We Can Manage It – May 25, 2023

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Winners of the 20th PLMA Awards for Innovations in Flexible Load Management Announced at the 47th PLMA Conference in Memphis, TN - CPS Energy Newsroom

Justin Chamberlain

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For this piece, Justin Chamberlain, the Manager of Energy Efficiency & Demand Response, at CPS Energy, shares a link detailing our the response team for CPS energy won an award from the Peak Load Management Alliance for their “FlexEV Smart Rewards and the FlexEV Off Peak Rewards Programs”. The award recognizes energy companies who utilize innovation in order to deliver better services to customers.

We Need to Make Our "Dumb" Buildings Smarter

Tony Paradiso

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For this post, Tony Paradiso, a Principal at E3, shares a video that goes in-depth about the issues that buildings are causing in terms of emissions, and what can be done to fix these issues. The video starts by noting that buildings account for one third of emissions. The video concedes that buildings cannot simply be demolished, so instead the video proposes solutions to alter existing buildings.


Energy Gradualism

Dave Bryant

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With this update, Dave Bryant, the Director of Technology for CTC Global, shares a link that proposes the best way to promote cleaner energy is to encourage consumers to make changes in energy, rather than mandating the companies make such changes. The article goes through how past mandates have failed, and cites statistics on how encouragement could work better.


Pairing Traditional Energy Assessments with the New Frontier of Demand Response

Greg Wassel

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With this article, Greg Wassel, an Innovation Product Manager for Franklin Energy, takes a look at “traditional” uses of auditing programs to respond to energy needs. The article argues that while times are changing, that new innovations can be paired with these traditional approaches to produce the most effective response to customers’ needs.

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