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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Energy Efficiency Saves Michigan Residents Billions

25 Oct , 2018  

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Thanks to energy efficiency, Michigan residents save billions of dollars on utility bills It turns out that small actions really do add up. Written By Daisy Simmons, yaleclimateconnections.org, October 10, 2018 In Michigan, investing in energy efficiency is paying off for the climate and the wallet. To meet state requirements for reducing wasted energy, Michigan […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

The Cost of Saving Electricity Across the US

16 Aug , 2018  

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Berkeley lab turns out comprehensive estimate of efficiency cost — and it’s cheap Written by Robert Walton, utilitydive.com, July 7, 2018 Dive Brief: The figure is highly variable, depending on geography and demographics, but on average it costs $0.025 to save a kilowatt-hour of electricity, according to research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The analysis looked […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

NJ PBU Approves Spending to Expand PSEG’s Energy Efficiency Programs

24 Aug , 2017  

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New Jersey regulators approve $69M in efficiency spending for PSEG Utility Dive, August 24, 2017 Dive Brief: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities yesterday signed off on a $69 million slate of efficiency programs to be implemented by Public Service Electric and Gas Co. (PSE&G) The decision will extend three energy efficiency programs the […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Ask the Expert: How Do You Build Successful Customer Engagement?

13 Apr , 2017  

Question: How Do You Build Successful Customer Engagement for Efficiency or Distributed Energy Programs? Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Answer: Energy efficiency and distributed energy incentive programs, along with technical assistance programs, have not only been driving forces for utility resource acquisition, but have also helped transform the market for efficient equipment, emerging technologies, and distributed […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

How Can You Save Money and Energy on Long Island?

27 Mar , 2017  

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Jordan Cohen, ERS, for Zondits Long Island residents can now review PSEG Long Island’s spring money-saving tips and incentivized programs to keep their wallets full and energy consumption down this spring. Customers with functioning but old, inefficient refrigerators or freezers can request a pickup from PSEG Long Island, who will recycle them responsibly. The best […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

If Energy Efficiency Behavior-Change Programs were Pokemon Characters

19 Oct , 2016  

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Behavior change might be the next frontier for energy efficiency programs. Although it is not as prevalent as traditional efficiency offerings, these programs offer a new and growing source for savings. Behavior-change programs come in all different shapes and sizes, and there are varying amounts of data on their effectiveness. […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

FirstEnergy’s Efficiency Plans Face Critical Review

27 Sep , 2016  

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FirstEnergy could make millions in profits from its energy efficiency plan Midwest Energy News, September 22, 2016 Critics say FirstEnergy’s plan to resume its energy efficiency programs in Ohio could let the company take credit for work done by others and make millions of dollars as a result — at customers’ expense. Profiting from others’ work? FirstEnergy’s […]

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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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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Designing Small Business Energy Efficiency Programs That Work

7 Jun , 2016  

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Avista’s Helpful Approach is Working to Make Small Businesses More Energy Efficient Seattle PI, May 12, 2016. Image credit: monicore Entrepreneurs are busy people. Small businesses typically don’t have a dedicated energy manager or facility manager, so the task of reducing the energy spend falls to the owner. That makes it hard for utilities to reach […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

Calibrating California’s Energy Policies

9 May , 2016  

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Buildings must improve their energy use; here’s what that means for you CalMatters, April 30, 2016. Image credit: geralt Rows of newly minted model homes unspool across a verdant, rolling landscape in this sprawling master-planned community near Sacramento. Solar panels glint across 1,000 acres of rooftops. On a tidy cul-de-sac, a faux-grass lawn flanks the driveway […]

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