Apr 24, 2014
Jim Giordano, MBA, CEM, CDSM
Meters, lighting controls, thermostats and other hvac controls -- are contributors to the ever-growing sea of 'big data'. But, big data can mean big problems without big ideas for what to do with it.
Mar 26, 2014
Nexant Product Marketing
The phrase “move the needle” may be considered rather annoying business jargon by some, but when it comes to utility demand side management (DSM) customer engagement the need to do so seems fitting,...
Mar 25, 2014
Jim Giordano, MBA, CEM, CDSM
Read the article to learn why "best practice" is not always the most successful route for DSM program design.
Mar 24, 2014
Nexant Product Marketing
Key takeaways from the 2014 WEI Spring Symposium
Mar 18, 2014
Recently a number of media outlets in our industry have been talking about the “utility death spiral.” The timing of the death spiral idea is interesting, and we currently have four trends that are coming together in active play.
Feb 17, 2014
Sam Mueller
The small business sector has been a hotly debated topic when it comes to utilities looking for ways to meet increasingly aggressive demand side management and energy efficiency goals.
Feb 6, 2014
Matt Gibbs
As utility DSM program and portfolio managers face the dual challenges of increased savings goals and reduced administrative budgets, they increasingly look to trade allies for assistance. The results are often mixed as they grapple with the work of recruiting and managing a diverse set of service providers with motivations often different from the utility itself.
Feb 5, 2014
Nexant Product Marketing
A major challenge facing most utilities is that they still rely on painful spreadsheets, ineffective additions to their CIS Systems, or archaic home-grown custom solutions where their DSM program data is only partially captured, disconnected, and difficult to manage with poor visibility.