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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-confe ...

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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 technology ...

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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 hav ...

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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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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. Uti ...

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Surf, Sun and Savings – A preview of some of DNV GL’s Summer Study presenters

Every two years, energy engineers and sustainability professionals invade coastal California for the ACEEE's Summer Study. And while the attendees will be soaking up the sun and enjoying the Pacific breeze at the DNV GL Beach Cleanup Event, they will ...

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Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

Can ‘Smart ZNE’ address feeder hotspots?

I used to be a distribution grid planner in an era where utilities had a steadily growing customer base, and where grid planning and load shapes were predictable. This was before renewables started becoming more cost competitive, and traditional ...

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Trimming the Duck Curve with Energy Efficiency

Trimming the Duck Curve with Energy Efficiency

Solar energy is potentially the largest energy source on Earth. The amount of solar energy that hits 1 square mile in a year is estimated to be the energy equivalent of 4 million barrels of oil[1]Harnessing the power of the sun will be essential if w ...

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Spring has sprung: Anticipating the AESP Spring Conference

Spring has sprung: Anticipating the AESP Spring Conference

The days are getting longer, the smell of flowers is in the air, and emerging AC loads are signaling the start of the annual summer peak. All these clues point to one conclusion: the AESP Spring Conference in Atlanta is just around the corner. As ...

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What’s next for industrial energy efficiency?

What’s next for industrial energy efficiency?

There has been a great deal of thought about how industrial companies can keep delivering improved energy efficiency. And many companies have made great progress. But the question remains, if improving energy efficiency reduces operational costs, why ...

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