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

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THINGS-TO-THINK-ABOUT THURSDAY, February 11:

  • TTTA Thursday-WHY THE PRESIDENT IS A CLIMATE HERO
  • TTTA Thursday-PLUG-INS, ROBOT CARS, AND CAR-SHARES
  • TTTA Thursday-SOLAR-POWERED HYDROGEN FUEL
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  • THE DAY BEFORE

  • ORIGINAL REPORTING: MAINE LAWMAKERS PROPOSE GROUNDBREAKING WAY OUT OF NET METERING WARS
  • QUICK NEWS, February 10: OBAMA CLIMATE PLAN STAYED BY SUPREME COURT; THE POWER OF PLAINS WIND; THE THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN SOLAR’S BOOM
  • THE DAY BEFORE THE DAY BEFORE

  • TODAY’S STUDY: DATA CENTER ENERGY RE-EVALUATED
  • QUICK NEWS, February 9: PENTAGON TO PRIORITIZE CLIMATE CHANGE; LIES ABOUT SANDERS WIND PLAN CORRECTED; DOE UPS SPENDING ON SUNSHOT
  • THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • TODAY’S STUDY: A PATHWAY TO THE DISTRIBUTED GRID
  • QUICK NEWS, February 8: CLIMATE CHANGE IN WATER COLORS; THE REAL ECONOMICS OF NEW ENERGY; WHO SHOULD PAY FOR EV CHARGING?
  • AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT

  • Weekend Video: It Is Not A Dream, It Is A Vision
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  • Weekend Video: What Battery Energy Storage Will Do
  • THE LAST DAY UP HERE

  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-MEN AND WOMEN AND CLIMATE CHANGE
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-GLOBAL OCEAN WIND ADVANCING
  • FRIDAY WORLD HEADLINE-600 MILES OF SOLAR ROADS FOR FRANCE
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  • 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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