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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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Perfect Strangers: Evaluators Working with Implementers

Perfect Strangers: Evaluators Working with Implementers

The Problem The implementers of energy efficiency programs and the people who evaluate these programs are frequently at odds. Too often these relationships are fraught with distrust and disappointment. One common reason is that evaluators are ofte ...

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Three Cups of Coffee and Energy Efficiency

Three Cups of Coffee and Energy Efficiency

One of the most challenging tasks is starting projects in a new territory lacking minimal experience with energy efficiency.  We have learned that to start and manage a new program to the level of meeting or exceeding savings goals, the process requ ...

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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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How the drive for higher JD Power scores can hurt energy efficiency

Background on JD Power Score The trend for the past several years across the utility sector is a drive to increase JD Power scores.  As a result, national scores have increased and are now at their highest rating in eight years.  Most of this in ...

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Post mortem: Dissecting an underperforming behavior program

Residential energy consumption accounted for 21% of total primary energy consumption in the United States (EIA 2015). In recent years, the average US household has become more energy efficient. While the residential sector currently is the largest el ...

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Why running out of money can be a good thing

Utility energy efficiency programs are driven by legislative policy.  Like all state legislative issues, the details will vary widely from state to state but always include energy saving targets along with the funding allocated to meet those targets ...

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The PJM Capacity Auction nearly burned down my house

The PJM Capacity Auction nearly burned down my house

Two blocks from my house yesterday, a metal recycling plant exploded.  It shook the whole city of Madison, sending flames 75 feet into the air for 4 hours and nearly burning down my neighborhood. If the fire had broken free I’d have been a sit ...

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