electricity consumption

Utilities Risk Losing Commercial Customers Without New Approach

July 10, 2015 by Dennis Wamsted

Utilities and Customers

In a fascinating study released late last month, Deloitte’s Center for Energy Solutions reported that 79 percent of the businesses it surveyed viewed cutting their electricity expenditures as “essential to creating and maintaining competitive advantage.”[read more]

How Might Clean Power Plan Impact Your Electricity Bill? German Situation May Offer Valuable Clues

June 3, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Electricity Costs and EPA Regulation

The US Energy Information Administration’s newly released analysis of the impacts of the EPA’s proposed Clean Power Plan finds a mixture of technology, market forces and policy could result in a significant carbon emissions reductions if the rule is ultimately passed.[read more]

Global Energy Trends and Implications for India: Carbon Intensity of Electricity Stagnating but Efficiency, Renewables Can Change That

April 27, 2015 by Tobias Engelmeier

Energy Trends in India

The global energy system is in a period of rapid transformation: electricity plays an ever more important role, as do renewables, distributed generation and electric vehicles. New technologies and business models are disrupting and challenging a traditionally risk-averse and slow-moving industry.[read more]

Energy Efficiency Improvements Have Largely Offset Effect of More, Larger Homes

February 20, 2015 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Energy Efficiency and Energy Consumption

Analysis of EIA's Residential Energy Consumption Survey conducted since 1980 shows how improvements in energy efficiency reduced energy intensity enough to offset more than 70% of the growth in both the number of households and the size of dwellings.[read more]

Electricity, Not Gas, Gains Market Share in Home Heating

January 3, 2015 by Katherine Tweed

Last January, the polar vortex brought extreme cold temps to much of the U.S., causing energy prices to spike as the natural gas system struggled and fossil-fuel power plants tripped offline. But new figures suggest that for the fastest-growing parts of the country, electricity is gaining share as the heating fuel choice.[read more]

Can a Systems Engineering Approach Solve Consumption Challenges in the Electricity Value Chain?

April 8, 2014 by Christine Hertzog

A system is a set of components that interact in an organized fashion toward a common purpose. Add living organisms like humans, it becomes an ecosystem. The electric grid was a complex system, but the advent of Smart Grid technologies started a grid transformation into a complex ecosystem[read more]