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The “Happy Hour Effect” – PV, Electric Vehicles and Learning Thermostats Walk into a Bar…!

The “Happy Hour Effect” – PV, Electric Vehicles and Learning Thermostats Walk into a Bar…!

Utilities are facing the confluence of three residential trends over which they have little or no control, but are tasked with meeting its consequences.  The effects of all three of these trends coincide at about the same time of day, potentially wr ...

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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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Here’s how Data Center Operators and Industry Best Practices can help Prepare for Tomorrow

Here’s how Data Center Operators and Industry Best Practices can help Prepare for Tomorrow

Welcome to this installment of my series on Data Centers (DC), what they are, how they function, the opportunities for energy efficiency (EE) and the challenges found in their operation related to changing standards and growing demand. How can uti ...

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Confronting challenges head on - my takeaways from the DLC Stakeholder Meeting

We live in fascinating times, where nothing feels static and everything feels open to change. The dynamic nature of digitalization is opening a universe of new possibilities, not for any one industry but for society at large. The driving force behind ...

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What are the challenges and solutions for utilities and customers on data centers?

What are the challenges and solutions for utilities and customers on data centers?

For almost a year, I’ve been writing about the dynamics surrounding data centers: what they are, how they work, the power they consume, how to control that power consumption cost– and the challenges faced by both operators and utilities. On Au ...

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Crafting Incentive Structure to Speed Market Adoption of Advanced Lighting Controls

Crafting Incentive Structure to Speed Market Adoption of Advanced Lighting Controls

Utilities looking for deeper savings need to consider diversifying their energy efficiency portfolios. In many areas, state and regulatory targets are increasing, creating more complexity and moving the market away from offering only widget-based pro ...

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Click here for energy savings: engaging utility customers online

Click here for energy savings: engaging utility customers online

We have been talking about upgrading the water heater in our home from a traditional storage tank model to a tankless water heater for a while now. I live in San Francisco and am a PG&E customer. I recently logged into my utility account and PG&a ...

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Can data analytics replace people in energy efficiency?

Big data and analytics have been buzzwords for quite some time now.  Within the utility space, Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) has opened up new opportunities to collect and use energy usage data.  In the past, most utilities only collected ...

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Translating Energy Industry Jargon Into Language We Can Understand

Translating Energy Industry Jargon Into Language We Can Understand

The energy industry is experiencing a revolution. Once considered a realm for engineers and scientists, it is now a place for customers, business owners, environmentally minded people, and the general public to engage and become involved. The industr ...

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