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ISO 50001: easier Article 8 compliance, plus energy cost savings

Right across Europe, Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (also known as ‘Article 8') now applies. Simply put, from December 5th 2015, businesses with at least either 250 employees - or annual revenues of €50 million and an ...

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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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Moving to the Middle — How to Navigate the Ins and Outs of C&I Midstream Programs (Part III)

Moving to the Middle — How to Navigate the Ins and Outs of C&I Midstream Programs (Part III)

By Dave Backen, Christopher Burmester, David MacDonald and Mary Ann Sheehan Part III: Examples from Midstream Programs in Practice In the first two installments (read part one and part two) of our series on midstream programs, we had looked at ...

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National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

National Grid EFR winning bids surprisingly cheap: what will this mean for the future of storage in Britain?

The much anticipated response to the National Grid Enhanced Frequency Response (EFR) auction has produced some surprising results. The eight winning bids, all of which were storage facilities, came in surprisingly cheap, ranging from £7/MW to just u ...

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Going home, part 5: Nine tactics utilities can use to promote beneficial growth of Home Energy Management Systems.

Going home, part 5: Nine tactics utilities can use to promote beneficial growth of Home Energy Management Systems.

Getting different home appliance and other devices to talk to each other in order to achieve energy savings, along with other important benefits, is a major challenge, and certainly not one that utilities could be expected to achieve on their own. On ...

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Achieving the next wave of market transformation with residential programs

Utility DSM residential managers have almost always faced the challenge of successfully and cost-effectively managing residential programs. They are, of course, a “mass market,” and the transaction costs of getting customers to participate can of ...

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634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

634 million Africans have no electricity access: microgrids could be the answer

Africans got mobiles without ever having landlines In 1994, in sub-Saharan Africa, there were 0.1 mobile phone and 1.1 fixed line subscriptions for every 100 people. Twenty years later in 2014, there were 71 mobile phone subscriptions per 100 peop ...

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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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Going home, part 4: Seven Ways for Utilities to Generate Cost-Effective Energy Savings from Home Energy Management Systems

Going home, part 4: Seven Ways for Utilities to Generate Cost-Effective Energy Savings from Home Energy Management Systems

Electric utilities have key strengths that they can use to promote the deployment of Home Energy Management Systems (HEMS) and strong channels to engage consumers on energy related topics. Utilities tend to focus less on understanding the market pote ...

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