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'Oh Wow' Tech and Trends from Energy Efficiency Insiders at Washington, D.C. Gathering

Brainy light bulbs. Refrigerators that heat dishwasher water. Elevators that use no more energy than toasters. These are just a few of the “Oh Wow’ topics last week at the annual EE Global conference.But it was growth in cities – and their buildings – that was clearly on the minds of industry leaders, 500 in total who gathered at the Washington, D.C. event, sponsored by the Alliance to Save Energy.The US spends $432 billion per year on energy for buildings –  more than what companies pay in…See More
Jun 10
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'Oh Wow' Tech and Trends from Energy Efficiency Insiders at Washington, D.C. Gathering

Brainy light bulbs. Refrigerators that heat dishwasher water. Elevators that use no more energy than toasters. These are just a few of the “Oh Wow’ topics last week at the annual EE Global conference.But it was growth in cities – and their buildings – that was clearly on the minds of industry leaders, 500 in total who gathered at the Washington, D.C. event, sponsored by the Alliance to Save Energy.The US spends $432 billion per year on energy for buildings –  more than what companies pay in…See More
May 27
Dennis Heidner commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Everyone Knows You Except for Your Electric Utility
"O Power has been doing a similar thing now for perhaps five years.  The utilities sign up for the OPower service, they use their (OPower) software to look at the location, climate data,  energy use, then offer suggestions for energy…"
May 15
Elisa Wood's blog post was featured

Everyone Knows You Except for Your Electric Utility

Netflix, you were right. I liked Downton Abbey. And thanks, Amazon I do want to read Michael Lewis’ new book. I still can’t figure out how Google knows I have a new dog.Even if at times it feels a bit eerie, such ‘consumer-of-one’ marketing is a convenience many of us have come to appreciate. And it’s an approach now embraced by most major retailers.The exception? You’ve guessed it: the ever-old fashioned electric utility.But that’s changing. And Colorado-based technology company …See More
May 14
Matthew Levene commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Everyone Knows You Except for Your Electric Utility
"This was great. Thanks Elisa. Hopefully this data will be used not only to sell more goods and services to ratepayers, but also to optimize the grid and comfort in the home :)"
May 12
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Everyone Knows You Except for Your Electric Utility

Netflix, you were right. I liked Downton Abbey. And thanks, Amazon I do want to read Michael Lewis’ new book. I still can’t figure out how Google knows I have a new dog.Even if at times it feels a bit eerie, such ‘consumer-of-one’ marketing is a convenience many of us have come to appreciate. And it’s an approach now embraced by most major retailers.The exception? You’ve guessed it: the ever-old fashioned electric utility.But that’s changing. And Colorado-based technology company …See More
May 10
Leo Klisch commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?
"I would like to see a similar pilot project at my local electric cooperative in central Minnesota. So thanks for the the information."
Apr 3
Elisa Wood's blog post was featured

Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner? A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project.“A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running a whole university, a whole hospital, a whole military base,” said Mario Bottero, co-founder and president of RoseWater Energy Group, which provided the…See More
Apr 3
Elisa Wood posted a blog post

Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner? A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project.“A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running a whole university, a whole hospital, a whole military base,” said Mario Bottero, co-founder and president of RoseWater Energy Group, which provided the…See More
Mar 29
R Higgins commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Quick look at the comments, and can't see an obvious...       Absolutely, Energy Efficency - Way to Go! Of couse, this isn't "news". What is news is that the gov't is starting to ensure that those…"
Jul 1, 2013
David Eakin commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Here's a very recent article on Green Building Advisor that reinforces the issues to this problem: Green Building Advisor article"
Jun 19, 2013
Melissa Baldridge commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Hi Ted, Nope, 'not directed at you in particular, but I'm glad it made you feel good.  I posted it because I think we, as an industry, are ALL seeking to wrest big changes inside big industries - real estate, construction, etc. …"
Jun 14, 2013
tedkidd commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
" Wow Melissa, I suspect that wasn't specifically directed at me but it definitely felt good to read it.  Elisa, love to hear your thought (and anyone elses) on this:  http://bit.ly/TrustTransparencyTruth "
Jun 14, 2013
Melissa Baldridge commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"First they ignore you.  Then they laugh at you.  Then they fight you.  Then you win. -Mahatma Ghandi "
Jun 13, 2013
Dennis Heidner commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"Not sure if this link will make it through http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ACS_11_1YR_S2504&prodType=table The is a great source of data for those how haven't browsed before. For those…"
Jun 12, 2013
Joseph Lamy commented on Elisa Wood's blog post Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?
"If a cheapo electric resistance heater delivers 3413 BTU every hour for a dime, and costs me $15.99, please tell the Court how a mini-split heat pump delivering 3413 BTU every hour for 3 cents is a bargain for an installed price of $6,999... If…"
Jun 12, 2013

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Elisa Wood's Blog

'Oh Wow' Tech and Trends from Energy Efficiency Insiders at Washington, D.C. Gathering

Brainy light bulbs. Refrigerators that heat dishwasher water. Elevators that use no more energy than toasters. These are just a few of the “Oh Wow’ topics last week at the annual EE Global conference.

But it was growth in cities – and their buildings – that was clearly on the minds of industry leaders, 500 in total who gathered at the Washington, D.C. event, sponsored by the Alliance to Save Energy.

The US spends $432 billion per year on energy for buildings –…

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Posted on May 27, 2014 at 3:39pm

Everyone Knows You Except for Your Electric Utility

Netflix, you were right. I liked Downton Abbey. And thanks, Amazon I do want to read Michael Lewis’ new book. I still can’t figure out how Google knows I have a new dog.

Even if at times it feels a bit eerie, such ‘consumer-of-one’ marketing is a convenience many of us have come to appreciate. And it’s an approach now embraced by most major retailers.

The exception? You’ve guessed it: the ever-old fashioned electric utility.

But…

Continue

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 1:19am — 2 Comments

Microgrid for Neighborhoods: How Soon?

Microgrids may be the future of the North American electric grid, but when will that future arrive – especially for the homeowner? A team led by Ontario utility PowerStream is trying to find out with a new test project.

“A lot of the microgrid projects that you read about are typically large projects, hundreds of kilowatts, megawatts, running a whole university, a whole hospital, a whole military base,” said Mario Bottero, co-founder and president…

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Posted on March 29, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Momentum builds for energy efficiency...but is the wolf at the door?

It says something that Ernest Moniz chose to deliver his first public talk as US energy secretary to an energy efficiency crowd.

His appearance last week at EE Global in Washington, D.C. was a surprise of sorts. And the timing was significant. Moniz had only been confirmed as energy secretary three hours before taking the podium at the Alliance to Save Energy’s annual conference.

Why did he make the stop?

Probably not because of the size of the crowd. About 550 people…

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Posted on May 30, 2013 at 9:04am — 25 Comments

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