Efficient Reading: Monthly Digest of Insights Shared by Your Peers in the Energy Central Energy Efficiency Group – January 28, 2021

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Programs promoting energy efficiency for utility customers, for grid infrastructure, and wherever it else applies in the utility business is one of the truest win-win operations in the sector. Customers always strive to find ways to reduce energy use and thus bills, and utilities see increased efficiency as a cost-efficient and quick pathway to ensuring supply and demand remain in striking distance of each other without the costly headache of new generation. New technological solutions and innovative leadership continues to open new energy efficiency doors, so the Energy Efficiency Group on Energy Central seeks to keep you fully and completely informed.




Advancing Beneficial Electrification with Heat Pumps

AESP Contributor

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We start off this month’s issue of Efficient Reading with a great article shared from AESP via their Monthly eMagazine, specifically written by Evelyn Dean, Swapnil Gore, Meaghan Rush, and Kathy Montijo (all of TRC, working closely with PSEG Long Island) as a case study on the efficiency in energy and emissions that can come via beneficial electrification with heat pumps. New York State is one of the nation’s leaders in such initiatives, looking to save consumers money while meeting decarbonization goals, so the real-time lessons of that implementation process can and should carry over to other utility programs with the same goals.


Bringing the Tesla Model 3 electric motor as the next work horse into the industry

Norbert Vasen

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While we often equate energy efficiency with how consumers of energy (whether residential, commercial, or industrial) can optimize their processes to reduce energy use, there’s an important level of efficiency that can be gained when looking at grid-tied equipment, including motors that drive vehicles, generators, and other applications. In this article from Norbert Vasen, CEO of Birdseye Energy Consulting, he explores those possibilities.


3 Ways To Improve Your Energy Procurement Process

Kelly Curtis

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In this piece, Kelly Curtis, Managing Partner at Discovery Energy points out that, for businesses, the procurement process of buying energy can seem complicated for a variety of reasons. For example, in the U.S., energy is largely taken for granted because we expect it to “just work.” He offers three easy ways for companies to improve how they’re buying energy.


Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast Episode #26: 'Forecasting 2021 Utility Trends of Efficiency, Customer Engagement, & More’ with Tilak Subrahmanian of Eversource Energy

Tilak Subrahmanian

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The Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast Series hit its stride in 2020 and kicked off 2021 with another great utility-focused episode, featuring Tilak Subrahmanian, the VP of Energy Efficiency at Eversource Energy. In this can’t-miss episode, Tilak highlights how COVID impacted their energy efficiency plans in the past year and looks forward to see how increased customer engagement and the need to find money-saving solutions for customers will define their 2021. For any utility professionals stuck in how they can best help their customers this year and beyond, Tilak’s episode of the podcast provides some great food for thought.


Energy Central Power Perspectives™: Welcome Frank Carnevale, New Expert in the Energy Efficiency Community

Frank Carnevale

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Lastly, I want to make sure you’re not missing out on the Welcome Interview of our newest expert to the Energy Efficiency Community on Energy Central. Our Network of Experts is one of the core benefits to being a community member and knowing you’re plugged into the most important and authoritative conversations in the industry, and these interviews are the perfect way for you to see that firsthand. Please check out this interview with Frank Carnevale, the Founder & Managing Director of EnerStream Ventures, and leave him a comment afterwards to welcome him!


This wraps up another edition of ‘Efficient Reading.’ Check back in this spot in four weeks to see what submissions have captured the attention of our community. And if you think there are stories I’m missing—let me know in the comments, or better yet submit an article on those stories so it can be included in the next issue. Make sure you don’t miss out on these shared insights in the future.

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Norbert Vasen on Jan 29, 2021

Thank you Matt, I was not aware of the Digest for busy people :-).
I feel honoured to be in it (Tesla motor for industry) after so little time in this group.
Anyway, I think it is always a good idea to transfer a good technology (Tesla motor model 3, different from the other Tesla car's motors) to another sector. Let's leverage progress!
Greetings and good continuation of this year, in Feb.

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Matt Chester on Jan 29, 2021

Keep sharing such valuable content and I'm sure we'll see you in this space again in the future :)

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