Energy Efficiency


What’s in a guarantee?

The wind O&M industry, like most service industries, has a long (and sometimes checkered) history with guarantees. Wind guarantees can be notoriously difficult to understand and navigate;as the industry moves forward with increasing...

Who’s Going Green? Maybe not who you think

There are plenty of pre-conceived notions about going green, from the cost of eco-friendly measures, to the lifestyles and political leanings of those who employ them. But according to results from a recently-completed 2018 report, people across...

Closing the Circuit on Electrification: Why smart energy efficiency must support the electrification of vehicles and buildings

As the energy field continues to rapidly evolve, two emerging but persistent trends could have dramatic implications for our power grid infrastructure: the electric vehicle (EV) transition, and the electrification of buildings. These trends will...

Space Invaders: Protecting America’s power information systems from outside interference

Legacy systems. Complex networks. Tight budgets. These are just a few of the vulnerabilities that position the energy sector as a hot target for cyber criminals....

Beyond Politics: A project manager’s argument for clean energy

In business, when you need something done right, project management ensures a thorough and systematic approach. It organizes people, tasks and deliverables to make sure that each step delivers the desired results, and keeps the whole process on...

Separating Hype from Reality: Blockchain-based, peer-to-peer energy trading

Dozens of companies, from small startups to major utilities, have claimed that “peer-to-peer (P2P) energy trading”- enabled by blockchain technology - could transform the architecture of electric grids everywhere. Many of these claims are...

Saving Water One Drop at a Time with IoT

IoT is gaining strides in utility applications. More recently, it’s found an innovative use in agriculture, as farmers work to more precisely gauge irrigation needs and conserve water resources. Smarter irrigation is essential because...

Complacency - The Erosion of Safety

There is a hidden trap waiting to ambush even the most competent construction worker, superintendent, or engineer.  It is called complacency.Complacencyis the feeling of self-satisfaction, contentment, and (occasionally) smugness. It...

USDA REAP Loans: FACT vs. Fiction

Loans for renewable energy projects using the USDA REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) are essential to increasing our energy independence.  REAP loans have longer terms, low interest rates, and are fully amortized, with no calls...

How to Seize Storage Market Opportunities while Balancing Environmental & Engineering challenges

Rapidly advancing technologies and improving cost effectiveness are pushing U.S. utilities and developers to look to energy storage as a solution to grid resiliency and efficiency. Grid disruption from events like natural disasters, extreme weather...

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