Articles
Posted By: Charles Dunn
On: October 31, 2014
How often does this happen in business today? The engineer feels that the business development guy is unrealistic and arbitrary in his expectations for when something can be done; the sales management person sees the technical team as hiding behind techno-jargon to escape from accelerating the delivery of the product ... more...
Filed under: Human Resourcess
Posted By: Katia Lundy
On: October 30, 2014
Imagine getting paid, or otherwise compensated, for not using energy! It's a reality these days, and it's known as demand response. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission defines demand response as "actions voluntarily taken by a consumer to adjust the amount or timing of his energy consumption." More utility companies offer ... more...
Filed under: Demand Response
Posted By: Brian O'Connell
On: October 29, 2014
An urban area that creates sustainable economic development and high quality of life along with a wise management of natural resources requires investment in infrastructure and technology. Such smart cities will rely on networks of sensors in everything from parking spaces to heating and cooling systems. And while most of ... more...
Filed under: Information Technology
Posted By: Camilo Patrignani
On: October 28, 2014
When Mexico reformed its energy markets to attract foreign investment, analysts focused bullish outlooks on natural gas and petroleum. And without a doubt, the country will attract billions in new fossil fuel projects.  Mexico is in a difficult position. Combine a dependence on imported natural gas, limited hydropower and coal ... more...
Filed under: Fossil & Biomass
Posted By: Marie Bahl McKenna
On: October 27, 2014
As you've heard me say previously, a key tenet of the emerging energy-as-a-service model is consumer centricity. I can hear the resounding 'Duh!' from utility employees far and wide. Not to mention the colorful dialog around the water cooler wondering how I could position something as "new" that is obviously ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Shira Weintraub
On: October 24, 2014
Most companies engage in manual data entry in some form. One area manual data entry is prevalent is energy management. Although it is essentially ubiquitous, the process consists of an abundance of glaring inefficiencies. The reason manual data entry has infiltrated most organizations is that, up until a few years ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Katia Lundy
On: October 23, 2014
Retail residential electricity prices across the U.S. rose in the first half of this year, averaging 12.3 per kilowatt hour, a 3.2 percent price hike from the same period last year. This is the largest six-month rise since 2009, the U.S Energy Information Administration has reported. Factors that affect your ... more...
Filed under: Billing & Customer Care
Posted By: Charles Botsford
On: October 22, 2014
The West Coast Electric Highway (WCEH) comprises 57 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in Oregon and Washington. It is one of the largest contiguous networks of direct current (DC) fast chargers in North America. These stations enable EVs to charge approximately 80 percent of their battery capacity in 30 minutes ... more...
Filed under: Electric Vehicles
Posted By: Sven Lindstrom
On: October 21, 2014
Seven billion people will live and work in urban areas by 2050 and the demand for energy for all these people will be huge. Local production of energy will be needed with building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) key to make cities at least partially self-sufficient with energy. Rapid development in thin film ... more...
Filed under: Solar
Posted By: Joel Gordes
On: October 20, 2014
Recently, Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P), a subsidiary of Northeast Utilities (NU), filed for a rate increase with the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority (PURA). While such a rate increase will have many effects, one that has seemingly not yet been considered is its potential to result in harming energy ... more...
Filed under: Business & Corporate

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