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Case Studies in Advanced Thermostat Control for Demand Response

This is a presentation I gave at the AEIC Load Research Conference – St. Louis, MO in July 2004, with updates included as of 2008.


August 2, 2010   No Comments

Advanced Metering and Seniors

I presented at the Aug 2008 AEIC Load Research Conference in Oklahoma City, OK “Time of Use for Old-Timers.”

August 2, 2010   No Comments

A Better Place For “Driving” Efficient Energy Use

A Better Place“, a new concept that involves swapping out batteries for electric cars, is an interesting concept that would really benefit from time-of-use rates.  The New York Times reported today (1/25/10) on a new round of Venture Capital Financing.

January 25, 2010   2 Comments

ACEEE Summer Study

8/12/2010: A paper on the FPL thermostat Pilot results co-authored by Joe Lopes and Pat Agnew of Florida Power & Light has been accepted by the ACEEE review panel for the 2010 ACEEE Summer Study Conference in Pacific Grove, CA this August 12-15, 2010.  Joe Lopes will attend and present the paper.

January 12, 2010   No Comments

Lopes Teams With FPL Energy for Paper on Thermostat Pilot

After a successful pilot project in 2008-2009, Joseph Lopes and client FPL Energy have been approved by an ACEEE review committee to prepare a paper on the results of the central A/C thermostat pilot conducted in 2008-2009 that involved 400 participants.

The paper will summarize some ground-breaking results utilizing a two-way programmable communicating thermostat from Carrier, including conclusions on load and energy impacts for programming segments that have drawn the interest of government agencies. Results will be presented at the ACEEE Summer Study in Pacific Grove, CA in August 2010.

January 3, 2010   No Comments

Lopes Consulting Services Partners with Marbek Resource Consultants

Lopes Consulting Services is currently partnering with Marbek Resource Consultants, a well-known Canadian energy and environmental consulting firm, conducting a conservation potential review study for Sask Power.  The team had previously worked on a similar project for BC Hydro in 2007-2008.

January 2, 2010   No Comments

Lopes Consulting Services, Inc. Starts Up

After over 30 years in the energy industry, Joseph Lopes has started his own firm, Lopes Consulting Services, Inc. to serve utility and energy company clients.   He will continue working with his former firm, Applied Energy Group, Inc., as well, on selected projects.

January 1, 2010   1 Comment

AEE-LI awarded Best Chapter Website

11/5/2006: The AEE Long Island Chapter web site, co-designed by Joe Lopes, was awarded “Best Chapter Web Site – Domestic” by the AEE parent organization.

November 5, 2006   No Comments