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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Leveraging Data For Demand Response Programs

In Q2 2015, 16 percent of all U.S. broadband households owned one or more smart home devices. Many of these smart devices offer energy management capabilities including demand response. Today, utilities are evaluating the benefits of integrating smart devices into utility programs.

There are several ways that utilities can leverage data to improve the success of DR events: leveraging data from smart thermostats, leveraging data from multiple connected devices, and leveraging ...read more

Sunday, July 20, 2014

6 secrets to happier customers (and a happier utility, too)

Parks Research recently released data from their Internet of Things research that revealed a bit of insight not so very shocking—namely that younger consumers are at the forefront of the Internet-connected device revolution. In fact, in the U.S., more than 10 percent of broadband households helmed by people 25-34 own at least one home energy management device and four percent own five or more.

One would assume that this trend, if it’s got ahold of younger consumers, isn’t go ...read more

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

What does the Google acquisition of Nest mean?

GOOGLE ANNOUNCED ITS $3.2 BILLION ACQUISITION OF NEST, a manufacturer of smart thermostats and other connected products, in January 2014. This transaction positions Google as a key player in the rapidly changing demand response (DR) market.

Demand response programs are transitioning away from the traditional thermostat DR business model where the utility markets, procures, installs, and assumes the risk for long-term performance of the equipment. The new, more cost-effective ...read more

Friday, March 28, 2014

What does the Google acquisition of Nest mean?

Google announced its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, a manufacturer of smart thermostats and other connected products, in January 2014. This transaction positions Google as a key player in the rapidly changing demand response (DR) market.

Demand response programs are transitioning away from the traditional thermostat DR business model where the utility markets, procures, installs, and assumes the risk for long-term performance of the equipment. The new, more cost-effective ...read more

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

What does the Google acquisition of Nest mean for DR?

Google announced its $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, a manufacturer of smart thermostats and other connected products, in Jan 2014. This transaction positions Google as a key player in the rapidly changing demand response (DR) market.

Demand response programs are transitioning away from the traditional thermostat DR business model where the utility markets, procures, installs, and assumes the risk for long-term performance of the equipment. The new, more cost-effective pay ...read more

Monday, February 03, 2014

Is the prosumer knocking on your door?

The stats say yes, but that’s, admittedly, with a little interpretation. If we look at two specific areas: home energy management and clean energy acceptance, it seems that the prosumer is, indeed, on the rise. Why those two areas? Because they take the most management by the consumer to either adjust efficiency efforts in the home or coordinate to a political/social belief like use of solar or wind (which may also require an eye on tech at home as well).

According to the la ...read more

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