Zondits

Decarbonization, Programs & Policy

“Convince Me” series: a spotlight on decarbonization, article 3

21 Oct , 2021  

DNV.com, 10/21/21. To advance decarbonization and the energy transition, the traditional utility business model must evolve to prioritize electrification. Find out how. Climate change takes center stage as one of the most urgent issues facing the world. And as Nick Brod stresses in his Energy transition “convince me” series kickoff article, utilities play a leading […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Residential Sector Grapples With Lingering Effects of Pandemic

12 Nov , 2020  

Patrick Hewlett, ERS The fact that our reality has transformed tremendously since the infection of COVID-19 is nothing new, and like many other industries, the world of energy efficiency is not the same as it was pre-pandemic. Much of this change has been brought upon by the shift of work and social lifestyles to remote, […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

New Jersey BPU Sets “Top Tier” Energy Savings Targets

23 Jun , 2020  

Originally posted on utilitydive.com on June 11, 2020. Dive Brief: The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) on Wednesday approved a framework for Energy Efficiency and Peak Demand Reduction programs, setting five-year savings targets of 2.15% for electric distribution companies and 1.10% for gas distribution companies. According to the BPU and energy efficiency advocates, the targets will result […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Utility Customers in New Jersey Face Energy Use Mandate

11 Jun , 2020  

This article was originally published on njspotlight.com on June 11, 2020. Ambitious energy efficiency restrictions should speed state on road to clean-energy goals, curb emissions contributing to climate change. Utilities in New Jersey will be required to reduce how much gas and electricity their customers use after the state approved a comprehensive program mandating those […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

Gas Efficiency Programs are Saving Energy and Costs

8 Jun , 2020  

This article was published on utilitydive.com on June 1, 2020. Dive Brief: Natural gas energy efficiency programs run by utilities saved energy at a cost of about $0.40/therm from 2012 to 2017 — less than half of the national average retail price of gas during that period, according to new research from the U.S. Department of Energy’s […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Utilities Could Lead Future of Grid-Interactive Buildings

16 Jan , 2020  

This article was written by Christopher Perry and published on aceee.org on Nov. 20, 2019. More utilities across the United States are adopting programs to promote grid-interactive efficient buildings (GEBs), which will be critical to the grid of the future. Some programs focus on energy savings and others on demand flexibility, but none of those […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

DERs Boost Grid Efficiency

30 Sep , 2019  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on 9/23/19. The power system’s growing need for flexible load and customers’ rising demand for backup power are driving new partnerships between utilities and providers of customer-sited resources across the Northeast. Vermont’s Green Mountain Power (GMP) is leading this transition toward distributed energy resources (DER) as grid assets. But others are […]

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Building Technology, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy, Whole Building

Measurement and Verification vs. Ongoing Commissioning

10 Jul , 2018  

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Utility Strategies for Energy Efficiency: Measurement & Verification (M&V) and Ongoing Commissioning senseware.co, July 10, 2018 The world energy consumption is constantly rising. According to the US Energy Information Administration, the increase is well over 28% between 2015 and 2040. It is important to note that in commercial buildings, this number is even higher at nearly 40%. […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

New York State’s New Energy Efficiency Goal

20 Apr , 2018  

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Allison Donnelly, ERS for Zondits, April 20, 2018 Fulfilling a promise to announce a new energy efficiency goal for the state of New York by Earth Day 2018, the governor’s office today released a press release listing the goal and several associated activities. The new goal reduces energy consumption in the state by 185 trillion […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Getting Commercial Customers to Invest in Energy Efficiency

21 Jul , 2017  

A two-step approach to get commercial customers to act on energy efficiency Utility Dive, July 18, 2017 Many utilities struggle to engage their customers, especially hard-to-reach markets such as commercial real estate (CRE) customers. It’s not unusual, but why is this the case? Doesn’t it make sense to just implement energy efficiency measures when they […]

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