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Laissez les bons temps rouler! ( Let the good times roll! )

While Mardi-Gras ended last week, AESP kept the parade moving with its national conference in New Orleans.  For four days, the Big Easy – become the Big ‘EE’ Easy. Through break-out sessions, networking events (and a few drinks at the House of ...

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Microgrids: the next step in resiliency for Pacific Northwest utilities

Microgrids: the next step in resiliency for Pacific Northwest utilities

From 1980 to 2014, the United States experienced a total of 178 climate or weather-related disasters[1]. Eight of these events have occurred since 2014, and all of them had overall damages exceeding $1B USD per event. With global climate change inten ...

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Farewell to Traditional Compressor-Based Refrigeration?

Farewell to Traditional Compressor-Based Refrigeration?

Until recently, the healthcare industry relied on ultra-low temperature (ULT) freezers with compressor-based cascade refrigeration systems. Cascade systems are simply two separate compressor-driven refrigeration cycles in a cascade arrangement that a ...

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2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

2017 in Review: Our Top 10 Energy in Transition Blogs

As we find ourselves at the beginning of 2018, we’d like to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year, which included hot topics around energy storage, wind, energy efficiency, cybersecurity and electric vehic ...

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Allies: Check. Customers: Check. Market Influencers: Who?

Allies: Check. Customers: Check. Market Influencers: Who?

How well rounded is your Outreach strategy and are you leveraging all the players in your market? In this blog series, we have been exploring the dynamics of proper execution of an integrated strategy and the DNV GL 9 Box Model, which takes a ...

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What do we do with energy efficiency laggards?

What do we do with energy efficiency laggards?

In the adoption of technology or new ideas in general, there is always a group of people that are last.  You know--the person who just got their first smartphone, still buys compact discs, or gets their news from an actual “paper” newspaper.  T ...

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Buildings are for people: Engaging occupants on resilience

Buildings are for people: Engaging occupants on resilience

Recently I was on a panel at the Behavior, Energy, and Climate Change conference that explored the relationship between human engagement and climate resilience and discussed effective behavior change strategies for resilience and energy efficie ...

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Segmentation in the 9 Box Model for incentive program implementation

Segmentation in the 9 Box Model for incentive program implementation

DNV GL has implemented DTE Energy’s Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency program since 2009.  The program offers incentives for both electric and natural gas customers, with varying service territories. Throughout the state, there is a ...

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The DNV GL 9 Box Model: A Six Part Blog Series Focused on Improving Customer Engagement

The DNV GL 9 Box Model: A Six Part Blog Series Focused on Improving Customer Engagement

This is the first in a series of six blogs that will focus on how utility energy efficiency programs can improve customer engagement using segmentation and differentiation, focusing on the end customer, the trade allies, and market influencers. The D ...

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Going Wireless – A Practical Solution for Retrofitting Lighting Controls

Going Wireless – A Practical Solution for Retrofitting Lighting Controls

My previous blog delved into Explaining the Jargon Behind the Internet of Things; in this post I am going to explore how advances in wireless technology are making Smart Lighting Solutions viable to the retrofit market. The U.S. Energy Information Ag ...

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