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By Stefano Galli The globally recognized need to reduce energy consumption is motivating the energy industry to create a new generation of energy management products and applications that will be delivered over smart grids. As utilities introduce these new technologies and services, they will need to motivate their customers to participate in the programs, change their energy-consuming behaviors, and support program costs. The purpose of this article is to discuss the importance of customers to s...... continue reading
From: Distributed Energy Topics: Demand Response, Infrastructure, Smart Grid
It’s a question that’s often pondered—does the political will exist to transform our current inefficient, fossil fuel-based energy system into an efficient, clean tech energy future? Certainly the financial incentives for increased efficiency are there. At a basic level, we all know that lowering our energy use results in a smaller utility bill and a better bottom line. Unfortunately, the concept of efficiency (and its bedfellow, “sustainability”) can be hard to pin down. One of the biggest stumbling bl...... continue reading
From: Distributed Energy Topics: Efficiency, Infrastructure, Renewable
Inextricably linked, unavoidably interconnected and, at times, conflicted and conflagrant, the relationship between energy and water is the ultimate duality—polarized and indivisible. Those of us working in the fields of water resource management and/or energy efficiency and reliability know that while our concerns are often interchangeable and our challenges similar, we nevertheless find ourselves operating in two separate spheres, focusing only on our own specific challenges and demands and rarely gla...... continue reading
From: Distributed Energy Topics: Efficiency, Environment, Infrastructure
“Energy efficiency touches us all,” believes Deb Harmon, senior vice president for infrastructure at Brown & Caldwell, a full-service environmental engineering and consulting firm in Walnut Creek, CA, whose core clients include water and wastewater utilities and industrial companies. “For us, energy is always a mainstream issue, but now clients are more motivated because of the cost. It’s a smart business move to think more wisely about energy savings, cost savings, and greenhouse gases, but we wond...... continue reading
From: Distributed Energy Topics: Infrastructure
Rising electricity costs make renewable energy an area of great potential for higher performance and lower costs.... continue reading
From: Distributed Energy Topics: Energy Efficiency, Infrastructure, Solar
North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum
Imagination, Competitiveness & Opportunity - North America 2025!
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From: Distributed Energy Topics: Smart Grid, Infrastructure,