Does disruptive competition mean a death spiral for electric utilities?
2014 | By Elisabeth Graffy and Steven Kihm, Energy Law Journal, May 2014.
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Project profile: Impacts of climate change on energy use
2014 | We modeled the impact of climate change on NASA's space center in Mississippi to reveal that future predicted energy use will likely be about the same as today; temperature extremes could push energy use as much as 40 percent higher over brief periods.
KEEP enrichment pilot: activity summary and results
2014 | This report describes our pilot efforts to test the infusion of more near-term energy savings efforts alongside KEEP’s energy education mission; presents the results of those efforts and makes suggestions for future activities. In order to acknowledge KEEP’s long-term energy education...
Third-party distributed generation: issues and challenges for policymakers
Promoting quality installation of central AC and heat pump systems
2014 | This presentation explored quality installation and maintenance practices for residential central air conditioning and air source heat pump systems in Minnesota.
It covers key technical aspects of ensuring optimal system performance from new and existing systems, and surveys the...
SGIG consumer behavior study: Minnesota Power AMI behavioral research pilot
2013-2016 | Minnesota Power is a winter peaking investor-owned electric utility with ~145,000 customers in its ~26,000 square mile service territory that covers central and northeastern Minnesota. The utility's Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) project includes a two-phase consumer behavior study...
Tip sheet: Calibration and commissioning for energy savings from daylighting
Impacts of climate change on the energy use and economics of NASA facilities
2013 | The goal of this project was to examine the impacts of climate change on the energy use and operating costs at NASA's John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC), located in southern Mississippi.
Specifically, we quantified the expected impacts on future energy consumption, peak energy demand and...
Minnesota multifamily rental characterization study
2013 | The study was completed on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Commerce to characterize energy use in the state's multifamily sector and to identify untapped energy efficiency opportunities.
Working with Franklin Energy, the field study gathered characteristic data for 120...
Utility energy efficiency programs and manufacturing facilities: connections in the Great Lakes region
2013 | The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of energy efficiency programs on manufacturers.
This research was funded by the Joyce Foundation.