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setting your thermostat
Mar 20, 2019
Lynn Belken
These days, there's a day to celebrate just about everything … pizza, cheese doodles, cereal, name tags, light bulbs, unplugging, cut your energy costs, and more. But it seems that thermostats are...
Grid consulting, DR rate design, DER Locational Value
Mar 12, 2019
Jim Giordano
I’d like to pose this question to you: “Is the value of a kW reduced (or a kWh saved) on Distribution feeder A, the same as its value on Distribution feeder B, or Distribution feeder C?” In many of...
Feb 12, 2019
Katy McSurdy
Lynn Belken
Happy Valentine's Day Last year we asked our staff why they love what they do, but this year, we're asking you---what do you love about the energy industry? And what fun puns can you make on an #...
changes in heat pumps
Feb 7, 2019
Katy McSurdy
Why We Need Heat Pumps The NJ Global Warming Response Act (GWRA) , which was passed in 2007, has a target requiring New Jersey to reduce GHG emissions by 80 percent from 2006 levels by 2050 . This...
Bahrain Green Building
Jan 30, 2019
Katy McSurdy
The World Trade Center (WTC) in New York City is not only an architectural marvel, but also an emblem of hope. Developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the LEED Gold-certified...
location-based pricing in energy markets
Jan 21, 2019
Fernando Magnago
Location-based pricing is adopted in many modern bulk power system electricity markets. That is, the pricing for any given grid power injection or withdrawal is biased by its tendency to relieve or...
Holistic electrification strategy
Jan 16, 2019
Brad Simcox
Electrification has been coming up constantly in our industry over the past couple of years. As far as what electrification is—my colleague Jeff Baker recently wrote a great blog on the subject,...
Utility Services
Jan 10, 2019
Lynn Belken
What do companies like Apple, Coke, and Nike all have in common? Successful emotion-based marketing. Meaning, the ability to make you feel. Feel like you’re trendy, close to friends, or athletic;...
Dec 27, 2018
Lynn Belken
Happy New Year! It’s that time of the year when people take time to reflect on what means the most to them. Maybe you will decide that 2019 is the year that you make changes. Maybe you’ll donate your...
Government Services
Dec 10, 2018
Matthew S. Mendis
Ajit Kulkarni
Kenya, with a population of nearly 48 million, is one of the most developed power sectors in sub-Saharan Africa. The country currently has an installed power generation capacity of 2.35 GW of which...