kind of business you run.  Unf ...

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Mix of control - the most challenging aspect of hybrid grids

Mix of control - the most challenging aspect of hybrid grids

This is the fifth and final blog on hybrid grids. In the first blog, I talked about the definition of hybrid grids and introduced the four key aspects. In this last blog of the series, I will elaborate on the fourth and final key aspect “mix of co ...

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Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

Answers to your energy storage questions: Batteries 101

A few weeks ago I presented on an energy storage controls webinar which examined the relationships between principles, practice and project risk; and with 850+ registered attendees, we were bound to get a few questions! After sifting through many of ...

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The Trajectory to Net Zero Energy Buildings through Utility-Enhanced Energy Efficiency

In January 2008 the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) published its ASHRAE Vision 2020: Providing tools by 2020 that enable the building community to produce market-viable NZEBs (Net Zero Energy Build ...

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Engaging small businesses and contractors in energy efficiency: program approaches for both

Engaging small businesses and contractors in energy efficiency: program approaches for both

In February, my colleague Steve Baab posted a blog discussing two different program delivery approaches for small businesses. In this blog, we will discuss two additional delivery approaches and how to maximize enrollment of small businesses to insta ...

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Data, data, sensors, sensors, everywhere!

After attending back to back smart city conferences—VERGE (Where Technology Meets Sustainability) and Smart Cities Week (every smart technology under the sun)—I have to say that everyone recognizes the enormous potential to do good with Big Data ...

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Going home, part 6: The Future Role of Utilities in Home Energy Management Systems

Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS), and home automation more broadly, have the potential to transform how energy services are delivered and which energy services matter most. Energy service could stop being valued as a commodity that utilities sup ...

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