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Solving the energy trilemma

Posts posted in April 2014

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Niche market pilot programs: Five steps to successful implementation

As existing demand-side implementation programs mature, creating customer-specific offers is one way to stay fresh and relevant in the market place. Niche marketing also provides a lift to new programs that are struggling to get off the ground and me ...

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Energy Culture: Why go so far when what you seek is at your doorstep?

The manufacturing industry is facing many challenges today, including energy efficiency. A lot of effort has been made to reduce the energy bill, primarily by investing in new equipment, more efficient technologies, and diversifying the energy purcha ...

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Who is responsible for securing the future power system?

One of the big trends in the transition towards a sustainable energy supply is the change observed in electric power generation. More and more businesses and individuals generate electricity and want to sell the excess power. These developments are m ...

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Is it time for more U.S. utilities to embrace prepaid metering?

Is it time for more U.S. utilities to embrace prepaid metering?

This author no longer works for DNV GL. What comes to mind when you here the term "prepaid metering?" Let me guess... It's a good way to: Limit the bad debt caused by credit-challenged low-income customers Limit the write-offs caused ...

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Regional policies can decide wind's future

Regional policies can decide wind's future

This article was first published in WindPower Monthly, March 2014. Australian wind energy has been on a roll for much of the time since the introduction of the Renewable Energy Target (RET) in 2001. Installed capacity currently stands at more than ...

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Where is the energy storage market heading and where is the disruptive change? (Part 1)

Where is the energy storage market heading and where is the disruptive change? (Part 1)

Drivers of future storage markets Before the dawn of the 20th century, burning wood was the main source of energy. The 20th century witnessed three major fuel transitions from wood to coal, to oil, to gas. The past century also brought us hydro and ...

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Preparing to meet NERC TPL-001-4? Customer analytics can help

This author no longer works for DNV GL. One of the most intriguing aspects of electric utility customer analytics is the diversity of applications to which they can be applied. Common applications include load research for cost allocation and rate ...

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Cyber security and real-time electric control center operations

Cyber security and real-time electric control center operations

Protection of electronic information and intellectual property, along with a secure digital network, are essential for any modern organization to function safely in today's electronic digital world. It seems like every day major news media outlets he ...

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy (Frequently)

This author no longer works for DNV GL. Try to remember the last time you received a compliment. Take a second or two to think about it. Now remember the last time you were criticized. Which one was easier to remember? The compliment or the ...

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DNV GL's Colin Morgan on predicting in the future: Get real

DNV GL's Colin Morgan on predicting in the future: Get real

Offshore wind may fall short of unrealistic forecasts, but it can still deliver the goods. In 2003, we predicted that the burgeoning European offshore wind business was an all-or-nothing affair. We thought it would either fizzle out or skyrocket. ...

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