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Sunlight and Beer: Ohio craft brewers embrace solar

Solar power adoption is increasing across Ohio, with craft breweries helping to lead the charge. EnPowered simplifies energy management…

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House Bill 6: How we got here and what's next

Ohio’s biggest corruption in history shows that power is political and why your energy bill is anything but boring. EnPowered simplifies…

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The Future of the ICI & Changes for 2021

Questions as to how and when the ICI will return and what this means for Global Adjustment (GA) payments continue to be top of mind for…

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Batteries, generators, do I really need one?

Everyone thinks they know batteries; you probably have a drawer full of assorted types and sizes in your kitchen. There is more to batteries…

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Different Markets: Energy versus Capacity

In a certain sense, electricity markets are like your cell phone plan (no, really!). EnPowered simplifies energy management. When it comes…

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Top 5 DR Resources

If you want to get the most out of your energy savings, you need to ensure you have the right attitude about demand response (DR). EnPowered…

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Welcoming Mike Kirkup | CTO

Today we introduce you to Mike Kirkup, who will serve as EnPowered's Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Kirkup, who previously served as CTO at…

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Electric Grid of the Future: Possible Outcome Scenarios

Microgrids represent a more decentralized, customized, and democratized vision of the electrical grid. EnPowered simplifies energy…

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So what exactly is Demand Response Aggregation?

Demand Response (DR) aggregation is just a fancy way to talk about how electricity consumers come together as a group to benefit from energy…

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IESO Update: Understanding Demand Response & Capacity Auctions Differences

Changes are afoot for the way Ontario’s energy market operates. After many missed attempts at opening up Ontario’s annual Demand Response…

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Introducing the Virtual Energy Movement

Energy may move the world, but energy itself is in dire need of a movement - one which aims to unshackle energy from the analog ways we…

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IESO Capacity Auction Update

On Friday (August 28th), the IESO announced changes to the province’s first ever Capacity Auction. Due to the ongoing supply and demand…

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Demand Management in Canada's Wild West

We’re living in crazy times, but it’s not just COVID-19 that is upending things - the recent record breaking heat wave that swept across…

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The Electricity Grid of the Future

With conversations surrounding increasing energy usage, climate change, distributed energy resources, and more, many are wondering what…

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Ontario's Heatwave: A Lesson Learned in Demand Side Management

Already beset by COVID-19, the electricity sector has also had to contend with political influence, as the latter’s well-intentioned, but…

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The ICI Changed. What Does This Mean for You? And the Grid?

[Updated - July 2] - On June 26, the ICI changed significantly. Let our Founder, Tomas, lay out the various implications. Find out exactly…

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ICI Update

[Updated on July 2] - On Friday (June 26), the Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines announced that effective immediately, ICI…

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Energy in the 4th Industrial Revolution

What exactly is the 4th Industrial Revolution? This emerging term refers to how we operate and produce, and centres around digitization…

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Ontario Market Update: New ICI Qualifications and More

On May 29, the OEB announced a new qualification period for Ontario's Class A ICI program this year. Read about this and other recent…

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Access EnPowered's Free Peak Predictions

When the EnPowered team set out to create a free version of our Peak Prediction services, we wanted to make sure there were no strings…

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Make the Call! Peak Prediction Frustrations

For businesses taking part in Ontario’s Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI), the need for accurate electricity demand predictions is a…

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Responding to Energy Peaks

There are many ways to respond to Electricity Peaks from energy storage, curtailment, or even company barbecues. Find a strategy that best…

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We Restrict MW Served for Accuracy

EnPowered restricts the number of MW we work with in Ontario's ICI program. This ensures accuracy of our Peak Predictions. Find out why this…

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Ontario Delays Global Adjustment Payments

On Friday (May 1st), the Ontario Government announced that it will be taking action to alleviate energy costs for Commercial and Industrial…

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What is the future of Demand Response?

As Demand Response in Ontario heats up, where is the market headed? We dive behind the scenes with the EnPowered Team to discuss where the…

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Should I Stay or Should I Go? Class A or B?

Global Adjustment has risen 18% this year. While some businesses in Ontario grapple with increased demand, others are seeing a drop in…

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What the Peak?!

Congestion charges, demand charges, Global Adjustment, and Peak Demand Factors. They are large costs on your electricity bill, but just what…

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Tough Season for Predicting Peaks - Ontario ICI

At this time, many companies are cost cutting, yet one area is being overlooked, electricity costs. Navigating Peaks is key to minimizing…

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Demand Response - A Balancing Act

While we often take electricity for granted, there is a complex balancing act occurring behind the delivery of energy to our homes and…

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Part 5: 3 Powerful Ways to Beat the IESO Peak Tracker

It is difficult for Class A consumers to accurately predict peak hours in advance. This is how to beat the IESO Peak Tracker. In this five…

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Part 4: Why You Can't Predict the Class A Peaks

The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) is made up of two class of customers – Class A and Class B. In this five-part series called…

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June Capacity Auction Delayed

As the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be felt across Canada, social distancing and the shutdown of many businesses has…

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Part 3: One Strategy to Beat Global Adjustment

Beginning in 2005, a charge called the Global Adjustment has become a constant presence on the electricity bills of Ontarians. In this five…

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Part 2: How Global Adjustment Ruined Ontario

Ontario electricity rates have historically been fairly stable and quite low; however, since 2006 price increases in the cost of electricity…

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Accessing the ICI Program

The Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI) is a great way for Ontario businesses to save money on their electricity. Simply follow these…

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Part 1 - Global Adjustment: Tame the Beast

The Ontario electricity market is a complex system with many diverse players. Below follows an explanation of each of these key player types…

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EnPowered Secures Winning Bid in Ontario’s Energy Auction

In a provincial auction, managed by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), up-and-coming energy company, EnPowered competed…