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Thought Leaders Speak Out - NV Energy and Bidgely (May 2022)
On May 19, 2022 IEI hosted an executive dialogue featuring Marie Steele, VP, Electrification & Energy Services at NV Energy and Abhay Gupta, Founder and CEO of Bidgely. The discussion focused on using smart meter data analytics to identify and target customers for NV Energy’s energy efficiency programs and using the call center tool to diagnose energy use problems and deliver personalized service for customers.
Electric Company Smart Meter Deployments: Foundation for a Smart Grid (2021 Update)
This report highlights how electric companies had installed 99 million smart meters as of year-end 2019 and are using smart meter data, underlying communication systems, and technology to support customers during the COVID-19 pandemic, engage customers in programs to shift and shape their energy use, support clean energy goals, and enhance energy grid resiliency and operations during severe weather events. We estimate that 107 million smart meters were deployed by end of 2020, covering 75 percent of households, and the 115 million smart meters will be deployed by end of 2021.
Rethinking Energy Efficiency as a Carbon Resource (Sept 2020)
This report explores the key policy and program changes needed to deliver more energy efficiency as a low-cost and flexible resource that is complementary to deep carbon reductions goals and increased electrification. The future of energy efficiency will include new data-driven, customer-centric programs that can accommodate increased electrification and that can be deployed to meet time- and location-dependent grid management needs and clean energy goals.
Technology Partner Roundtable
Powerley bridges the smart home to the smart grid, engaging customers in energy efficiency while enabling new value-add smart home services. The Powerley platform provides instantaneous energy visualization, real-time disaggregation, appliance health monitoring and smart device management for customers to save energy and manage bills.
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Tech Buzz
Uplight launches innovative subscription energy bundle services in partnership with electric companies, including Duke Energy and AES Indiana
DTE Energy and Powerley launch industry-first advanced rate management solution to help customers maximize energy savings and cut carbon footprints
Alliant Energy partners with Sensus to use data from smart utility network to enable rapid response and recovery from devasting windstorms
United Illuminating announces new partnership with Bidgely to assist in state EV charging program
Oracle’s new Industry Lab provides industry partners a platform to test innovative energy solutions
Smart Meters at a Glance
December 2020
This infographic shows how electric companies are leveraging the more than 99 million installed smart meters in the United States, covering nearly 75 percent of U.S. households as of year-end 2019. Deployments are estimated to reach 107 million smart meters by the end of 2020 and 115 million by year-end 2021.
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Electric Companies Are Committed to a Clean Energy Future: 10 Things You Should Know
April 2022
Electric companies are committed to investing in a clean energy future. In 2021, 40 percent of all electricity generated nationwide came from zero-emission sources like nuclear, hydropower, wind, and solar. Carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation were 36 percent below 2005 levels at the end of 2021. In 2021, investments in wind and solar energy accounted for 81 percent of all electricity capacity additions in the U.S.
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Energy Efficiency Trends in the Electric Power Industry: Top 10 Things You Should Know (2021 Update)
October 2021
This factsheet uses the most recent data to identify the top 10 things you should know about energy efficiency (EE) trends in the electric power industry through 2020. For instance, EE programs saved 232 TWh of electricity in 2020 and saved enough electricity to power 30 million U.S. homes for one year.
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