What’s new at Lopes Consulting
I have accepted an offer to join KEMA full-time as a Senior Principal Consultant effective July 18. Since starting Lopes Consulting Services 18 months ago, I have continued to work on client projects involving load research, program design, research and evaluation, which fit very well with my new responsibilities at KEMA. I will continue to work out of my Glen Cove, NY office, and travel to KEMA and client offices as needed. I will add contact information when I have it. Thanks to followers of Lopes Consulting Services, which will become inactive since all my energy-related work will now be through KEMA.
July 17, 2011 1 Comment
A paper entitled “Do-it Yourself Home Energy Audit: Tricks and Techniques” by Joe Lopes has been accepted by a peer-review panel and Joe will be presenting the paper at the August 16-18, 2011 International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) in Boston. The paper discusses some low-cost metering options and results that can help home-owners and energy program evaluators understand “miscellaneous” energy use and presents some interesting results on metering electronic devices, the primary source of “vampire” usage.
May 28, 2011 1 Comment
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 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
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