Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Ask the Expert: Resiliency – What is it? Why are people talking about it, and how do you get it?

2 Aug , 2019  

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Zondits explores resiliency – what it means and how we get there after a heat wave and flash flooding in New York City triggered a power outage.

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Using M&V Data to Target High-Potential Opportunities and Program Savings

2 Aug , 2017  

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Lucy Neiman, ERS, for Zondits The International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) will be held August 7‒10 in Baltimore, MD, with presentations and workshops focusing on the topic “Making Ambitious Reductions Real: Accurate and Actionable Evaluation.” On Thursday, August 10, Amaury De La Cruz of Con Edison and Lucy Neiman of ERS will present a […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

BQDM Program Extended Beyond 2018

14 Jul , 2017  

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New York PSC extends Con Edison BQDM program The New York PSC yesterday extended and expanded Consolidated Edison’s Brooklyn Queens Demand Management (BQDM) program. The program saved ratepayers millions of dollars by cutting future energy demands while delaying or even eliminating the need for new infrastructure in the future. “BQDM is one of the best […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

New York Considers Incentives for Natural Refrigerant System Installations

9 Jun , 2017  

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NYC-area utilities eye NatRef incentives R744, May 24, 2017 Two New York City-area utilities that have robust prescriptive energy-efficiency rebate programs for food retailers are starting to consider natural refrigerant systems for energy incentives through their custom programs. “We’re starting to see applications come in for natural refrigerant-based systems with energy savings and demand peak […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Con Edison’s SmartCharge Program Rewards EV Owners

12 May , 2017  

An electric utility will pay EV owners 5 cent per kWh of charging during off-peak hours Electrek, April 17, 2017 We previously reported on several reward programs for electric vehicles owners charging during off-peak hours, like BMW’s program in California and the Netherlands is trying to make it a nationwide standard for EVs, but now we […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Bring Me the Right Data!

7 Sep , 2016  

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An In-Depth Look at What Data Is Useful for the Utility of the Future Isaac Wainstein, Ryan Bossis, ERS, Presented at the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study It is often recognized that gathering large and robust data sets is a critical component for the utility of the future to successfully integrate energy efficiency as a grid […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Demand Response Policies Should Support Participation

23 Aug , 2016  

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Con Edison: Demand Response Should Be Reformed to Revive Multiple Customer and Grid Benefits Greentech Media, August 23, 2016 Demand response technologies are evolving. Grid operators at the local and wholesale levels are using these technologies to improve grid management, add more flexibility, and improve reliability to meet customer needs in cost effective ways. Regulators […]

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Emerging Technology, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

EDGE M&V for Brooklyn and Queens

10 Jul , 2016  

Isaac Wainstein and Ryan Bossis, ERS, for Zondits Con Edison has launched a nationally recognized program to use energy efficiency and customer-sited distributed energy resources to reduce a forecasted overload on its Brownsville substations. Current projections indicate that by 2018, on a peak summer evening, demand will exceed the substation capacity by up to 52 […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

New Yorkers Saving More than Energy With Efficiency

8 Mar , 2016  

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Dip in Energy Prices Plus Energy Efficiency = Savings Hudson Valley News Network, March 8, 2016. Image credit: Unsplash According to a news release from Con Edison, all New Yorkers got the benefit of declining energy prices in 2015, but 28,300 Con Edison customers found an additional way to save money: they got rebates from the […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

The Evolution of Utilities Through Energy Analytics

21 Aug , 2015  

Integrating commercial grade energy analytics the right way Intelligent Utility, August 19, 2015. Image credit: brett jordan Utilities largely recognize they must evolve, and many have taken steps to begin to reposition themselves in the eyes of commercial customers. A crucial component to this journey is a better understanding of customer needs. Gaining this understanding is […]

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