Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission releases DSM report
Aug 19, 2014 —
On August 15, the IURC submitted a report on Indiana’s Core and Core Plus Energy Efficiency Program benefits, costs and savings to the Indiana General Assembly. The report was prepared by the Energy Center from data provided by Indiana utilities and the State Utility Forecasting Group. The IURC's final report can be found here.
BECCsters talk about behavior impacts
Aug 11, 2014 —
The MadCity BECCsters explored measurement and evaluation of behavior change efforts at their mid-summer meeting on July 30. Four local experts shared their insights. Whether you are designing, running, overseeing, or researching behavior change, this discussion is for you. Read more about our group and watch the video on-demand.
Wisconsin utility companies take aim against solar power
Jul 30, 2014 —
Solar is not the sole potential threat to utility companies, says Steve Kihm, principal and chief economist for the Energy Center. Someday, consumers may also have small, natural gas turbines in their basements. Kihm suggests utilities might take a lesson from cable TV companies and offer a one-stop shop of products. See full story in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Improved practices to capture greater energy savings
Jul 01, 2014 —
The Energy Center is conducting a study for the Minnesota Department of Commerce to provide insight and tools to increase the effectiveness of utility efficiency programs to properly install and maintain heating and cooling equipment in Minnesota homes. The project includes both market research and a field study. Read more.
Are utilities circling the wagons?
Jul 01, 2014 —
"The problem is that electricity markets are changing to more competitive and more market-driven approaches," said Steve Kihm, a utility finance expert at the Energy Center. Kihm and Elisabeth Graffy of Arizona State University say moves to raise fixed charges amount to a circle-the-wagons response by utilities. Read the full article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
Training energy management catalysts
Jun 26, 2014 —
EDF engaged the Energy Center to design and facilitate a five-day boot camp for their Climate Corps program, an initiative that places MBA students in host organizations to identify energy-saving opportunities. We’re also providing technical advisory services to EDF’s Building Energy Initiative in Chicago. The program is featured in the summer issue of Sustainable Chicago.