Posts by Mike Murray

Using a rules engine to manage energy in the water sector

What is a rules engine and how does it apply to energy analytics? According to Wikipedia, a business rules engine is a software system that executes one or more business rules in a run-time production environment. The rules might come from legal regulation, business goals, operational requirements, or optimization needs. But, it enables operational decisions to be processed separately from the…

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What is the Duck Curve?

The Duck Curve Explained If you’ve heard of the Duck Curve, then you may be aware of the impact that Solar PV is having on California’s electrical grid.  However, if you’re not familiar with the term, you will be soon. Solar PV is a tremendous alternative and sustainable resource for electricity and already produces gigawatts…

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How to Leverage Energy Analytics at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Energy Analytics at Wastewater Treatment Plants Moving and processing water in the state of California is energy intensive. Some estimates place energy consumption associated with moving and processing water near 30% of all electrical energy consumption within the state.   The cost of this energy, especially at wastewater treatment plants, is a large part of total…

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