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Data avalanche
By Cecily McChalicher | Wed, May 19, 2021
As states continue to adopt and pursue decarbonization goals, access to and analysis of energy data will be critical to help chart our path towards a decarbonized grid. Detailed energy data can provide a better understanding of the value of energy efficiency, demand response, and other distributed resources, and it can help with demand side resource program planning, grid planning, and energy…
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By Cecily McChalicher | Thu, December 17, 2020
Happy holidays and cheers to the New Year! 2020 has been a year of unprecedented challenges. The global pandemic forced people to learn new technological skills to work from home effectively, but also gave families more time to be present with one another and pursue hobbies they’ve never had time to try before. In addition, quarantine reduced pollution levels significantly. During the early…
Best in Show
By Cecily McChalicher | Fri, November 20, 2020
Welcome to the latest REED Rendering issue, a series of blogs where we bring your attention to interesting trends that we see in the data and the stories behind those trends. Two years ago, inspired by my family’s Thanksgiving tradition of watching the National Dog Show, NEEP’s REED Rendering #11 crowned the Northeast Region “Best in Show” for energy efficiency. Fortunately, not even a global…
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By Cecily McChalicher | Thu, September 24, 2020
Welcome to the latest REED Rendering issue, a series of blogs where we bring your attention to interesting trends that we see in the data and the stories behind those trends. As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into its seventh month, we all continue to feel its impacts in many different aspects of life. I fall into the pool of parents with elementary school-aged children who rallied for a spring…
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By Cecily McChalicher | Tue, May 14, 2019
Welcome to the latest REED Rendering issue, a series of blogs where we bring your attention to interesting trends that we see in the data and the stories behind those trends. NEEP has recently added a new year of energy efficiency program data to the Regional Energy Efficiency Database (REED). Which year? Remember that year the Patriots won the Super Bowl? I suppose that’s not a…
By Cecily McChalicher | Thu, December 6, 2018
Welcome to the latest REED Rendering issue, a series of blogs where we bring your attention to interesting trends that we see in the data and the stories behind those trends. This Thanksgiving, before filling up on turkey and pumpkin pie, my two young daughters and I tuned in to the 2018 National Dog Show to watch Whiskey the Whippet dominate the competition and win the title of ‘Best…
By Cecily McChalicher | Wed, February 19, 2014
NEEP’s Regional Energy Efficiency Database now includes program year 2012 data from nine jurisdictions in the northeast and mid-Atlantic regions! 300,000? That's a lot of homes... The 2012 data reveals the continued strong performance of energy efficiency programs, with two REED states, Massachusetts and Vermont, achieving net annual electric energy savings exceeding 2% of retail electric…
By Cecily McChalicher | Wed, November 20, 2013
Cecily McChalicher, REED Manager The REED Program Year 2011 Annual Report (released this week) extracts the underlying stories and themes from REED's prodigious pool of energy efficiency program data. If you're new to REED, you might be asking, so what does this all mean? Well, remember that trite cliché that ever so wisely advises us to compare apples to apples? That…

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