The Curse of the TRC
Archaic utility cost effectiveness-testing is killing effective energy efficiency programs
The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides wholesale electric power to more than 100 retail distribution utilities in the Pacific Northwest. [continue reading]
Detroit Edison turned the prospect of $14 million in unpaid bills into a success story by combining consumer education with energy conservation measures. [continue reading]
Power quality is a relatively obscure concept, limited mostly to conversations among utility engineers and physicists, but as electronic appliances take over the home, it may become a residential issue as well. [continue reading]
Utilities and demand-side management firms have made huge advances in recent years as they've implemented energy conservation programs. [continue reading]
Duke Power Company in North Carolina is one utility intent on improving duct efficiency in its service territory. In the "Home Comfort Tune-Up," the utility targets all-electric homes with a mass mailing describing the program and its costs. [continue reading]
Ducts and thermal energy distribution systems are the new frontier in energy conservation. Several utilities are just getting started, while others are thinking about launching duct repair programs. [continue reading]
Summer air conditioning causes the peak demand for electricity in most parts of the United States. If utilities reduce air conditioning demand, then they can avoid building expensive power plants. [continue reading]
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Customers don’t like waiting around for service—especially when it comes to home repairs. In their 2014 Customer ...