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The Definitive Guide to Hiring an Energy Advisor, Part 2: Covering Energy Supply Needs from Soup to Nuts

In our previous installment, we started a five-part series with advice for the energy buyer when engaging an energy advisory firm to assist with the procurement and management of energy supply. We highlighted the five key factors to consider: Experience Full-Service Solutions Wholesale Market Expertise Strategic Approach Independent Status We initially discussed how important “experience” […]

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Demand response saves electricity during times of high demand

According to EIA, the average commercial customer received over $600 for participating, while industrial customers received over $9,000 just for reducing their energy usage during times of peak demand.  If your firm has the ability to reduce load during times of peak demand, such as mid-afternoon on weekdays, enrolling in a DR program can greatly […]

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Pew report: Industrial energy efficiency to grow 22% by 2030

Pew has issued a new report looking at the evolving electricity grid through the lens of industrial efficiency, concluding the grid is quickly being modernized – but perhaps not fast enough. Power outages cost U.S. businesses billions of dollars each year, and the high number of grid disturbances put the country’s electric system in weak company. The […]

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Energy Efficiency Instead of a New Natural Gas Pipeline for New England?

In energy circles, it’s been a given for years that New England lacks adequate natural gas pipeline. Calls to build more pipeline heightened after natural gas prices soared in the bitter cold winters of 2012/13 and 2013/14. But a new report sponsored by GDF Suez Energy North America challenges the need for the pipeline, in part because […]

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How demand flexibility is about to transform electricity delivery

Automated energy efficiency, dubbed ‘flexiwatts,’ could change how we consume energy for good Solar and battery storage are commonly noted as the biggest threats — and opportunities — for the utility business model, but a new report shows that when consumers use their electricity may matter just as much to utilities as if they produce […]

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Texas electric grid serves record-high power demand

Source: EIA, based on Electricity Reliability Council of Texas Note: Data for 2015 are preliminary. During the recent heat wave in Texas, the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the operator of the electric grid covering most of the state, set a new record for electricity use when demand for electricity reached 69.8 gigawatts (GW) between 4:00 p.m. […]

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Demand Response for All Coming to New York

Expanded retail-level demand response programs will take effect as soon as July 1 in targeted areas of upstate New York under measures approved by the New York Public Service Commission on Wednesday (14-E-0423).   The PSC ordered the five distribution utilities outside of New York City to offer dynamic load management to customers. Payments would […]

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