Just submitted a proposal to Oregon InC on behalf of Smart Grid Oregon to fund an accelerator program.    That was quite a project, envisioning the program, building consensus to support it, drafting the proposal with input from SGO board members and 3rd party reviewers, soliciting endorsements from key stakeholders.    These types of projects are always…

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This article is a good reminder about paying attention to employee morale, and the aspects of work life that are contributing to wide spread dissatisfaction.   Why should you care as an employer?   Cost savings, pure and simple.   The level of effective contribution to a company from a motivated employee, vs. a demotivated…

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The Bonneville Power Administration just released a comprehensive business case analysis detailing the costs and benefits of the implementation of smart grid technologies in the Pacific Northwest, showing significant benefits in a number of areas. The study was conducted in conjunction with our region’s Smart Grid Demonstration Project, a $178 million project demonstrating a variety…

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Here’s a piece I did on the “Green Is Good” radio show back in January, just ran across the online edition of it.   Special thanks to Megan McKenzie for the exceptional PR work.    In the consumer space, media coverage is critical, and earned media is the high leverage way to go, when you can get…

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Solar and storage can work together to form an effective renewable, distributed generation solution, and Japan and Panasonic in particular are driving hard to make it happen.   However, there are still plenty of opportunities in this. From Panasonic’s  manager: “That’s supported the deployment of battery systems in about 15,000 homes across the country, he…

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We’re pleased to share that Software Diligence Services client PerceivIt, has made it into the semi-final round at Angel Oregon 2014. PerceivIt, a new start-up founded by Jonah Peskin, makes Internet-connected sensor solutions to add real-time field data to business software for increased operational insight & efficiency.    This is an IoT play in SmartGrid/Energy…

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