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Oracle and Opower to Team Up to Make Big Data Even Bigger

Ken Silverstein

Oracle will buy Opower for $532 million.


Utility Data Aggregation: How to Take the Best Approach

Jennifer Hermes

Energy services and software providers tend to perform a variety of strategic activities, including performing building audits, evaluating peak demand, implementing energy efficiency products for customers, qualifying customers’ risks in deregulated energy markets, creating detailed energy reports, etc. All of these activities have one, rather cumbersome thing in common: they require the aggregation of utility data, and manual approaches are inefficient and   …Continue Reading


ASHRAE Looks at Energy Efficiency in a World Without Price Tags

Carl Weinschenk

All of us – including energy managers – live in a world in which decisions are based on multiple variables. Pluses and minuses are compared and contrasted and a final determination is made. ASHRAE has just released news of what seems to be a very valuable exercise that looked at energy efficiency initiatives a bit   …Continue Reading


Utilities Must Provide C-Level Execs with the Data They Need to Push Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

Energy managers, especially those who work in heavily corporate environments  and support facilities that are served by multiple utilities, have a problem: CEOs and CFOs are reluctant to take steps to increase energy efficiencies and cut costs because utilities are not doing a good job of providing the very specific data upon which decisions are based. The   …Continue Reading


New Energy Management System Reveals Issues & Opportunities

Jennifer Hermes

This article is sponsored by EnergyCAP. One month before Jason Laros stepped into the post of city energy manager for Tucson, AZ, the city began an energy management software acquisition process. At the time, the city’s energy office was employing interns to help crunch the numbers on the top 20–30 buildings in spreadsheets. Historical utility   …Continue Reading


How to Simplify Building Energy Benchmarking & Transparency Laws

Jennifer Hermes

The upcoming deadlines for local building energy benchmarking and transparency laws makes this a busy time of year for building owners. The laws aim to reduce energy consumption (and environmental and financial costs as a result) in the building sector. These are local laws, so they differ from one city to the next, but they   …Continue Reading


Real Time Data Changing Manufacturing

Carl Weinschenk

There are three ways in which real time big data analytics is changing manufacturing, according to Bill Kenworthy, who is the Director of Business Development for Direct Energy. Kenworthy wrote at Manufacturing Business Technology that one of the changes is using real time big data analytics to create a road map to smarter energy management. It   …Continue Reading


DOE’s Building Energy Asset Score Platform: A Useful First Step to Efficiency

Carl Weinschenk

A full-blown building energy assessment can lead to great savings. However, the assessment itself is a costly affair. The DOE’s Building Energy Asset Score is a less expensive – as in free – approach that provides usable and relevant data that points management toward steps that should be taken. Two versions of the platform now are available. The   …Continue Reading


Corporate Cyber Attacks are Soaring While They Still Fly Under the Radar

Ken Silverstein

Most cyber attacks are flying under the radar because companies don’t want to expose their weaknesses and scare off their customers. It is only those widespread assaults that are making the news — such as the Stuxnet virus allegedly sent by the United States and Israeli governments that is reported to have to have set   …Continue Reading


Energy Managers Buoyed By Supreme Court’s Demand Response Decision

Ken Silverstein

Just after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that federal regulators can remove barriers to demand response programs, energy managers sprung to life. Why? Corporate energy managers will now have more insight into their business operations and thereby greater certainty about their decisions and their investments. At issue is the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order   …Continue Reading


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