Where Do ESCOs Fit in the Demand Response Value Chain?

Demand response programs are opening up new opportunities for ESCOs to play a significant role in the operation and optimisation of energy grids. After all, ESCOs have a unique competitive advantage: they can combine their energy management expertise with granular customer insights to help reduce or shift their clients’ energy usage during peak periods in response to time-based tariffs […]

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How to Find Demand Response Flexibility in Any Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

A common myth among energy managers, operations engineers and process managers is that their operations are too small, specific or unique to be able to participate in demand-side response (DSR) programs. Good news: as demand-side management technologies advance and stakeholders push to open up this new market, more players (including smaller ones) are able to participate. That means […]

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5 Things to Know About New Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) in the UK

Landlords and energy managers for commercial buildings in the UK, pay attention: Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are about to come into force with major consequences for your business. As of April 1st 2016, all residential tenants already have the right to request energy efficiency improvements to their properties. And starting in April 2018, only properties with an energy […]

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Extending Beyond Energy Efficiency: Demand Response [GUIDE]

Although many energy professionals are using these terms interchangeably, Demand Response (DR) and Demand-Side Management (DSM) are not the same thing. However, they can definitely complement one another to help ESCOs deliver more successful, complete and effective energy management services. Advanced flexibility solutions like demand response also offer benefits beyond cost savings that typically come from energy […]

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DEXMA joins the Building Efficiency Accelerator

DEXMA is delighted to announce its partnership with the Building Efficiency Accelerator, a public-private collaboration managed by the World Resources Institute as part of the Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative of the United Nations. The aim of the BEA is to double the rate of energy efficiency improvement in the global building sector by 2030. […]

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Net Metering on 99% Invisible [PODCAST]

This post comes to you out of pure #energynerd excitement that metering – yes, THAT kind of metering – was featured on the latest episode of one of my favourite podcasts, 99% Invisible! Well, 99% Invisible actually “borrowed” this episode from ANOTHER great (and equally nerdy) podcast you should definitely listen to, called Outside/In. If […]

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FlexDSM: Building Demand Response Capacity in SMEs

Since October 2016, DEXMA’s Research, Development and Innovation Department has been involved in a new R&D+i project called FlexDSM (Flexibility Demand-Side Management), soon to be integrated into DEXMA’s flagship energy management platform, DEXCell Energy Manager. Through the FlexDSM project, DEXMA aims to use its wealth of experience in advanced energy analytics to boost demand-side management capacity in SMEs. As a […]

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New Energy Funding for SMEs in the UK: Efficiency, Storage, Demand Response

If you are working for an SME in the UK, I have some good news for you! The Carbon Trust is providing small and medium businesses up to £10,000 to install energy saving technology, including renewables, new energy-saving equipment and behind the meter batteries. The funding mechanism is called The Green Business Fund, which will offer direct financial support […]

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