Program Evaluation

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Energy Consumption Data and the Grid of the Future

Energy Consumption Data and the Grid of the Future

Utilities Should Sell Customer Electricity Data Lexington Institute, April 25, 2017 Digital technology is deployed on the electric grid to make it “smarter,” allowing two-way communication and the transferring of data. This enables customers to manage electricity costs and make the grid more reliable. Since new data is collected from sensors on the grid, sharing

M&V

One Size Does Not Fit All: M&V, EEMetering, and EM&V

Matt Golden, Open EE January 4, 2017 Billing analysis, Bayesian statistics, randomized control trials, phone polls — with the advent of EEMetering, smart meters, and pay-for-performance, one of the most important questions we have to answer as an industry is how do we measure energy efficiency? Turns out, it depends on the purpose. While the

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Bringing Evaluations up to Speed

Jon Maxwell and Brian McCowan for Zondits, June 8, 2015. Image credit: PixShark “Thank you. Your evaluation has helped us greatly with improving our program.” How often do evaluators hear that phrase? The answer is, of course, not very often. The reasons are many and varied, but the overriding reason is that evaluators, program administrators,

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It’s About Time: Doing Integrated Real-Time Impact Evaluations

Sue Haselhorst, ERS, and Joe Dolengo, National Grid, presented at ACEEE Summer Study, 2016 ABSTRACT It has become clichéd that implementers want evaluation results sooner and with actionable recommendations; however, impact results often arrive two to four years after the measures are installed and paid, for and the evaluator recommendations are stale. National Grid’s (NGrid’s)

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Bring Me the Right Data!

An In-Depth Look at What Data Is Useful for the Utility of the Future Isaac Wainstein, Ryan Bossis, ERS, Presented at the 2016 ACEEE Summer Study It is often recognized that gathering large and robust data sets is a critical component for the utility of the future to successfully integrate energy efficiency as a grid

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M&V in a Changing Evaluation Landscape

This is part of a series of Zondits articles on next generation evaluation and EDGE M&V. Please join us as we explore these emerging trends. Gary Epstein and Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits The energy efficiency landscape is changing, and increasingly there is a push to take both the measurement of actual savings and the

ACEEE Summer Study

The Future of E and M and V

This is part of a series of Zondits articles on next generation evaluation and EDGE M&V. Please join us as we explore these emerging trends. Jeff Perkins, ERS, for Zondits There have been a number of great discussions about EM&V here at the ACEEE Summer Study this year. In addition to some good papers in

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Persistence in the Evaluation World

Max Ma, ERS, for Zondits In the utility M&V and evaluation world, persistence is generally defined as the change in expected savings relative to the baseline. Persistence is the little brother to the end-of–useful-life (EUL) metric. Frequently, persistence factors are built into the deemed values of EULs in quantifying lifetime savings.  Savings persistence accounts for

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