NewEnergyNews: HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT, THEN, NOW, AND WHEN

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YESTERDAY

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: THE STATE OF THE U.S. WIND INDUSTRY (AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR UTILITIES)
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW SACRAMENTO'S PUBLIC UTILITY IS GETTING IN THE RESIDENTIAL SOLAR BUSINESS
  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: HAS APS INVENTED A ROOFTOP SOLAR BUSINESS MODEL FOR UTILITIES?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: THE GRID NEEDS INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OPERATORS
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    THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: HOW SHOULD UTILITIES VALUE SOLAR?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: IS PUERTO RICO THE NEW POSTER CHILD FOR THE UTILITY DEATH SPIRAL?
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: Reindeer Stresses
  • Weekend Video: Pink Fracking
  • Weekend Video: Fighting Duke For Solar
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: ARE NATURAL GAS AND RENEWABLES THE FUTURE OF TEXAS' POWER GRID?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: COULD FERC PUT A PRICE ON CARBON?
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: CAN GEOTHERMAL REPLACE FOSSIL FUELS IN THE WEST?
  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: WHAT THE E3 STUDY OF NEVADA NET ENERGY METERING REALLY SAYS
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    Anne B. Butterfield of Daily Camera and Huffington Post, is an occasional contributor to NewEnergyNews

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    Some of Anne's contributions:

  • Another Tipping Point: US Coal Supply Decline So Real Even West Virginia Concurs (REPORT), November 26, 2013
  • SOLAR FOR ME BUT NOT FOR THEE ~ Xcel's Push to Undermine Rooftop Solar, September 20, 2013
  • NEW BILLS AND NEW BIRDS in Colorado's recent session, May 20, 2013
  • Lies, damned lies and politicians (October 8, 2012)
  • Colorado's Elegant Solution to Fracking (April 23, 2012)
  • Shale Gas: From Geologic Bubble to Economic Bubble (March 15, 2012)
  • Taken for granted no more (February 5, 2012)
  • The Republican clown car circus (January 6, 2012)
  • Twenty-Somethings of Colorado With Skin in the Game (November 22, 2011)
  • Occupy, Xcel, and the Mother of All Cliffs (October 31, 2011)
  • Boulder Can Own Its Power With Distributed Generation (June 7, 2011)
  • The Plunging Cost of Renewables and Boulder's Energy Future (April 19, 2011)
  • Paddling Down the River Denial (January 12, 2011)
  • The Fox (News) That Jumped the Shark (December 16, 2010)
  • Click here for an archive of Butterfield columns

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  • Thursday, October 18, 2012

    HOME ENERGY MANAGEMENT, THEN, NOW, AND WHEN

    Past, Present, Future Of Home Energy Management

    Casey Talon, 15 October 2012 (Renew Grid)

    “Home energy management (HEM) is an integral system of advanced, digital technologies and services that enable utilities to connect with their residential end users as envisioned in the smart grid concept. These technologies and services direct changes in consumer behavior to shift or shave the electricity load profile.

    “Fundamentally, electric utilities must weigh the costs and benefits of investing in HEM technologies and services relative to investment alternatives that can also promote consumption changes…Investment in HEM has been growing as North American electric utilities move ahead with their smart grid development plans. However, smart grid stimulus funding (e.g., the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009) is winding down in the U.S…”

    “Utilities are now focused on developing the business case for investment in technologies and services that can further advance their smart grid objectives. HEM has been down the line after smart meter and infrastructure investments, but IDC Energy Insights projects North American electric utility spending on HEM solutions to reach $577.8 million by 2016…Regulatory mandates for home area network development and increasing consumer awareness of HEM benefits will together promote the growth of the market.

    “Smart grid investments in North America have widely focused on advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart meter deployment because of the financial incentives generated by U.S. federal stimulus funds…[E]lectric utilities in North America face a difficult challenge to develop a clear business case for HEM…The business case leans on a mix of benefits that include improvements in the grid's reliability, security and stability, which are shared challenges in the broader focus on the development of the smart grid…”

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