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Cut Costs With Cadmus’ New Meter Leasing Services

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Thursday, January 12, 2017
Cadmus is proud to announce new meter leasing offerings for a wide range of measurement, evaluation, and verification activities. We can provide wired and wireless solutions over Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and 3G cellular networks. Our large inventory includes metering equipment for lighting, plug loads, appliances, HVAC, and commercial and industrial loads at a very competitive price. Learn more and reserve yours at: http://energy.cadmusgroup.com/meter-leasing

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Proud Moments for C+C

Posted By Cynthia Jolicoeur, Friday, December 2, 2016


Pleased to share the news that C+C has been nominated by PR Week as an Outstanding Small Agency of the year, and our SWAP campaign for US Department of Energy’s Better Building Challenge is a finalist in the Best in public sector category!  This is the Academy Awards of agencies!  Many thanks to thanks to our great clients, colleagues and co-workers for putting us among the industry leaders!

Fast Company says C+C's “Swapped” campaign for the Department of Energy is “Great Television”!

https://www.fastcoexist.com/3065840/the-department-of-energys-efficiency-based-reality-show-is-great-television

The latest installment features a classic rivalry—US Air Force Academy vs. US Naval Academy!Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-rtGDHZCxU&feature=youtu.be&list=PLoLJ9m9zEh3PfkHzjFY35i6Y_emQpFnid.

 

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Franklin Energy Merges With AM Conservation Group to Form Industry Leading Energy Efficiency Services Platform

Posted By Jamie Delk, Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group announced today that they have completed a strategic business combination.  Based in Port Washington, WI, Franklin Energy is a leading implementer and administrator of energy efficiency programs, offering comprehensive utility-focused services across the United States and Canada.  AM Conservation Group is a Charleston, SC-based full service provider of energy and water conservation products and EE program implementation services.  In addition to expanding each company’s energy efficiency program administration capabilities, the combination further serves to bolster their education program and demand response services.

Read the full press release here

Tags:  AM Conservation  AM Conservation Group  Energy Efficiency  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  GoodCents  RAP  Resource Action Programs 

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Lime Energy Awarded U.S. Department of Energy Grant

Posted By Lime Energy, Wednesday, October 5, 2016


Lime Energy Co. has been awarded a funding agreement by the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to design and deliver “Achieving Energy Efficiency in Small Businesses in Low-Income Areas,” an energy efficiency program for low-income communities. As part of this collaboration, the DOE will invest $1.35 million to help Lime Energy engage 10,000 small businesses and complete 2,500 small business efficiency retrofit projects in low-income areas in Atlanta, Orlando, and Houston. “Lime Energy has been a leader in delivering clean energy solutions to small businesses across America, and we are excited to partner with the U.S. Department of Energy on this initiative,” said Adam Procell, Lime Energy’s President and CEO. “We believe that our unique approach and our innovative metering technology will help drive all the benefits of energy efficiency deeper and more cost-effectively into the heart of the communities that need it the most.”

 

https://www.lime-energy.com/news/lime-energy-awarded-u-s-department-of-energy-grant-to-complete-energy-efficiency-projects-in-three-cities/

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The Force is Strong with This One

Posted By Sabrina Cowden, Thursday, September 8, 2016

Milepost recognized for creating the most positive overall community impact.

We’re excited to announce that we were honored today in the Best for Workers category during B the Change Media’s Best for the World Awards.

What does that mean?
As many of you know, Milepost Consulting is a certified B Corp, which means we’re a for-profit company certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This award indicates a top 10% ranking in the small business category for the positive impact we have on our team.

Focusing on overall work environment within the company and considering management and worker communication, job flexibility, culture, benefits, and training, Milepost is helping to set the gold standard for employee impact. We believe we must use business as a force for good and that begins with our own team.

A big part of our culture is making sure we share those positive impacts with our clients as well and helping them to incorporate B Corp principles into their own organizational practices.

If you are a client, thanks! We hope you’ve noticed and enjoyed working with our happy, healthy workforce.

Thank you,
Milepost Consulting Team

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On Demand Savings: The Power to Change the Way We Look at Utility Programs

Posted By Jamie Delk, Friday, September 2, 2016

When most of us think about energy efficiency solutions, we generally think in terms of technologies. We have it quite literally down to a formula. We default to replacing older, inefficient equipment with smarter, more efficient technologies – or installing controls that conserve energy when we don’t need it. And it works. For residential and small business customers, it’s the effective go-to solution for energy efficiency program design.

However, for large commercial building owners or manufacturers (often coined as Commercial and Industrial or C&I customers), there’s another factor that comes into play. Power. 

Read the full On Demand Savings program blog and whitepaper to see how utilities are helping customers save on demand charges – including the real-world challenges and solutions of pilot program success stories.

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Tags:  C&I  commercial and industrial  consultations  demand charges  energy  energy bills  energy dashboard  Energy Efficiency  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  ODS  On Demand Savings  power 

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Change is in the Wind: New York Leads the Way

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By Brian Hedman

The lower costs and increased acceptance of distributed generation, storage, and energy efficiency are changing the hundred-year-old relationship between utilities and their customers. Throughout the last century, utilities generated and distributed power to their customers. The utility was granted a franchise area and an authorized return on any investments in exchange for the obligation to provide power to each customer within the franchise area.

Rapid changes in technology are turning that arrangement on its head. Customers now have the ability to generate and store their own power, often at a lower cost than purchasing power from the utility. Customers are also becoming more efficient in their use of power and may actually sell excess power back to the utility. This has led utility regulators to question whether the regulations of the last hundred years are still appropriate, or whether a new approach is required that allows utilities to generate revenues and profits from services other than traditional investments in generation, transmission, and distribution facilities. The New York Public Service Commission’s Reforming the Energy Vision proceeding is showing how it can be done.

A model for changing markets

In May 2016, the New York Public Service Commission issued an order that adopts a framework for ratemaking and a new revenue platform for utilities. The order builds on a conventional cost-of-service approach and adds market-based and outcome-based earning opportunities. This provides utilities with four ways to achieve earnings:

-Traditional cost-of-service

- Achievement of alternatives that reduce utility capital spending and provide consumer benefit

- Market-facing platform activities

- Transitional outcome-based performance measures

The changes proposed by the Order are based on three fundamental principles: First, the Commission recognizes that the grid that was designed as unidirectional is becoming more diversified and bidirectional. This will make the grid more resilient and will engage customers and third parties. Second, the standard of universal, reliable, and secure electricity delivery at just and reasonable prices remains a function of regulated utilities. Finally, the overall efficiency of the electricity system can, and will, improve by assuring a more productive mix of utility and third-party investments.

Specific measures identify priorities

To move the utility revenue model away from traditional cost-of-service, the Commission proposes near-term changes and longer-term initiatives; however, they note that, with billions of dollars of needed infrastructure improvements, rapid technological advancements, and potential carbon reduction requirements, the historic pace of regulatory change is inadequate. To that end, the Commission has identified and ordered several specific measures......

Read the full article here:

http://www.cadmusgroup.com/articles/new-york-reforming-energy-vision-leads-way/

 

 

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More like Ikea, Less like the IRS

Posted By Franklin Energy, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I love a good catalog. I’m instantly transported to an idyllic place where my house is flawlessly decorated and organized. The throw pillows complement the loveseat (which matches the rug). Even the dog coordinates with his dog bed tucked neatly in the alcove. Sigh.

As you comb through each spread, there’s also a sense of familiarity. You know the brand. You identify with the look and feel. Recognize the products. You know the names, styles, cost, and ordering them is a cinch with those bolded product codes.

Why can’t everything be so satisfying and simple?

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Fiveworx wins Gold at Utility Communicators International Conference

Posted By Laura Orfanedes, Tuesday, June 28, 2016

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Alliant Energy Advisor wins 2016 Utility Communicators International

 Better Communications Competition Award  

Pilot using Fiveworx software to increase program participation and

improve c-sat receives top prize in digital properties category

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 28, 2016—Fiveworx (www.fiveworx.com), a digital customer engagement software company for the energy sector, today announced that client program, Alliant Energy Advisor, received the 2016 Utility Communicators International (UCI) Better Communications Competition (BCC) Gold Award in the Digital Properties category.

The award was presented during UCI’s BCC Awards Ceremony June 23 in Chicago, IL. Suzanne Shelton, Chairman of the Board of Fiveworx, accepted the award on behalf of Alliant Energy and Fiveworx.

Alliant Energy in Wisconsin began piloting Fiveworx email marketing and marketing automation software in 2014 to address common barriers to energy efficiency, drive customer engagement, and increase energy efficiency program participation.  An independent evaluation of the pilot’s first nine months showed that Alliant Energy customers in the treatment group:

·       Exceeded enrollment expectations.

·       Participated in WI’s Focus on Energy program at double the control group’s rate.

·       Reported increased satisfaction with Alliant Energy and high satisfaction with the pilot experience.

·       Achieved aggregate savings of roughly 525,000 kWh and 32,000 therms.

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award and be recognized among other leading utility communications initiatives from across the nation,” said Jeff Adams, team lead-customer programs and business support at Alliant Energy. “The customer segmentation that underlies the Fiveworx platform allows us to communicate with our customers in a more personalized way, and they are responding by taking more steps to save energy and with a higher degree of satisfaction with us.”

Alliant Energy is currently implementing an expanded, second year of the pilot.

ABOUT FIVEWORX

Fiveworx is a customer engagement platform that was purpose-built for the energy sector. Our email marketing and marketing automation software features persona-based messaging created specifically to tap into energy customers’ deeper emotional drivers and motivate them to act, resulting in increased customer participation in utility programs, products and services; improved customer satisfaction, and increased energy savings. Visit fiveworx.com to learn more.

ABOUT UTILITY COMMUNICATORS INTERNATIONAL AND BETTER COMMUNICATIONS COMPETITION

Utility Communicators International provides a unique networking forum with members representing more than a hundred electricity, gas, water, and alternative source utilities in the U.S., Canada, and Bermuda. Incorporated more than 80 years ago, UCI is the oldest organization of its kind. Its prestigious Better Communications Competition is among the longest running awards programs for excellence in utility communications. For more information, visit http://www.utilitycommunicators.com/bcc/.

ABOUT ALLIANT ENERGY

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to approximately 950,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers in more than 1,200 communities across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy’s mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy’s two public utility subsidiaries. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.

 

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Cadmus Hires Jennie Rice to Lead Strategic Decision Support Practice

Posted By Kathleen Humphrey, Friday, June 17, 2016

WALTHAM, Mass., June 16, 2016—The Cadmus Group, Inc. (Cadmus) announced today that it has hired a new principal, Jennie Rice, to lead a new practice providing strategic decision support for clients in the private and public sectors. This practice will provide decision and risk analysis services to help organizations make robust business strategy, portfolio management, and resource allocation decisions, while building support from internal and external stakeholders.

“Cadmus has long anticipated our clients’ evolving needs to offer technical expertise and advisory services of the highest caliber in an expanding number of markets and capabilities,” said President and CEO Ian Kline. “In bringing Jennie into our firm, we’re welcoming a tremendous talent in areas of critical importance to the future resilience and prosperity of our clients.”

Jennie Rice

Jennie Rice leads Cadmus’ strategic decision support practice.

“Challenges such as shifting market dynamics, evolving regulations, new technologies, and climate change require not only sophisticated analytics, but also smart decision processes to effectively address complexity, uncertainty, and risk,” said Rice. “With this new practice, we integrate analytics within the decision support process to help organizations ask the right questions, formulate and evaluate strategies, and take the necessary steps to mitigate risks, adapt to changing conditions, and thrive. I’m thrilled to be joining Cadmus to offer these services.”

Rice has more than two decades of experience helping clients in the energy, water, health, and climate science arenas make sound decisions in the face of socioeconomic, environmental, technological, and policy uncertainties and risks. Prior to joining Cadmus, she led the development and application of a multi-sector modeling framework for the U.S. Department of Energy/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory that projected the impacts of climate policy and climate change on the energy, agriculture, and water sectors in the United States.

Papers authored or co-authored by Rice have been published in the journals Climatic Change, Energy, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, and Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, among others. She is a member of the Society for Risk Analysis and the American Geophysical Union.

The strategic decision support practice will leverage Cadmus’ expertise in the energy, water, and health sectors and will supplement existing offerings in utility resource and system planning, climate security and resilience, greenhouse gas and sustainability reporting, and disaster management.

About The Cadmus Group, Inc.

Cadmus provides professional consulting services that help clients achieve their goals and create social and economic value today and for future generations. By applying exceptional technical expertise and a highly collaborative approach, we deliver customized solutions that address complex challenges facing the realms of natural and built environments, energy, public health, climate, homeland security, and international development. Cadmus’ more than 450 consultants serve government, commercial, and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and abroad.

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