South Jersey Gas expands energy efficiency programme

November 1, 2018 South Jersey Gas has received an approval from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU)  to expand its energy-efficiency programme. The expanded programme authorises South Jersey Gas to spend $81.3 million over the next three years to deliver meaningful and innovative energy efficiency solutions to help customers lower energy costs and … Read moreSouth Jersey Gas expands energy efficiency programme

Smart meter replacements worth $12 billion by 2028

November 1, 2018 According to a new study conducted by Northeast Group, the smart metering “refresh” market will generate up to $12.2 billion over the next decade. The world’s first smart meter replacement deployments, in which utilities will retire old models to install new, second-generation advanced metering infrastructure are now set to begin. It has … Read moreSmart meter replacements worth $12 billion by 2028

Google expands voice-enabled energy services with Xcel inclusion

October 30, 2018 US utility Excel Energy is working with Google to deliver tools customers can use to improve their energy efficiency and reduce bills. Xcel Energy is launching its first set of voice actions using the Google Assistant, for customers to access information about improving energy efficiency in their homes. The news follows last week’s announcement … Read moreGoogle expands voice-enabled energy services with Xcel inclusion

New report explores broadband consumer interests on efficiency programmes

October 29, 2018   29% Of US broadband households are very familiar with at least one energy programme, according to a new study conducted by Parks Associates. The study ranks efficiency programmes with product rebates and those with purchase incentives as the most common amongst broadband households. Key findings of the 360 Deep Dive: Incentivising … Read moreNew report explores broadband consumer interests on efficiency programmes

New Google partnership to focus on energy internet of things

October 26, 2018   Stanford University, Google and SunTech Drive have partnered to research, develop and pilot energy internet of things technology. Funded by the US Department of Energy under the Networks of Distributed Energy Systems initiative, the project aims to coordinate and control consumer loads and distributed energy resources. SunTech Drive’s speed motor controllers … Read moreNew Google partnership to focus on energy internet of things

ACEEE publishes rural energy efficiency report

October 23, 2018 The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has issued a new whitepaper examining rural energy efficiency programmes. ACEEE defines rurals as communities with fewer than 50,000 inhabitants. The paper highlights unique energy needs that make it challenging for rural utilities, state energy offices, and other programme implementers to deliver energy efficiency to … Read moreACEEE publishes rural energy efficiency report

Exelon utility companies reach 20TWh efficiency milestone

October 18, 2018 Exelon utility companies (Atlantic City Electric, BGE, ComEd, Delmarva Power, PECO and Pepco) are committed to helping their customers save energy and have been key innovators and collaborators in reaching a 20TWh efficiency milestone. As part of their comprehensive business intelligence and data analytics strategy, the company is driving consumer engagement and conservation … Read moreExelon utility companies reach 20TWh efficiency milestone

Harnessing smart meter data key to better customer engagement, SECC report says

September 27, 2018 Smart meters are helping to transform the electric grid, but the enormous amounts of data generated by the technology could be better leveraged by utilities in order to provide more customized energy solutions for customers. © Shutterstock The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) asked 1,698 U.S. consumers what they want from their … Read moreHarnessing smart meter data key to better customer engagement, SECC report says

Digital utility unveils two Amazon efficiency bundles

October 4, 2018 US digital utility Arcadia Power has partnered with Amazon to improve energy efficiency for smart home consumers. Arcadia Power and Amazon have launched two new home energy efficiency bundles. Using the Basic and Plus Home Efficiency bundles, the two companies will install smart home devices for consumers at zero upfront cost. The … Read moreDigital utility unveils two Amazon efficiency bundles