Program Implementation

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The Key Benefits of a Residential Direct Install Program

The Key Benefits of a Residential Direct Install Program

Residential Energy Efficiency Direct Install Programs — Case Study Clean Technica, December 1, 2016 The challenge is that education and behavior can be elastic. Sometimes behaviors become habits. Other times, people regress once they stop seeing visual cues or hearing messages affirming their behaviors. For this reason, hardware improvements are often deemed to be long

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Energy Efficiency Should Connect Customers and Innovate Partners

How Utilities Can Become Efficiency Innovators Greentech Media, November 28, 2016 The New York Public Service Commission, seeking innovative solutions in its Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding, instead opted for an outcome-oriented approach to measuring and incentivizing efficiency performance. An outcome-oriented metric would focus on the policy goal of reduced energy use overall, putting a smaller

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Are Energy-Consumption Behavior Change Programs Effective?

Behavior Change Programs: Status and Impact American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), October 18, 2016 Behavior change programs are becoming a common method for reducing energy consumption and increasing energy efficiency. But what types of programs are out there, why do they work (or fail to work), and how effective are they? This report

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If Energy Efficiency Behavior-Change Programs were Pokemon Characters

Gita Subramony, ERS, for Zondits Behavior change might be the next frontier for energy efficiency programs. Although it is not as prevalent as traditional efficiency offerings, these programs offer a new and growing source for savings. Behavior-change programs come in all different shapes and sizes, and there are varying amounts of data on their effectiveness.

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FirstEnergy’s Efficiency Plans Face Critical Review

FirstEnergy could make millions in profits from its energy efficiency plan Midwest Energy News, September 22, 2016 Critics say FirstEnergy’s plan to resume its energy efficiency programs in Ohio could let the company take credit for work done by others and make millions of dollars as a result — at customers’ expense. Profiting from others’ work? FirstEnergy’s

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Undersea Turbine Company Wins $5.3 Million

Jesse Remillard, ERS, for Zondits In a small, coastal Maine town near the border of Canada, a group called the Ocean Renewable Power Company (ORPC) has been testing undersea turbines to generate power from the large tidal flows characteristic of the area. The units, which resemble vertical wind turbines, are undergoing testing to further refine

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Roadmap to Distributed Generation: Innovative Tools for CHP Adoption

Sam Witty, Gita Subramony, ERS, presented at ACEEE Summer Study Combined heat and power (CHP) is becoming an important strategy to help buildings reduce energy costs and increase resiliency while achieving greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions on a system-wide level. NYSERDA’s CHP Acceleration Program assists New York customers with installing CHP by offering a catalog

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National Grid Zeros in on Aggressive Energy Efficiency Targets

The kilowatt you never use: How National Grid plans to save customers $3.6B through efficiency Utility Dive, August 31, 2016 According to ACEEE, Massachusetts’ approach to efficiency “has resulted in one of the most ambitious fully-funded state savings targets, incremental electric savings targets ramping up from 2.5% to 2.6% from 2013-2015.” And the state gives

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