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Five trends for Energy Efficiency in 2017

I think everyone will agree that 2016 was a year full of surprises and many people are looking forward to putting it behind us.  However, 2016 was a good year for energy efficiency.  There were major legislative initiatives, industry mergers, and m ...

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How is DNV GL shaping the utilities of the future in the Middle East?

How is DNV GL shaping the utilities of the future in the Middle East?

More than ever, utilities and regulators around the world understand the need to better understand electricity and water demand patterns. Demand for both is soaring in most parts of the world and many systems face challenges in meeting that demand, e ...

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What’s lurking in your closet?

What’s lurking in your closet?

When most people think of closets, they think of a room full of clothes and shoes – or brooms and dust bunnies. But in the world of data, clouds, and IT, a “closet” is a miniature server center: a room that houses working data processing and ...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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GUEST BLOG: New business models for new electricity markets

GUEST BLOG: New business models for new electricity markets

The electricity systems are entering a new phase of transition. With the worldwide boom of renewable energy, decentralized and intermittent generation is taking over larger production shares each year. Now, the first effects on electricity markets ar ...

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