Energy Efficiency: Principles and Practices (Google eBook)

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PennWell Books, Jan 1, 2009 - Business & Economics - 194 pages
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The latest book by Penni McLean-Conner, Energy Efficiency: Principles and Practices, is an outline for utilities, government agencies and power generators for educating consumers on conservation, better resource management, and a smaller carbon footprint. These techniques are not only of interest to the modern consumer, but also can maximize opportunities for demand-side management. Demand-side management programs are effective methods for reducing peak demand of electricity, helping to curb escalating electricity prices for consumers, allowing power generators greater control of the electrical loads and promoting overall conservation of stretched resources. This book offers proven strategies for creating, delivering and maximizing demand-side management, truly a smart approach for your organization!
  

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Contents

Build the Business Case for Energy Efficiency
3
Understand the EE Life Cycle
17
Influence Policy to Support EE Investment
33
Deliver EE to Customers
47
Market Barriers and Assessment
49
Residential Energy Efficiency
71
Commercial and Industrial Energy Efficiency
83
Demand Response
99
Distributed Generation
115
Optimize EE Performance
129
Participate in Organizations that Advance EE
131
Evaluating Programs
149
Positioning for the Future
165
Index
179
Back Cover
195
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About the author (2009)

Penni McLean-Conner is vice president of customer care and energy efficiency for NSTAR. From an energy efficiency perspective, she is responsible for delivering a cost-effective portfolio of electric and gas programs to 1.4 million customers. On the customer care side of the business, she is responsible for customer inquiries, billing, metering, credit and collections, and energy services. Penni has over 20 years in the utility business and is author of the book Customer Service: Utility Style. She holds a BS in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University and is a registered professional engineer. She serves on many boards, including the Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP), the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, and the New England Clean Energy Council, among others.

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