Are Your Electronics Sucking Your Wallet Dry?

2018-03-06T12:35:43-05:00July 27th, 2012|News|

What is Vampire Energy? Vampire energy is an expression coined to represent energy used to power electronic devices while on "stand-by" or "sleep" mode. Is Vampire Energy Loss Significant? Yes, according to research done by Energy Star, the average household spends $100 a year on energy leeching devices. On a [...]

Reaching New Heights With Wind Power

2018-03-06T12:31:40-05:00April 22nd, 2012|News|

Altaeros Energies, a company from Massachusetts has created a working prototype of a helium-filled floating wind turbine. This wind turbine is capable of generating twice the power of its land-bound counterpart. Due to the high altitude, these turbines are subject to much stronger and much more consistent winds. Take a [...]

Business Intelligence for Utilities

2018-03-06T12:31:03-05:00April 10th, 2012|News|

Business Intelligence is not a new term used among utility companies. Utilities have been analyzing data for years in order to provide power to their customers that is safe, reliable and affordable. The issue facing utilities today is that there is much more data coming from a more advanced variety [...]

JEA’s “Smart” Meters

2018-03-15T16:07:05-04:00December 7th, 2011|News|

JEA has renewed their contract for their advanced metering program for electric and water meters. What does this mean for their customers? More up-to-date data about their energy consumption available through an easy-to-use web portal. These advanced meters, or "smart" meters as some would call them, also open up the [...]

A “Kill-A-Watt” Competition

2018-03-15T16:08:05-04:00December 5th, 2011|News|

This video showcases a competition that was presented to students at the University of Central Florida. This competition rewarded students with scholarship money for those that could sustain the most energy-efficient dormitory buildings. Read the full article here: USF Work Showcased in New Department of Energy Video

Department of Energy Helps Thousands

2018-03-06T12:29:47-05:00December 5th, 2011|News|

The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program was able to perform weatherization upgrades for over 750 thousand homes. These weatherization upgrades helped reduce energy consumption for low-income families by as much as 35 percent. That is a savings of more than $400 on their heating and cooling bills within the [...]

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