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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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Advancing the game on M&V 2.0

Working Together to Advance the Game on Advanced Measurement and Verification Directions and Opportunities for “M&V 2.0” for Energy Savings What can advanced Measurement and Verification (M&V) methods do that “traditional” methods ...

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Cash for Kitchens: It’s all about saving energy in your favorite eatery!

I had the opportunity to sit on a panel at the ACEEE Hot Water Forum 2017 to share my experience implementing the Cash for Kitchens an audit program that focuses on water conservation for small- to medium-sized restaurants.  The ACEEE Hot Water Foru ...

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Integrated Resource Planning returns to Michigan

On March 10 the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Michigan Agency for Energy, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality held a meeting in Lansing to launch Integrated Resource Planning (IRP) in Michigan.  The renewed interest in IRP ...

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Contractors and buildings optimizing their ACs without incentives. (Yes, you’ve read this correctly)

Contractors and buildings optimizing their ACs without incentives. (Yes, you’ve read this correctly)

It’s tough figuring out how to work around the Joe Crash Bangs. Over the past six years, my colleagues and I have sweated time and effort to figure out how to break through the generations-old business condition of HVAC contractors selling poor ...

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Beyond the closet:  What’s in your enterprise OR Co-location. Location. Location.

Beyond the closet: What’s in your enterprise OR Co-location. Location. Location.

When it comes to data, space matters – and we’re not talking outer, interstellar, or underwater (yet). For some organizations, there isn’t enough space to store, manage, and access their enormous amounts of bits and bytes. Or terabytes. ...

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