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Reaching Success Beyond Lighting-only Measures in Hard(er)-to-Reach Markets

Reaching Success Beyond Lighting-only Measures in Hard(er)-to-Reach Markets

I just returned from the 2018 ACEEE Behavior, Energy and Climate Change (BECC) Conference in Washington, DC.  What an energizing four days!  The speakers were passionate and discussed very innovative and intriguing projects.  I presented a post-co ...

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How integrating EE & DR creates a ‘win-win’ for the utility and its customer

How integrating EE & DR creates a ‘win-win’ for the utility and its customer

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy – it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid.  If you would like to watch the webinar, it can be found here.  S ...

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What? We can build Demand Response into efficient products?

What? We can build Demand Response into efficient products?

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy – it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid. In part 2 of this blog series, I covered the communication technolo ...

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On Energy Efficiency Day, Reflecting on Why I Chose a Career in Energy Efficiency!

On Energy Efficiency Day, Reflecting on Why I Chose a Career in Energy Efficiency!

The DNV GL Ohio team includes a group of engineers who recently entered the job market. As we look at energy efficiency day, it is a great time to look at why these millenials chose energy efficiency as their career path.  For those of us who ha ...

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UK windiness 2018: How does the quiet first half of the year impact your project?

UK windiness 2018: How does the quiet first half of the year impact your project?

Monitoring, recording and interpreting wind speed trends can be extremely valuable to wind farm investors, owners and operators, enabling project performance to be assessed and evaluated. But what do the 2018 first half of the year results mean for y ...

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What is Automated Demand Response?

What is Automated Demand Response?

Solar, wind and other forms of Variable Renewable Energy (VRE) are beginning to change how we operate the grid.  While traditional forms of thermal generation, like coal, are dispatchable (called upon when needed), they are not flexible. My previous ...

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Wind farm control as an industry wide opportunity

Wind farm control as an industry wide opportunity

When analysing the wind energy industry with a complexity informed mindset, a few interesting points emerge. Technical innovations have sparked a reflexive effect in the industry. The increased reliability and reduction in the levelised cost of w ...

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Flipping the paradigm of demand response with smart devices

Flipping the paradigm of demand response with smart devices

Earlier this summer, I hosted a webinar on how Smart Lighting can help a utility do more than save energy – it can target its Energy Efficiency to times of high stress on the grid.  If you would like to watch the webinar, it can be found here. ...

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Determining smart meter lifetimes to support investment decisions for new metering infrastructures

Determining smart meter lifetimes to support investment decisions for new metering infrastructures

The desire to create a greener, more sustainable future is driving the adoption of new forms of energy generation (e.g. renewables) and consumption (such as electrical vehicles). Balancing the new patterns of supply and demand these technologies requ ...

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Redefining energy efficiency in new construction programs

Redefining energy efficiency in new construction programs

When it comes to integrating the latest technologies and efficiencies into a facility, nothing provides a cleaner slate to work with than a new facility. But in too many cases, utility new construction programs only consider energy efficiency (EE ...

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