Orange Unveils Smart Cities Strategy

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Urban landscapes are transforming and cities more than ever must focus their efforts on challenges such as optimizing power and transport, improving the quality of life for their citizens, as well as making the city itself attractive for businesses and tourists both. Linked to all of this is the idea of digital technology, which is a driver supporting the transformation … Read More

Siemens and Diamond Energy to Pilot Demand Response Technology

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Siemons and Diamond Energy, both of Singapore, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that details their commitment to partner on a multi-phase Demand Response program. The program will begin with a pilot project meant to show the feasibility of implementing such a system and the benefits that would come with it, and is focused on customized technology for Interruptible Load … Read More

“Truthy” Thoughts on 10 Persuasive Words that Improve Our Copy

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Stephen Colbert would call it “truthy”– something that comes from the gut, sounds true, feels right, may be accurate — but ultimately has no basis in fact. Colbert’s idea about “truthiness” came to mind recently when I found Internet references to a list of the most persuasive words in the English language. The product of market research by a prestigious … Read More

Demand Response: Why the Future is in the Cloud

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Amit Narayan, the Founder and CEO of AtuoGrid, Inc., prepared this article on demand response, in which he notes the shift that the industry is undergoing and has been unknowingly preparing for for quite some time. The old model of utilities had to focus on excess, creating an excess of power and capacity than what was typically needed so they … Read More

S. 1199 is a Route to Results for Our Environment and Our Economy

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Creating energy solutions in this day and age carries the weight of two challenges: mitigating climate change and revitalizing the economy. With those challenges in mind, it is particularly important to develop policies that give results without compromising on those two important issues. The Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act of 2013 (S. 761) is a bipartisan policy that may … Read More

Long Island Power Authority Scrutinized Over Consulting Fees

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A recent state report has determined that consulting expenses for the firm Navigant by the Long Island Power Authority were “highly questionable” and “exorbitant.” Navigant was found to be deeply involved in the business of the Long Island Power Authority, which has been under intense scrutiny and review since its much criticized response (or lack thereof) to Hurricane Sandy. In … Read More