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Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Increasing energy storage adoption calls for battery safety needs in New York

Battery safety. Those two words have become ominous and loaded with implied meaning in recent years. The reasons are many, but they are linked to some basic human psychological factors and preconceptions. The first phenomenon is anchoring. When a ...

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Smart energy and cyber security: Why is it so important?

People often ask me about the smart energy developments currently taking place in the market. Those currently using smart meters are aware of the benefits to their lives and how the added security testing helps to secure the 'system'. But are we all ...

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Why the End of Moore’s Law Will Drive Energy Efficient Data Centers

Why the End of Moore’s Law Will Drive Energy Efficient Data Centers

Introduction The March 12 edition of The Economist Magazine declared that after 40 years "the End of Moore's Law is in sight". Moore's Law--actually more like a rule of thumb--was first expressed in a 1965 paper by Gordon Moore, an Intel co-found ...

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Achieving big savings: takeaways from ACEEE’s recent report

ACEEE recently wrote a great paper titled "Big Savers: Experiences and Recent History of Program Administrators Achieving High Levels of Electric Savings." While the report is substantial, I highly recommend reading it if you have the time. In the ...

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Moving to the Middle. How to Navigate the Ins and Outs of C&I Midstream Programs

This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of Strategies, the monthly magazine of the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP.ORG). By: Dave Backen, Director, Evergreen Consulting Group Christopher Burmester, PhD, Vice P ...

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Pre-pay for electric service:   Then and now – and what’s to come

Pre-pay for electric service: Then and now – and what’s to come

A recent webinar conducted by the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) presented some intriguing early results from recent US utility efforts to offer their customers pre-payment services. DNV GL also has findings from evaluations of six municip ...

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Will fracking kill the wind industry in the southern plains states?

Will fracking kill the wind industry in the southern plains states?

Television and newspapers have picked up the recent report and associated maps released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Report entitled "One-year seismic hazard forecast for the Central and Eastern United States from induced and natural earthqua ...

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