Category Archives: Demand-side management

Is demand response a commodity yet?

Two pieces of news broke last week that I thought were pretty significant. One is that Constellation Energy announced on Friday its intent to acquire demand response (DR) provider CPower. The other is that World Energy Solutions (NASDAQ: XWES; TSX: … Continue reading

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Grow your market by shrinking your costs (& other musings on demand-side cleantech)

Any entrepreneur raising venture capital should be prepared to go through the exercise of sizing the market. Setting aside the recent micro-VC/super-angel boom, traditional VC funds like ours look to invest in companies chasing billion dollar annualized markets. We do … Continue reading

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Who cares about home energy efficiency? Not homeowners.

Entrepreneurs are self-selected to be steadfastly optimistic organisms. They need to be; startups have the odds stacked up high against them, and the height of the stack is proportional to the size of the problem they’re solving. When you’re solving … Continue reading

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