impact evaluations

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) […]

National Grid

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 […]

Opower

Oracle Buys Opower for $548 Million

Oracle Corp. (ORCL) To Tap US Utility Transition With Purchase Of Energy Efficiency Developer Opower Inc. (OPWR) IBT, May 2, 2016. Image credit: Peggy_Marco U.S. software giant Oracle Corp. says it wants a slice of the clean energy transition unfolding across America’s $2.3 trillion utilities industry. Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) announced Monday it will buy software-as-a-service company Opower Inc. […]

National Grid Weatherbug Home

Weatherbug Home Saves National Grid Customers 3X More

Market Study Finds WeatherBug Home Delivers 3X Higher Consumer Energy Efficiency With Improved Customer Comfort In Utility Pilot Business Wire, January 29, 2016. Image credit: Weatherbug Consumers who integrated WeatherBug Home’s HVAC control and optimization capabilities with their connected thermostat saved 16.5% electricity when cooling their home as compared to 5.1% HVAC savings from a […]

solar-developers

Solar Developers Are Reaching Targets Earlier than Expected

Massachusetts on target to exceed solar energy goals, amid debate over solar incentives Mass Live, September 8, 2015. Image credit: 15299 Massachusetts could reach its targets for solar energy early, if lawmakers lift a cap on a state program that helps solar developers, Baker administration officials said Tuesday. State law sets a goal of generating 1,600 […]