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How Amazon, Netflix and Uber are Changing Energy Use

Consumer preferences have been changing, and now more than ever it appears that Americans are driving less, staying home more – and saving energy. This trend has had some major impacts, but one of the biggest is its effect on national energy usage.

What Your Customers Should Know About Free Home Utility Reports

Are your customers holding back on participating in home utility reporting? One of the biggest barriers to engagement is misunderstanding, so be sure you're all on the same page. Your customers probably have a laundry list of questions, but they don't know where to begin. Be prepared for any and every question they might have, starting with the basics. 

Lessons from the Great Lakes

In a race to achieve the highest reductions of energy consumption, everyone wins. In the United States, Michigan is poised to be a frontrunner in that race. Their demand response initiatives designed to reduce energy consumption in homes and businesses are set up to thrive in the upcoming years. So, just like runners look to their role models and fellow competitors for tips and tricks, what can we learn from Michigan’s efficiency success?

Four Steps to Steam-Related Savings

We talk about savings all the time. In fact, saving both energy and money is a huge part of the energy efficiency industry. This includes the usual suspects: smart thermostats, LED bulbs, new appliances, etc. But one area that is often neglected in terms of savings is natural gas and steam systems. They often use a large amount of energy, but where do customers see savings? Are there any? The answer is a resounding yes! In fact, through optimization of a steam system, energy savings can range from 5%-15%, which equals out to an average annual fuel savings of more than $100,000 per facility. Following the four steps below is the recipe to success when it comes to targeting and optimizing steam systems.

Overcoming Challenges to Increase Participation: iDSM Style

Integrated demand side management (iDSM) offers many benefits to utilities and consumers. However, it does present a few challenges as well, and utilities must meet these head-on to provide their customers with the utmost peace of mind to gain their trust and participation in these programs. To learn more about these challenges and how to meet them head-on, download our free iDSM ebook.


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