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The Top Line on Energy Management: September 19, 2014

Summary: Impact of the FERC Order 745 ruling on the U.S. DR market; Europe tries out U.S.-style DR; Report on global smart DR market growth; States escalate efforts around renewables and energy efficiency; ISO-New England turns to distributed generation Greentech Media reported that the U.S. Court of Appeals’ ruling against FERC Order 745 could cost... Read More

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The Top Line on Energy Management: September 12, 2014

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Summary: Capacity value of DR; Dave Neal appointment; Rejecting SONGS; NY reveals energy plan; SDG&E looking to DR; Gamification of DR Our own Frank Lacey expounded on the capacity value of demand response The Atlanta Journal-Constitution featured our new senior vice president of sales and marketing, Dave Neal California made news as it rejected the... Read More

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The Capacity Value of Demand Response

Load drop. A/C cycling. Negawatts. These are what most people in our industry think of when they hear “demand response.” While it’s true that all of these still apply, the reality is that the story of demand response, or DR, has gotten much bigger, and it’s time to reconsider the value that demand response can... Read More

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The Top Line on Energy Management: September 5, 2014

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Summary: NFL gets smart on energy; Residential DR reaching masses; Nomination for FERC chair; EPA helps DR; How new EPA carbon standards will impact the smart grid on a state level   We got ready for the start of the NFL season by highlighting how a few teams are increasing their energy efficiency Navigant Research... Read More

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The NFL Carrying the Ball for Energy Efficiency

While the World Cup provided a nice diversion during the football-starved summer months, it is great to have the NFL back in our lives again. This is a great time of year to be a fan – as we all have hope that this could be our year. As of today, even the Cleveland Browns... Read More

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The Top Line on Energy Management: August 29, 2014

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Summary: California passes DR bill; North America leading DR growth; Responsive pricing needed in the smart grid; FERC looking to winter; IT and the smart grid; AESP Summer Conference    The California Assembly and Senate voted unanimously in favor of Senate Bill 1414, which is designed to accelerate the use of demand response and increase... Read More

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The Top Line on Energy Management: August 22, 2014

Summary: DR 101; FERC Order 1000; State by state electricity prices; PJM market report; NE-ISO changing approach; California needs DR; High PJM prices; Customer satisfaction rising Comverge’s blog featured a contributed article from the EDF Climate Corps on the basics of demand response The FERC received a big legislative win as Order 1000 was upheld... Read More

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EDF Guest Blog Post: Demand Response 101: How it Works and the Incentives

The post was authored and contributed by the EDF Climate Corps’ Karan Gupta Demand response. It’s been called the “killer application for the smart grid” by John Wellinghoff, former Chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). But what is it? In short, demand response is the ability of energy users to change their demand... Read More


The Top Line on Energy Management: August 15, 2014

Summary: Integrating DR and EE; Retiring power plants; PJM expanding rules; Wind industry’s uncertain future; EPA in control Comverge’s Jeremy Klingel outlined the benefits of a holistic approach to demand response and energy efficiency in a recent blog post Black and Veatch’s 8th annual Strategic Directions: U.S. Electric Industry report found that many retiring nuclear and... Read More

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The Benefits of Integrating Demand Response and Energy Efficiency

It’s an exciting time in the world of energy management. More than ever before, new technologies are being implemented globally to enable utilities and consumers to better manage energy delivery and consumption. While previous approaches have implemented these programs separately, the potential for rewarding customer engagement practices and powerful potential results convinced us that integration... Read More

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The Top Line on Energy Management: August 8, 2014

Summary: Comverge’s new executive; Duke’s HōM program; Integrating DR and EE; DRMS growing; Smart Grid investments; CPUC ups DR; TXU awarded efficiency honor Comverge welcomed new VP of Sales and Marketing David Neal to its team this week Duke Energy’s HōM™ Energy Manager program and its success with customer engagement was featured in a local... Read More

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25 Reasons Why You Should Attend the 2015 Comverge Utility Conference

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The 2014 Comverge Utility Conference (CUC) in May this year was definitely one for the books: with a great keynote speaker, informative sessions, ample networking opportunities and, of course, the delicious New Orleans cuisine and lively music scene, a great time was had by all. We’re happy to announce that for the 2015 event next... Read More

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The Top Line on Energy Management: August 1, 2014

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Summary: Accenture and Comverge aligned; New FERC chairman; New York and the smart grid; OpenADR growing; Duke Energy acquires ElectriCities; Diversity is key Comverge’s Pravin Bhagat explored intersections between Accenture’s latest report on energy consumers and Comverge’s position paper on participant recruitment Utility Dive had the scoop on Norman Bay’s expected appointment as Chairman of... Read More

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