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Analytics: Introducing APIs for Engineering

17 Oct , 2019  

This article was written by Nelson Chiu, ERS Data sharing commonly occurs by sending files over shared drives or email or providing direct access to a database. APIs (which stand for application programming interfaces) are becoming the best practice of making data more accessible for developers and third parties. Google Maps, for instance, created an […]

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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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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Using Data Analytics to Build a More Intelligent Grid

18 Mar , 2016  

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Why utilities are using data analytics Landis + Gyr, March 1, 2016. Image credit: W.Rebel Improving network operations and planning At grid level, distribution management systems monitor circuit loading and aggregate data from a large number of intelligent devices such as smart meters, grid sensors and mobile devices being used by engineers in the field that […]

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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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Building Technology, Intelligent Efficiency

Smart Cities are Taking Connectivity to the Next Level

30 Jul , 2015  

Barcelona: The most wired city in the world Fortune, July 29, 2015. Image credit: frankieleon For cities the possibilities seem endless. Officials around the world who find themselves grappling with tight budgets and rocketing bills have seized on this tsunami of data as a way to cut costs and overhaul systems that have barely changed in […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Opower Focuses on Behavioral Science to Nudge Homeowners to Efficiency

22 Sep , 2014  

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How do you get energy customers to make smart and meaningful choices when they might not care very much about it? This is a challenge recently-public energy-efficiency program administrator Opower confronts every day.

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