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Opening the Multi-Trillion Dollar Market for Energy Management

August 19, 2014 by Elias Hinckley

Energy management is one of the most important parts of our changing energy landscape. It is a market made up of part energy efficiency, part Big Data solution and part Internet of Things. Energy management will be a multi-trillion dollar industry that will reverberate across industrialized economies.[read more]

Could California Become a Leader in Smart Water Management?

August 12, 2014 by Christine Hertzog
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California relies on a small number of winter storms to recharge groundwater sources and restore snowpack that furnishes most of the potable water in the state. But in times of drought, the state relies on groundwater. Some estimates indicate that as much as 65% of water is sourced from these supplies.[read more]

What Is Google Plotting for the Smart Grid?

June 13, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Google, long a backer of renewable energy projects, data-center efficiency and home energy management technology, is now diving into the power grid itself. The tech giant is building tools to help utilities better manage the flow of power to and from homes and businesses at the edge of the grid.[read more]

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Can Radiator Labs's Cozy Bring Steam Heat into the 21st Century?

February 6, 2014 by Jesse Jenkins

21st Century Steam Energy

After Google’s acquisition of Nest Labs, thermostats are suddenly sexy and all eyes are on the home energy management market. Startups and established companies alike launch innovative new products allowing owners to retrofit their homes for maximum efficiency, comfort, and control.[read more]

How Smart Meters Are Helping Utilities With Voltage Management

January 16, 2014 by Jeff St. John

Smart Meters and Management

Managing voltages to save energy and reduce peak-driven strains on the grid isn’t a new idea. Some of the original volt/VAR optimization and conservation voltage reduction schemes are decades old, but they face a key limitation: the need to avoid dropping voltages so low they cause problems.[read more]

Energy management: if you’re not winning, you’re losing

August 22, 2012 by Tom Arnold
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High-end restaurants rarely make money on food. However inflated prices may seem, the food tab just barely covers fish flown in from Japan, waitstaff salaries, downtown rent, broken wine glasses, and stolen forks. The cocktail menu, on the other hand, offers up an ocean of intoxicating profits. The chef may be a creative genius, but as a...[read more]

Why Don't More Businesses Save Money Through Energy Management?

September 26, 2011 by David Thorpe

ichard Rugg, the Director of Carbon Trust Programmes, really can't understand why more organisations are not taking advantage of the free advice available from the Trust. Because at relatively low cost a wide range of industrial, commercial and public sector organisations can cut their energy bills by up to 25% if only they took energy management seriously. Payback periods can be as low as two months - and then it's into the profit zone.[read more]

Power Apps Must Be Bundled With Other Products For Adoption

June 28, 2011 by Tyler Hamilton

Sorry for the extended lull. I’ve been off sick. My Clean Break column today takes a look at the overcrowded market for home-energy management devices and systems. There are many — arguably too many — different flavours and approaches out there, and for the average consumer it must be pretty darn confusing and at times overwhelming to...[read more]

Tendril Acquires GroundedPower, Raises $23 Million

October 20, 2010 by Scott Edward Anderson

    Tendril announced today that it has purchased Massachusetts-based GroundedPower and secured an additional $23 million in investment. The strategic acquisition and additional investment will accelerate the development and roll-out of Tendril’s comprehensive end-to-end energy management and consumer engagement solution...[read more]

250M Smart Meters by 2015

November 6, 2009 by Big Gav

Greentech media has an article on a report on the smart meter industry, predicting rapid growth in the coming years - 250M Smart Meters, $3.9B Market by 2015, Says Pike Research.The world will have 250 million smart meters by 2015, representing a $3.9 billion market, according to a report from Pike Research released Monday.But that...[read more]

Setting a leadership path: Obama Executive Order on Federal Energy

October 5, 2009 by A Siegel

Somewhat hidden to most Americans (on purpose), the Bush Administration’s Executive Order 13423 was perhaps the best energy-related action taken by George W Bush. It set meaningful energy efficiency targets and created paths for more effective energy management across the federal government. Today, President Barack Obama signed an...[read more]

The iPhone - Smart Meter Connection

August 8, 2009 by Big Gav

Earth2Tech has a post on a wave of new iPhone apps that help you monitor and manage your power usage by letting users visualise data gathered by smart meters - 7 iPhone Apps to Manage Energy Consumption.Energy management tools designed to help you curb unnecessary power used in your home have yet to break into the mainstream, and only 13...[read more]

7 individual energy management iPhone apps

August 5, 2009 by Lynne Kiesling

I’ve had several conversations with people my age and younger who work in the electricity end-use technology space in which we use a particular shorthand for the change in culture and mindset that we want to see happen in the retail electricity industry: “there’s an app for that.” In our conversations it’s shorthand for frustration and...[read more]