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Luisa Freeman

Luisa Freeman

Luisa Freeman, MSc. Economic Geography, BA Economics has more than 25 years of experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy technology and distributed generation program planning and evaluation for government and private industry clients in the United States and overseas. She specializes in the design and evaluation of innovative gas and electric energy efficiency, demand management and demand response programs and pricing; customer needs, preferences and satisfaction; and utility sector customer research and change management. Her areas of specialization include financing programs, consumer response to Smart Meters, low income programs, fuel-switching issues and measuring the reliability of energy efficiency assets. Ms. Freeman started her career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, then was head of program planning and evaluation at Northeast Utilities. Since the 1990s she has been a consultant to the industry assisting clients with strategic plans, market research, regulatory and legislative requirements, new policies and emerging markets. She has conducted energy sector projects throughout the US and In Egypt, Zambia, South Africa and several other countries for energy authorities, governments and donor agencies.

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What separates consumer perspectives on specific Smart Grid-enabled services and technologies?

Recent industry publications have highlighted important research being led by DNV GL about consumer attitudes and engagement with the Smart Grid. The Smart Grid Observer referenced both studies in their Friday the 13th issue under the headings: ...

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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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Update on Smart Cities: Envision America and what it means for smart green city investments

Update on Smart Cities: Envision America and what it means for smart green city investments

Smart green cities: getting it done Cities face significant challenges in how to bring rapidly changing technologies to bear on traditional city problems, including the pressures of their expanding populations. This worldwide phenomenon is being w ...

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