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Data Rather than Door Knocking to Acquire Energy Efficiency Customers

To acquire energy efficiency customers, many utilities hire people to knock on doors, especially for programs like demand response, says Sid Siddhartha, founder and CEO of Innowatts, which provides data-driven energy management. The company has developed a program that uses data instead. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has begun working … [Read more...]

Connecticut’s Microgrid Program Receives National Recognition

Connecticut's microgrid program is among this year's winners recognized by the Clean Energy States Alliance (CESA) for accelerating and strengthening clean energy tech and markets. CESA highlighted Connecticut for its first-of-a-kind $45 million grant program to help communities improve electric resiliency through microgrid development. The … [Read more...]

Demand Response World Forum Oct. 13-15 Looks at DR's Role in Grid Modernization

Energy professionals from around the world will gather for the Demand Response World Forum 2014 in Costa Mesa, California, October 13-15 .  The international event will explore the latest automated demand response (ADR) technologies and strategies for meeting the changing energy landscape of the 21st Century. Over 40 speakers will join technology … [Read more...]

The Alcatraz Microgrid: Life on ‘The Rock’ Not Easy, Even for a Microgrid

The Alcatraz microgrid stands as a model for installing modern energy technology under difficult terms. Historical structures had to be kept intact, equipment protected from the elements, and no new buildings erected. Here's how developer Princeton Power  Systems accomplished the task. The 22-acre island in San Francisco Bay is now a tourist … [Read more...]

The Alcatraz Microgrid: Life on ‘The Rock’ Not Easy, Even for a Microgrid

The Alcatraz microgrid stands as a model for installing modern energy technology under difficult terms. Historical structures had to be kept intact, equipment protected from the elements, and no new buildings erected. Here's how developer Princeton Power  Systems accomplished the task. The 22-acre island in San Francisco Bay is now a tourist … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency MicroNews: Conservation Services Group, EnergySavvy, Space-Time Insight, SMUD, ForceField Energy, NYSERDA, EFC, Navigant Research, ASHRAE

This week in energy efficiency news… Conservation Services Group and EnergySavvy have collaborated on a new program management portal, designed to enhance communication among homeowners, contractors and managers of the  Home Performance with Energy Star program at the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The New York Home … [Read more...]

Smart Grid: No More Maps, Push Pins for SMUD

In a smart grid application, utility Sacramento Public Utility District (SMUD) has moved from using maps and push pins to visual analytics to help make decisions about outages, smart meters, and other issues. Steve Ehrlich, SVP, Marketing, of Space-Time Insight, which has supplied a smart grid system to SMUD, says that many utilities are still … [Read more...]