More on Microsoft Products’ Contribution to Sustainability

We’ve touched on a few occasions in this blog about how software can contribute to utilities’ continuing efforts to achieve sustainable and be responsible stewards of the environment.  A couple of past blogs come to mind, here and here and here. Also, Microsoft’s Environmental Sustainability Group also publishes the Software Enabled Earth Environmental Sustainability Blog….

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Hohm Rolls Out to Glowing Media Coverage

Yesterday was wonderful day and the afterglow continues today. We introduced the utility industry to Microsoft Hohm – our new online application that enables customers to better understand their energy usage, get recommendations and start saving money – at the Edison Electric Institute’s Annual Meeting, the utility industry’s leading trade association’s conference of CEOs and…


Demand Response Programs Work to Lower Energy Use: Ziphany and KCP&L

It’s clear that in order to meet the combined challenges of finding new sources of clean energy and at the same time planning for increasing demand for electricity that we need an approach that looks at all options for optimizing the energy value chain. Indeed, one option is demand response programs that pay electric customers…


Hydrogen Energy: The Lost Option?

Back in January I gave a keynote address at the Northwest Energy Innovation Summit in Boise, Idaho on the topic of Empowering Excellence in the Smart Energy Ecosystem.  Other speakers at this excellent forum included former CIA Director James Woolsey, GE Power and Energy president Steve Bolze, Rocky Mountain Power president Rich Walje and the…